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Reward Based Crowdfunding: Everything You Need for Success!

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Price: $30.00 /per person
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Learn everything you need to know about reward crowdfunding from the top professionals in the industry.

The first time such a large group of experts comes together to offer advice on reward crowdfunding.

This event will be videotaped by Reality Crowd TV (


6:00pm - 6:30pm : Networking

6:30pm - 6:40pm: Alex Feldman - What is Reward Crowdfunding

6:40pm - 6:50pm: Alicia Hansen - How I raised over $22,000

6:50pm - 7:00pm: Helen Donnelly - Researching existing projects

7:00pm - 7:10pm: Brian Meece - Creating a successful campaign

7:10pm - 7:20pm: Lucy Norris- Creating an Engaging Crowdfunding Video

7:20pm - 7:30pm: Howard Sherman - Creating the buzz

7:30pm - 7:40pm: Mark Nowotarski - Protecting your IP

7:40pm - 8:30pm: Q&A

8:30pm - 9:00pm: Networking


Alex Feldman, CEO of Crowdsunite (

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 Entrepreneur Magazine. His writings about crowdfunding were published on major websites like and Crowdfund Insider .

Alicia Hansen, Photographer ( and Founder of NYC Salt ( nonprofit

Alicia Hansen has worked professionally as a photographer and visual storyteller since 1996. Her work captures the composition of human dignity in images that are reflective, joyful, authentic, heroic, and beautiful. She is the founder and executive director of a nonprofit photography and college readiness program called NYC SALT. The program uses digital photography to help underprivileged high school students in NYC build award winning portfolios for college.

Helen A. Donnelly, Chief Marketing Officer of CrowdFunding4All ( is the crowdfunding industry’s only Crowd-Powered Project Search and Support™ network. We bring the crowd to crowdfunding by making it easy for Funders to find, follow and fund projects that best fit their interests and funding goals. Our platform-agnostic approach helps Funders discover projects across platform and funding type, then click-thru to the hosting platform to complete their funding transaction.

Brian Meece, CEO of RocketHub (

Through its global crowdfunding platform, RocketHub has helped 100,000+ people, in 1,500+ cities, in 150+ countries, to raise millions of dollars for campaigns that matter. RocketHub prides itself on offering the crowdfunding industry’s best education, service, and support.

Lucy Norris, Managing Editor of AlleyWire (

Producer and Correspondent at Top Listings for Alleywire, TV Host, Writer and brand ambassador.

Lucy Norris is a British correspondent who is now based in NYC. She freelances at a variety of media outlets including Alleywire, Millennium Magazine, the TV show "On Deck With Lucy" and contributes to a variety of segments and articles as a Lifestyle and Beauty expert.

Howard Sherman, President of CrowdFundBuzz (

Howard has a hands-on philosophy working directly with clients on crowdfunding consulting and crowdfunding campaign management.

Mark Nowotarski, President of Markets, Patents & Alliances LLC (

Mark has several patent clients with successful crowdfunding projects and has given training seminars, webinars, and continuing legal education courses on crowdfunding. Mark is a former Corporate R&D Fellow at Praxair Inc where he earned 17 patents on his inventions.