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April

OurCrowd Investor Breakfast at Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem
Event  Apr 20 08:30–09:30 · Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem

Join Jon Medved & the OurCrowd team for an Exclusive Passover Breakfast at the newly opened Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Sunday, April 20th at 8:30am

The breakfast will feature founders and CEOs of Israeli start-ups from OurCrowd’s
portfolio, providing direct access to the people who are building the Start-up Nation.
Guest remarks by Adv. Calev Myers, Senior Partner of Yehuda Raveh & Co.

Crowdfunding Deep Dive
Event  Apr 22 09:00–12:00 · TechSandBox 105B South Street Hopkinton, MA 01748

Scoring higher than "VC" or "angel" in Google Search, We Take a Deep Dive into What the Jobs Act is Likely to Mean

We have assembled a panel of experts who have been active in understanding this disruptive (in a good way) method of funding a company in exchange for equity... all with out the investor needing the high income requirements of the current qualiied investors. This will open the doors to many more people having access to startups and many startups getting the funding they need.

But not without some challenges...of course.

Based on the Jobs Act (or ARRA), the SEC is working on guidelines, laws, and oversight. And companies like WeFunder, are working on interim steps.

This is formatted like a seminar to give us time to go deeper into this important topic.

Panelists:

Dan Tobin

Shereen Shermak

Doors open at 8:30a for coffee. Light lunch and netwrking to follow.

CREATE THE PERFECT CROWDFUNDING PITCH - RAVE SHORT
Event  Apr 23 17:30–19:30 · RAVENSBOURNE ROOM 212 6 Penrose Way Greenwich Peninsula SE10 0EW United Kingdom

ABOUT THE COURSE:

This is a chance to really explore your creative idea with a crowdfunding professional, and take it a part, to then re-build it in the form of a crowdfunding campaign. The participants of the Rave Short will be able to collaborate, trying out and sharing ideas, contacts and advice, as well as refining their idea and networking with other likeminded individuals. This Rave Short is for passionate individuals who may already have an idea in mind that they’d like to crowdfund, to join us for this intimate and collaborative short course whereby we will be re-building each individual idea as a unified group. Shape your creative idea into a crowdfunding campaign with this exciting and interactive Rave Short.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

During this Rave Short we’ll shape your goal into a campaign and get you thinking about the various elements involved, including creating your video pitch and creating some unique pledge rewards. We’ll look at all the possible angles, and hopefully give you the tools and inspiration to go away and start making your idea a reality.

Dallas Investor Evening
Event  Apr 23 19:00–21:00 · Southern Methodist University 3150 Binkley Avenue Dallas, TX 75205

What: Exclusive Investor Event: “How to Invest Early in the Next Billion Dollar Start-Up”

Featuring: Audrey Jacobs, VP of Business Development at OurCrowd, and the founders of our latest startups.

When: 7:00PM-9:00PM

Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference II - New York City
Event  Apr 24 08:00–18:00 · 15 West 28th Street New York, NY 10001

Meet the leading real estate crowdfunding players as they talk about their amazing growth in the industry. In its 2nd year, this conference brings together the new breed of crowd investors and traditional/institutional investors in one platform. The conference will once again showcase the opportunities available and strategies needed to energize and sustain the real estate market and industry.

The Soho Loft - The Voice of Capital Formation - and Victoria Global, an emerging force in the Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Public Relations arena, with FundingPost join together to bring you this groundbreaking series of conferences that intersect finance with the business of real estate.

Exclusive Investor Breakfast: “How to Invest Early in the Next Billion Dollar Start-Up”
Event  Apr 25 08:00–09:30 · Kenny & Ziggy's 2327 Post Oak Blvd Houston, TX 77056

What: Exclusive Investor Breakfast: “How to Invest Early in the Next Billion Dollar Start-Up”

Featuring: Audrey Jacobs, VP of Business Development at OurCrowd, and the founders of our latest startups.

When: 8:00AM-9:30AM

Humble Grape Wine Bar | Seedrs Crowdfunding party
Event  Apr 27 18:30–22:00 · Level 39 One Canada Square Canary Wharf London E14 5AB United Kingdom

Humble Grape, London’s fastest growing wine brand, is about to launch a crowd-funding campaign to pilot the first tech-driven wine bar in Shoreditch. During pre-launch week, already 90K have been raised through the UK based equity crowd-funding platform Seedrs, mostly from existing Humble Grape customers. It is anticipated that the campaign with a target of £250k will be overfunded within a matter of days.

