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Princeton Tech Meetup #24 w/Indiegogo - Crowd Funding Workshop

  • Mar 25, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Topic: Crowd Funding Workshop

Speakers: John Vaskis, Stefan Kende from Indiegogo


7:00 - Arrival - Snacks, Pizza and Networking.

7:20 - Introduction / Announcements by the organizers.

7:30 - Crowd Funding Workshop 

Come and learn how to launch a successful Crowd Funding Campaign and learn from the Indiegogo team on the best practices and the stories from some of the most successful campaigns.

8:30 - There will be upto 10 - ONE MINUTE Pitches that's worthy of a crowd funding campaign. So come prepared with your ideas and Princeton Tech Meetup along with the Indiegogo team will help to get you on to their crown funding platform. 

Apply Here to participate to pitch. 

8:50 - Open-mic to quickly promote your business or broadcast a need that someone in the group might be able to fill.

8:55 - Wrap-Up, discussion of Meetup, feedback and opportunities for improvement or future topics.

8:59 - End of formal part of meeting.

9:00 - Exit Venue and head to After Hours Party - Location: TBA

More About the Speakers:

John Vaskis is the Vertical Gaming Lead for Indiegogo, the leading global crowdfunding platform. Previously John was a Senior Developer Partnership Manager at Oberon Media where he led the company’s efforts around flash game acquisition and merchandising, and managed relationships with over 350 game developers at gaming companies such as Electronic Arts, Telltale Games, and Playfirst.

Stefan Kende is the Community Outreach Lead for Indiegogo, the leading global crowdfunding platform. He is always working to cultivate and educate the growing community on the platform. Previously, he worked in the education space with deans of students and pre-orientation programs to optimize the impact said programs had on students. Stefan is an alumnus of Princeton University and always happy to return to his alma mater. 

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  • Esther S.

    Anyone have any photos from this Indiegogo meeting that I could use? Thanks.

    March 31, 2014

  • Mohan J.

    Very informative

    March 26, 2014

  • carol

    Great. Really enjoyed the community and thank the community for its support

    March 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great Meetup as always. It would be nice if the room had a 3G/4G Hotspot however. The Free Wi-Fi is a pleasure!

    March 26, 2014

  • Torquato T.

    It was great having idiegogo there. Very informative and cool.

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Nick L.

    Good morning,

    To recap my Microsoft announcement last night, I'm a Technical Evangelist at Microsoft in the NY Metro team. For all the entrepreneurs here, you should look into BizSpark, a program that gives you free Microsoft software and a cloud subscription for 3 years.

    To qualify, you must:
    - Be a small business or startup less than 5 years old.
    - Have less than $1M in revenue
    - Have software as part of your business model (apps, software packages, websites, hosted service, etc.) It can include hardware too as long as software is part of your added value.

    You get the equivalent of an MSDN Ultimate subscription worth over $13K per year, giving you access to over 900 Microsoft products and $150/month in cloud credits on Windows Azure. Over 50K startups across 100 countries benefit from BizSpark.

    For more info and to sign-up, go to

    You can contact me at [myfirstname].[mylastname]

    Great Meetup, thanks. Great talks before and after the Meetup.

    March 26, 2014

  • Wil L.

    I've been to many CrowdFunding talk. I was even registered to attend another one in the city last night. The Indiegogo speakers last night have reset the bar. It was the most informative CrowdFunding discussion I've ever attended.

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Robert S.

    Great crowd funding presentation! Princeton tech meet up is the best.

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Shamil R.

    Very informative and the speakers were more than willing to stick around and answer questions.

    2 · March 26, 2014

  • Janie H.

    During the pitch session last night, Amanda Nicol mentioned the networking event at the library this Saturday ... Here is a link for more information on the session and to register:

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • Basu P.

    Great Workshop! If you did not get the url from my presentation, here it is: Please check it out and give us a shout. We welcome any good idea that will help us help the shelters & the dog lovers.

    March 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Presentation was great, insightful. Though few more people could have been given chance to pitch their ideas.

    March 26, 2014

  • Janie H.

    Stefan and John from Indiegogo were terrific. Lots of good advice and insider knowledge on how to run a successful funding campaign.

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Vidyadhar

    This was the first time I attended an event from Princeton Tech. It was well organized and it was a good intro to crowd funding and how it works. I look forward to future events. Perhaps more time could have been allocated for more pitches.

    2 · March 25, 2014

  • Dennis H.

    Here was our campaign from tonight. please share your feedback, share the campaign and if you support us we will support you.

    March 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    there's supposed to be a little snow this aftenoon,
    will the event still take place?

    March 25, 2014

    • Venu M.

      Yes, We are ON!

      2 · March 25, 2014

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