If you are interested in crowdfunding come and talk to the experts from the NYC crowdfunding community.
Crowdfunding experts will be given a special name-tag to identify them.
6:00pm - 7:00pm : Networking
7:00pm - 7:30pm: Experts will give a short description of what they do
7:30pm - 9:00pm: Networking
Experts at this event:
Alex Feldman, CEO of Crowdsunite (http://crowdsunite.com/):
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.
Educator, writer, speaker and investor with a primary interest in alternative investments. Have written four investing books and 700 investing articles. Currently working on a fifth book on crowdfunding, which deals with all four models -- donation, reward, debt and equity and is global in scope. Run the 5000+ member New York Investing meetup (the largest investing meetup in the world), which provides the public with market and economic education.
Amanda Barbara, Vice President at Pubslush (http://www.pubslush.com/):
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.
Aaron Kellner, Investment Executive of SeedInvest (https://www.seedinvest.com/)
SeedInvest is an equity-based, crowdfunding platform that connects accredited investors to high-quality start-ups and small businesses seeking funding.
Anton Root, Editor at crowdsourcing.org (http://www.crowdsourcing.org/):
Anton cover stories related to crowdsourcing -- open innovation, crowdfunding, distributed knowledge, and cloud labor for CrowdSourcing.org
Minda Aguhob, M.Ed. is founder of Love Performs (http://loveperforms.com)
A company on a mission to raise the level of love in action in the world, by empowering passionate people with purpose -- via an innovative live events and social media video platform. She offers her expertise in launching a movement, providing marketing consultation and copywriting services for crowdfunding campaigns. A former elite endurance athlete, she races for charity and has raised over $30,000 online for leukemia and lymphoma research.
Dwight, Business Director at BackersHub (http://www.backershub.com)
BackersHub is a growing community of Hardcore Backers. Our members are a dedicated group of repeat Kickstarter Backers that rate Kickstarter campaigns - providing campaign creators with needed feedback and support. Promote your next campaign to a community of Hardcore Backers.
Manolis Sfinarolakis, Founder at Reality Crowd TV (http://www.RealityCrowdTV.com)
Experts from past events:
Daryl Bryant- Founder and CEO of StartupValley.com
Jonny Sandlund – Founder of thecrowdcafe.com, and localinvestors.org
Anton Root - Editor of Crowdsourcing.org
Sang Lee – Founder and CEO of Return on Change
Stella McGovern - Co-Founder of crowdzu.com
Ryan Feit - CEO of SeedInvest