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Crowdfunded Sustainable Start-Ups on the Rise

Crowdfunded Sustainable Start-Ups on the Rise

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Published by: Crowdsourcing.org on Aug 28, 2011
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August 27, 2011, Zachary Shahan
I received an interesting email a couple weeks ago on a topic I’m not
familiarwith but follow a bit
crowdfunding of green projects and start-ups. As the writer
 pointed out, “the market for sustainable and locally
sourced products and startupsis continuing to grow, but at the same time, our current economy is making it
harder than ever to raise the capitol necessary to get off the ground.”
They were clearly promoting IndieGoGo, “the world’s largest and only globalcrowdfunding platform,” which, I have to admit, I had not heard of. While many
get turned off by promotional emails and such, the fact that something is promoted
doesn’t really have anything to do with its value. If something valuable is going to
be used, it needs to be promoted. So, while the language could have been morenatural, happy I was contacted about this and can now share it with you.
Here’s more from the PR person who emailed me:
As more and more individuals make the transition over to “smarter” and “moreresponsible” choices, more and more aspiring innovators and creators are turning
to IndieGogo.com,to help fund their individual sustainable cause. From the boys in Austin campaigning to open the first zero-packaging grocery store to the girls inBrooklyn working to produce home-cooked organic pet food, IndieGoGo isconnecting the next big idea with millions of people worldwide to help fund theirstartups.
A few sustainable campaigns I think you’d
be particularly interested in:
Zero-Packaging Grocery Store to Open in Austin,Texas
Vegan Bodega:
 NYC’s first and only all 
 More Food, Less Space:
Creating a sustainable farm in underserved communities: http://www.indiegogo.com/MoreFoodLessSpace
 Evermore Pet Food:
 Home- cooked pet food made from organic, sustainable,and local products:http://www.indiegogo.com/Evermore-Pet-Food 
Seed of the Month Club:
Putting non-gmo, heirloom variety seeds in thehands of as many people as possible: http://www.indiegogo.com/mike_the_gardener 
 Yep, cool projects!You a green entrepreneur needing some funding, or someone just working on acool green project and need to raise some money? Check out IndieGoGo and see if  you can get what you need.
Another good one I’m more familiar with is
KickStarter.Check that one out aswell.Source: EcoLocalizer(http://s.tt/13847) 

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