MaRS Best Practices - The Crowdfunding Success Pattern
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
Want to learn more about crowdfunding?
Designed for startup project leaders who leverage crowdfunding, this session examines how to maximize this funding model.
Modern social networking makes reaching out simple and virtually free. More people are taking up projects independently. A revolution is emerging in independent creativity and entrepreneurism. Crowdfunding is the foundation of this new economy.
Brian Meece is the CEO of RocketHub, one of the world’s top crowdfunding platforms. RocketHub has observed over 20,000 funding campaigns while helping companies raise millions of dollars globally. In doing so, it has narrowed down the formula for successful crowdfunding. Come hear Brian discuss the factors that determine which projects achieve their goals (and which ones don't).
We’ll look at how project leaders currently crowdfund their endeavours, and the "core patterns" that affect funding probability.
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MaRS Discovery District, Social Innovation Generation & Ashoka Canada present
MaRS (www.marsdd.com) is a large scale, mission driven innovation centre located in Toronto and networked across Ontario, focused on building Canada’s next generation of technology companies.
MaRS works closely with entrepreneurs to grow and scale their ventures into global market leaders in life sciences and health care, information, communications and entertainment technologies, cleantech, advanced materials and engineering, as well as innovative social purpose businesses.
Social Innovation Generation (SiG) (www.sigeneration.ca) is a collaborative partnership founded by The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the University of Waterloo, the MaRS Discovery District, and the PLAN Institute. Our ultimate goal is to support whole system change through changing the broader economic, cultural and policy context in Canada to allow social innovations to flourish.
Ashoka (canada.ashoka.org) is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs – individuals with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Ashoka is redefining the global citizen sector by creating a system of collaborative entrepreneurship. Connecting the work of individual social entrepreneurs to business, academic and public sector partners, they create a network effect driving the sector forward and developing new solutions to global problems.