Following much media and investor interest, the team has organised a party on Thursday 27th April to mark the public launch of the crowd-funding campaign. It will be held at L39 in Canary Warf, Europe’s largest accelerator space for Fintech and Retail startups.

On the night, attendees can sample Humble Grape’s unique wines while CEO, James Dawson, showcases the crowd-funding video and explains the project in detail. We will also hear from keynote speaker Jeff Lynn, CEO and co-founder of Seedrs.

Crowdfunding for Fashion
Event  Apr 29 10:00–13:00 · BRITISH LIBRARY, BUSINESS & IP CENTRE 96 Euston Road London NW1 United Kingdom

During this session we will be covering the following:-


  • An overview of crowdfunding

  • The major differences between equity and reward based platforms

  • A snapshot of some of the most popular platforms (and a few you may not know about)

  • How to plan a crowdfunding campaign that people care about and actually fund

  • The costs involved in running a campaign

  • Case studies of successful fashion campaigns

  • How to promote your campaign

  • Tips on what it takes to succeed


By the end of the session you will have a better understanding of crowdfunding and if it’s right for your business, what it takes to succeed and have an action plan to help you launch your own campaign.

Jewish United Fund evening event at the Grind
Event  Apr 30 · Chicago, Illinois

What: Jewish United Fund evening event at the Grind

Featuring: Jon Medved, CEO of OurCrowd, is the keynote speaker

When: 5:30PM (reception and networking); 6:20pm (program)

Games & Crowds: Using Computer Games to Maximize Crowdsourcing Outcomes
Event  Apr 30 09:00–17:00 · Jack Morton Auditorium 805 21st Street NW Washington, D.C., 20052

Games & Crowds is devoted to exploring how games & game technologies can support crowdsourcing / human computation efforts. This wide field involves projects on citizen science, productivity, diagnosis, artificial intelligence, code optimization, and more.

At the heart of many crowdsourcing undertakings are games. By understanding how we can use games to not only increasing the productivity and engagement of each project, but also important elements like education, sympathy, the scale of science, personal capacities, and more, this gathering seeks to deepen and expand the impact crowdsourcing can attain.

Grames & Crowds day will include six sessions and over a dozen speakers. Demos will also be available to try some of the top projects in the field.

For the most up-to-date schedule for the day please visit: http://bit.ly/Games-And-Crowds-Day

We are also holding a pre-conference reception on April 29 at the Art Gallery Lobby of Jack Morton Auditorium from 5:30-7:30pm.

If you are interested in a great listing of game-based crowdsourcing projects please see our public database at: http://www.bit.ly/crowdgames

Exclusive Investor Lunch with newest OurCrowd portfolio companies
Event  Apr 30 12:30–14:30 · 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago, IL 60654

What: Exclusive Investor Lunch with newest OurCrowd portfolio companies

Featuring: Jon Medved, CEO of OurCrowd, and the founders of our latest startups

When: 12:30PM-2:00PM

Boston Investor Roundtable
Event  Apr 30 16:00–19:00 · One Federal Street Boston, MA 02110

Meet the panel of investors, who will focus on pitching to early-stage investors, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! We will be discussing the things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention during a pitch, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors.


The Soho Loft - The Voice of Capital Formation - and Victoria Global, an emerging force in the Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Public Relations arena, with FundingPost join together to bring you this groundbreaking conference.

May

CrowdFunding USA
Event  May 1 – May 2 · Cobb Galleria Centre Atlanta, Georgia

We invite you to the Inaugural CrowdFunding USA Conference- expo May 1, 2014 Atlanta, Georgia which will bring together traditional private investors and crowdFunders.

Crowdfunding USA provides the participants with the unique opportunity to discuss current state of the industry, to learn from experts in venture capital, business angel and crowdfunding fields, to network and find new partnerships.

CrowdFunding USA Conference & Expo
Event  May 1 09:00–17:00 · ATLANTA 2 Galleria Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339

We invite you to the Crowdfunding USA Conference- expo in Atlanta, Georgia which will bring together traditional private investors and crowdfunders.

