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January

Going Digital with Humanities Research
Event  Jan 27 10:00 – Dec 28 13:00 · The University of Manchester Oxford Rd M13 9PL Manchester United Kingdom

Two days of inspirational talks, roundtable discussion and a practical TEI XML workshop

The conference will gather expertise from different fields of the Humanities and, through a workshop it will introduce TEI XML to the research, IT and librarian community of Manchester. The aim is to create a positive and active discussion on the future of projects involving TEI, in order to create a common shared ground, undertake innovative and interdisciplinary research and reach new audiences.

February

MSH District Hack-A-Thon - TORONTO
Event  Feb 5 08:00 – Feb 7 17:00 · MSH HQ - BrightLane 545 King Street West Toronto, ON M5V 1M1 Canada

SO YOU THINK YOU’VE GOT THE NEXT BIG IDEA???

Launching a startup is tough, building a product from scratch is complicated...successfully bringing a new idea to market is one of the most grueling things you will ever do...if you succeed at all.

If you are serious about making sh*t happen with your idea, you’ll join us for 3 of the most intense, exhilarating days of your life as you watch your idea transform into reality with a team of experts all committed to the success of your big idea.

‘If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far go together’ ~ Vicki Saunders

We are honoured to have experts join us from across industry. We welcome experts such as, Pam Martin from Canadian power house HBC, Will Poho, the creative genius behind MOOSEKNUCKLES, Mark Brasier from TOMS shoes and manufacture and production consultant Golam Ahmad Khan from FABRIKITE. You will get a front row seat for our Power Talks, ie, from New York, Susan Griffin, buyer for BURBERRY, will talk about what it means to be a luxury brand and our very own, Joanna Griffin, founder of KNIXWEAR, will talk about how she surpassed the one million mark through her latest crowdfunding campaign.

First Silicon Valley Forum of Creative Education & USJ New Year's Party
Event  Feb 7 14:30–20:00 · USJ, University of San Jose (USJUS)

The 1st Silicon Valley Forum of Creative Education & USJ New Year's Party will be on Feb 7th, 2016 at USJ - University of San Jose (USJUS). We welcome you join us!

This event consists of two parts:

Part one (2/7/2016 2:30-5:30pm): “The 1st Silicon Valley Forum of Creative Education”. Topics including: US Professors Administering Universities, Educational Crowdfunding, Creative Ideas Training, University’s Creativity, University’s Spirit & Culture.

Part two (2/7/2016 6:00-8:00pm): “USJ New Year's Party”. In order to acknowledge friends here in Silicon Valley for your support, USJ will be hosting a Lunar New Year Party. We sincerely welcome you to join us celebrating Chinese New Year!

Please Note: Limited Seats, Admission by Ticket or Invitation Letter!

Wealth Investment Network Presents Teresa Person
Event  Feb 8 18:00–20:00 · Mercury Mambo 1107 South 8th street Upstairs Conference Room Austin, Texas 78704

Teresa Person


A Certified Exchange Specialist and an owner of 1031 Exchange Corporation, operating in Austin, Texas since 1991. As President of 1031 Exchange Corporation, a tax deferred exchange intermediary, she acts as a consultant working directly with investor clients, throughout the United States, to ensure their tax deferred exchange is structured within the guidelines of IRC §1031. She is a former Board Member of the Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors® and a current Board Member of the Federation of Exchange Accommodators. Teresa regularly teaches and lectures on the topic of tax deferred exchanges.


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The Wealth Investment Network is a group of real estate professionals, investors, and venture capitalists who meet informally to discuss and exchange ideas on capital formation in various industries in Central Texas.

We strive to be the leader in the industry of capital formation and syndication. We are the only network established specifically for organizing funds, co-investing, and bridging real estate to venture networks, whose primary goal is to create wealth in Austin-based ventures.

Our networking meetings include an array of presentations and topics such as crowdfunding, capital formation, real estate syndication, venture capital, and entrepreneurship. Meetings take place in an environment where investors and venture capitalists have the opportunity to both learn from and educate one another.

Wealth Investment Network Presents Teresa Person
Event  Feb 8 18:30–20:30 · CIC Boston - 50 Milk Street. Milky Way, 17th Floor. Boston, MA 02109

Thinking about starting a business in the food space? Have a business and want to raise capital? Looking to grow but don't know how? In many ways, it’s never been easier to start a food or beverage company. From products to services, marketplaces to mobile apps, the food space is HOT. While bootstrapping may be preferred, some businesses are almost impossible to launch and grow without capital. From angel investments to crowdfunding and debt financing, opportunities for funding seem endless.

Join Branchfood and The Capital Network for an evening with a veteran panel of investors, advisors, and entrepreneurs, who will compare and contrast the many ways you can fund your food and beverage startup. The discussion will address common questions including:

  • What are the best funding options for growing my business?
  • When should I go after external funding?
  • Does “no” mean "maybe later"?
  • How much money should I ask for?

