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May

Zoomaal Meetup in Lebanon - Crowdfunding for Social Good
Event  May 28 10:00–13:00 · UK Lebanon Tech Hub - Beirut, 1107 2240, Lebanon


You have an idea?
Willing to be an entrepreneur?
Facing funding problems?

Now Zoomaal will help you through here crowdfunding platform to get all your needed funding.

What is crowdfunding?
What is Zoomaal?
How Zoomaal works?

And other topics will be covered in Zoomaal's 3-hour Meetup

May 28
Evolution Day
Event  May 28 10:30–17:30 · Aldhem Hotel Restaurant - 1 Jagersdreef, 2280 Grobbendonk, Belgium


Maak kennis met de nieuwe vorm van crowdfunding om uw doelen te bereiken.
Crowdfundinginternational biedt je deze mogelijkheden op een eenvoudige manier.

Een event vol met informatie en boeiende sprekers over dit geweldige platform.
Later meer details over het volledige programma.

Working the Crowd - Crowdfunding Basics
Event  May 31 10:00–12:00 · Holiday Inn Stevenage - Saint Georges Way, Stevenage, SG1 1HS, United Kingdom

Are you thinking of applying for additional finance for your business? Have you considered all the options available to you? Chances are, as a business, you’ve heard about crowdfunding. It's one of the most popular methods of the growing range of alternative finance options. It offers two distinct ways to raise funds; equity-based and peer to peer lending.

This workshop will clear up the mysteries that often surround the concept of crowdfunding and will help to assess whether this potentially cheap and easy way to access finance is right for your business.

Sessions start promptly, please arrive 15 minutes early for teas and coffees.

As we have a limited spaces and have a waiting list for most events, please let us know in advance if you cannot attend, many thanks.

Our events are fully funded and open to all local businesses, however you will need to complete our registration and enrolment forms in order to participate.

You can do this online prior to attending by clicking this link or alternatively, please turn up to your chosen event 15 minutes early to finalise in person.

Crowdfunding: Pozible Workshop and Pitch Night
Event  May 31 18:00–20:00 · Mechanics Institute Studio - 270 Sydney Road, Brunswick, VIC 3056, Australia


With Elliot Chapple, Campaign Advisor at Pozible

Learn from the experts! Crowdfunding is about building your fan base, breaking away from gatekeepers and getting that cash to help make your passion project become a reality. We will be offering advice on how to plan your project, tips for running your campaign, and pretty much everything you need to know to drop a successful campaign on Pozible, including: building a social media presence; putting together the content for your project; making a promotional video; choosing rewards. There will also be a chance to pitch your idea! All it takes is 30 seconds - take the plunge and pitch your concept to the audience. Great if you're looking for feedback, or hoping to attract collaborators and like-minds! Spots are limited so make sure to sign up at the beginning of the night.

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
Lyra App - Crowdfunding campaign launch party
Event  Jun 1 19:00–21:00 · MBTC - 89-91 City Road, Southbank, VIC 3006, Australia


We are launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund the development of our app, which we are calling Lyra. We are trying to raise $15,000 to be able to fund the early stage develop of this app and are inviting you to come party, donate and have a drink with us to kick things off!

In a nutshell:

Lyra is an app to help you track and understand the your individual environmental impact.

The Problem

Most of us are unaware of the real impact we have on the environment, as a result of our food, waste, travel, purchases and energy consumption and we reckon that needs to change!

Our solution

So, we designed an app to help you do this! Lyra gives you an accurate, holistic measure of your environmental impact in almost real-time, by tracking your location on how you travel, your energy usage and consumption.

The best bit about Lyra is that once you have setup it up, it runs seamlessly in the background to continue to show you your impact and how you are progressing as you go about your day.

The app helps you understand your unique footprint, but also allows you to connect you to your friends and family to create some healthy competition.

Not only does Lyra help quantify the true impact you are having on the environment, but also helps you to understand the cost saving (or losses) you are having by the actions you are taking.

We'll be giving a presentation on Lyra and our mission on the night. And we also have some amazing rewards lined up for you and your donations once the Campaign goes live on StartSomeGood.com!

CHANGE REACTION - A CROWD SOURCING EVENT
Event  Jun 2 17:30–19:30 · The Baker and The Builder Cafe - 20 Victoria Rd #7, Parramatta, NSW 2150, Australia


A Crowd Sourcing Event


Calling all innovators, early adopters and change makers in Operations……yes you!
Is change resistance getting you down? Why do people react badly to change? And how do you get all those laggards and late adopters on board - you know, the people sitting in the office cubicle next to yours ;-)

Change resistance is a big problem, and one of the reasons 70% of change efforts fail.



Let’s go surfing


Hands up who wants to go to another boring seminar? We thought so!

For this event we’re doing something a little different - crowdsourcing.

This event will crowdsource solutions to the problem of change resistance. That’s right, we’re going to steal your ideas (with pride), mix them together with everyone else’s ideas, stir them around a bit, and come out with some awesome strategies for tackling every day change management problems - strategies and solutions that you can take away and apply in your own workplace.

