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Do you want to learn the ins and outs of creating a successful crowdfunding strategy from seasoned vets, plus walk away with resources and a checklist that you can start implementing on immediately?

Join Woman Led for a Panel Discussion on Crowdfunding July 26th from 5:30-7:30pm at the Ruby Receptionists HQ, where we will take a deep dive with three panelists that have raised nearly $14 million through their kickstarter campaigns. We will be joined by Marguerite Svendson of the Coolest Cooler Campaign, Tara O’Mara from PDX Pet Design of the Shru and Lickibrush Campaigns, and Jessica Chan from the Winkpens (now operating as Modern Human Instruments) Campaign. The panel will be followed by a Q&A so you can make sure you leave with the answers you want and need.

Need an extra reason to join us?

• Walk away with a clear checklist and resource guide including numerous free resources that you can use to launch your campaign!

• Snacks and Beverages provided by Widmer Brewing ( and Goodnuss Nut Milk (!

• Door Prizes including a Sauna Visit Package to Loyly Spa (, lipsticks from Spela Cosmetics (, and a fresh Almond Milk Kit from Goodnuss (!

Marguerite Svendsen is the Owner of The Svendesen Group, a boutique consulting firm that focuses on "Operations for Entrepreneurs". They provide the expertise to help business scale with the right mix of systems, people and tools during periods of rapid start-up growth. She works hands-on with manufacturing, finance and leadership teams to transition them to a focused, sustainable operating environment. Marguerite frequently advises project creators on post-campaign execution, a lesson learned after managing Ryan Grepper's $13M Coolest Cooler Kickstarter Campaign in 2014.

Tara O'Mara is the Co-Founder of PDX Pet Design which creates products to improve the lives of Cats and their owners. Tara is best known for her successful LICKI Brush Kickstarter Campaign in 2016, featuring a tongue-shaped brush used to lick your cat. She previously ran an even more successful Kickstarter Campaign in 2014 for SHRU, an intelligent Cat Companion, which raised nearly $200K directly from backers.

Jessica Chan is the Founder of Modern Human Instruments (formerly WINKPENS). Jessica is an Industrial Designer, Creative, and Entrepreneur that innovated a glass nibbed fountain pen, specially designed to use sustainable pigments as ink. She successfully ran a Kickstarter Campaign using prototypes of her pen to fund the manufacturing of her pens, and has continued to grow her business since then.


5:30-6:00pm Networking

6:00-7:00pm Panel Discussion

7:00-7:30pm Audience Q&A and Door Prizes

Event Location:

Ruby Receptionists HQ

805 SW Broadway St. Suite 900

Portland OR 97205