Crowdfunding USA provides the participants with the unique opportunity to discuss current state of the industry, to learn from experts in venture capital, business angel and crowdfunding fields, to network and find new partnerships.

The Conference is held on May 1- 2nd, 2014 . You will hear from people who implement crowdfunding as a part of their current fundraising and marketing strategies and from those who work with SEC to make the equity crowdfunding legal in the United States.

The Richmond Crowdfunding Symposium
Event  May 1 11:30–14:30 · Omni Richmond Hotel 100 S 12th St Richmond, VA 23219

Join us for a lunch forum discussing equity crowdfunding and the impact of the SEC’s proposed rule to regulate it.

New York Investor Event Basic RGB
Event  May 1 12:30–14:30 · New York City

What: Exclusive Investor Lunch with newest OurCrowd portfolio companies at the Apploi offices

Featuring: Jon Medved, CEO of OurCrowd, and the founders of our latest startups

When: 12:30PM-2:00PM

Startup Nation Update: Israel's Hot Start-up Tech Sectors and Lessons from 30 Years of Investing in Israel
Event  May 2 08:00–10:00 · Baltimore, Maryland

Jon Medved, founder OurCrowd (www.ourcrowd.com) will be hosted by the Maryland/Israel Development Center on Friday, May 2nd from 8:00 – 10:00 am at an exclusive breakfast meeting. OurCrowd is a new equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors and angels focused exclusively on investing in Israeli and global technology start-ups. Mr. Medved's topic will be:
"Startup Nation Update: Israel's Hot Start-up Tech Sectors and Lessons from 30 Years of Investing in Israel"

More than $40 million has been raised by Medved and OurCrowd for 32 portfolio companies since its launch in early 2013. Jon Medved is a serial entrepreneur and according to the Washington Post, “one of Israel’s leading high tech venture capitalists". OurCrowd's main office is based in Jerusalem, Israel.

Exclusive Investor Lunch with newest OurCrowd portfolio companies
Event  May 2 12:30–14:00 · Bethesda, Maryland

What: Exclusive Investor Lunch with newest OurCrowd portfolio companies

Featuring: Jon Medved, CEO of OurCrowd, and the founders of our latest startups

When: 12:30PM-2:00PM

The C-Suite Network Conference
Event  May 4 – May 6 · Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, TX

Hosted by Jeffrey Hayzlett of the hit Bloomberg program, The C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett, this invitation-only Conference will bring together 500 C-Suite leaders, drawing its attendees from companies with revenues of $10 Million to $3 Billion.

Jeffrey Hayzlett starts each day with an on-stage interview of a leading C-Suite team. This is followed by keynote speakers and panels that will inspire new thinking and exploration of the most relevant business issues facing the C-Suite.

Receptions and dinners encourage you to develop new relationships with your peers, solving a key problem often found in the C-Suite: finding someone who understands your unique issues and can provide valuable and confidential feedback.

Imagination Israel
Event  May 4 16:00–17:30 · Boca Raton Florida

What: Imagination Israel – Jon Medved moderates this high-tech event – open to families and friends

Featuring: Jon Medved, CEO of OurCrowd, and founders of our startups

When: 4:00PM-5:30PM

Geospatial World Forum 2014
Event  May 5 – May 9 · Centre International Conferences Geneve Switzerland

Now in its 6th edition, Geospatial World Forum has gained a repute of being a not-to-be-missed conference for the professionals engaged in geospatial sector and its application domain. It is the most premium global platform for geospatial community and offers the best opportunity for learning, sharing, connecting, networking, branding and positioning with senior decision makers associated with geospatial world.

The conference aims at enriching the geospatial ecosystem with market intelligence, technology trends, success stories and capacity building. It is a confluence of a variety of activities in the form of plenary, technology showcase, symposia, workshops, panel discussions, dialogue and exchange forums - covering the vast gamut of technology, application, policy, use cases from across the world.

BNA Compact: Crowdfunding Zwolle
Event  May 7 15:00–17:00 · Zwolle Nederland

Crowdfunding heeft zich bewezen als methode om kapitaal en draagvlak te verzamelen voor een project. Wat zijn de basisprincipes? En hoe kan crowdfuncing succesvol worden ingezet voor bouwprojecten? Je hoort het tijdens de workshop.

