Wednesday, January 8, 2014
RocketHub--same as Kickstarter?
They touted it for a campaign to raise $250K to complete FDA studies on a drug to fight autoimmune diseases, an app to play whale songs and fund ocean research, and $18,700 for algae research..
Another project mentioned by WIRED was to examine Golden Eagle poo to see what they are eating. This only costs $1,600.
I went to the site and someone wanted money to replace his roof. Other projects seemed equally nice, but not really scientific.
What do you think of crowdfunding in general? I think it seems like a hard way to go. There is a time limit and the ones I have seen--including one for a great little independent film--seem impossible to fulfill.
But I guess people--sometimes--get what they need. And maybe it will be refined as time goes on.