Uncovering the opportunities and risks hidden behind Crowdfunding...
6:00 - 7:00pm Networking and Refreshments
7:00 - 8:30pm Presentation then Panel Discussion and Q&A
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Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, Stanford University 291 Campus Drive West, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 Click Here for Parking Details
Can your $1 contribution create a Big Business? YES, with crowdfunding.
$1.5 billion in 2011, crowdfunding is set to double this year . Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunded 60,000 projects: Half of the cash came as donations, while the other half came as an exchange for creative rewards or future product.
Now that the JOBS Act lets startups exchange Equity-for-Cash up to $1M per year, implementation will prove interesting. Crowdfunding has vined its way through informal social networking sites, and these continue to fuel the rapid growth of this new economic engine.
- Will crowdfunding consume or complement existing capitalist models?
- How will alternative funding models accelerate disruption?
- Will it create massive opportunities for entrepreneurs and the economy overall?
- What does it mean to give equity to individual consumers and what's the impact on the company?
- Will VC's shy away from a Series A funding due to the startup's early-stage crowdfunding?
Carl Esposti, Founder at Crowdsourcing.org
Slava Rubin, CEO & Co-Founder at IndieGoGo
Brian Meece, CEO, RocketHub
Daniel Zimmerman, Partner, WilmerHale
Don Ross, Managing Director/Founder and Board Member, HealthTech Capital and Sand Hill Angels
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