If you are an entrepreneur, investor, or interested in business development related to food products, beverages, ecommerce, food tech, services, or consumer packaged goods, you do NOT want to miss this event!

Alternative Real Estate Financing Seminar
Event  Feb 9 08:00–12:00 · New York City Bar Association - 42 W 44th St, New York, NY New York, NY 10036

Save the Date!

The Alternative Financing Alliance is comprised of three of New York City's most prominent firms in the areas of Real Estate Crowdfunding, Development Grants and Incentives and EB-5 Immigrant Investing. This Seminar will provide in-depth panel discussions on each of these subjects featuring developers and service providers with experience and expertise. The panels are intended to provide practical and in-depth information that would allow a developer to determine:

  • Which types of Alternate Financing are suitable for my project?

  • What are the advantages and challenges associated with each of these types of financing?

  • What is the process involved with obtaining these types of financing?

  • How much can I raise?

  • How much is the cost of the capital?

  • and more!

  • Stay tuned as biographical information about the speakers will be forthcoming.

Engage(dot)Next 3.0 Conference
Event  Feb 9 08:30–15:30 · Mexican Heritage Plaza - 1700 Alum Rock Avenue San Jose, CA 95116

The Engage(dot)Next 3.0 conference is coming - Tuesday, February 9, 2016!

Join us for our third annual exploration of audience and donor engagement strategies, this year in partnership with KQED – a leading innovator in listener engagement, social media use, and cultural storytelling.


Keynote speakers and featured presenters will include:
  • Jason Holland, Vice President of Community Engagement at the nationally renowned Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • Sheila Bernus Dowd, International Social Media Manager at GoDaddy
  • Chloe Veltman, Senior Editor, KQED Arts
  • Rachael Myrow, Reporter, KQED Arts, Silicon Valley Bureau
  • Jamedra Brown Fleischman, Social Media and Content Distribution Specialist, KQED Arts
  • Tobi Sondgroth Becerra, Philanthropy Advisor, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • And others!

Break-out session topics will include presentations and panel discussions on engaging with a range of audiences on a range of platforms including:
  • Inspiring donors and funders
  • Pitching your story to the press
  • Crowdfunding models
  • Trends in social media

Crowdfunding/Alternative Financing for Your Company (ACSBDC)
Event  Feb 9 14:00–17:00 · Berkeley Public Library - 2090 Kittredge St.. 3rd Floor. Berkeley, CA 94704


Crowdfunding is a fast growing source of investment for early stage companies. Many experts believe crowdfunding with become more important than venture capital in terms of dollars invested within the next ten years. This seminar will discuss the latest trends in crowdsourcing, and how companies are raising capital in this market. The elements of successful campaigns will be discussed, as well as "how to" tips for your campaign.

This seminar was made possible by the generous support of the Berkeley Library Foundation.

US Equity Crowdfunding 101 Webinar
Event  Feb 9 14:30–15:30

The United States offers a large potential source of investment for any business. Crowdfunding has become a popular way to raise money for a business in recent years from US investors. Stories of multi-million dollar fundraises on sites like Kickstarter have fueled the enthusiasm. However, a good equity crowdfunding campaign requires the right preparation.

This webinar, featuring Dr. Ryan Graham of Fundable.com, will show your practical case studys to learn from and answer the following questions:

  • what is equity crowdfunding?
  • what does the accredited investor look like?
  • how to prepare for an equity crowdfunding campaign?
  • what is a good pitch?
  • what are options for helping your equity crowdfunding campaign be successful?
  • what are some investment networks?
  • what are some common mistakes?
  • what is new with equity crowdfunding?

  • After this webinar, you will be well prepared to begin an equity crowdfunding campaign in the United States. You will learn:

    • what are the regulations for equity crowfunding in the United States;
    • how to prepare for an equity crowdfunding campaign;
    • what is the potential fundraise;
    • how to launch a successful equity crowdfunding campaign.

    The webinar will be hosted on Webex. Webinar login information will be sent to each participant.

Crowdfunding Workshop with Terry Romero @ Kickstarter
Event  Feb 9 18:30–20:30 · CIC Boston - 50 Milk Street. #16th floor. Boston, MA 02109



Thinking about creating a Kickstarter campaign for your food venture? Started building your crowdfunding project, but need feedback and advice?

Join Branchfood and Kickstarter’s Food Projects Lead, Terry Romero for an interactive, two-hour workshop on how to utilize crowdfunding for launching a food or beverage fundraising campaign. Mike Salguero from Butcher Box will also join us to share how his startup was able to surpass its $25,000 Kickstarter goal by 500% in two weeks using incentives.

The workshop will be an an engaging and hands-on session to help you craft a masterful crowdfunding campaign. Attendees will learn:

  • Tips and best practices for crafting a high quality campaign
  • Opportunities for rallying your community around your project
  • How to plan your campaign from start to finish including what to do before, during, and after

Early bird tickets cost $15 until January 30!

