There will be a special mini-meeting (6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.) on Thursday, October 10th, where an important announcement will be made about how Colorado Crowdfunding will address the rewards / donation-based model of crowdfunding (e.g., Kickstarter and the current iteration of Indiegogo) as we continue into the future.
In addition, we’ll have our normal meeting on October 23rd, where it is my intention to begin our study of the investment-based model of crowdfunding. At our meeting on the 23rd, we’ll have a guest speaker, Kieran Mccarthy, from Colorado Startup Lawyer, who will share with us the pro’s and con’s of the new “noisey” accredited investor crowfunding model.
One of our new members recently asked, "do you have to be engaged 24/7 to run a successful project? The short answer to that is, "HELL YES!" It does take an enormous commitment, both in terms of time and energy, for anyone to have a successful campaign. Two of the most recent successful campaigns are Dawn Miracle’s "Hot Straw" campaign and Mario Lurig’s "Chocolate Dice" campaign. Dawn’s was on Indiegogo and Mario’s was on Kickstarter.
Along those lines, if you come to the October 10th meeting you will hear about our plans to make a Task Master for crowdfunding campaigns available to members who feel they can’t do it by themselves. This will, of course, be fee-based help, but it will only be offered as an option for those who just don’t feel they can do their campaigns by themselves.
There will never be any pressure at any of our meetings for any of our members to use anyone for a fee. All of the educational services are provided free of charge; our members can chose to do everything they need to put in place for a campaign all by themselves or with volunteers. Any approved service providers are there, not to sell you services, but to provide help if, but only if, you need it.
Look forward to seeing those who of you who are interested in donation / rewards-based crowdfunding at the September 10th meeting, and those of you interested in getting on with investment-based crowdfunding, at our October 23rd meeting.