Crowdfunding has become a reality in Washington State. This is a great opportunity for startups and entrepreneurs to finally get the funding they need to move forward with the support of many small contributors. But there are still strict SEC and State rules that must be abided by. That’s where a solid strategy comes in.
Join us to hear first hand from the experts regarding the key decisions you need to make and strategies you need to adopt to Crowdfund your next venture. The evening will start with 1 hour of networking for entrepreneurs, investors, advisors and the startup community, followed by 90 minutes of discussion and Q and A.
- Representative Cyrus Habib, 48th Legislative District
- Burt Hamner, Founder and CEO Hydrobee
- Casey Dilloway, Co-Founder Community Sourced Capital
- Michael Luni Libes, Serial Entrepreneur and Founder Fledge Accelerator
- Stephen McDonald, Attorney, Ryan, Swanson and Cleveland PLLC
- Joe Wallin, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
Date: Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 8pm
Where: WeWork South Lake Union, 500 Yale Avenue North, Seattle, 98109
Crowdfunding has injected between thousands to millions of dollars to businesses which were not considered “traditionally” fundable at the time they created their campaigns. Many founders of startups have seen this and asked themselves, “Is crowdfunding really a viable option?” We’ve created this event to help the startup community answer this question along with answering the most important, and often undiscussed, questions around crowdfunding.
Our panel will cover:
- How crowdfunding can help you start or build a business
- The 3 main types of crowdfunding & the differences between them
- Why you might want to choose one type of crowdfunding over another
- The JOBS Act and how it’s affecting funding now, and in the future
- Legalities around crowdfunding
- The benefits of crowdfunding
- The challenges of crowdfunding
- Universal strategies for creating a successful campaign
- And more!
Moderated by Serena Walker, Founder and CEO Athena Business Institute
Date: Monday, April 7th, 2014
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Cost: $20 Live / $20 Replay + Online Q&A / $30 Both!
Where: 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200, Seattle.
Join DWT under the Teatro Zinzanni tent to learn the secrets of how innovative Northwest employers have turned creativity into success. Be inspired by new ways to generate ideas and solve problems. In the first half of the program, you’ll hear from our stellar list of panelists, including:
- Alayne Fardella, President and COO, The Seattle Times
- Andres Hermosilla, Manager, Innovation and Rapid Store Testing, Starbucks Coffee Company
- Steve Secrist, Vice President and General Counsel, Puget Sound Energy
- Gary Wright, Senior Vice President, Business, Seattle Sounders FC
In the second half of the session, you’ll get a chance to practice in our own “CreatiConfab.” Your delight is guaranteed! Plan to stay for the cocktail reception that follows.
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
3pm – 5pm
222 Mercer St
Seattle, WA 98109