Harlem Community Development Corporation and U.S. Small Business Administration are hosting a one day event to compare crowdfunding with traditional business loans.
8:30am - 9:10am : Registration and Breakfast
9:10 AM – 9:20AM: Opening Remarks: Hon. Inez E. Dickens
New York City Council Member, 9th District
9:20 AM – 9:30 AM: Comments By SBA Regional Advocate Teresa Coaxum
9:30am - 10:30am: Crowdfunding Panel + Q&A
Alex Feldman, CEO of Crowdsunite:
Alex helps small businesses with raising money online. He is CEO of CrowdsUnite which is the largest review site for funding platforms. Alex was mentioned in publications like the Huffington post and Entrepreneur Magazine. His writings about crowdfunding were published on major websites like crowdsourcing.org and Crowdfund Insider.
Rob Wu, CEO at CauseVox
CauseVox is a online fundraising platform for crowdfunding and peer to peer fundraising campaigns.
Amanda Barbara, Vice President at Pubslush:
Pubslush is a global crowdfunding publishing platform for authors to raise funds and gauge the audience for new book ideas, and for trendsetting readers to pledge their financial support to bring books to life. Through a publishing imprint, powered by readers, Pubslush acquires high potential books from the platform, and for every book sold, donates a children’s book to a child in need.
Ameet Padte, Business Development at SeedInvest
SeedInvest is an equity-based, crowdfunding platform that connects accredited investors to high-quality start-ups and small businesses seeking funding.
John Vaskis, Gaming Vertical Lead at Indiegogo
John heads up Indiegogo's gaming vertical which includes all videogame board/card game campaigns on the worlds biggest crowdfunding platform.
10:45am - 11:20am: Business Lending Panel I – Lending for Start-ups and Non-traditional
Christian Damiba, Director, NYC Business Solutions, Upper Manhattan and Washington Heights
Lloyd Doaman, Loan Officer, TruFund financial Services, Inc.
Rosa Franco, Director of Lending, Neighborhood Trust Federal Credit Union
Angel Garcia, Business Development Specialist, LES People’s Credit Union
11:30 AM – 12:05 AM: Business Lending Panel II – Lending for Business Growth and Expansion
· Jorge V. LaCourt, VP Managing Director, Sterling National Bank
· Runi Mehta, Small Business Specialist, Santander Bank
· Niles Stewart, Branch Manager, Carver Bank
· La-Shawn E. Talley, Small Business Banking Officer-Citibank
12:10 PM – 12:30 PM Closing Remarks
Crowdfunding and Lenders 8:30am - 12:30pm
To register for this free event please contact Harlem CDC: (212)[masked] or [masked]