Cincinnati Blacks in Technology: 'Serving Community Through Crowdfunding'

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BDPA (http://www.bdpa.org/group/CI) hosts ‘Cincinnati Blacks In Technology’ to collaborate with the vibrant community of like-minded technology professionals of color in our city. The doors are wide open for those folks who passionate about all things technical. Our meetups encourage fun, socializing and high level talks on a variety of technology topics. IT recruiters and IT job seekers (http://www.ITDiversityCareers.com) are both welcome!

This month, we will explore Crowdfunding, one of the fastest growing ways for entrepreneurs to raise money to kick-start businesses and projects. One of the most pressing questions for any new business is how it will be funded! Crowdfunding is the use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a new business venture. Crowdfunding makes use of the easy accessibility of vast networks of friends, family and colleagues through social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn to get the word out about a new business and attract investors. We will look at one of the most attractive options – Crowdfunding - and learn the ins-and-outs from a local expert.

Our expert guest speaker on this topic is Bill Huston, co-founder of My Crowd Rocks, a crowdfunding and social media consultancy. As the Chief Marketing Officer and Digital Strategist, Bill heads the lead generation and branding strategy including blogging, search engine optimization, video marketing, and social media. Bill has over 15 years’ experience in leadership, marketing, and strategic planning, and the team he has assembled has over 20 years of experience and a demonstrated desire to improve the global business community through crowdfunding and digital communication.

BDPA is excited to have Bill sharing his expertise and wisdom for our members at this meetup. Anyone … regardless of race or color … interested in tech is welcome!