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Apr 17, 2013

Crowdfunding and You

Since President Barack Obama enacted a law intended to spark business growth by encouraging “crowdfunding” of startups a year ago, new sites have sprung up employing different crowdfunding models toward raising money for biopharmas and researchers. (You can learn about two of them, Poliwogg and Microryza, here.) Have you jumped on the crowdfunding bandwagon?

Have you ever used crowdfunding to raise funds for research?

Yes, and it was great!
Yes, but it was a bust
No, but I’d like to give it a try
No, it seems like a waste of time

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