Crowdfunding

(Chariot)

Chariot Startup Delivering On-Demand Shuttle Service To San Francisco Commuters

In an era of ride-sharing apps comes a new transit solution that’s heavily armed with data and ready to take on the public bus system.

11/12/2014

Post-Modern Jukebox keyboardist

Starving Artists Turn To Fans To Crowdfund Their Work

Making music for a living is a gamble. Now, some starving artists are getting funding straight from their fans.

11/11/2014

Germinator transit jacket

‘Germinator’ Jacket From San Francisco Apparel Firm Targets Mass Transit Germaphobes

A San Francisco specialty apparel firm is rolling out a jacket designed for mass transit commuters who can’t bear to be stuck among their germ-spewing fellow passengers.

09/24/2014

(Photo courtesy of God Loves Gay Billboard Project)

Group Launches ‘God Loves Gays’ Billboard Campaign In Kansas To Taunt Westboro Baptist Church

The mysterious comedian behind the “God” Facebook Page is using his divine power to create a billboard campaign that advocates for LGBT rights in and around Topeka, Kansas — the hometown of the Westboro Baptist Church.

08/19/2014

(GoFundMe)

Crowdfunding Effort Dries Up For San Jose Airport Stowaway

In February, a GoFundMe campaign was kicked off to legally buy Marilyn Jean Hartman a ticket to Hawaii after she made at least three attempts to get on a plane leaving San Francisco International. Since then 50 people chipped in.

08/07/2014

Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, runs the bases as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment at AT&T Park November 15, 2013 in San Francisco. The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area foundation turned the city into Gotham City for Miles by creating a day-long event bringing his wish to be BatKid to life. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Batkid Movie Arrives At San Diego Comic-Con

A discussion on Miles Scott’s documentary was featured at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con…

07/27/2014

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SF High School Senior Creates Crowdfunding Campaign To Pay For Summer School

A San Francisco high school senior set-up a crowdfunding campaign after he was denied financial aid to attend a prestigious summer school program.

07/14/2014

Potato Salad (credit: Chow.com)

Ohio Man’s Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign Grows Over $50,000

Zack “Danger” Brown crowdfunded over $50K just to make potato salad…

07/08/2014

(L-R) Alice@97.3's Jayn & Sarah (credit: Alice@97.3)

Top 15 Words Added To Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Words like “selfie,” “turducken” & “hashtag” have officially entered American vernacular…

05/19/2014

United Airlines Proposed to Use Corporate Jets

Hayward Teen Pilots License Program To Take Off With Crowdfunding

When you think of teenage airplane pilots, at-risk youth probably aren’t the first demographic that comes to mind, but a Hayward program is changing that, giving low-income kids the chance to earn a pilot’s license, and literally soar beyond their wildest dreams.

04/25/2014

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