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NEW YORK CITY-GroundBreaker, a crowdfunding platform expressly for real estate entrepreneurs, has opened to public use, GlobeSt.com has learned exclusively. Backed by Cornell University, the platform aims to help CRE entrepreneurs capitalize on the SEC’s more lenient stance on general solicitations, and has already been utilized for nine private beta projects across the US.

Founder Joseph Jelinek says he started GroundBreaker “after trying to launch my own mission-driven real estate venture. After seeing my visionary architecture friends struggle as well, I decided to build GroundBreaker. I love what Kickstarter is doing to empower artists, so I decided to do the same for architects, engineers, and real estate design junkies while also giving them additional resources and support.”

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