Posts taggedcrowdfunding

Skateboarding Documentary “I am Thalente” Brings Two Hub LA Members Together

January 2nd, 2014 – Posted by Hub LA
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Move over Tony Hawk. There’s a new skateboarding talent in town: Thalente. Thalente Biyela’s inspiring narrative is one that makes his skateboarding talent even more remarkable. The South African teenager was homeless since the age of nine. He was illiterate. He posted a video online asking for skateboarding sponsors. The video went viral. He moved to California and, through the support of pro-skater Kenny Anderson, became internationally recognized in the pro-skateboarding world. Then there’s Natalie [...] Read More

Meet Our Members: DeKoven Ashley and Mike Colosimo of thrdPlace

September 18th, 2012 – Posted by Katy
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  Meet DeKoven Ashley and Mike Colosimo, Co-Founders of thrdPlace. This past weekend, thrdPlace won second place (out of 223!) in CrowdFunder’s Las Vegas contest, CrowdStart LV StartUp Competition. You can check out their award winning pitch here, or read on to hear them discuss their mission in their own words.  What is thrdPlace? DeKoven: ThrdPlace is a web and mobile platform that applies crowdsourcing to community service and development.  As a startup we knew we could [...] Read More