Feb 9
Beyond Crowdfunding: How the JOBS & RAISE Acts are Driving Innovation in FinTech
Event  Feb 9 18:30–20:30 · Earnest HQ - 1455 Market St. between 10th and 11th St.. 18th Floor. San Francisco, CA 94103

In early December 2015, Congress passed the RAISE Act, formalizing the ways start-up employees and investors can trade pre-IPO equity. It is the latest in a series of developments that has opened the door to financial services innovations over the last several years.

Join us as we explore how legislation, particularly the JOBS and RAISE Acts, have changed the regulatory environment and helped shape the current FinTech landscape.

Tuesday, February 9, 2015
Earnest HQ, 1455 Market St., 18th Floor (between 10th and 11th St.)
6:30pm - 7:00pm Networking
7:00pm - 8:30pm Speaker Panel and Q&A

#rcnvs Disruptive Talent Technology: Austin, Texas.
Event  Feb 10 09:30–16:30 · Rattle Inn 610 Nueces St Austin, TX 78701

HR in general has a reputation for being very slow when it comes to the adoption of new technology. However, times are changing quickly and Talent Leaders are required to have a sharp understanding of this changing landscape to stay ahead, especially when the pace of new technology is as relentless as it is today.

This event takes a look at which technologies you need to be considering in 2016. We will cover:

  • What is the general outlook for talent technology in 2016? What are fad and what are trend?

  • Love them or hate them, an ATS sits at the heart of your recruitment process, but the market has seen a swarm of cutting edge technology take centre stage recently. What does good really look like in this space?

  • How important is the use of video in each aspect of the recruiting cycle?

  • Mobile devices are critical tools for your recruitment teams. Which new apps could they be using to increase the number of hires they are making?

  • The impact of referral engines and can it drive scalable results?

  • What is next? Which new recruitment technologies are around the corner?

Crowdfunding for Charities and Social Enterprises
Event  Feb 10 10:00–16:30 · Birmingham - Wragge & Co. Two Snowhill. Birmingham, England B4 6WR GB

This workshop is designed to help Charities, Voluntary & Community organisations and Social Enterprise understand when, where and how Crowdfunding can help finance your cause.

After this workshop you will:
  • understand the three models of crowdfunding – donations, debt and equity
  • know how crowdfunding could help your charity or social enterprise
  • learn tips and case studies

Small Business Basics: BAC #8 Orientation
Event  Feb 10 11:00–12:00 · BCL of Texas Business Assistance Center #8 - 1322 Record Crossing Road Dallas, TX 75235

Meet our Entrepreneurship Specialists and see what the Business Assistance Center has to offer

If you are starting a business or thinking about starting a business, this is the workshop for you!

BCL of Texas Business Assistance Center #8 will host a Small Business Orientation on the first Wednesday of each month. Attendees will meet our Entrepreneurship Specialists who provide free technical assistance for entrepreneurs in the start-up or expansion phase. Additionally, learn about how BCL of Texas can connect you with small business loans, alternative sources of funding, and coaching on the execution of a successful crowdfunding campaign. Also learn about our low-cost, conveniently located business incubator space for eligible low- to moderate-income entrepreneurs.


This class will review such topics as:
  • What is a Small Business?
  • Selecting a Business Structure
  • Registering Your Business
  • Basics to Licenses and Certifications

Introduction to Crowdfunding: Raise Money for Your Nonprofit or Business
Event  Feb 10 18:00–20:00 · Colorado Free University 7653 East 1st Place Denver, CO 80230

As a fledgling business or organization, it is a challenge to get startup money if you are lacking cash flow, credit, or collateral. Raising funds through social media is being utilized by everyone from suffering families to celebrities, artists, and politicians. This course provides overview of this hot new capital raising and marketing phenomenon. Find out about the various options for crowdfunding and take a look at a variety of videos that have been used to raise funds.

Crowdfunding London
Event  Feb 10 19:00–21:30 · Makerversity WC2R 1LA London United Kingdom


Wether you're a veteran crowdfunder, or just thinking about launching a Kickstarter or Indegogo, please join us for an evening of knowledge sharing.
We'll have talks from successful and not so successful crowdfunding businesses, time to share thoughts or projects of your own and hopefully opportunity to support or be supported by like minded entrepreneurs.

Tickets for those of you who have run successful campaigns are free and if you send an email to rob@robhallifax.com with a link to your greatness we'll send you a code for a free ticket.

Accessing funding & finance for small business
Event  Feb 17 10:30–12:00 · Manor House Enterprise Centre - High Street. Royal Wootton Bassett. , Wiltshire SN4 7HH GB


A warm welcome to women in business from Bassett and beyond. From anywhere, in fact, to our regular get-together here in RWB - free, friendly and fun.

Our aim is to build a community and help develop supportive networks. Each meeting will begin with a guest speaker. Then it's time for networking, when we'll aim to make sure that you connect with as many people as possible. No one gets left on the sidelines.

This month we welcome Debbie Neale from Inspire (Wiltshire Business Support) who will give us an overview of how small business can access often vital financial support - from crowdfunding to angel investors, you'll have all the options at your feet after her short presentation. (And of course plenty of time for questions and networking with other participants.)

