Tagged: crowdfunding

Crowdfunding update - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Jul 31, 2012

It’s been a while since I last blogged as I’ve a few new projects I’ve been distracted with of late. More of those in the near future. But for now, I thought I’d do an update on my crowdfunding effort. In May I took part in the SciFund Challenge, the brain child of two ecologists from the US, Dr. Read More

Crowdfunding with a Kiwi flavour suits our tastes – PledgeMe - Stick

Peter Kerr Jul 12, 2012

PledgeMe are the first to admit that they’re copying and tweaking an overseas model of crowdfunding, perhaps the best known of whom is Kickstarter. But the local web platform to create, collaborate and support the funding of creative projects reckons … Continue reading → … Read More

SciFund Challenge – Target achieved! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles May 20, 2012

Glowing bacteria attract over $3000 for science in 15 days! For those who don’t know, this month I am taking part in the SciFund Challenge, raising money for my research using the RocketHub crowdfunding platform. My project, Evolution in Action, involves studying how infectious microbes evolve to cause disease and I am raising money to sequence the … Read More

Crowdfunding science: The SciFund Challenge - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Apr 11, 2012

In late 2011, two ecologists from the US National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in California embarked on an exciting experiment: to see if the crowdfunding model [1] successfully used by ‘Creatives’ [2] could be applied to funding science. And enthuse the general public about science in the process. Dr. Jai Ranganathan and Dr. Read More

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