NEW CROWDFUNDING PORTALS ARE LAUNCHING DAILY.

Canada has over 70 crowdfunding portals across the country. (Source: NCFA Canada, Jan-2014)

PLUG INTO THE POWER OF THE CROWD. RECEIVE KNOWLEDGE, RESOURCES AND SUPPORT.

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THE CROWDFUNDING INDUSTRY IS PREDICTED TO ACCELERATE TO $5.1 BILLION IN 2013.

The Global crowdfunding market grew 81% in 2012 to a total funding volume of $2.7 billion with over 1.1 million successful campaigns receiving funding.

Top 10 Crowdsourcing Experts Series – Canada

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Crowd Sourcing Week | | Feb 10, 2014

Crowdsourcing-Leaders-CanadaNote from editor:  The Crowdsourcing Week Team, along with our advisors are thrilled to present a new series on our picks for Crowdsourcing Week’s Global List of Experts. Over the next few weeks, we will share our lists of global innovators shaping the conversation on the crowd economy. Sean Moffitt of Wikibrands is curating our first list on Canada’ s thought leaders. Over to Sean.

A lot of great choices for Canada to kick off our Global Crowdsourcing List of Experts Series.  Given my own location, we thought we should start north in our 50-country collection of geo-specific collection of crowd experts, influencers and practitioners.
Here is our best crack at our Canadian top 10 (in no particular ranking), but we could have easily added more (please add your own in the comments area). We also hope you can add your Canuck insight to our first annual Global Crowdsourcing Survey. 


#1 Don Tapscott, 
The Thought Leader 

Claim to Fame: One of the world’s leading authorities on innovation, media, open collaboration, the economic and social impact of technology and current lead of Global Solution Networks 
Twitter: @dtapscott
Latest Post of Substance: Ten Types of Global Solutions Networks
Latest Tweet of Substance: Smart societies: from citizens as sensors to collective action http://ow.ly/tlu2G 


#2 Eric Migicovsky, 
The Crowd Campaigner 

CEO of Pebble Technology and Systems Engineer
Claim to Fame: Founder of the most successful campaign on Kickstarter to-date Pebble Watch, a successful Y Combinator venture – 85,000 funders and 300,000+ customers
Website: Get Pebble
Twitter: @ericmigi
Latest Tweet of Substance: Good luck to everyone adding finishing touches @thehackTECH! pic.twitter.com/BX2PaU6iOA


#3 Shelley Kuipers, 
The Brand Champion

Founder and CEO of Chaordix
Claim to Fame: Leads Chaordix – the global player in crowdsourced brand and product innovation that help the world’s leading companies and organizations gain sustained community engagement and predictive intelligence with global clientele including P&G, IBM, FutureBrand, KPMG, American Airlines, Virgin and Reckitt Benckiser
Website: Chaordix.com
Latest Post of Substance: On Crowdsourcing innovation
Latest Tweet of Substance: Products are usually managed by one person, whereas an experience must be curated by several different owners…


#4 Darryl Hatton, 
The Fundraiser 

CEO of FundRazr
Claim to Fame: Leads FundRazr - Canadian crowdfunding site and Facebook app first released in 2009 allowing enterprises and users  to raise money for a variety of causes – $42 million since inception making it one of the top 6 crowdfunding platforms in the world
Website: FundRazr.com
Twitter: @DarrylHatton


#5 Craig Asano, 
The Crowd Ringleader

Founder and Executive Director of the National Crowdfunding Association of Canada
Claim to Fame: Spearheaded multiple programs and initiatives including Canada’s Crowdfunding Directory, a National Ambassadors outreach program, and NCFA Canada’s advocacy efforts to advance equity-based Crowdfunding regulations in Canada.
Twitter: @NCFACanada
Latest Tweet of Substance: Why Canada is where smart VC money is going in 2014 http://ow.ly/trYs6 

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The National Crowdfunding Association of Canada (NCFA Canada) is a cross-Canada crowdfunding hub providing education, advocacy and networking opportunities in the rapidly evolving crowdfunding industry. NCFA Canada is a community-based, membership-driven entity that was formed at the grass roots level to fill a national need in the market place. Join our growing network of industry stakeholders, fundraisers and investors. Increase your organization’s profile and gain access to a dynamic group of industry front runners. Learn more About Us | Prezi or contact us at casano@ncfacanada.org.

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