So, bring along all your 'no traction' initiatives, your 'here we go again' change programs, or your 'cause we’ve always done it this way’ challenges, to what’s going to be a fun and engaging evening.

The evening will be facilitated by our very own 'Change Doctor', John Bradbury, an expert on workplace culture, collaboration and change management practice.

Masterclass Crowdfunding
Event  Jun 2 18:30–20:30 · The Student Hotel - Wibautstraat 129, Amsterdam, Netherlands


Kom erachter of jouw idee geschikt is voor crowdfunding!
Zoek je aanvullende financiering voor jouw project én wil je hier publiek bij betrekken? Volg dan de Masterclass 'Crowdfunding' voor alle praktische tips & tricks. Tijdens de masterclass kom je erachter welke projecten zich lenen voor crowdfunding, wat de werkwijze van voordekunst is en wat de uitdagingen en valkuilen zijn bij een crowdfunding campagne. Tijdens deze masterclass laten we je volop best practices zien en staan we ook stil bij hoe het juist niet moet.

Deze masterclass is onderdeel van een reeks van vier verschillende masterclasses waarvoor we uitwijken naar het pas geopende The Student Hotel aan de Wibautstraat in Amsterdam.

De Masterclass Crowdfunding wordt gegeven door experts Kristel Casander en Alyssa Mahler.

The 2016 Healthcare NOVELTY
Event  Jun 3 08:30–17:30 · Michael Joseph Centre - Nairobi City, Nairobi KE


The Healthcare NOVELTY is a platform where Health professionals shape trends in Healthcare by exchanging fresh knowledge to improve public health services and produce social value. As East Africa’s largest platform for structured public health discourse, the NOVELTY helps Health Sector practitioners and communities to freely connect, share knowledge, advance innovations and share great ideas in a formal space. Presenters will challenge you to stretch your thinking boundaries. Featured speakers are building innovation hubs in the region, crowdsourcing humanitarian response, driving policy and using innovative technology to drive health service delivery. They are building medical devices out of broken toys and using boats, motorcycles, and mobile phones to care for people. They are using film and photography to change mindsets, using 3D printers to build prosthetics, visualizing data to make people pay attention, and sharing their ideas, and designs to achieve great milestones in healthcare.

Crowdfunding Hackathon at Dubai SME
Event  Jun 4 10:00–18:00 · Dubai SME Business Village Block B. 2nd Floor Conference Center Dubai United Arab Emirates


Creatives, innovators and entrepreneurs what is getting in the way of making your dream project come true?

Funding? Market Validation? Proof of Concept?

Zoomaal, in partnership with The Mohammed bin Rashid Fund for SMEs (DubaiSME), will be organizing a full day #CrowdfundingHackathon and sharing its most effective tactics on creating and marketing your fundraising campaign.

The event will be held on the 4th of June at Dubai SME, Business Village Block B. 2nd Floor Conference Center, 10:00 am.

Crowdfunding - What is it all about?
Event  Jun 7 08:30–10:30 · The LINC at The Institute of Technology Blanchardstown - Blanchardstown, Ireland


What is Crowdfunding all about? Crowdfunding is used by start-ups, SME's and growing businesses worldwide for a number of different and interesting projects. Find out how you could use crowdfunding from people who have successfully completed online fundraising campaigns.

We have guest entrepreneur Benny Magennis from Whackpack Furniture telling his story of how he used crowdfunding to successfully launch his furniture company. We also have Fingal businessperson Paul Canavan from Invizbox tell us how he used crowdfunding to raise €100,000 through kickstarter. Paul will give us his top tips for crowdfunding success.

Tom O'Reilly from Linked Finance will bring us through what options are available for businesses and Eoghan Doyle from Philip Lee will help us discover how to prepare for crowd funding and how to research projects to ensure that they are commercially secure.

This exciting morning workshop is free of charge and brought to you by the New Frontiers Programme at LINC at ITB and Local Enterprise Office Fingal.

Data for Development Results
Event  Jun 8 09:00 – Jun 9 18:00 · TBD - TBD TBD, Istanbul 34381, Turkey


In recent years, countries in the region have benefited from an upsurge in internet connectivity, the rise of citizen engagement in demands for good governance, digital activism and community-centered development. Responding to such trends, governments in the region are developing new open government policies and opening their data. Many of them have started this process, including as part of the Open Government Partnership (OGP)[1] and are facing challenges in achieving the desired outcomes: services tailored to the needs of citizens, lower misuse of and barriers to access public resources and decision-making, higher diversity and more competition in the private sector, and an overall better informed society. A number of countries in the region place further alignment and integration with the EU as their top priority which is also helping to drive reform efforts.

New technologies present fresh opportunities for bringing citizen voice to the fore–to democratise the way that information, news and views about development is collected, curated and used. And, new mechanisms to promote people-powered accountability – from citizen reporting on key development outcomes to crowdsourcing opinion on how people perceive progress – are popping up around the world. These citizen-generated initiatives hint at the potential of the data revolution to deepen our understanding of development, the governance of societies and hold all stakeholders to account.

