Social Good Startup Stories: Celebrating Success & Failure in Crowdfunding


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Join Be Social Change for our next Social Good Startup Stories featuring in-depth conversations with four organizations who have recently gone through the experience of creating a crowdfunding campaign.

Our guests will share insights, and lessons learned in building the campaigns from both the technical side as well as the emotional. Come hear their stories of inspiration and passion and bring your own experiences to share and questions to ask about the process.

This event is perfect for those wanting to learn about what it takes to set up a crowd funding campaign and also learn about how social entrepreneurs are tackling some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems.

Beer, wine, and snacks will be provided! Doors open at 6:30 and we will start at 7:15.

Our Speakers will be:

Angela Bullock, Co-Founder of 100cameras

100cameras empowers kids to create tangible change in their    communities by teaching them to capture their lives through  photography. 100cameras then sells their photographs and gives  100%  of purchases back to the community allowing kids to participate in the  100cameras program and to fund local lifeline,  education, and healthcare  needs.

Marcos Salazar, Co-Founder of Be Social Change

Be Social Change empowers passionate people to transform intention into action. Be Social Change believes that to solve the world’s toughest problems, we need to increase the number of problem-solvers in the world.


Bob Bland, Founder of Manufacture NY

Manufacture New York is a fashion incubator/factory hybrid dedicated to providing independent designers with the resources & skills to streamline their production process & transform local manufacturing into the most affordable, innovative option for all.



Melissa Seligmann, Vice President of Business Development and Alison Dalton Smith, Vice President of Operations at Uncharted Play

Uncharted Play is a for-profit social enterprise dedicated to improving lives through play.  Their flagship product is the SOCCKET, an energy harnessing soccer ball.


Mika Bulmash, Founder of Wine For the World

Wine for the World partners established, acclaimed winemakers in   the U.S. with talented winemakers from developing    countries. Using wine as an instrument for professional and  economic development, Wine for the World strives to build bridges  and open the US  market to talented winemakers abroad.


Our Facilitator will be:

Su Sanni, Co-Founder of WeDidIt

WeDidIt offers an online crowdfunding platform to non-profits so that they can raise funds from their social networks. With the WeDidIt platform, organizations are able to reach new donors, spread awareness and effectively fund the programs they're passionate about.



About Be Social Change

Be Social Change empowers passionate people to transform ideas into action. We believe that to solve the world’s toughest problems, we need to increase the number of problem-solvers in the world. To accomplish this, we equip people with the knowledge, skills, and community of support to create meaningful change through:

  1. Entrepreneurship Education via The Makers Institute, our in-person and online learning platform that equips people with the entrepreneurial skills to create the next generation of socially-conscious small businesses, scalable non-profits, and impact-driven careers

  2. Idea-Exchange and Sharing of Best Practices via cross-sector panel events, pitch sessions, and conferences

  3. Community-Building via monthly Meetups that bring together people from diverse backgrounds and professions for networking, idea-sharing, and collaboration

  4. Resource-Sharing Tools that share opportunities to create impact such as our weekly Social Good Events Guide

Our vision is create a future where every entrepreneur a social entrepreneur, every business a socially-conscious business, and every career is an impact-driven career.

Join us to make that future together.


Refund Policy: Refunds can be issued in full up to 24 hours prior to the start of the event by contacting Be Social Change. We cannot offer a refund once the event has taken place


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  • Ron S.

    I'm getting ready to start crowdfunding for a client and for my own startup: NeighborSquad.TV - Fire your cable company with (crowdsourced) tech support from your neighbors.

    2 · May 3, 2013

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