Like Facebook, it's free and always will be. Tea and coffee of course, Bassett spring water to boot (springing from the tap), and your centre manager Jol will always be happy to give you a tour of the centre, the meeting rooms, hot-desk area and any available office space.

Please register free so we know how many to expect. Many thanks.

Pollination: The Secrets To Capital Raising
Event  Feb 18 18:00–21:00 · Lot Four Studio 4 Railway Place Cremorne, Vic 3121 Australia

The goal for this event is to provide Melbourne's innovation community with insider secrets and tips about acquiring funding and support for new projects and ideas for either startup projects or internal innovations.

Speakers are yet to be confirmed, but you will be hearing from leading capital investors, government officials and crowdsourcing leaders.

UBER headlined our last event, so you can be assured that our line-up of speakers will be of quality and value.

What is Pollination?

Pollination is a series of events that aim to create an environment of ‘idea sex’ that bring together groups of dynamic people including entrepreneurs, academics, enterprises and investors to talk and learn from each other and build businesses that push human evolution forward.

Crowdfunding
Event  Feb 19 13:30–17:30 · Startup Campus Stuttgart - Teckstraße 62 Stuttgart 70190 DE

Each founder is facing this challenge: How do I finance my startup. Is Crowdfunding the right thing? What should I do and how I make my campaign? Everything you need, from the various types of crowdfunding through to launch the financing you will learn in this course.

Crowdfunding
- Crowdfunding species
- Market and volume
- Preliminary
- platform choice
- Financial Instruments
- communication

Crowdfunding - Campaign design
- communicate project idea
- Crowd communication
- preparation phase
- phase financing

PitchFeast "The Startup Ladies" Edition
Event  Feb 23 18:30–20:30 · The Speak Easy 5255 Winthrop Ave Indianapolis, IN 46220


The PitchFeast crowdfunding dinner is an innovative fundraising program for small businesses, underresourced entrepreneurs and creatives. It is a bi-monthly community meal in which a ticket gives you not only food and fellowship, but also the opportunity to FUNdraise for a creative, Indianapolis idea. PitchFeast welcomes all kinds of creative types for a unique crowd-sourcing competition that leverages the power of the community to fund innovative ideas.

Attendees pay a nominal entry fee and that fee provides them with dinner, beverages and one vote. Guests then hear the innovative ideas of locally based entrepreneurs. Each entrepreneur is given 3-5 minutes to pitch their ideas and concepts to an audience who will then vote for the one they like the most.

The winner of the “PitchFeast” receives the money collected at the door, in addition to other tangible business services that contribute to the development and sustainability of the business or social project.

To date,PitchFeast has raised thousands of dollars to help with the startup of for profit and non profit organizations, in addition to creative and social projects. If you have a great, creative idea that you think can change the world, or if you're interested in fellowship with like-minded folks, PitchFeast is the event for you.

Crowdfunding for Your Business
Event  Feb 24 07:45–10:00 · Town & County Club - 22 Woodland Street Hartford, CT 06105

The LootScout Capital Series Presents Crowdfunding for Your Business.

A World Bank report stated that by 2025, crowdfunding is expected to reach $90 to $96 billion. Regulators are taking notice. The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) and many states have introduced crowdfunding laws that will add to the growth of crowdfunding.

Crowdfunding for Your Business is an information-packed discussion about the opportunities and challenges of investment crowdfunding. Our expert panelists will give you a 360 degree perspective.



AWAD presents 'Successful Fundraising for Art Dealers and Gallerists' - 24 February 2016 (12.30-2.30pm)
Event  Feb 24 12:30–14:30 · Westbury Accountants & Business Advisors 145-157 Saint John Street, 2nd Floor Farringdon EC1V 4PY London United Kingdom


AWAD, the Association of Women Art Dealers, is pleased to invite you to 'How to fundraise successfully for your art business – A 2-hour Workshop for Art Dealers & Galleries, during which Hollie Smith-Charles an expert fundraiser in the creative sector who has recently added arts crowdfunding to her know-how (note crowdfunding will be covered in the 30th March 2-h workshop). Hollie will share with attendees her expertise, will provide advice and will be able to also answer questions so if you have a fundraising project in mind, feel free to bring it to the session. Among other topics Hollie will cover the following:

– Key principles of how to raise funds for your art business
– Why talking about art is more important than talking about money
– How your mission and vision tie into your business plan
– Signposting to resources and ideas for business development

The Association of Women Art Dealers is hosting the first in a series of workshops on raising funds for the commercial arts led by Hollie Smith-Charles an expert fundraiser in the creative sector who has also added crowdfunding to her skill set and whose profile you can consult here.

Equity Crowdfunding to Grow Your Business
Event  Feb 24 17:30–19:30 · The Nest at Spring Activator - 211 E Georgia St. Unit 105. Vancouver, BC V6A 1Z6 CA


Want to leverage your community to increase sales? Come to this session to learn how equity crowdfunding can support your growth!