Data for Development Results By: United Nations Development Programme, Istanbul Regional Hub
Event  Jun 8 09:00 – Jun 9 18:00 · BD - TBD TBD, Istanbul 34381, Turkey


In recent years, countries in the region have benefited from an upsurge in internet connectivity, the rise of citizen engagement in demands for good governance, digital activism and community-centered development. Responding to such trends, governments in the region are developing new open government policies and opening their data. Many of them have started this process, including as part of the Open Government Partnership (OGP)[1] and are facing challenges in achieving the desired outcomes: services tailored to the needs of citizens, lower misuse of and barriers to access public resources and decision-making, higher diversity and more competition in the private sector, and an overall better informed society. A number of countries in the region place further alignment and integration with the EU as their top priority which is also helping to drive reform efforts.

New technologies present fresh opportunities for bringing citizen voice to the fore–to democratise the way that information, news and views about development is collected, curated and used. And, new mechanisms to promote people-powered accountability – from citizen reporting on key development outcomes to crowdsourcing opinion on how people perceive progress – are popping up around the world. These citizen-generated initiatives hint at the potential of the data revolution to deepen our understanding of development, the governance of societies and hold all stakeholders to account.

Rapid Fire: Crowdfinancing Opportunities For Raising Capital Online 101+
Event  Jun 9 08:00–10:00 · The DMZ at Ryerson University 10 Dundas Street East 6th floor Toronto, ON M5B 2G9 Canada



Crowdfunding for Business and IP Seminar

Investment Crowdfunding markets are rapidly evolving and democratizing the ability for startups and SMEs to access capital online with the US alternative finance market surging to $36 billion in 2015. On Jan 25-2016, the integrated crowdfunding exemption (multilateral 45-108) was enacted in 5 provinces (+SK pending) including Ontario. Boost your knowledge of the Crowdfunding industry and your ability to protect and advocate for your clients who are considering becoming a Crowdfunding investor, creating a business startup, or commencing a crowdfunding raise or portal. In this 2-hour seminar, you will gain a greater understanding of the crowdfunding rules and legislation implemented by the Ontario Securities Commission, along with information on available financing options, and a range of key business and intellectual property considerations.

Register now to take advantage of relevant and timely information that will help you and your clients navigate the quickly emerging and lucrative crowdfunding industry. Here's your opportunity to learn from the experts!

5 Critical Steps to a Successful Equity Crowdfunding Campaign
Event  Jun 10 10:00–11:00


The 5 Critical Steps to a Successful Equity Crowdfunding Campaign is a virtual Shindig featuring Jessica Oman, Planner in Chief for Renegade Planner. An experienced crowdfunding coach who has helped many entrepreneurs go on to successfully raise startup and growth capital.

Having a great business, team and traction is rarely enough to get funded. Learn how to create an effective crowdfunding campaign.

This event 5 Critical Steps to a Successful Equity Crowdfunding Campaign is part of the CapitalSuite Education Series in partnership with ATB Financial. It is a series of webinars designed to help entrepreneurs discover how to create and execute campaigns that are specific for raising capital in the crowd. Lessons learned would be applicable for any type of crowd raise, reward, lending or investment. All are welcome. Register today!

Equity Crowdfunding Workshop: Equity Crowdfunding: What? Why? How?
Event  Jun 10 13:00–14:30 · Mesh - 3 Tordenskiolds gate, 0160 Oslo, Norway


Looking for an innovative way to finance your company’s growth? Looking to engage your network in your company’s expansion? Invesdor presents a workshop all about equity crowdfunding, a digital way of raising financing. The workshop is targeted at start-up and growth companies considering financing options, investors, board members and anyone who gets involved with company’s that grow - accelerators, incubators, consultants, accountants, solicitors etc.

Invesdor is a Helsinki-based fintech company that operates a pan-EEA debt and equity crowdfunding platform, Invesdor.com. Invesdor is the first European crowdfunding platform with a passportabe MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) licence. Through our online investment matching service, entrepreneurs looking to raise equity financing can easily connect with international investors seeking new investment opportunities from the European Economic Area.

Crowdheritage Workshop: The RE-usable Fashion Museum and Crowd Engagement
Event  Jun 14 09:30–17:00 · ModeMuseum Provincie Antwerpen - Nationalestraat 28, B-2000 Antwerpen, Belgium


Hands on Workshop: How to apply Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing starting from MoMu's Study Collection as Use Case

Most museum collections are locked away from their users, even though there is a strong case to be made for giving direct access. MoMu and the University of Antwerp (Faculty of Design Sciences, Conservation Studies) are setting up an accessible collection compiled for the sole purpose of study, research, training and inspiration. We strongly believe this will initiate a new dialogue with our users, and we want our study collection to be usable and reusable in every aspect.
But we also firmly believe in crowdfunding and co-creation, for and with our users. Therefore, we are working together with Goteo Foundation to build a hybrid crowdfunding and crowdsourcing framework in order to set up a reusable fashion museum.

