Crowdfunding arrives to the university: the Uniempren case

Many types of crowdsourcing can be used, and indeed they have been used, in government activities. However, crowdfunding was still resisting … until now. In this post I present Uniempren, a crowdfunding platform that depends on the University of Valencia and has been funded by the spanish government. Sigue leyendo

Fromlab: a pre-selling crowdfunding example

Pre-sale lending crowdfunding model, in which the funders do not receive rewards, but they buy products before being manufactured, had not yet been used in Spain… until Fromlab appeared. Here you have a brief explanation of this type of crowdfunding and a small interview (a couple of questions) to Mireia Valldecabres, fromlab CEO Sigue leyendo

My first crowdsourcing initiative

After much study, it is time to put everything I’ve learned into practice. Here I explain the first initiative of crowdsourcing that I’ve designed and I’m carrying out in a SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) from Valencia, Spain. Sigue leyendo

Microtasking: a way of begin using crowdsourcing

For a company to find useful crowdsourcing, it is essential to identify those tasks on which it can be applied obtaining some benefit (saving time, costs, etc). Certainly, and more in the case of small company, complex tasks related for example to R&D are not this kind of tasks. The best place to start will probably be microtasking. Sigue leyendo

The other side of crowdsourcing: disadvantages, costs and complications.

For a global perspective about the use of crowdsourcing in a company, it is essential to also take into account any limitations, problems or complications that may involve its use. Completing the last post, here I discuss the disadvantages and problems associated with crowdsourcing. Sigue leyendo

Advantages of the use of crowdsourcing in enterprises

For a company to use crowdsourcing, it is essential, apart from knowing what exactly it is, to known the real benefits that may involve its use. And these are many: reducing costs, saving in innovation, improving quality, etc.. Sigue leyendo