crowdfunding for small business

Crowdfunding for small business: How to secure funding

When you hear the word crowdfunding your mind might immediately think of the campaigns people post on Facebook to help with their college books or spring break plane ticket. But, believe it or not, there are other ways to raise money for your small business other than posting a link on Facebook. Reward, debt, donation, and equity are four types of crowdfunding and each has its own set of benefits to bring to your company’s situation. Discovering the pros and…
Roomva wins Chicago New Venture Challenge

Partner company Roomva wins Chicago New Venture Challenge

  We’re thrilled to announce that the winner of 2013 Dashfire Launch, Roomva, won the Chicago New Venture Challenge yesterday! Roomva is an online telos (hotel) booking system for Latin American couples. With more than 600 telos profiles, it has gained significant traction in Peru, ranking as the No. 1 Travel/Leisure app in the Peruvian Android market. FarShore was a lead sponsor of Dashfire Launch and continues to support RoomVa's web and mobile development.   Hosted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, NVC is…
Right Partnerships Can Help Tech Startups

Turning Olive Branches into Arrows – How the Right Partnerships Can Help Tech Startups Slay Dragons in the New Year

It’s no secret that the path of the tech startup is uniquely challenging, and at times can be a lonely journey for entrepreneurs. Lack of revenue generating opportunities, poor cash flow, hindered product development progress from bootstrapping or even your concept not gaining initial traction are just a few examples of the rocky waters that startup founders have to navigate on a constant basis. But fear not, because as many entrepreneurs have learned before, there is a way to bolster…