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January Meetup: 7 Secrets of Effective Crowd Funding [Through Kickstarter]

In this talk, Thomas will share about his experience raising over $10,000 through crowdfunding and how you can do the same for your business.

About Our Speaker - Thomas Umstattd Jr.

As an award winning speaker, Thomas teaches all over the world. His friendly speaking style blends multimedia and audience participation. Thomas is the CEO of Castle Media Group LLC, a company that develops social media integrated websites for authors, businesses and nonprofits. He also runs a resource for authors timid about technology.

“Thomas has demonstrated both extensive technical knowledge and marketing savvy in in helping me with website development strategies. I have also heard him speak authoritatively as a Twitter/New Media expert” -Robert Guild, CEO Accounting Insight, Austin, Texas

“If you want a boring speaker, you'd better not book Thomas." -Andy Merrick New Media Maven, Nashville, Tennessee

This month's agenda will look a little something like this:

12:00 - 12:30 Greetings - bring business cards

12:30 - 1:15 Guest Speaker and Q&A - come equipped with questions

1:15 - 2:00 Discussion and Networking

*This event is free for you to attend. The Flying Saucer hosts our group at no cost, but they hope that we'll eat there. So if you are hungry that day, please consider buying your lunch there.

*There is plenty of free parking in The Triangle's parking garage, as well as some spots in the shopping complex.

** Please RSVP as space is limited.**

We hope to see you there!

Thomas Umstattd - Organizer and Private Happy Hour Coordinator

Tony Tovar - Meetup Founder and Co-Organizer

Amanda Dewoody - Event/Speaker Coordinator and Co-Organizer

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  • Ronnie S.

    So sorry I missed it. Was in Austin couple of months, looking to move to States. Looking to co start a start up. Currently in Australia with equity stakes across Asia, Australia

    January 21, 2014

  • Brice G.

    Fantastic! Friendly people and a mind blowing presentations

    January 8, 2014

  • Azat (aka ".

    Good presentation which was a nice intro for me into the Crowd Funding scene. Thank you for all the info and for organizing this event!

    January 8, 2014

  • Sharee


    January 7, 2014

  • Miles

    This was a great, well-attended meeting! Congrats & thanks to the organizers! While my company is well established and not a Kickstarter candidate, I found the explanation of how crowd funding works to be very interesting and educational. The real-life examples showed how non-obvious choices made (or broke) crowdfunding campaigns.

    For anyone needing project funds who did not attend the meeting, you missed a good one.

    Miles -- Photo Retouching, Airbrushing & Photo Restoration

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • Tony T.

    Hey folks. Free parking in the surrounding garages.

    January 7, 2014

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