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Campaign Critiques and Lessons Learned from CrowdFunding Alumni - May Edition

Hey Folks, 

Building off the success of our April MeetUp, we're already planning for our May gathering. As before, Opportunity Hub (O-Hub) has CHEAP ($6) parking in the garage behind the building, so be sure to join us in Suite 206.

MeetUp Agenda

• Introductions

• 3 crowdfunders (either in the middle of their fundraising or planning to launch soon) present their campaigns so far and get critiques from the group

• Successful campaign manager will give a presentation on and answer our questions about how he/she surpassed their team's funding goal

• Wrap-up of lessons learned 

• Voting on next session's focus

• Networking time and possible post-event drinks

Special Guest: Spencer Reeve, Marketing Executive for CoolMiniOrNot, Inc.

Spencer has been a vital member of the team that has successfully crowdfunded 10 different campaigns since May 2012, with their most recent one ending just last week. 

His company, Cool Mini Or Not, focuses primarily on tabletop games, and they're really good at what they do. As in every single one of their campaigns has been wildly successful, raising anywhere from 266% and 9,020% of their initial funding goals

All combined, their campaigns have raised over $7.5 million dollars, with their single-most successful campaign (so far) raising more than $2.2 million dollars alone.

Come learn from one of the greats!

Atlanta-based Presenters and Campaigns (Currently Funding):

Van Jensen, of THE LEG: A Graphic Novel With a Kick

The disembodied, sentient leg of Santa Anna ventures on a quest to save Mexico in this 180-page, full-color graphic novel.

Jiyoung Lee, of Female Pervert - A Feature Film

Phoebe empowers women by objectifying men. She meets a few men along the way, hoping to spark a love connection. But her perversions are hard to suppress. Will she be able to change? Or will she accept her fate as a female pervert?

Courtney Gray, of The Basik Shirt: The New Modern Basic for Men

A tailored shirt that will make you feel more confident and make getting dressed to impress simple — the new modern basic for men.

Want to Present or Get Your Campaign Critiqued?

If you've already run a successful campaign, we want to hear from you. We'd love to have you come to share your journey and present your proven method for success.

If you're in the middle of running a campaign, we want to help you right now. Come tell us about your live campaign and we'll offer critiques about what you can do now to meet your fundraising goal and finish strong.

If you are currently preparing to run a campaign, we want to help you design it. Please come and tell us what you are struggling with, what you need, and how we can help you. We want to provide you with the opportunity to connect and learn from others who have walked the walk, as well as those who are currently doing it.

If you tried to run a campaign before but came short of meeting your goal, we think you'll benefit from the insights shared here. You might just find the inspiration to give it another shot and the resources to make it a success the second time around.

We strive to foster a collaborative learning environment where participants actively share insights, advice, and find ways to help each other. We want to create a symbiotic ecosystem for all of Atlanta’s entrepreneurs, artists, and technologists.

RSVP today and let Justin ([masked]) know directly if you want to present your successful campaign or get your current/future campaign critiqued.

See you all there!

-- Albin & Justin

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