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Crowdfunding – An Alternative Source of Funding

e6ed6060bbb4b273-fundingOver the last several years crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular funding option for both entrepreneurs and investors:

  1. It is convenient.
  2. Validates your concept.
  3. Reduces business risk.
  4. Provides a real-time feedback.
  5. Great marketing tool

During this workshop you will learn:

  • Who is suited for Crowdfunding
  • Raising cash in return for rewards/awards, using Crowdfunding
  • Raising cash in return for equity, using Crowdfunding
  • Detailed steps in an awards-based Crowdfunding campaign
  • Marketing using Crowdfunding
  • Leave this workshop with knowledge about this increasingly important and often misunderstood topic
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Fee $25 ($30 at site) includes refreshments
FREE for the first 10 Veterans who register after October 11, thanks to a grant by
Capital One Bank (code: VETS)

Presenter #1: Tim Jeffcoat, Director, SBA
Tim is the Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration in Houston.  He oversees the delivery of SBA programs and services in Houston and the surrounding 32 counties of Texas. In addition, he has made several presentations on crowdfunding. In May 2013, Tim was nominated for the SBA IKE Award in the category of Most Valuable Player.

Presenter #2: Rita Leader – Corporate Attorney (retired) and SCORE Mentor
Rita is an attorney who has practiced corporate law for over 26 years representing individual entrepreneurs, small corporations, large publicly held corporations and venture capitalists.  She specializes in the field of corporate finance and securities, while providing general business representation to her clients.  

Wednesday October 19, 2016
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Registration @ 9:30 AM
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