Our challenges for the session are:
  • How can crowd engagement help open standards for collaboration?
  • How can this collaboration help design a comprehensive, educative lab context?
  • How can we integrate the entire process (conception, design, prototyping, financing) for new project development?

Will the crowd begin to bring more social innovation to the long-term planning required to determine the future of our cultural heritage?

Ultimately, the question becomes: will future heritage be financed and co-curated by the crowd?

Social Good Crowdfunding at Vivid - A Masterclass with Tom Dawkins for Proj...
Event  Jun 14 13:00–17:00 · SEFA (Social Enterprise Finance Australia) - Level 1, 18 Bulletin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia



StartSomeGood, the Crowdfunding Platform for Social Good presents A Social Good Crowdfunding Masterclass with CEO Tom Dawkins.

Presented by social impact crowdfunding platform StartSomeGood.com this is a practical, fast-moving and informative masterclass specifically for project creators who want to work with Tom to get their campaigns completely ready for launch.

(Note: you don't need to be planning to crowdfund with tartSomeGood to participate, the lessons will be valuable regardless).

Crowdfunding is a fantastic way to launch or grow a social enterprise or non-profit, raise funds for a cause or a creative project or fuel a grassroots movement for your community.
But the considerable majority of all crowdfunding campaigns fall short, often because of a handful of common mistakes. StartSomeGood has one of the best success rates in the industry, with 53% of projects reaching their goal (compared to 31% on Kickstarter and 13% on IndieGoGo, a typical range for crowdfunding platforms).

This workshop is all about making sure you and your project have the best chance of success by sharing the insights we have gained working with over 1,000 projects at StartSomeGood and receiving personal attention and consultation with StartSomeGood CEO Tom Dawkins, who is recognised as one of the leading experts and teachers on crowdfunding and online community building in Australia.

In order to ensure you get maximum value out of this event it is limited to just 6 organisations or social enterprises, with up to two people able to attend from each. With only six projects in the room we'll be able to go deep into the specifics of what you will need to do to maximise the impact of your crowdfunding campaigns.

We will cover common misteps, what those who are successfully raising funds are doing right and how to think through the goals and outreach strategy for your particular project.

This masterclass is taking place as part of the Vivid Ideas Festival. SEFA's offices are just a block back from Circular Quay which makes it easy to get to and from other Vivid events before or after!

People Powered Innovation: Using Yammer to engage employees in Innovation
Event  Jun 15 15:00–16:00


Innovation is at the top of the agenda for most companies. With many strands to innovation, it’s easy to be tempted to use external consultants and innovation professionals. But there’s a group of people already in your business that can help: your front-line employees.

These employees spend time with your customers day in, day out. They understand the nuances of what makes your customers tick and some of the things you could do to have a big impact on customers’ lives.
The best innovations come from having a solid understanding of the voice of the customer, and these employees hear that voice better than anyone.

Front-line employees are traditionally hard to reach. They might spend all day with customers but rarely make it in to the office and are not usually incentivised to involve themselves in innovation, making crowdsourcing employee ideas and feedback difficult. So - how can you tap in to this valuable customer insight?

This webinar will show you how to use Yammer to engage with your front-line employees, listen to the voice of the customer and feed this information into your innovation efforts.

Enfield crowdfunding ideas event
Event  Jun 16 18:00–20:00 · The Town ART Cafe Bar - 29-30 The Town Enfield, London, EN2 6LU, United Kingdom


Cities have become more exciting. People have been sliding down waterslides in the middle of high streets, street artists are painting murals on walls which purify the air, lamp posts are talking to people, steps are being played like a piano, and that's just the beginning.

Technology is giving people more power and tools to make change happen, and they have been coming up with amazing ideas to make their spaces even better places to be.

So can we do the same, and make Enfield more exciting?

Join us to learn how you can use crowdfunding to transform the places where you live, work and spend your time.

If you have a project idea for improving your area, want to support people who do, or are simply interested in quirky and exciting ideas happening in cities throughout the UK then come along and join us!

Follow the conversation on Twitter with #Spacehiving.

Crowdfunding: What you need to know. A workshop for potential crowdfunders
Event  Jun 17 09:00–12:30 · Codebase Edinburgh - 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH3 9DZ, United Kingdom


Considering crowdfunding? If you're considering a rewards-based campaign, such as RocketHub, Kickstarter or Indiegogo, then it's important to plan and to understand all the elements and the activities you need to complete before you crowdfund (Fact: 68% of all Kickstarters fail). In this half-day workshop, we share the step-by-step details that we use on our crowdfunding campaigns which have raised between $70,000 to $359,000 on sites including Kickstarter.

