Are you interested in finding out if crowdfunding is a viable option for your business or non-profit?
This workshop will help you figure out if crowdfunding could work for you and your community and give you some tools and tips on the process.
You will learn:
● What crowdfunding is – and how the different types work (project, equity and lending)
● How to decide if you’re ready to crowdfund
● What’s required if you run a campaign
● The laws around equity crowdfunding
● Success stories – including our personal experience raising investment for ourselves
● What doesn’t work – lessons we’ve learned from the 20% of companies that don’t hit their goals
● Tools to map your team and your crowd
The power of crowdfunding is in your crowd.
Activating your family, friends, fans, customers and networks and asking them to support you is an amazing way of validating your growth plans. It’s a chance to strengthen existing relationships, not just create new ones solely motivated by a return. Crowdfunding is about more than the funding, it’s about a crowd of your champions out there sharing what you do because they own a piece of you.
Who should attend?
This event is specifically for businesses or non-profits who need an injection of cash to grow. You should come along if:
● You are struggling with the current situation and are exploring ways to raise capital
● You have a great story to tell with a crowd who loves what you do
● You are looking to expand your business
● You are curious about crowdfunding
● You may not be able to get capital through traditional means (eg; banks, Angels, VCs)
● You have access to capital through friends and family but don’t know where to start
● You have a loyal crowd following and want to offer them a piece of your company
● Or you have always wanted to know more about equity crowdfunding and if it is right for you and your company.
Wednesday 2nd September 2020
1.00 – 2.30pm
Firestation Boardroom – 1289 Fenton Street, Rotorua
Limited seats. Registration required.
This workshop is bought to you jointly by:
PledgeMe is all about helping people fund the things they care about. We believe regional business (and the people behind ‘em) should have the opportunity to raise the funding they need. Crowdfunding allows everyone from early-stage founders to well-known businesses to go to your community to raise funding, without the costs a traditional public round of investment could entail.
Firestation help unleash the economic & personal potential of regional business owners, leaders and social enterprises. They are the only privately-owned business growth centre in central north island to help businesses launch, grow & scale.
Anna Guenther // Chief Bubble Blower of PledgeMe
Anna Guenther is the co-founder and Chief Bubble Blower of PledgeMe. Since launching over 1,450 creative, community and entrepreneurial campaigns have raised almost $50 million through the crowdfunding platform. PledgeMe was the first licenced equity crowdfunding platform in New Zealand, and one of the first in Australia. PledgeMe helps people fund the things they care about, with a focus on the funding representing the countries in which they are based (eg. 50% female led, 30% in the regions, 15% Maori).
Anna has also worked for the New Zealand Government, MIT and Harvard, and completed her Masters in Entrepreneurship with a focus on crowdfunding.
Darren McGarvie – Co-founder and Chief Coach
Darren is the co-founder and Chief Coach of Firestation. Darren has coached hundreds of businesses.