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Reward-Based Crowdfunding Seminar: Everything You Need for Success! – Presented by the NYC Crowdfunding Meetup Group in New York

24 Mar

Crowdfunding Subject Matter Experts Will Be Covering the “A-to-Zs” of Crowdfunding Strategies Including Important Case Studies, Research Strategies, Buzz Generation Techniques, Shooting Viral Pitch Videos as Well as How to Protect Intellectual Property

By Robert Hoskins

New York, NY – To meet the demand from entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses, the NYC Crowdfunding Meetup Group will be hosting a special Crowdfunding Seminar on April 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The event will be held on the 60th floor of the Empire State Building in the 1800 Accountant Office, which is located at 350 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10118.

Lucy Norris is a British correspondent who is now based in NYC. She freelances at a variety of media outlets including Alleywire, Millennium Magazine, the TV show “On Deck With Lucy”

Lucy Norris is a British correspondent who is now based in NYC. She freelances at a variety of media outlets including Alleywire, Millennium Magazine, the TV show “On Deck With Lucy”

Alex Feldman, the event organizer, has assembled an excellent team of crowdfunding subject matter experts that will be sharing tips, tricks and strategies on how to research, plan, and launch successful Rewards-based Crowdfunding campaigns. The event will be videotaped by the Reality Crowd TV crew.

Featured Speakers:

  • 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
    Registration
  • 6:30 pm – 6:40 pm
    Introduction to Reward-Based Crowdfunding Campaigns
    Alex Feldman, CEOCrowdsUnite
  • 6:40 pm – 6:50 pm
    Crowdfunding Case Study: How I raised over $22,000!
    Alicia HansenNYC Salt Founder & Photographer
  • 6:50 pm – 7:00 pm
    How to Research Existing Crowdfunding Projects
    Helen Donnelly, CMO, CrowdFunding4All
  • 7:00 pm – 7:10 pm
    How to Create a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
    Brian Meece, CEO, RocketHub
  • 7:10 pm – 7:20 pm
    How to Make a Viral Crowdfunding Pitch Video
    Lucy Norris, Managing Editor, AlleyWire
  • 7:20 pm – 7:30 pm
    How to Create Buzz for Crowdfunding Campaigns
    Howard Sherman, President, CrowdFundBuzz
  • 7:40 pm – 8:30 pm
    Crowdfunding Question & Answer Session
  • 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    Social Mixer & Business Networking Event

Reservations:
Tickets are $50, but early birds who sign up before Wednesday, March 26th will receive a $20 discount. The event is open to the general public, but seating is limited, so sign up ASAP at: http://www.meetup.com/NYC-CrowdFunding-Networking/events/171128902/.

Media:
Reporters get in free, but need to RSVP prior to the event with Crowdfunding PR Campaigns by sending Press RSVP request in order to enter the Empire State Building and proceed to the 60th floor. Members of the press should email rhoskins@frontpagepr.com for more information.

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Shop for Cool New Gadgets or Perform a Competitive Analysis by Crowdfunding Category at Crowdfundfusion.com

25 Feb

Crowdfundfusion.com, the first site on the Internet that sorts and groups projects from the major crowdfunding sites in one spot

By Robert Hoskins

Cool new site, www.Crowdfundfusion.com, now lets both crowdfunding campaign managers and crowdfunding platforms add their sites to this site’s aggregated crowdfunding shopping and review channels.  Their current database has the largest and most popular crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Rockethub, Fundrazr and Fundly, which have collectively raised more than $1 Billion for successful, fully funded projects, but they are now asking every crowdfunding site to add their platform and crowdfunding campaigns to their database.

Click here to add your crowdfunding platform or click here to add your active crowdfunding campaign to Crowdfundfusion’s database.

CrowdfundFusion allows hobby investors to shop all the major crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, RocketHuba and many more using a single site.

CrowdfundFusion allows hobby investors to shop all the major crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, RocketHuba and many more using a single site.

As more and more crowdfunding platforms and portals add their crowdfunding campaigns to aggregated database, hobby investors can sort and start shopping for campaigns to support with their hard earned dollars.  One cool feature is to look up any category’s active market statistics.

So far they have more than a billion dollar’s worth of active projects under their shopping umbrella.  The amount does does not include money that was pledged to successful or failed projects that have reached their crowdfunding campaign completion date.  It is the first time in crowdfunding history one site has more than a billion dollars worth of active crowdfunding campaigns that can be perused in a single place.

CrowdFundFusion Combines All Crowdfunding Projects into One Spot

CrowdFundFusion Combines All Crowdfunding Projects into One Spot

Crowdfunding is becoming an Internet juggernaut, with total dollars pledged expected to easily reach over $6 Billion in 2014. With that kind of money changing hands the number of crowdfunding sites has exploded, making it impossible for Internet surfers to keep up with the thousands of projects being displayed on different sites.

Co-founders Jonathan Mushey and Lenny Leblanc from Winnipeg, Canada created Crowdfundfusion.com, where projects from the largest and most popular crowdfunding sites can now add their active crowdfunding campaigns to be updated, sorted and combined into categories, sub categories and types to give visitors simple, intuitive ways to browse and compare projects from the different sites side by side.

They also provide buttons that allow readers to sort on Starting, Trending, Ending, Completed and Wow!

