Science Donors is a science crowdfunding and crowdsourcing movement.
The idea started around 2003 in a neuroscience lab before the term “crowdfunding” was even coined. After discussing the idea and potential with other scientists, family members and friends, the idea became a mission.
In late 2006, the first science crowdsourcing “seeds” were planted in forums, discussion boards, social networks and chatrooms in hopes the power of crowds could solve major problems involving equal access to funds, global currency limitations, potential corruption and so many more.
In 2007 and 2008 domains relating to science, funds, labs, donors and donations were purchased and landing pages with more details were uploaded for larger crowds to find. ScienceDonors.com was one of them. They were found, but many problems remained to be solved, so we waited to fully launch any of the platforms.
Despite the lack of solutions to major problems, many other projects and websites were launched by others and gained fame for inventing science crowdfunding concepts. Greed, rather than science, seemed to drive most as major banks and investors were invited to pump their funds into other crowdfunding platforms (see all others).
We continued to work on the glaring problems, riding below the poverty line as a struggling couple, refusing to fully launch, hoping others could build solutions we just couldn’t seem to find. They didn’t. Now, we believe we have.
In 2014, we will finally expose our model.
We hope the world will help correct any problems that arise, and with the power of the crowds, try to change science forever with fairness, equality and compassion.
– E & V