But what is equity crowdfunding, you ask? Similar to conventional crowdfunding (like Kickstarter), startups create a campaign with the goal of hitting a certain amount of funding. But instead of giving out products or perks, they give out equity in their company.

Come learn the ins and outs of the industry with FrontFundr.com, Canada's first equity crowdfunding platform, hosted by Spring!

So far, FrontFundr has successfully closed rounds for Guusto ($50,000+) and Rentmoola ($2,000,000+).

Frontfundr's CFO, Sean Burke, is ready to answer your tough questions on:

  • How equity crowdfunding works
  • Its effectiveness in comparison and/or in conjunction with conventional capital raising
  • The future of equity crowdfunding in BC

Crowdfunding Do's and Don'ts: How To Leverage the Wisdom of the Crowd for Your Startup”
Event  Feb 26 12:00–13:00 · Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship (E40-160) Amherst Street E40-160V Cambridge, MA 02142

BU Law Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic at MIT presents:

This seminar will discuss the practice of crowdfunding, and how start-ups can best use it to raise money while avoiding potentially thorny problems. The discussion will cover the process and benefits of a traditional "rewards-based" crowdfunding campaign (of the kind typified by Kickstarter or Indiegogo), as well as some of the legal obligations that might arise from starting and running such a campaign. The seminar will also look to future trends, including the possibility of selling equity through a crowdfunding website.

Flow Club - Transformational weekend for entrepreneurial minds
Event  Feb 26 16:00 – Feb 28 17:00 · Tomar, Portugal


There has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur.

Whether you want to set up your business for the freedom. Maybe you want to enjoy your job every single day or you are looking for a new challenge. Or perhaps there aren't jobs available in your area of expertise; the time is now! With the technology and information available, there has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur!

But lets get real

Being an entrepreneur IS a tough game. It's a game for the resilient and strong of heart and mind. On average it takes 3.4 business failures to find success. But each failure is a learning curve and and each failure grows us exponentially as we become the greatest version of ourselves and fulfil our highest ambitions - its worth it.

This weekend has been designed for you to get the energy and the mindset (tools, techniques & support) you will need to become a successful entrepreneur, no matter how long it takes!

We put a strong emphasise on releasing negatively charged emotions and mindset blocks & on supporting you to step into your inner FLOW & POWER.

March

2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit
Event  Mar 2 17:30 – Mar 3 19:00 · MaRS Discovery District 101 College St Toronto, ON M5G 1L7 Canada

#CCS2016 CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
Join us at the foremost destination for leaders in the Canadian Crowdfunding economy (#CCS2016)


The 2nd annual 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit on Tuesday, March 3, 2016, at MaRS Discovery in Toronto will attract 500+ Canadian and international thought leaders, experts and participants in the booming crowdfunding industry.

This conference is expanding and will include additional rooms to host a lot more workshops (interactive and advanced), networking opportunities, and cover a wide range of current hot topics on emerging alternative finance (options, strategies, models), consumer and small business lending/debt marketplaces, fintech crowdfunding, infrastructure and will cover growing opportunities in verticals such as real estate crowdfunding.

The Fintech sector is growing rapidly around the globe, playing a significant role in mobilizing capital and resources to innovative ventures and social enterprises by streamlining the process of how organizations connect with prospective customers and investors over the internet.





The Canadian Crowdfunding Industry's National Conference

The #CCS2016 full-day educational summit will feature high profile keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, entrepreneurial pitches, mentor sessions and exhibitor tables featuring leading crowdfunding platforms and service providers. The program will cover all emerging topics in crowdfunding, alternative finance and early-stage financing including:

2nd Annual 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit
Event  Mar 3 07:30–19:00 · MaRS Discovery District 101 College St. Toronto, ON, Canada

Join us at the Foremost Destination for Leaders in the Canadian Crowdfunding Economy on March 3!

The 2nd annual 2016 Canadian Crowdfunding Summit (#CCS2016) attracts Canadian and international thought leaders, experts and participants in the booming crowdfunding industry. CCS2016 will feature 30+ high profile keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, entrepreneurial pitches, mentor sessions and exhibitor tables featuring leading crowdfunding platforms and service providers. The full-day education summit will cover all emerging topics in crowdfunding, alternative finance and early-stage financing including:



  • Equity crowdfunding

  • Debt, lending, and P2P

  • Fintech disruption

  • Rewards and presale

  • Social impact crowdfunding

  • Alternative finance models


This is a not to be missed annual conference for entrepreneurs, investors, and anyone interested in crowdfunding and financial innovation. Register today at http://crowdfundingsummit.ca

4th Annual Silicon Valley CrowdFunding Conference "2016 The Year of Equity CrowdFunding"
Event  Mar 3 08:00 – Mar 4 09:00 · Computer History Museum 1401 North Shoreline Boulevard Mountain View, CA 94043


