The Crowdfunding Revolution
Ever wanted to put a RoboCop statue up in middle of Detroit, produce a documentary or start the world's next great tech venture? Today, all these things are being accomplished through crowdfunding. More than just a hot new buzzword, crowdfunding is creating a fundamental shift in the way we raise money for our businesses, support our loved ones during medical emergencies and even elect our national politicians. In this session a panel of experts will discuss this trend in micro-giving and how it will disrupt the funding landscape for years to come.
Ethan is the Co-founder, COO (and current intra-office burrito eating champion) at GiveForward.com, a crowfunding website that empowers people to raise money for their loved one's out-of-pocket medical expenses. Having lost several family members to cancer, he is deeply passionate about helping people and more than anything, enjoys making people smile. Ethan graduated from Emory University in 2004 with a B.A. in political science and holds a J.D... Read More →
Ms. Clark is the Director of Platform and Analytics for Admeld where she oversees demand side platform and trading desk relationships. Prior to Admeld, Ms. Clark worked at Right Media, the first online advertising exchange, that was acquired by Yahoo in July 2007. Advertising has allowed her to travel the world and she has experience in international markets including EMEA and APAC. Her expertise also includes ad decisioning algorithms, market... Read More →
Erica joined IndieGoGo in 2010 because she believes anyone with a great idea and the passion to act on it, should have the opportunity to raise money. Prior to coming to IndieGoGo, Erica was a Brand Manager at Kraft Foods, Inc. Erica is a proud Board Member of The Cheti Sponsorship Program, and just completed two terms as Treasurer of The House Theatre of Chicago. She spends much of her leisure time in the community and has traveled extensively... Read More →
Nate is the co-founder and operator of Love Drop, an online and offline community of people who come together once a month to help out a family going through a financially hard time. They share the family's story through videos online, and at the end of the month show up on their doorstep and present everything the community did for them. Love Drop has given away nearly $50,000 in its first six months.
Josh provides capital to creative entrepreneurs as the founder and CEO of 33needs, an investment platform that connects social entrepreneurs to micro-investors.
Rob is a Founder at CauseVox, a fundraising platform for the non-profit non-techie to design their own campaigns. Prior to CauseVox, he specialized in management consulting for government agencies and non-profits. Rob is also a certified beancounter (CPA) and on leadership with Synergy Ministries (a non-profit consultancy).
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