With a comprehensive workbook, templates, tools and examples, attendees will leave with:
- A clear understanding of reasons why rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns fail and how to avoid common traps
- A completed plan of how to:
* Plan a rewards-based crowdfunding campaign (and how to decide which platform is right for you)
* Identify supporters and backers BEFORE you launch
* Maximize visibility, pitch and speak to the press
* Create great content - ( including a video that will move people to action)
* Ideas for rewards, and how to complete the mathematics behind your funding requests
* Time a campaign - when to start, when to finish and how long to run your campaign
* Keep momentum during your campaign

Crowdfunding - By SEEDRS
Event  Jun 17 18:00–19:30 · Startup Braga - Praça Conde de Agrolongo 123, 4700 Braga, Portugal


No próximo dia 17 de junho vamos receber na Startup Braga, Filipe Portela da Head of Business Development - Portugal & Spain da SEERDS para uma talk sobre crowdfunding.

Na talk, Filipe vai desmistificar alguns conceitos de "facilidade" do crowdfunding (mostrando que não é apenas para tech-startups) e apresentar algumas estratégias para o sucesso de uma campanha, focando no exemplo da Seedrs.

Filipe vai ainda mostrar que mesmo empresas de setores mais tradicionais podem ser excelentes candidatos para uma campanha de equity-crowdfunding de sucesso.

Sobre Filipe Portela:
Filipe is responsible for developing startup community relationships in the Portuguese and Spanish ecosystems for Seedrs. He has a long history of working with entrepreneurs projects from seed to exit, actively mentoring entrepreneurs and evaluating businesses on both social impact and the commercial sides. Previously he worked as a physiotherapist with a masters in Medical Informatics and an MBA from the University of Porto.

June "Indy Entrepreneurship Week" PitchFeast
Event  Jun 20 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 Roundtable: Best Practices & Expectations
Event  Jun 21 11:30–13:00 · IDEA Works FW - 600 East Rosedale Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104, United States


Taking on a crowdfunding campaign is a commitment and requires strategic thinking on the front end to have the best chance for a successful campaign. There are several businesses in Fort Worth that have successfully raised funds through Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other crowdfunding platforms. Will you be the next to reach their goal?

Come join us as we explore the ins and outs of crowdfunding with Modern Lantern who successfully raised capital on Kickstarter to grow their business in 2013. We will walk through best practices for your pre-campaign checklist, timeline to launch and everything else you are curious on. If you are considering crowdfunding this will be a great chance to connect with those that have been there and done it and want to see you do it too. We may even have a surprise announcement concerning tools available to use.

Meet the Funder 2016
Event  Jun 22 09:30–15:00 · Corn Exchange The Market Place SN10 1HR Devizes United Kingdom


'Meet the Funder' day conference event with speakers including The BIG Lottery and Power to Change with a range of workshops.

Registration at 9:30am for start at 10am with a buffet lunch provided. Finish at 3pm.

When you book, please select two workshops to attend - one in the morning and one in the afternoon:

AM
  • Workshop A: Better Applications, Jane Butler
  • Workshop B: Crowdfunding, Globalgiving.com
  • Workshop C: WASP Sports Funding

PM
  • Workshop D: BIG Lottery Applications, Tim Temple
  • Workshop E: Crowdfunding, Globalgiving.com
  • Workshop F: Demonstrating Impact, Heidi Yorke

The Crowdfunding Pitch Show LIVE
Event  Jun 22 18:30–21:30 · Skyway Studios - 3201 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207, United States

You Decide Who Wins!

On Wednesday June 22nd, 10 startups from around Tennessee will be coming to Nashville to take part in The Crowdfunding Pitch Show LIVE: the first event where the audience decides who wins, and all ticket sales go to the company with the most votes from the crowd.

Whether you want to help a startup raise capital, just network, or are looking meet investors from around the country, The Crowdfunding Pitch Show LIVE is all about helping new startups grow, all while having a fun evening!

Join us for the first Crowdfunding Pitch Show LIVE with bands, drinks, great speakers and networking opportunities.

CSW Summit Johannesburg
Event  Jun 23 – Jun 24 · Johannesburg, South Africa


CSW Summit Johannesburg is a two-day international summit that aims to foster collaborative innovation and showcase regional talent and connect local innovators, businesses and global crowdsourcing experts to build a strong foundation for the future of Africa.

Featuring Crowdsourcing’s Most Innovative Minds


Our speakers are open Internet pioneers, enterprise leaders, and disruptive innovators who understand the fundamental shift towards the new crowd economy.

4th Real Estate Crowdfunding Summit
Event  Jun 23 08:00–16:30 · Los Angeles, CA, USA

iGlobal Forum is pleased to present the 4th Real Estate Crowdfunding Summit, taking place in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 23rd. Real estate crowdfunding is on a roll as the pool of potential investors has expanded exponentially with the addition of non-accredited investors to the mix. With all JOBS Act regulations now in effect, the ultimate question is whether we’re on track to realize the hopes and dreams of real estate crowdfunding, and what the future holds. Here we highlight the challenges and opportunities put forth with the new regulations, and analyze how to use each flavor of crowdfunding to find the best risk-adjusted returns within the real estate market. The Summit will explore what each side of the industry is looking for from the platforms, and ask the question on everyone’s mind: how will they respond in a downturn market? The event will provide the opportunity to meet and network with 150+ senior-level executives from leading: real estate developers & owners, crowdfunding platforms, private equity firms, hedge funds, family offices, broker/dealers, RIAs, investment banks, institutional investors, asset managers, and high-net worth individuals.

