Leeds Breakfast Club: A Crowdfunding Primer
Friday, September 27, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (MDT)
A Crowdfunding Primer
A revolution in entrepreneurial financing is taking place. Online communities have not only created a social media revolution, they are also leading the way new businesses, creative projects and non-profits are funding their start-up needs via “the crowd”. You may have already heard about Kickstarter, RocketHub and Indiegogo some of the world’s most popular crowdfunding internet portals operating today. But did you know that in 2012 these portals (along with hundreds of others globally) raised close to $2.7 Billion for a plethora of different projects and business ideas?
Ray Johnson is a serial entrepreneur who has raised millions of dollars for his start-up companies over the last several years and is now a faculty member at CU’s Leeds School of Business in the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship. Ray will present an overview of the fundamentals related to crowdfunding, including information on what crowdfunding is, different forms of crowdfunding, trends in how it is used, and updates on legislation affecting its use in the future for raising equity-based funding for new start-ups. There will also be time for any questions you may have related to crowdfunding. Ray has done a significant amount of investigation and due diligence on crowdfunding for application in entrepreneurial start-ups, research centers and universities and has served on a CU committee investigating the potential use of crowdfunding at the University.
RSVP is required. Breakfast will be served.