2016 The Year of CrowdFunding Gold Rush !
SEC Approves Title III of JOBS Act, Equity Crowdfunding

Welcome back to 4th Annual Silicon Valley CrowdFunding
Confernce & Workshop
MARCH 3 - 4, 2016
Heart of Silicon Valley
Computer History Museum
Mountain View California










The Rise of Alternative Finance
Computer History Museum
MARCH 3 - 4 2016
For speaking and sponsorship inquiries please contact
info@crowdfundbeat.com
1 888 580 6610 FREE

2016 Conference Agenda
SEC Approves Title III of JOBS Act, Equity Crowdfunding .. What's Next


. Future of online investment
. Peer 2 Peer Lending & Investing
. Real Estate CrowdFunding
. VC's & Angels vs Equity CrowdFinance
. SEC & Intrastate CrowdFunding
. Reg A+ Legal Consideration
. Self Direct IRA Investment & CrowdFunding
. The JOBS Act
. International Crowdfunding Review
. Bitcoin Digital Currency Revolution
. Rewards, VC's & Equity CrowdFunding

. Industry Networking Events



We invite you to the 4th annual Crowdfunding Conference which will bring together traditional private investors and crowdfunders March 3-4 at Computer History Museum Mountain View ,CA

Crowdfunding Conference 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.

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.

CASPer 2016
Event  Mar 14 – Mar 18 · Sydney NSW, Australia

The 3rd International Workshop on CrowdAssisted Sensing, Pervasive Systems, and Communications

CASPer 2016 provides a forum for discussion, debate, and collaboration focused on ideas, trends, techniques, and recent advances in crowdsensing and crowdsourcing. We invite original research contributions that advance the state of the art as well as position papers that pose a new direction or present a controversial point of view. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Algorithms to handle, process, and visualize largescale crowdsensing/crowdsourcing data sets
  • Data integrity, security, privacy, and provenance for crowdsensing/crowdsourcing data
  • Trust and reputation systems for crowdsensing/crowdsourcing applications
  • Determining and assessing Quality of Information for crowdsensing/crowdsourcing data
  • Crowdassisted (humanintheloop) approaches to analyzing crowdsensing/crowdsourcing data
  • Context modeling and reasoning in crowdsensing/crowdsourcing applications
  • Incentive mechanisms for participation in crowdsensing/crowdsourcing applications
  • Supporting crowdsensing/crowdsourcing in heterogeneous networks
  • Crowd assisted pervasive systems and communications
  • Novel use of sensors for crowdsensing/crowdsourcing applications
  • Energy efficient mechanisms for crowdsensing/crowdsourcing applications
  • Programming abstractions and middleware for crowdsensing/crowdsourcing applications
  • Novel large scale and enterprise crowdsensing/crowdsourcing applications

Mar 14
Nashville - CrowdFunding 101 - Funded BY Design 2014 US tour
Event  Mar 15 08:30–20:00 · Nashville, TN, United States

Join Christopher J Crippen and learn everything about crowd funding

Christopher couldn’t have been more entrenched in the traditional financial and banking systems during the 2008 financial crisis. Christopher managed a team of FDIC Asset managers closing over 150 banks. When Chris attended his first crowd funding conference he envisioned its future and has been a crowd funding evangelist ever since. In 2012, he launched fundedbydesign.com, a full service marketing, design, and educational company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs, artists, non-profits and the like create successful crowd funding campaigns. Christopher speaks at Financial Industry events around the country on the topics of capital raising, fund creation and crowd funding.

Mar 15

April

MindHive Explained - Gold Coast
Event  Apr 6 12:00–13:00 · Bond University Gold Coast Queensland 4229 Australia

Strategy and Policy design constantly adapts and evolves as our landscape changes.

Over the past few months we have been receiving an increasing number of queries about how MindHive and other crowdsourcing platforms can contribute and assist in responding to the current context.

Our response has been to spend a lot of time talking with people from across various organisations and government departments to measure the needs and expectations of effective digital platforms. It has led to the establishment of the "MindHive Explained" event.

Please feel free to let your innovation, strategy and policy teams know that they are welcome to attend our monthly “MindHive Explained” event. This is a great opportunity to learn more about our ‘Hive’, the disruptive power of technology and how it can be harnessed to give your organisation a first mover / thought leadership advantage in strategic / policy issues of pressing importance and long-term significance.

Crowdsourcing and digital innovation offers the public and private sector enormous opportunities to deliver better services and enhance productivity, so don’t let this chance slip by.

In the meantime we encourage you to sign-up as a contributor for free

The Purpose:

  • To brief you on the MindHive platform, a tool we have designed to help you profile your re-search and enhance your influence.
  • To understand the disruptive power of technology and how it can be harnessed to give our licence holders a first mover advantage in strategic policy issues of pressing importance and long-term significance.
  • To provide an introductory experience to the MindHive platform including idea framing, building your team, engaging and managing discussion and creating an idea document in the ‘Hive’.
  • Networking between Eidos Institute's industry, government and university partners.