Sinds het uitbreken van de financiële crisis lenen banken minder makkelijk geld aan kleine ondernemers. Tegelijkertijd ontstond de maatschappelijke trend om als investeerder meer betrokken zijn bij de projecten waarin wordt geïnvesteerd. Hoe speel je hier als architectenbureau op in?

De workshop staat in het teken van wat crowdfunding voor bouwprojecten kan betekenen. Spreker Nico Voskamp van crowdfundingplatform ‘Voor de kunst’ gaat in op de basisprincipes van crowdfunding. Hij legt uit waarom je het wel of niet moet inzetten en hoe het voor bouwprojecten succesvol kan zijn.

Let op: eenmaal aangeschafte tickets kunnen NIET worden geretourneerd.

CreativeCPH
Event  May 7 17:00–21:00 · KB3 3 Kødboderne 1714 Copenhagen Denmark

After our launch success.

We are presenting the second event of Copenhagen's new creative platform CreativCPH.

We are going to:

*Present 2 inspiring people, to be interviewed on stage

*Broadcast and present, some of the best and weirdest ideas from Copenhagen

*Mix you with the other creatives in Copenhagen, and international guests.



Copenhagen's first innovative platform!

Canadian CrowdFunding Conference & Expo
Event  May 8 09:00–17:00 · Toronto Toronto, ON Canada

Canada Meets Crowdfunders

We invite you to the inaugural Canadian Crowdfund Conference which will bring together traditional private investors and crowdfunders.

Canada Crowdfund confernce and expo provides the participants with the unique opportunity to discuss current state of the industry, to learn from experts in venture capital, business angel and crowdfunding fields, to network and find new partnerships.

The Conference is held on May 8, 9 2014 You will hear from people who implement crowdfunding as a part of their current fundraising and marketing strategies and from those who work with SEC to make the equity crowdfunding legal in the United States.

Crowds 2.0 / New Frontiers in Crowdfunding + Crowdsourcing
Event  May 9 08:30–18:00 · NYU Stern School of Business 44 West Fourth Street New York, NY 10012

Join speakers from Appirio / topcoder, Carlson School of Management, CrowdFlower, CrowdWatch, GiveForward, Harvard Business School, Indiegogo, Kickstarter, NYU Stern School of Business, Plum Alley, Rock The Post, Rotman School of Management, Wharton Business School




  • How will equity crowdfunding accelerate global economic growth? How can entrepreneurs and funders better understand the risks associated with crowdfunding?

  • What are some key investor and entrepreneur behavioral patterns in crowdfunding markets? How do factors like geography, word-of-mouth and anonymity play a role in influencing outcomes?

  • How do organizations engage with the open innovation that crowdsourcing inspires?

  • Are there better techniques for matching employers with the most skilled employees?

  • What can we learn from the bottom-up funding approach that results in better access to capital for women and entrepreneurs in diverse global locations?

Financieringsmix: tips & tricks bij crowdfunding (KBC-adviescorner)
Event  May 9 11:00–12:00 · Start it @kbc KBC-Toren Schoenmarkt 35 Antwerpen België

Heb je vragen over Financieringsmix: tips & tricks bij crowdfunding (KBC-adviescorner)? Neem contact op met Start it@kbc

Real Estate Crowd Funding 17th MAY 2014
Event  May 17 08:00–18:00 · New York Hilton Midtown 1335 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019

The Forum attendees will have an opportunity to learn from the industry experts about the happenings and future trends as well as how they can benefit from the changes in the securities law. The discussion topics include: equity crowdfunding, peer-to-peer and peer-to-business lending, real estate investing, legal regulations and tax strategies, business financing options, how professional investors (hedge funds, VCs, angel groups, financial advisors) will benefit from employing new securities laws, investor relations and marketing in post-JOBS Act era.

May 17
2014 Sustainable Manufacturer & Water 2.0 Conference
Event  May 20 07:30 – May 22 13:00 · NIU Naperville Conference Center 1120 E Diehl Rd Naperville, IL 60563

This three-day conference and tabletop exhibit is dedicated to answering the question, “How do I make my manufacturing operation more sustainable?” Featuring an array of high-quality educational and networking opportunities to sharpen leadership, management, and technical know-how; it will bring all the elements a manufacturer needs to know in order to adopt or enhance sustainable practices and efficient water manufacturing technologies together, in one location, at one time.

