Online Q&A Date: May 2014 – Date To Be Announced
Online Replay: Available April 17th, 2014
Cost: $20 For Online Replay + Live Online Q&A!
Crowdfunding has taken off dramatically over the past few years and many people have used it to raise anywhere from thousands to millions of dollars for their business or business idea. Often, these businesses were not considered “traditionally” fundable at the time they created their campaigns.
After seeing this you may be wondering if crowdfunding is right for your business or business idea. We’ve created this event to help you answer this question along with answering the most important, and often undiscussed, questions about crowdfunding.
Join New York City based Athena Business Institute founder Serena Walker for this one time event in Seattle, Washington!
Not in Seattle or unable to attend? Sign up for the Online Replay and Live Online Q&A session below! Or, Click Here and scroll down to the sign up box to register for updates on upcoming cities we will be visiting!
Join us for this phenomenal panel where we will discuss:
Learn how you may be able to leverage crowdfunding to fund your business or business idea not just during startup phase, but during various growth phases as well. You will also learn how to leverage crowdfunding to attract other types of funding for your business.
This discussion is suitable for novice to expert crowdfunders as we will start with the basics and then work our way up through some of the more detailed aspects of crowdfunding.
We hosted a live panel discussion in Seattle, WA on April 7th, 2014 where the panelists were asked strategic questions about the topics above! Beginning April 17th you will be able to watch the replay online in the members area. Then in May we will hold a live virtual Q & A video session with the panelists! During this virtual session we will go over the remainder of the questions not covered during the live event and will delve more into strategies for creating a successful campaign whether you’re creating a rewards, equity, or debt based campaign. Register below for instant access to the replay once it’s live!
OPTION #3 – $20:
Online Replay + Live Online Q&A Session
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Joe Wallin focuses his practice on emerging, high growth, and startup companies. Joe frequently represents companies in angel and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, and other significant business transactions. Joe also represents investors in and acquirors of businesses, and provides general counsel services for companies from startup to post-public. Joe is also the founder and editor of Startup Law Blog.
Creative Innovations Leader
Forest is a Creative Innovations Leader at Deloitte Digital who focuses on emerging technologies and trends. He has helped develop and launch Kickstarter campaigns including the ARKYD Satellite Space Telescope which raised over $1.5 Million (1st in Photography) and the PicoBrew Zymatic, the world’s first fully automatic beer brewing appliance which raised over $660K (2nd in Food).
Co-founder and CEO
Community Sourced Capital
Rachel brings her love for the people and organizations that make up local economies to all she does in her work with Community Sourced Capital (CSC). CSC builds innovative financial systems and provides loans to small businesses using funds sourced directly from people in their community. After years of working in international climate change policy and watching the struggles with the financing of a clean energy economy, Rachel prepared herself to launch an on-the-ground solution by studying sustainable finance and entrepreneurship at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute. CSC was founded by Rachel and a team of BGI graduates as one of the first 20 Social Purpose Corporations in Washington State in late 2012 and launched it’s first Square loan campaigns in 2013. CSC has now funded over $250,000 in loans for 15 businesses involving 2,000 community members.
Founder & Chief Coffee Drinker
Tin Umbrella Coffee
Joya Iverson is a world-class marketing strategist & data-driven analyst, with a love of technology and eye for customer experiences that drive revenue and results. In 2008, she helped build successful boutique marketing agency, Shaw + Scott, from the ground up, while living from various, remote corners of the world, picking up new languages and fascinating stories. She is now Founder of a new business, Tin Umbrella Coffee and successfully crowdfunded $30K last year, along with great press & an outpouring of local support, to open a coffee house & roastery in her South Seattle neighborhood of Hillman City.
Founder & CEO
Athena Business Institute
Serena Walker is founder of the Athena Business Institute which is focused on educating women about how to obtain funding for their companies regardless of their business background, credit score, assets, or contacts. Her true passion is working with entrepreneurs to help them achieve their dreams. Her previous companies include an education & mentoring company for entrepreneurs, the #1 adventure travel company in NYC, and a jewelry & crafting business she started as a teenager.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is a full-service law firm representing a diverse range of clients around the world. Their team includes more than 500 attorneys covering a variety of practice areas with strong substantive teams in real estate, intellectual property, franchise and distribution, business transactions and employment and litigation.
Tin Umbrella Coffee recently transformed an abandoned building in South Seattle’s historic Hillman City into a coffee shop (where there was none). They serve up artisan espressos & coffees, freshly-roasted at the shop, alongside thoughtfully-sourced pastries from local bakers & chefs, plus one-of-a-kind events connecting with neighbors, local-business owners & the larger coffee-loving community to create amazing, meaningful new exchanges. As an added bonus, this year, they’re creating a neighborhood bike courier service to deliver amazing coffee, to your door. (In a re-usable tin, that saves a bag, and the environment!)
OPTION #3 – $20:
Online Replay + Live Online Q&A Session
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