Content: This webinar will provide an overview of the four types of crowdfunding platforms: debt, equity, rewards, and donations. This webinar will also discuss tips and tricks for the four different types of crowdfunding platforms as well as what kinds of projects are most fitting for each of the different types.
Target Audience: Entrepreneurs and others interested in crowdfunding as an alternative means of raising capital; investors who are looking to invest funds through a crowdfunding platform
Desired Learning: Attendees will walk away with an understanding of the crowdfunding landscape and what strategies are most su
ccessful to raise funds through a crowdfunding platform. Examples of successful and non-successful strategies and campaigns will be discussed.
Presenter: Candace Klein, Founder and CEO of SoMoLend, a debt-based crowdfunding platform.
Candace Klein is the founder and CEO of two successful startup companies: Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend. Candace launched Bad Girl Ventures in March, 2010 as a non-profit, micro-finance organization focused on educating and financing woman-owned startup companies. In its first two years of operations, BGV has received over 2,000 applicants, has educated over 500 businesses, has financed nearly 50 women with more than $700,000, and has created 188 jobs across Ohio. Candace also launched SoMoLend in May, 2011, which offers new solutions for small businesses to get the money they need to launch and sustain their operations. To date, SoMoLend has partnered with KeyBank, the City of Cincinnati and 41 other corporate lenders, and anticipates rolling out crowdfunding in early 2014.