Produced in partnership with the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation, the 2014 Sustainable Manufacturer & Water 2.0 Conference will feature prominent speakers from industry, government, finance and academia. The Conference will address state-of-the-art innovative sustainable manufacturing solutions and leading-edge efficient water manufacturing processes.

The Sustainable Manufacturer & Water 2.0 Conference is designed for owners, plant managers, corporate executives, facilities & EHS managers, engineers, and all others who play a role in making their company’s processes, facilities, operation, and products more sustainable and profitable.

1st International Conference on Communication and Computer Engineering
Event  May 20 08:30 – May 21 20:00 · Melaka, Malaysia

ICOCOE 2014 is the 1st International Conference on Communication and Computer Engineering, focusing on industrial and manufacturing theory and applications of electronics, communications, computing, and information technology.

The objectives of the conference are to provide high quality research and professional interactions for the advancement of science, technology, and fellowship. Papers with new research results are encouraged for submission.

The world’s industry, research, and academia are cordially invited to participate in the wealth of presentations, tutorials, special sessions and social activities, and furthermore, enjoy beautiful historical city of Melaka, Malaysia.

Crowdfunding for Your Business
Event  May 20 13:30–14:30

There are over 500 different crowdfunding platforms, and four different types of crowdfunding: donation, rewards-based, lending and equity. This webinar will focus on rewards-based crowdfunding and will review three platforms within that category: Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Alberta BoostR. Learn about:



  • Benefits: Alternative form of funding, business is in control, authentic marketing

  • Platform options: Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Alberta BoostR

  • Recipe for success: Story + Rewards + Promotion


Presenter: Chett Matchett, Alberta BoostR

Chett is a part of a small, dynamic team tasked with creating and implementing multi-line and transformational innovation initiatives and projects across ATB Financial. Under the guidance of the Managing Director – Innovation, Chett manages innovation projects from insight and idea generation activity through to testing and delivery.

Euro CrowdFunding Summit 2014
Event  May 21 10:00–18:00 · Paris, France

Crowdfunding experts from England, Netherland and France, USA have been invited to participate in the Summit and to share their ideas and experiences related to this industry.

Crowdfunding for Your Business
Event  May 22 13:30–14:30

Did you know crowdfunding may be an alternative form of funding for your small business?

There are over 500 different crowdfunding platforms, and four different types of crowdfunding: donation, rewards-based, lending and equity. This webinar will focus on rewards-based crowdfunding and will review three platforms within that category: Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and Alberta BoostR. Learn about:



  • Benefits: Alternative form of funding, business is in control, authentic marketing

  • Platform options: Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Alberta BoostR

  • Recipe for success: Story + Rewards + Promotion



Presenter: Chett Matchett, Alberta BoostR

SSE Australia & Chuffed Melbourne Fundraising Workshop
Event  May 22 17:30–21:30 · TBC Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

To celebrate the launch of the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) Australia’s 2014 Melbourne Accelerator Program, SSE Australia and Chuffed are hosting a free fundraising workshop in Melbourne on May 22, 2014.

If you're starting out as an enterprise or are an existing organisation looking at social enterprise as an option, this event will be a great opportunity to develop your approach to fundraising and to understand what options are available.

The workshop will cover: Chuffed



  • The right way to think about fundraising

  • Effective pitching

  • Crowdfunding

  • Key funding opportunities for social entrepreneurs


  • Speakers:

  • Ben Jeffreys, SSE Australia's Development Manager

  • Prashan Paramanathan, Founder of crowdfunding site, Chuffed.org

Nailab CrowdFunding Bootcamp
Event  May 26 10:00 – May 27 19:00 · Nailab Incubation Bishop Magua Centre- 4th floor Nairobi Kenya

Do you have a world changing idea that needs funding? Take your idea to the next level together with the help of a team of crowfunding experts by attending this 48 hour bootcamp.

Within 48 hours you’ll be expected to create a crowdfunding campaign for your startup. This campaign consist of a solid crowdfunding plan, a map of relevant networks and insight in successful storytelling. A good base for your crowdfunding adventure!

