Crowdfunding: Disrupting Traditional Funding Models ***Video Available***

Uncovering the opportunities and risks hidden behind Crowdfunding...

When:      Tuesday,  June 19, 2012
               6:00 - 7:00pm  Networking and Refreshments
               7:00 - 8:30pm  Panel Discussion and Q&A
 
Where:    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
 


 
 
Event Description 

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?

[1] Crowdfunding Industry Report from Massolution study on crowdfunding platforms  

Come join us as the panelists uncover the opportunities and risks hidden behind Crowdfunding!


Moderator

Carl Esposti, Founder at Crowdsourcing.org

Presenter 

Slava Rubin, CEO & Co-Founder at Indiegogo 

Panelists

Ryan CaldbeckCEO, CircleUp   

Daniel Zimmermann, Partner, WilmerHale 

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



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