Tag: obama

Crowdsourcing the Mission to Mars

In April of 2010, President Obama made a speech at the Kennedy Space Center on the subject of the US Space Program, which included a $6 billion budget increase in order to meet several goals, including the desire to send astronauts to the asteroids and Mars itself by 2010. In order to meet this challenge, … Continued

Open Government Partnership

At the beginning of his term, President Obama charged the government with ushering in a new era of accessibility and transparency in American politics with the Open Government Directive. In January 2009, he said “we will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will … Continued

Start-Ups Bill and IdeaScale’s Crowdfunding Platform

The news has reported several times over at this point that the Senate has voted to approve the JOBS Act (Jump-start Our Business Start-ups), which (among other things) allows for the crowdfunding of capital of up to $1 million annually without needing to register the shares for public trading with the Securities and Exchange Commission. … Continued