The future of crowdfunding & crowdsourcing regeneration in London
Event  Jun 23 18:00–20:30 · Kohn Pedersen Fox - 7A Langley St, London, WC2H 9JA, United Kingdom


Can crowdfunding better connect City Hall with London communities? Join the Greater London Authority and Centre for London for a panel discussion on the future of crowdfunding and civic participation in London.

Recently, the GLA Regeneration team and the Mayor of London have engaged with crowdfunding platform Spacehive to directly pledge money to citizen-led urban regeneration projects including the Peckham Coal Line and Good Food Catford. This pilot initiative has been recognised as a leading innovation at the World Government Summit.

At this event, we will debate the future of crowdfunding urban regeneration in London, as well as the implications for digital citizenship and participatory democracy. What is the potential for scalability? How should the success of such projects be measured? We will use the lessons learned to continue to push for a pioneering new relationship between City Hall and Londoners that realises the creativity and enterprise of local communities and businesses.

Crowdfund South London
Event  Jun 27 19:00–11:00 · Bussey Building A, Busey Building, 133 Rye Ln, SE15 4ST London United Kingdom

Phundee are launching an incredible opportunity to Crowdfund South London in collaboration with one of the world's most artistic venues The Bussey Building!

Need funding for a creative project? Need PR and Marketing to promote your project? Need Mentorship and Industry connections? Apply here

What is Phundee:

Here at Phundee, we believe that people who are passionate about the arts can change the world. We’re an award winning crowdfunding platform created to help artists reach their potential with creative projects. Basically, we know you have awesome ideas so we’re here to give you the opportunity to fundraise for your arts project.

Whether you’re a filmmaker, musician, fashion designer, artist, dancer, theatrical, photographer, writer, or a creative technologist - we’re here for you!

The Competition:

The Crowdfund South London event is open to anyone who needs funding for a defined creative idea. We are looking for the best 100 outstanding original ideas within Film, Music and everything in between, if you have a creative idea that needs funding, we want to hear about it. Fill out your Phundee Type Form and tell us more.

Startup Spectacular 2016
Event  Jun 28 08:00 – Jun 29 18:00 · Fordham University Lincoln Center - 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023, United States



Startup Spectacular 2016


The Best Two Day Event for Everything and Everyone You Need to Know to Take Your Startup to the Next Level.


Fordham University @ Lincoln Center
JUNE 28-29, 2016
Why is this so Spectacular?

We've combined 6 awesome events into a SPECTACULAR one

TechBreakfast has taken six of our most popular, startup-enhancing events and combined them into one: Our Ask a VC event, BizBootcamp, and "Ask Me Anything" style ExecBreakfast combined with our new Crowdfundapalooza, Press Gauntlet, and M&A Connect events. And we've added a number of other business and networking focused activities to make this the best 2 days you'll spend kicking your Startup forward.

Crowdfunding Masterclass for Accountants - Basingstoke
Event  Jun 30 10:30–16:00 · Hilton Hotel Basingstoke rg21 3pr United Kingdom


"The most innovative form of business finance since the invention of the credit card!"

Learn about the different types of crowdfunding and the major platforms in UK. Would you know how to advise your client at the moment? It's an area all lawyers need to get to grips with, before somebody else beats them to it!

A practical day to equip you with the tools you need to help you work with your clients - both start-ups & established businesses, across all sectors.

  • Online demos
  • Case studies
  • Practical tips
  • Time-saving 'cheat sheets' & other useful resources to take away
  • Optional ongoing membership of The Association of Crowdfunding Experts to keep you up-to-date with this very fast moving market

July

The Mysterious Art of Crowdfunding
Event  Jul 9 12:00–15:00 · The Backlot Perth - 21 Simpson Street, West Perth, WA 6005, Australia


A quick and easy way to raise money for your project or a whole lot of wasted time...? Crowdfunding can be neither, or both.

Raising money by any means isn't easy: but a well planned, strategically targeted campaign on the right platform can be lucrative and a whole lot of fun.

It's also a great way to find out whether your project has an audience!

And for directors, making the teaser can help you test your concept, style and crew.
This session offers to unpack the process and outline useful strategies and tools for crowdfunding, using recent successful campaigns as case-studies.

Crowdfunding can deliver much-needed early development funds, fill a hole in your budget, or help complete a film and get it out into the world.

But most importantly, it helps build awareness and a fan base for your project - and that can be worth more than the money raised.

This session will be run by Dr Cathy Henkel, WA Chapter head for ADG, Director of the WA Screen Academy and award-winning documentary film-maker (Eco-Warriors, Show Me the Magic, The Burning Season, The Man Who Stole My Mother's Face).

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
Crowdfunding London
Event  Jul 20 19:00–22:00 · Makerversity - London, WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom


Whether you're a veteran crowdfunder, or just thinking about launching a Kickstarter or Indiegogo, 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.

