CROWDIMPACT Live Google Hangout Series

As part of CROWDIMPACT – The world’s largest Social Enterprise Pitch Event (March/April 2013) Crowdfunder is bringing to you a series of live online talks with expert leaders in the field of business and social enterprise.

Check out CROWDIMPACT’s G+ Hangouts and our remarkable guest speakers who will be sharing with you their strategies to leading innovative businesses, and successfully closing investors. With these four expert talks you’ll be on your way to building your own successful business or social enterprise!

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03/13 Live Hangout: Principles of Transformative Action with Scott Sherman

Scott became interested in stories of transformation after he was brutally beaten and left for dead by gang members his freshman year of college.  This one transformative event lead him to start nonviolence initiatives with gang members in Los Angeles and human rights projects in the midst of one of the world’s most dangerous war zones in Sri Lanka.  It lead him to the Earth Summit in Brazil to pursue international environmental law, and on many extremely worthy projects that promised to have profound impact in people’s lives.  After his own transformation, he wanted to make a difference, and he and his colleagues were failing.  Nothing was actually changing.

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03/20 Live Hangout: The Social Enterprise Revolution with Joe Huff & Brent Freeman

Social Entrepreneurship is set to improve the world one company at a time, as a growing wave of entrepreneurs create businesses that aim to solve large scale social and environmental problems while generating a healthy return.

If you are a Social Entrepreneur now, or are passionate about this business model and looking to start your own Social Enterprise in the future, then this this is a must-attend conversation for you.

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Think like an Investment Banker with Oren Klaff

When: 03/27 at 2:30pm PST (5:30pm EST)

Most investment bankers can raise millions in an afternoon for a single project: how you can apply their methods to your Crowd-funding.

At that crucial moment – when it’s most important to be convincing – nine out of 10 times we are not. Join Oren Klaff, author of Pitch Anything: An Innovative Method for Presenting, Persuading, and Winning the Deal, for a step-by-step process for getting an investor’s attention, communicating your ideas in the way investors expect to hear them, and getting deals closed.

Fortune 500 Companies pay tens of thousands of dollars to have Oren present to them.  Register today to get a reminder & mark your calendar. You won’t want to miss this talk.

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03/07 Hangout: Fundraising Success Strategies, Both Online and Offline with Chance Barnett & Rafe Furst

Raising money can be one of the most difficult and misunderstood challenges for entrepreneurs, but it doesn’t have to be. There are proven strategies and tactics that successful fundraisers use to fully fund their venture, and a whole host of mistakes you need to avoid that instantly kill investor interest.  

Before you kick off your fundraising without a clear strategy, join a Google Hangout to learn how to create success from the start with 2 experienced entrepreneurs and investors.

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Contribution Campaign Success Story:

This past month, Bethany Londyn, founder of ShopAddiKt (Portland, OR) successfully completed her first contribution campaign with Crowdfunder. Her company ShopAddiKt exceeded its funding goal of $9,000. These funds will help her work out bugs in the Beta testing site, and start creating a Mobile App to expand the site’s user base.

 Check out ShopAddiKt’s campaign on Crowdfunder

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Webinar: How To Crowdfund Your Social Enterprise

How To Crowdfund Your Social Enterprise

Presented by Singularity University & Crowdfunder

In this 60-minute webinar Crowdfunder CEO, Chance Barnett, will give you an overview of what Business Crowdfunding is, the opportunities it brings specifically to social entrepreneurs, and tips on how to maximize the potential of this new funding mechanism to grow your business & accelerate impact investing and contribution.

Date Recorded: 12/12/12

What you will learn:

  • When: Recent updates to the timeline on SEC Rulings for Investing to kick off
  • What the new market for crowdfunded impact will look like
  • Essentials for social entrepreneurs to put in place today to be ready
  • The 3 keys to a successful crowdfunding campaign
  • The 2 powerful crowdfunding models, and how to know which is best for you
  • Tips & tricks for fundraising on the Crowdfunder platform

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Text Me Tix wins Crowdstart-Vegas startup contest and possible $500K investment from Vegas Tech Fund’s Tony Hsieh and partners

Press Release
September 18, 2012

Las Vegas, NV – Text Me Tix, a text message “fire-sale” platform that brings last-minute ticket discounts to subscriber’s pockets and helps sports, arts and entertainment venues sell excess inventory, just landed a coveted front-row seat worth as much as $500,000 after winning CROWDSTART Las Vegas, a startup contest in historic downtown Las Vegas. Hosted by business crowdfunding platform crowdfunder in partnership with Vegas Tech Fund and support by Switch The InNEVation Center, Crowdstart-Vegas drew over 200 entries from across the western U.S. in an eight-week competition that began with Vegas Startup Weekend.
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CROWDSTART Las Vegas Winner!

We love crowds. We love them online. We love ‘em offline. The one gathered at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in historic Downtown Vegas last week was nothing short of fantastic!

The crowd at CROWDSTART Las Vegas

The crowd at CROWDSTART Las Vegas


Hundreds of enthusiastic self-made entrepreneurs, fans, investors and business leaders packed into an overflowing room to hear 10 fledgling companies put it all on the line at the Crowdstart Las Vegas Finals.

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Meet the 10 Finalists of CROWDSTART Las Vegas

The crowd has voted and the final judge’s picks are in!

Today, it’s our pleasure to announce the 10 companies hand-picked by Vegas Tech who will go on to the CROWDSTART Las Vegas Finals on September 14.

These ten finalists will put it all on the line with hundreds of fans, successful entrepreneurs, seasoned investors and other savvy, self-made startup founders as they vie for the coveted CROWDSTART Las Vegas title and a shot at landing an investment by Vegas Tech Fund of up to $500,000. Continue reading…