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Slava Rubin is CEO and co-founder of Indiegogo, the world's largest global crowdfunding platform. Indiegogo empowers anyone, anywhere, anytime to raise funds for any idea—creative, cause-related or entrepreneurial. Since launching in January 2008, the company has embraced an open model, helping people create campaigns in every country around the world, and is now distributing millions of dollars across the platform every week. Slava recently attended the White House signing of the historic JOBS Act as the representative of the crowdfunding industry. In 2011 Indiegogo was the only crowdfunding partner company for Startup America, President Obama’s initiative to stimulate entrepreneurship in America. Prior to co-founding Indiegogo, Slava was a strategy consultant responsible for leading growth initiatives on behalf of clients such as MasterCard, Goldman Sachs, and FedEx. Slava is also the founder of "Music Against Myeloma," an annual charity event that raises funds for and awareness of cancer research. Slava received his B.S.E. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. You can follow Slava at @gogoslava
John T. Trigonis is a widely published writer, independent filmmaker, and author of Crowdfunding for Filmmakers: The Way to a Successful Film Campaign.
Trigonis launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for his short film Cerise, successfully raising $1,300 over his initial goal of $5,000 in only three months of active and innovative fundraising primarily through Facebook, Twitter. In fact, 70% of the funds he raised came from people he had never met before.
Cerise has screened at over a dozen film festivals across the country, was nominated for four awards, won an “Award of Merit,” and participated in the Court Métrage at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival.
He’s currently working with Indiegogo as the company’s Vertical Manager for Film, Web & Video.
Rachael McLean has a successful track record as a digital media professional in US and international markets focusing on technology, social media, mobile, marketing, product strategy, development across music, youth, video gaming and entertainment industries. Rachael was involved with several digital start-ups earlier on in her career in New York with SonicNet, Sony Music Digital and was at MTV Networks for 8 years as Vice President, MTVN International Digital Group. Rachael held executive positions at Championship Gaming Series, which was owned by Sky, DirecTV, also at Infospace Mobile, GoTV Studios developing video brands and digital products for US carriers and broadband. Rachael was a founding member of the JuntoBox team and leads digital.You can follow Rachel at @rachaelmclean
Brad Wyman is one of the most prolific and successful producers of independent films in Hollywood. With over 30 features to his credit, Wyman has worked with an impressive roster of A-list talent, from Reese Witherspoon and Charlize Theron to Matthew McConaughey and Rob Schneider. His impressive 25 year career boasts the indie blockbuster, Monster, the Patty Jenkins film that earned Charlize Theron an Academy Award for Best Actress. A six time alum of The Sundance Film Festival, Wyman's other career highlights include Freeway starring Reese Whitherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland and Executive Produced by Oliver Stone, Trees Lounge, starring, written and directed by Steve Buscemi, The Chase starring Charlie Sheen, the cult classic The Dark Backward starring Bill Paxton, Judd Nelson and Wayne Newton and Love and Sex. In 2005 Wyman added television to his resume when he executive produced the hit reality series Tommy Lee Goes to College for NBC. He also produced Blitz, a London police thriller starring Jason Statham, and Hard Luck for Sony Pictures, directed by Mario Van Peebles and starring Wesley Snipes. With Look, Brad took home the Grand Jury Prize at the 2007 CineVegas Film Festival.
Brad is currently the vertical lead for film, TV and web content at Indiegogo.
Nastasha Wibbles is the producer of the Hello, Harto! / My Drunk Kitchen tour.
Nastasha joins the panel at Sundance.
Follow Nastasha on Twitter: @PearlW