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Meet the Experts: How Crowd Investing is Funding Our Future

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Boise Centre West

850 W. Front St.

Boise, ID 83702

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Do you want to take a deep dive and learn how local and crowd investment dollars can help your community thrive?

Join civic, business, economic development and housing professionals to explore emerging trends and opportunities in the crowd investment ecosystem. Prepare for an expanded discussion with two of the foremost thought leaders in Crowd Investing and Crowdfunding.

Bring your real-world challenges! Expect to be inspired and empowered to pursue these unique funding types in your own communities.

This interactive session will expand on discussions from the “Barn-Raising” session of the AIC (Association of Idaho Cities) Conference, and you’ll gain insight into community investment strategies and crowdfunding for underserved communities. Amy Cortese, author of Locavesting and co-founder of investibule, and Kathleen Minogue, Founder and CEO of Crowdfund Better will present and lead the discussion.

This event is open to the public, attendance at the AIC conference is not required to attend. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Register by June 14 to reserve your seat.




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Amy Cortese is a Brooklyn, NY-based journalist whose work has appeared in publications including the New York Times and Business Week, and author of the book Locavesting, which chronicled the local investing movement. She is the editor of locavesting.com, a media and educational site that covers the emerging community capital field.

More recently, she cofounded investibule.co, an aggregation platform for community-based offerings spanning Kiva loans to JOBS Act crowdfunding, and helped to found the nonprofit National Coalition for Community Capital (NC3). She has been named a Top 30 Crowdfunding Thought Leader and was present at the historic April 2012 Rose Garden signing of the JOBS Act.

Kathleen Minogue is Founder and CEO of Crowdfund Better, a crowdfunding consultancy that guides entrepreneurs, small businesses and social enterprises how to use crowdfunding strategically to unlock the financial and creative support of their networks and to empower individuals and communities with new capital-raising tools to fund projects not supported by traditional finance. She has coached highly successful campaigns on rewards and investment platforms and is particularly focused on bringing the crowdfunding opportunity to women, minority and rural entrepreneurs.

A thought leader in crowdfunding, Kathleen has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and Forbes, contributed to industry publications Crowdfund Insider and Locavesting, and has presented at venues including the Director’s Guild of America, Association for Women’s Business Centers, and Global Crowdfunding Convention. She has also contributed to international and local access to capital initiatives including the PwC Women Unbound report, the Milken Institute/SBA Partnership for Lending in Underserved Markets, and The Local Crowd 4SE Incubator funded by the National Science Foundation. Kathleen sits on the board of With Love Market & Cafe, SPC, and is an advisor to the OmniWorks US Incubator.

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