If you have a start-up or an idea that is aimed at creating positive social change, are a motivated team of 2-3 people then this is the opportunity you have been waiting for

The winner will recieve a cash prize of Ksh. 300,000.

The 2014 Canadian Equity Crowdfunding Conference
Event  May 27 07:30–16:00 · Ranchmen's Club 710 13 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2R 0K9 Canada

This conference will provide the participants with a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss the current state of the crowdfunding industry - from a global to a local perspective. Participants will learn from experts in the venture capital, business angel and crowdfunding fields, will have opportunities to network and find new partnerships, and will be provided with tips and tools that are needed to guide a successful equity crowdfunding campaign from beginning to end. The content emphasis will be on equity crowdfunding, but other experts involved in the rewards and donation aspects of crowdfunding will also participate. Who should attend:



  • Private/angel investors and venture capitalists seeking information on how best to work with crowdfunded companies, and on opportunities that crowdfunding may create for them,

  • Startups, entrepreneurs and innovators seeking alternative fundraising options and practical, step-by-step tips on running a successful equity crowdfunding campaign,

  • Crowdfunding platforms who are promoting their portals in the capital of innovation and private investments,

  • Marketing specialists, legal advisors, and accountants looking for new clients and partners,

  • Business or law students interested in the areas of securities, private investment, entrepreneurial initiatives, and marketing,

  • Journalists and business bloggers searching for new topics of interest, and

  • Anyone who is considering supporting crowdfunding projects or investing in businesses through crowdfunding.

CFGE: Real Estate Summit
Event  May 29 – May 30 · 500 E 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

The CFGE: Real Estate Summit is a two-day comprehensive deep dive into new opportunities presented by crowdfunding. The conference will focus on educational programming for the real estate and oil and gas markets as well as special tracks for entrepreneurs and business owners with education from some of the country’s leading crowdfunding experts.

Crowdfunding Alternative Assets providing high-level programming for the real estate and oil and gas markets, and Crowdfunding the Future, a special feature on Day 2 will provide entrepreneurs and business owners with education from some of the country’s leading crowdfunding experts on opportunities in the space.

June

2nd Annual Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Forum: Southern California
Event  Jun 5 08:30–16:30 · California Market Center Los Angeles

Join us on June 5th for the 2nd Annual Marcus & Millichap / IPA Multifamily Forum: Southern California! Over 450 investors, owners, developers and other principals will be in attendance for a full day of programming along with a networking breakfast, lunch and post conference cocktail reception.

Connect with the top multifamily principals in discussions of the latest trends, challenges and innovations in the Southern California market. The event will focus on the latest surge in development and construction in the area. Plus, find out what’s next for downtown LA and how to increase your bottom line.

CWE Boston - BYB: Introduction to Crowdfunding
Event  Jun 5 10:00–12:00 · Harvard iLab 125 Western Ave Boston, MA 02163

Are you looking for alternative financing for your startup? Come to this informative program on the hottest new way to get capital to start your business: Crowdfunding. You will walk away from this session understanding:



  • What is Crowdfunding, and what are its advantages and limitations

  • The different online crowdsourcing platforms available for business ventures

  • Which online platform makes the most sense for your unique business idea

  • The fundamental differences between what is “fundable” and what is not

Be Awesome at Crowdfunding Masterclass at Vivid Festival
Event  Jun 5 13:00–16:00 · Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum of Contemporary Art Level 6 Terrace Entrance (Circular Quay West Side) Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia



In this workshop, you will work through the key steps in developing a campaign, including:



  • Selecting a realistic financial target for your campaign

  • Identifying your community and how to target them

  • Offering rewards which work

  • Developing a video with limited or no budget

  • Using social media to support your campaign

  • Crafting the stories which will inspire support

  • Identifying the community who will respond to your story.



Facilitated by Tom Dawkins, co-founder of StartSomeGood.com, the crowdfunding platform for social good. Tom and his team have helped hundreds of projects rally the commmunity and raise the funds they need to make a difference, from social enterprise start-ups to activist movements, 50 year-old charities to projects led by teenagers.

You will get the most out of this workshop if you bring a developed idea, or you're ready to workshop an idea with the group. Handouts will be provided and you'll be sent the presentation after the workshop.