Crowdsourcing Week 2016
Event  Apr 11 – Apr 16

Now in its fourth edition, Crowdsourcing Week 2016 explores the best practices in crowdsourcing and the crowd economy that are fundamentally changing society, mindsets and possibilities across all industries.

Crowdfunding
Event  Apr 12 18:00–20:00 · Brooklyn Public Library Business Library 280 Cadman Plaza West Brooklyn, NY 11201



Learn about the legal implications of this type of social media financing for seed money to launch an enterpise.

Registration is required as seating is limited.



The NYS/SBDC program is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

April, 2016 PitchFeast Event
Event  Apr 25 18:30–20:30 · The Speak Easy 5255 Winthrop Ave Indianapolis, IN 46220


The PitchFeast crowdfunding dinner is an innovative fundraising program for small businesses, underresourced entrepreneurs and creatives. It is a bi-monthly community meal in which a ticket gives you not only food and fellowship, but also the opportunity to FUNdraise for a creative, Indianapolis idea. PitchFeast welcomes all kinds of creative types for a unique crowd-sourcing competition that leverages the power of the community to fund innovative ideas.

Attendees pay a nominal entry fee and that fee provides them with dinner, beverages and one vote. Guests then hear the innovative ideas of locally based entrepreneurs. Each entrepreneur is given 3-5 minutes to pitch their ideas and concepts to an audience who will then vote for the one they like the most.

The winner of the “PitchFeast” receives the money collected at the door, in addition to other professional services that contribute to the development and sustainability of the business or social project.

To date,PitchFeast has raised thousands of dollars to help with the startup of for profit and non profit organizations, in addition to creative and social projects. If you have a great, creative idea that you think can change the world, or if you're interested in fellowship with like-minded folks, PitchFeast is the event for you.

May

Social Media Camp
Event  May 5 – May 7 · Victoria Conference Centre 720 Douglas Street Victoria, BC V8W 3M7 Canada

Join us for the 7th annual Social Media Camp.

Keynote speakers include:


  • Mitch Joel

  • Tara Hunt

  • Sue B. Zimmerman

  • Viveka von Rosen

  • Steve Dotto

  • and 30+ other speakers, panelists and workshops


  • Social Media Camp is a three-day, knowledge-rich conference that covers all key issues for getting the most out of social media marketing, whether you’re responsible for driving website traffic, managing the online marketing budget, reputation management, customer service or stewarding your company’s online brand.

Nashville - CrowdFunding 101 - Funded BY Design 2014 US tour
Event  May 17 08:30–20:00 · Nashville, TN, United States

Join Christopher J Crippen and learn everything about crowd funding

Christopher couldn’t have been more entrenched in the traditional financial and banking systems during the 2008 financial crisis. Christopher managed a team of FDIC Asset managers closing over 150 banks. When Chris attended his first crowd funding conference he envisioned its future and has been a crowd funding evangelist ever since. In 2012, he launched fundedbydesign.com, a full service marketing, design, and educational company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs, artists, non-profits and the like create successful crowd funding campaigns. Christopher speaks at Financial Industry events around the country on the topics of capital raising, fund creation and crowd funding.

May 17
Small Business Market Expo - Atlanta Cobb Galleria
Event  May 21 11:00–17:00 · Cobb Galleria Centre 2 Galleria Pkwy SE Atlanta, GA 30339

The Small Business Market Expo is a business coaching, marketing, and shopping event. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Don't miss the opportunity to connect with small businesses, market your organization and tap into a network of entrepreneurs, service providers, financial organizations, business coaches, and franchises.

The Small Business Market Expo has something for everyone. If you have a business, want to start a business, or purchase products and services from businesses; this is an event for you! It is a business to business and business to consumer event. The Small Business Market Expo will filled with seminars and a range of diverse exhibitors.

Business Owners: Find resources and assets to help your business succeed from experts in web advancement, online networking, branding, social media, crowdsourcing, financial planning, work/life balance methods, network marketing, business counseling, self-publishing, health and wellness, retirement planning, marketing, home-schooling, telecommunications, products and that's only the tip of the iceberg. Network with other business owners.

Aspiring Business Owners: You will have an opportunity to learn everything YOU want to know about how to successfully own and operate your own business. The guest speakers and trainers from diverse business organizations will show you how to be your own boss and make profits while living your dream of business ownership.
Shoppers: Come shop and sample products and services. Check out new product launches. Have your book signed by authors. Learn about health, fitness, beauty tips, investing, and managing finances.

Meaning Driven Innovation (Copenhagen)
Event  May 23 09:00–14:00 · Copenhagen Flæsketorvet 26 1711 Copenhagen Denmark

During this hands-on workshop, we will take you through what we think is perhaps the easiest, fastest and most elegant way to innovate and run innovations.

