How Crowdsourcing.org Powers Fundraising

In this GrowVC podcast, Carl Esposti discusses Crowdsourcing.org, a top destination for people in the crowdsourcing and crowdfunding industries.

Crowdsourcing has been changing the way people start and run businesses for years and will continue to play a larger role in the global economy going forward. Carl is an industry expert and has some very valuable insight to share with entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone else tuning in.

Read the Full Story or Download the MP3.

Video: PeaceMarkets.org – Monetizing Peace-Building

Sometimes I come across the most amazing people and projects in this job, ideas that I never would have anticipated. This summer at the OSCON conference, I ran into Ryan Singer, a fellow Sun-Alum who is currently project manager for PeaceMarkets.org.

As part of the Stanford Peace Innovation Lab, Peace Markets is an attempt to bring together markets, big data and conflict boundary analysis to create a peace industry.

The war machine has been making money for centuries, but why not profit from peace? Open Source the model and trade it like pork bellies. Peace through capitalism? Sign me up!

To learn more, check out this slide presentation.

Slidecast: Flow Startup Does Real-Time Data Solutions

In this slidecast, Eric Alterman from Flow Corporation presents and overview of the company’s Real-Time Data Solutions.

Flow is a big data company that provides real-time information solutions for developers, enterprises and media companies at Flow.net and for consumers at iFlow.com. The Flow Platform is cloud-based platform-as-a-service (PaaS) built on top of a real-time architecture that enables on-demand stream processing, data routing, and interoperability across the entire application landscape. Flow also provides customers with turn-key software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions such as iFlow, built entirely on the Flow platform.

Download the MP3 * Subscribe on iTunes * If Dropbox is blocked, download from this Google page.

Video: Tough Mudder – How to Build a $70 Million Company in Two Years

In this video, Will Dean and Guy Livingstone from Tough Mudder present: “How to Build a $70 Million Company in Two Years.” Recorded March 19 at WIX Lounge in New York.

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. As the leading company in the booming obstacle course industry, Tough Mudder has already challenged half a million inspiring participants worldwide and raised more than $2 million dollars for the Wounded Warrior Project. But Tough Mudder is more than an event, it’s a way of thinking. By running a Tough Mudder challenge, you’ll unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time, and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants that’s experienced all too rarely these days.

As described in the video, Tough Mudder has a unique corporate culture that has contributed to their success. And they are hiring!

Video: Getting Your Startup to 100 Percent Cloud

Derek Singleton from Software Advice sent us pointer to this panel discussion video on Cloud computing for Startups.

Cloud is the de facto choice for many start-ups and small companies these days. Before moving business critical applications to the Cloud, however, it’s important to understand some of the challenges of moving to the Cloud–and how to overcome those challenges.

Panelists:

Ben Kepes, Principal Analyst at Diversity Limited
Matt Brace, Senior Engineer at Invodo and,
Don Fornes, CEO of Software Advice

Read the Full Story.