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Crowdfunding: Disrupting Traditional Funding Models (360+ attendees as of 6/18)

Uncovering the opportunities and risks hidden behind Crowdfunding...

6:00 - 7:00pm Networking and Refreshments

7:00 - 8:30pm Presentation then Panel Discussion and Q&A


Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, Stanford University 291 Campus Drive West, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 Click Here for Parking Details

VLAB May Event: NoSQL & Big Data

Can your $1 contribution create a Big Business? YES, with crowdfunding.

$1.5 billion in 2011, crowdfunding is set to double this year [1]. Kickstarter and Indiegogo crowdfunded 60,000 projects: Half of the cash came as donations, while the other half came as an exchange for creative rewards or future product.

Now that the JOBS Act lets startups exchange Equity-for-Cash up to $1M per year, implementation will prove interesting. Crowdfunding has vined its way through informal social networking sites, and these continue to fuel the rapid growth of this new economic engine.

  • Will crowdfunding consume or complement existing capitalist models?
  • How will alternative funding models accelerate disruption?
  • Will it create massive opportunities for entrepreneurs and the economy overall?
  • What does it mean to give equity to individual consumers and what's the impact on the company?
  • Will VC's shy away from a Series A funding due to the startup's early-stage crowdfunding?


Carl Esposti, Founder at

Slava Rubin, CEO & Co-Founder at IndieGoGo
Brian Meece, CEO, RocketHub
Daniel Zimmerman, Partner, WilmerHale

Don Ross, Managing Director/Founder and Board Member, HealthTech Capital and Sand Hill Angels

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I really liked having the different thought leaders from the disruptive funding model and traditional/vc/corporate. It brought out stronger opinions and added value.

    June 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    was informative and well moderated, only issue would be not enough time for Q&A..they didnt crowdsource the audience for input enough.

    June 20, 2012

  • Dirk H.

    Same situation as Naureen. Is there a recording?

    June 19, 2012

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