August

BUSINESS & CROWDFUND EXPO BY EVERYBODY IN HOUSTON
Event  Aug 13 09:30–17:30 · Reliant Center North Stadium Dr Houston, Tx 77054


WHAT IS BUSINESS & CROWDFUND EXPO?

• Business & Crowdfund Expo is a traditional B2B trade show, conference & networking event dedicated to Houston business owners & business professionals which presents equity crowdfunding knowledge to everyone in attendance, held at the Reliant Center.

• The Expo will bring together many business owners and decision-makers to shop for products & services by vendors like you.

• In addition to our huge exhibitor hall, there are other networking opportunities .If you have a product or service that helps a small business, you should exhibit at the Expo. If you want qualified leads and want to increase sales, exhibiting at this show is a must.

• The Expo will feature a main stage overview of donation and equity based crowdfunding.

• Learn how to raise money for you business or organization from top Houston crowdfund experts.

• The Expo is the only large scale venue in Houston that brings the crowdfund industry of portals, experts to present both national and state based Equity crowdfund presentations to the general public for free!

August 29th 2016 PitchFeast
Event  Aug 29 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.

September

Government, UN Agencies, Investors, Military - AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016
Event  Sep 7 08:00 – Sep 8 18:00 · Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20004



AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Centre, Washington D.C

7-8th September 2016


The Aid & International Development Forum's 8th annual Global Disaster Relief Summit is the world leading gatehring for international humanitarian experts at relief agencies, NGOs and charity associations, UN and government agencies, developemnt banks and donors and innovative technology and service providers. ADIF Global Disaster Relief Summit Summit is designed to create a platform to facilitate and encourage exchange of thoughts, share expertise and present the lessons learned through first-hand experiences.

The Objective


The summit strives to enable quicker and better response during crisis and catastrophes in a more effective, sustainable and cost-efficient way. The Summit agenda has been developed in consultation with key organisations, such as UNOCHA, World Vision, UNOPS, USAID, Red Cross, World Bank, Aidmatrix, and CIPS. This year’s programme focuses on best practice in logistics and transport, innovations in water security and ICT solutions for disaster relief – while also offering our sought-after experimental zone and unique pitch tank sessions.

Crowd Dialog Europe - united knowledge - Crowd-Sourcing-Innovation-Funding
Event  Sep 8 08:30–19:00 · WKO Steiermark 111 Körblergasse Veranstaltungszentrum 8010 Graz Österreich


United Knowledge - beyond limit.

join Europe´s Crowd-expert stakeholders from practice, academia and politics to unite for the leading crowd themed conference that covers B2B practical experience and applied science.

About Crowd Dialog Europe 2016

In partnership with the EU Commission, WKO Steiermark, the city of Graz will be the hosting city for 2016 to welcome the European Crowd experts - united in knowledge and diversity. Stakeholder from all 28 European member states represented by dedicated Country Patrons will gather to discuss diverse scenarios of crowd-disruption from the fields of practitioners, academia and politics.

Get involved.

A world-class experience gathering the European Crowd-X ecosystem experts and innovators, Crowd Dialog Europe is more than just an event. It’s a catalyst for the growth and development of disruptive and agile crowd-based ecosystem.

CSW Summit Bangalore
Event  Sep 10 · Bangalore, India


This one-day summit aims to spark ideas among participants on how the Internet can become catalyst for social productivity, engage India’s decision makers and entrepreneurs, and connect them with top experts in crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. CSW Summit Bangalore is organised in partnership with the Digital Empowerment Foundation.

Agenda

CSW Summit Bangalore will focus on crowdfunding and collaborative approaches that define a sharing economy. Local and international speakers will share how crowdsourcing is reshaping industries and transforming organisations today.

Secrets Behind A Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
Event  Sep 13 18:00–21:00 · Google Campus London - 4-6 Bonhill Street Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4BX, United Kingdom


Alright. So you want to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign?

You know what crowdfunding is and you also know the difference between reward, equity and debt-based crowdfunding (if not, please see here).

But you've probably also heard that crowdfunding doesn't work like magic. The tale of you putting up a project online and then getting showered with money from strangers through the internet sounds a bit too good to be true. And you know what, it is!

Crowdfunding takes some serious efforts and doesn't work out most of the times. And sometimes, even if it works, it might not be what you think it is.

Tonight, we will be partnering with Indiegogo and learn about all the practical stuff on launching a successful crowd funding campaign, from what needs to be done to what things to watch out for!

We are thrilled to be one of Indiegogo's parthers in their initiative to support diversity in entrepreneurship and offer extra support for women-run crowdfunding campaigns until March 2017.

Indiegogo will host events throughout the year focused on supporting female entrepreneurs to get their ideas off the ground through crowfdfunding. Women that launch campaigns through the initiative will also have the opportunity to sign-up for additional campaign mentoring from Indiegogo’s dedicated support team.