We’ve been taught how to start innovation based upon customer needs or even our own desire to make a dent in the universe. Perhaps you already have good knowledge and techniques for ideation and product launch. We wont alter a comma in what you know or what you do. Rather, we invite you to look at innovation and the innovation process from a different angle. You’ll become more diverse, be able to include and lead more people, co-create with other businesses and reach solutions backed by a crowd who have their heart in it. The trick is to start from meaning. As you start your innovation process, you take a step back and not just go for the desired experience as the end result but right from the beginning! The day will end with you having a strategy and a plan for how you will use meaning driven innovation.

During the day, we’ll go through cases, examples and your ideas and experience. You’ll meet and network with likeminded professionals in an intensive and fun day.


Take-aways:
What is “meaning”?
How to use meaning when innovating
CoCreationCards - a simple method to turn an idea into an action plan
Mt. Innovation - a strategy for creating the product and the business model
Open Innovation and Co-creation
How to gather a crowd and have them contribute
Your unique strategy and plan for a meaning driven innovation process

June

Crowdsourcing Science, Parkinson's, and Stem Cells
Event  Jun 1 17:00–19:00 · Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Community Forum 1875 El Prado San Diego, CA 92101



Crowdsourcing Science, Parkinson's, and Stem Cells
Parkinson's disease (PD) affects more than a million people in the US. It is caused by the death of a specific type of nerve cell in the brain, the dopamine-producing neurons in a structure called the substantial nigra. These nerve cells control fine movements and their loss results in symptoms like tremor and difficulty walking. The disease is progressive and there is no cure. In 2012, a unique partnership of scientists, clinicians, PD patients, and patient advocates was formed to develop a therapy for PD using patients' own skin cells that can be transformed into dopamine neurons, which can then be transplanted to their brains to restore the lost cells. A foundation, called "Summit for Stem Cell" was launched with a climb by PD patients and their friends to the top of 19,341 ft. high Mount Kilimanjaro. Contributions from thousands of people have enabled the Loring lab to perform the preclinical research required for applying to the FDA for approval to conduct a clinical trial. With further support from the foundation and granting agencies, the research and clinical partners hope to transplant cells to the first patient in about three years. This kind of partnership with patient advocates is unprecedented, and is inspiring for both the researchers and the patients, who are working together to develop the first effective therapy for PD.

Jun 1

July

Nashville - CrowdFunding 101 - Funded BY Design 2014 US tour
Event  Jul 19 08:30–20:00 · Nashville, TN, United States

Join Christopher J Crippen and learn everything about crowd funding

Christopher couldn’t have been more entrenched in the traditional financial and banking systems during the 2008 financial crisis. Christopher managed a team of FDIC Asset managers closing over 150 banks. When Chris attended his first crowd funding conference he envisioned its future and has been a crowd funding evangelist ever since. In 2012, he launched fundedbydesign.com, a full service marketing, design, and educational company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs, artists, non-profits and the like create successful crowd funding campaigns. Christopher speaks at Financial Industry events around the country on the topics of capital raising, fund creation and crowd funding.

Jul 19

September

Nashville - CrowdFunding 101 - Funded BY Design 2014 US tour
Event  Sep 20 08:30–20:00

Join Christopher J Crippen and learn everything about crowd funding

Christopher couldn’t have been more entrenched in the traditional financial and banking systems during the 2008 financial crisis. Christopher managed a team of FDIC Asset managers closing over 150 banks. When Chris attended his first crowd funding conference he envisioned its future and has been a crowd funding evangelist ever since. In 2012, he launched fundedbydesign.com, a full service marketing, design, and educational company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs, artists, non-profits and the like create successful crowd funding campaigns. Christopher speaks at Financial Industry events around the country on the topics of capital raising, fund creation and crowd funding.

Sep 20

November

Nashville - CrowdFunding 101 - Funded BY Design 2014 US tour
Event  Nov 15 08:30–20:00 · Nashville, TN, United States

Join Christopher J Crippen and learn everything about crowd funding

Christopher couldn’t have been more entrenched in the traditional financial and banking systems during the 2008 financial crisis. Christopher managed a team of FDIC Asset managers closing over 150 banks. When Chris attended his first crowd funding conference he envisioned its future and has been a crowd funding evangelist ever since. In 2012, he launched fundedbydesign.com, a full service marketing, design, and educational company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs, artists, non-profits and the like create successful crowd funding campaigns. Christopher speaks at Financial Industry events around the country on the topics of capital raising, fund creation and crowd funding.

Nov 15

January

Nashville - CrowdFunding 101 - Funded BY Design 2014 US tour
Event  Jan 17 08:30–20:00 · Nashville, TN, United States

Join Christopher J Crippen and learn everything about crowd funding

Christopher couldn’t have been more entrenched in the traditional financial and banking systems during the 2008 financial crisis. Christopher managed a team of FDIC Asset managers closing over 150 banks. When Chris attended his first crowd funding conference he envisioned its future and has been a crowd funding evangelist ever since. In 2012, he launched fundedbydesign.com, a full service marketing, design, and educational company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs, artists, non-profits and the like create successful crowd funding campaigns. Christopher speaks at Financial Industry events around the country on the topics of capital raising, fund creation and crowd funding.

Jan 17