This worshop is aimed at those who haven't yet launched a crowdfunding campaign but are interested in doing so sometime this year. Or you've tried before and want to be more successful next time. You might have been to an introduction to crowdfunding session or chipped in to someone's campaign so you probably feel you understand crowdfunding on a conceptual level but this workshop will give you a deeper level of practical knowledge before plunging in yourself.

Resources (Energy, Oil & Gas, Metals and Mining) Crowdfunding Conference
Event  Jun 19 10:00–19:00 · Newport Beach Newport Beach, CA

Energy, Oil & Gas, Metals and Mining Industry's New Financial Power

Meet the leading resources (energy, oil & gas, metals and mining) crowdfunding players as they talk about their amazing growth in the industry. This conference brings together the new breed of crowd investors and traditional and institutional investors in one platform.

The Soho Loft - The Voice of Capital Formation - and Victoria Global, an emerging force in the Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Public Relations arena, join together to bring you this groundbreaking series of conferences that intersect finance with the business of energy.

Los Angeles VC & Angel Roundtable
Event  Jun 24 14:00–18:00 · Bingham McCutchen LLP 355 S Grand Ave # 4400 Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Meet the panel of investors, who will focus on pitching to early-stage investors, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check! We will be discussing the things that are most important to them when they are considering an Investment, the best and worst things an entrepreneur can do to get their attention during a pitch, and, of course, the best ways to reach these and other Investors.

The Soho Loft - The Voice of Capital Formation - and Victoria Global, an emerging force in the Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Public Relations arena, with FundingPost join together to bring you this groundbreaking conference.

Financing for Manufacturers & Inventors: Product Focused
Event  Jun 25 09:00–10:00 · Dublin Entrepreneurial Center 7003 Post Road Dublin, 43016

This class is for small existing manufacturers or inventors that need start up or growth capital. We will discuss the specific financing options for companies manufacturing products and product developers that hope to commercialize their idea. We will focus on touch on all types of financing for products including debt, equity, factor, and crowdfunding.

July

Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference III - San Francisco
Event  Jul 17 08:00–18:00 · 2nd Street San Francisco, SF

Meet the leading real estate crowdfunding players as they talk about their amazing growth in the industry. In its 2nd year, this conference brings together the new breed of crowd investors and traditional and institutional investors in one platform. The conference will once again showcase the opportunities available and strategies needed to energize and sustain the real estate market and industry.

The Soho Loft - The Voice of Capital Formation - and Victoria Global, an emerging force in the Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Public Relations arena, join together to bring you this groundbreaking series of conferences that intersect finance with the business of real estate.

August

Food Investing Conference
Event  Aug 21 08:00–17:30 · The International Culinary Center 462 Broadway 5th Floor New York, NY 10013

If you are an Investor, Company, Service Provider, or Member of the Press in food, restaurant, food products, drinks, food tech, restaurant tech, services, consumables or packaged goods... either on the creative side, product side or the technology that supports it, such as logistics, ordering, marketing, tracking, shipping, or sales, this is a Must-Attend event!



The panels for the day:

  • Early-Stage Food and Food-Tech Investing: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes to get them to write you a check!

  • Growing your food or food-tech business: Protecting and selling your product, and positioning it for a capital raise.

  • Using CrowdFunding to raise capital for your food company

  • Keynote: Crowdfunding for food companies.

Kickercon - Crowd Funding Conference & Innovation Expo
Event  Aug 28 – Aug 31 · Hilton Americas in Downtown Houston, Texas

We intend to bring together the many thousands of people that love crowd source funding projects while also inspiring and teaching others to create new projects. Kickercon combines a unique group of people together that can only be found in crowd source funding.

September

Victoria Global: The Crowdfunding & the JOBS Act Workshop at the American Prosperity and Jobs Symposium 2014
Event  Sep 18 13:00–16:00 · Pacific Club, Newport Beach, CA, USA 4110 MacArthur Blvd Newport Beach, CA 92660

The conference will be held on September 18, where the Southern California Business, Leadership, Investment and Financier community come together to discuss hurdles, solutions and moving forward and leading America in the US Economy and Capital Markets.

