Fashion Incubator San Francisco (FiSF) invites Bay Area entrepreneurs and small business owners to hear how to attract investors through successful crowdfunding campaigns. This event is sponsored by The City of San Francisco, Macy’s and FiSF.
Trying to get your business off the ground, but just don't have the money to manufacture or market your concept? Think crowdfunding might be the answer for you, but not sure how to get started? Join us for a panel of entrepreneurs and an Indiegogo rep as they discuss the “do’s” and “don’ts” of running a successful crowdfunding campaign.
Crowdfunding allows you to campaign for smaller donations of money, leveraging friends, family and even people you don't know, in order to help bring your dream into reality.
In this session, you'll hear from a representative of a crowdfunding platform (Indiegogo), as well as from small business owners who have raised money through crowdfunding campaigns on both Kickstarter and Indiegogo. They will share the ups and downs of running a campaign, the intensity of the campaign process, what they did right, what they would do differently, what happens after the campaign ends, and more.
We expect this to be a highly interactive session, so bring all the questions you've been eager to get answered.
Ben Bateman, Campaign Specialist for Design, Technology and Hardware, Indiegogo (http://www.indiegogo.com)
Ed Bernstein, CEO and Founder of Thread Council (http://www.threadcouncil.com)
Gerry Kelly, Founder of Sonas Denim (http://www.sonasdenim.com)
Whitney Lundeen, Founder of Sonnet James (http://www.sonnetjames.com)
Jake Wall, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, Artful Gentleman, and FiSF Designer-in-Residence (http://www.artfulgentleman.com)
Moderator: Cheryl Downing, President, Cheryl Downing & Associates (http://www.cheryldowning.com)
This event is sponsored by The City of San Francisco, Macy’s and FiSF.