Crowdfunding Strategies for Micro Investing
Event  Sep 14 18:30–21:30 · tba San Francisco, CA 94101

This hosted event is designed for investors and advanced stage startups. Register to request a ticket. We will contact you if you are confirmed, and send you details on location.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Founders, entrepreneurs, CEOs, CFOs, controllers, tax directors, in house counsel, investors, angels, VCs, strategic investors, accountants.
4:00-6:00 IPO BOOTCAMP
6:00-7:00 Dinner and networking
7:05-9:00 General Equity Crowdfunding:

  • Implications for SEC Rulings on General Equity Investment Crowdfunding Act
  • Using Crowdfunding Platforms to Raise Funding
  • Hear recent data on types of companies that use crowdfunding in addition to data regarding the activity and interests of angel groups, venture capitalists, and other funding institutions within the crowdfunding industry.

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
Crowd Dialog Europe 16 - United in Knowledge
Event  Sep 28 · Graz, Austria


In partnership with the EU Commission, the country Styria, WKO Steiermark, the city of Graz will be the second hosting city to gather THE European Crowd experts. All driven by a common goal: enabling the crowd for a greater good. Stakeholder from all 28 European member states represented by dedicated Country Patrons will gather to discuss diverse scenarios of crowd-disruption from the fields of practitioners, academia and politics.

Our goal is to bring together bright minds to give inspiring talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects that reflect crowd-based disruption, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. Here is our line-up of speakers and experts for a day that follows an intriguing and energetic flow of inspiration.



Link : www.crowddialog.eu

2016 SVIEF (Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum)
Event  Sep 30 09:30 – Oct 1 21:00 · Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA 95054

The 6th Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF)

SVIEF (www.svief.org) is an international conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships between U.S. and Asian-Pacific. It is a leading venue in high-tech industry field gathering multi-tech and business professionals, while providing a platform for talent, technology and resources exchange. The past five SVIEFwere held in Silicon Valley annually with more than 7,000 attendees each year.

The 2016 SVIEF will be held on Sep 30th&Oct 1st, 2016 at Santa Clara Convention Center. It is designed to be intense and informative with theme on "The Era of Innovation: The Internet of Everything". This is going to be an educational, captivating, and interactive event featuring 100+ high-profile speakers and 100+ tech exhibitors for the 10,000+ attendees to experience.

October

Global Crowdfunding Convention GCC- 5th Annual Oct 15-17th 2016
Event  Oct 15 20:30 – Oct 17 22:00 · Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino - 3667 South Las Vegas Boulevard Las Vegas, NV 89109


Learn How to Become a Crowdfunding All-Star from the world's leading experts in both rewards, donation and equity crowdfunding!

The crowdfunding industry is booming since we launched our first convention 5 years ago. Industry experts estimate that crowdfunding will add at least $65 billion into the global economy in 2016, and with its current growth rate, at least $3.2 trillion by 2020.

Crowdfunding is impacting all types of people, causes, businesses, creative ventures and industries across the around the globe. Although the industry is growing fast, understanding how crowdfunding really works and keeping up with such a fast paced industry can be challenging.



For the Millions who love Crowdfunding join us for the
5th Global Crowdfunding Convention
Where the world learns Crowdfunding and Celebrates the
Best of our Humanity.


The aim of the annual Global Crowdfunding Convention is to cut through the clutter & confusion, making it easy to gain the knowledge, connections and tools needed to achieve crowdfunding success and raise the capital or funding you need.



See more here

October 31st 2016 PitchFeast
Event  Oct 31 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.

November

Fundit Wednesdays with Bank of Ireland
Event  Nov 9 17:30–19:30 · Bank Of Ireland - 1 Grand Canal Square - Grand Canal Quay 1, Dublin, Ireland


How Crowdfunding Could Work for Your Startup or Idea:

Bank of Ireland are partnering with Ireland’s leading crowdfunding site for
creative ideas. fundit.ie will host Fund it Wednesdays, monthly talks taking place
throughout Ireland in 2016.

These lively discussion sessions will aim to give you all you need to know about
Crowdfunding as an alternative way to unlock funds for a startup through
engaging with your customers, fans or social media followers.

Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive of fundIt.ie will talk about crowdfunding,
the benefits and pit-falls, and what you need to know about the domestic and
international sites to make a decision on which one is best for you.

Refreshments will be provided on the evening and all are welcome to attend.

Fundit Wednesdays with Bank of Ireland
Event  Nov 9 17:30–19:30 · Bank Of Ireland - 1 Grand Canal Square - Grand Canal Quay 1, Dublin, Ireland


How Crowdfunding Could Work for Your Startup or Idea:
Bank of Ireland are partnering with Ireland’s leading crowdfunding site for
creative ideas. fundit.ie will host Fund it Wednesdays, monthly talks taking place
throughout Ireland in 2016.

These lively discussion sessions will aim to give you all you need to know about
Crowdfunding as an alternative way to unlock funds for a startup through
engaging with your customers, fans or social media followers.

Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive of fundIt.ie will talk about crowdfunding,
the benefits and pit-falls, and what you need to know about the domestic and
international sites to make a decision on which one is best for you.

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