Panel 1: Crowdfunding (10.30 am to 11.45 am)

Panel 2: JOBS Act 2012 (12.00 to 12.50 pm)

Keynote: The Honorable Christopher J. Cox (1:00 pm to 1:30 pm)

Former SEC Chair under George W. Bush Keynote address upon the 2012 Jobs Act

Panel 3: Regulatory/Frank-Dodd Act (1:30 to 2:30 pm)

Keynote: (2:30 - 3:10)

Panel 4: Moving to the Cloud/ Predictive Analysis/Tech/SEO/Marketing (3:10 to 4:10 pm)

Keynote: (4:15 to 4:45 pm)

Oil & Gas Crowdfunding Conference II - Houston, Texas
Event  Sep 23 08:00–21:00

Meet the leading energy crowdfunding players as they talk about their amazing growth in the industry. This conference brings together the new breed of crowd investors and traditional and institutional investors in one platform.

The Soho Loft - The Voice of Capital Formation - and Victoria Global, an emerging force in the Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Public Relations arena, join together to bring you this groundbreaking series of conferences that intersect finance with the business of energy.

October

Open Innovation Forum - Food & FMCG Innovation Pitching Event 2014
Event  Oct 1 13:00–16:00 · Institute for Manufacturing

IfM’s Open Innovation Forum for Food & FMCG Practitioners comprises member companies from across the Food & FMCG Value Streams: with brand owners including: Unilever; GSK; BAT; General Mills Packaging suppliers: Crown; Sealed Air and MWV; Ingredients suppliers: DSM; Cargill and Tate&Lyle and Process equipment suppliers Baker Perkins and Domino printing as well as a design agency: Webb deVlam.

Oct 1
Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Conference IV
Event  Oct 2 08:00–18:00 · New York New York, NY

Meet the leading real estate crowdfunding players as they talk about their amazing growth in the industry. In its 2nd year, this conference brings together the new breed of crowd investors and traditional and institutional investors in one platform. The conference will once again showcase the opportunities available and strategies needed to energize and sustain the real estate market and industry.

The Soho Loft - The Voice of Capital Formation - and Victoria Global, an emerging force in the Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Public Relations arena, join together to bring you this groundbreaking series of conferences that intersect finance with the business of real estate.

2nd Annual CrowdFunding Film Festival LA
Event  Oct 3 10:00–15:00 · Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403

We invite you to attend 2nd annual International CrowdFund Film Festival. ICFFF.org brings together artists, filmmakers, and video game creators to meet in Los Angles in October. If you want to get involved as a speaker, sponsor, vendor, advertiser or a volunteer, please contact us for more information. The International CrowdFunding Film Festival (ICFFF) allows film and video game makers at any stage of the life of their creation from concept to production to participate in a one of a kind crowdfunding event. ICFFF gives them an opportunity to gain exposure, connect with crowdfunding experts, and maximize their chances for crowdfunding success! A never before seen format – International CrowdFunding Film Festival educates and spotlights the films and games for the crowdfunding future. Description and Instructions.Description and Instructions.

Life Sciences and Healthcare Crowdfunding Conference
Event  Oct 16 08:00–18:00 · New York New York, NY

Meet the leading Life Sciences and Healthcare crowdfunding players as they talk about their amazing growth in the industry. This conference brings together the new breed of crowd investors and traditional and institutional investors in one platform.

The Soho Loft - The Voice of Capital Formation - and Victoria Global, an emerging force in the Corporate Communications, Investor Relations and Public Relations arena, join together to bring you this groundbreaking series of conferences that intersect finance with the Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry.

November

World Usability Day - Engagement
Event  Nov 13 18:00–22:00



WORLD USABILITY DAY IS NOVEMBER 13, 2014!

2014 IS THE YEAR OF ENGAGEMENT.


User Experience is all about engagement. Technology, products and services are usable when they engage people. At work we strive to engage with those around us—whether they’re users, colleagues, or stakeholders. It means getting people on board with an idea, earning trust, and working toward mutual goals. We all know how challenging that can be.

This is the year to think out of the box. How can you engage people to use technology products and services? What kind of design thinking needs to be incorporated, to keep people engaged? How can you engage those outside our field, to understand the importance of a good user experience? Can we engage people to help changes those things that are not working well?

Crowd Dialog
Event  Nov 20 08:00–18:30 · TBA

An event focused on crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and crowd innovation.

October

CrowdFunding for WikiStage
Event  Oct 30 10:00–20:00

www.wikistage.org