CrowdFundFusion then Sorts All Projects into Similar Categories and Sub-Categories

CrowdFundFusion then Sorts All Projects into Similar Categories and Sub-Categories

“The Crowdfunding industry is reaching a point where a site like ours is necessary to assist people in wading through the thousands of new projects starting every day,” states co-founder Jonathan Mushey. Co-founder Lenny Leblanc goes further to state “Our site is the Google for Crowdfunding projects.”

CrowdFundFusion then Browse Similar Projects to Find the Ones You Like and Want to Purchase

CrowdFundFusion then Browse Similar Projects to Find the Ones You Like and Want to Purchase

Crowdfundfusion intends to expand the list of sites whose projects are collected, stored and displayed with several other additions being currently reviewed. Visitors to the site can have some input into the next sites to be added by submitting a site for review or by voting for ones that have already been submitted. Many tools for project creators are also offered, like the opportunity to get their project featured on the home page, tips for planning and executing a successful project and other resources to help creators deliver a quality product.

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Top 100 Crowdfunding Sites for Equity-based, Rewards-based, Perks-based and Donation-based Fundraising Campaigns

2 Jun

Click Here to Review the 2015 Top 10 Rated Crowdfunding Sites to Help Anyone Launch a Fundraising Campaign to Raise Money to Bring Creative New Business Ideas to Fruition

By Robert Hoskins

Austin, Texas – Thinking about launching a Crowdfunding campaign to raise money to fund your creative business idea and bring it to fruition?  The Crowdfunding Press Center provides regular news reports on new Crowdfunding sites that have opened their doors to help entrepreneurs and small businesses launch fundraising campaigns to help bring their ingenious business ideas to fruition.

Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites for 2014

Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites for 2014

The big question that most crowdfunding campaign managers want to know is what crowdfunding site is the best to launch their fundraising campaign? Kickstarter vs. Indiegogo, which crowdfunding site is better? Or would one of the other crowdfunding sites outlined below be a better match for their precise crowdfunding goals and objectives.

Directory of Recently Launched Crowdfunding Sites: [Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Rewards-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Disaster-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Non-Profit-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Music-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Film-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Design-Based Crowdfunding Prototyping Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Sports-Based Crowdfunding Sites:

Directory of the Top Publishing-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Photojournalism-Based Crowdfunding Sites

Directory of the Top Arts & Crafts-Based Crowdfunding Sites:

Directory of the Top International-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Crowdfunding Accelerators, Boot Camps, and Incubators:

Directory of the Top Lending-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Donation-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Equity-Based Crowdfunding Sites[Click to Tweet]

Directory of White-Label Crowdfunding Site Providers[Click to Tweet]

Directory of the Top Securities-Based White-Label Crowdfunding Site Providers: [Click to Tweet]

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Front Page PR offers SBA Free Crowdfunding Consulting Service

25 Jan

Helps Setup Training Programs to Teach Startups How to Raise Money on Crowdfunding Kickstarter, Indiegogo and RocketHub Sites

By Robert Hoskins, Front Page PR

Front Page PR announces a free Crowdfunding consulting service for any Small Business Administration (SBA) office nationwide that wants to learn how to start a Crowdfunding training program to teach local businesses how to raise money from people in the crowd who like their business ideas and want to donate money to help them get their business off the ground.

The SBA helps direct small businesses to 7(a) Loans, Short-term Microloans, Export Loans, Rural Business Loans and 504 Loans that offer small business financing, but in many cases, startups with no track record and few assets fail to qualify for bank loans.

Crowdfunding campaigns can serve as a very useful tool when small businesses have tried everything and have zero options left. Crowdfunding also serves as more than just a finance tool. It affords small business owners a chance to build a crowdfunding profile for their products /services to see if there is a real market demand instead of investing everything they have and hoping that it works.

Small towns are great places for Crowdfunding new businesses because everyone knows everyone. Once people fund a new business they like they can also help make it successful on a local basis because everyone has already indicated they want to buy its inventory.

One resource the firm offers SBA administrators is the Crowdfunding Press Center (https://crowdfundingpr.wordpress.com), which provides a repository of useful Crowdfunding news articles, case studies, research reports and white papers that local SBA advisors and counselors can read to increase their knowledge of Crowdfunding and learn how it can be leveraged to turn brilliant ideas into new businesses that create local jobs.

Once people have attended an SBA training program and have decided to launch a Crowdfunding campaign, Front Page PR offers a low-priced, two-hour Crowdfunding consulting service to teach new entrants how to leverage PR and social media to maximize their fundraising success for only $999.

Contact:
Robert Hoskins
Front Page PR
www.frontpagepr.com
East Coast: (512) 627-6622
West Coast: (602) 326-0940

Private Equity, Angel Networks and Broker Dealers Ready for Crowdfunding

21 Jan

Rich Man’s Crowd Funding

by My Say, Contributor

Private Equity, funds, angel networks and broker dealers are embracing the technology underpinning crowdfunding with its standards of deal presentation and distribution channels to potential investors.

According to Jouko Ahvenainen, Chairman and co-founder of Grow VC, “At Grow VC Group we work with many broker dealers to offer our platform as a service for their use. Through GrowVC they can easily transfer many offline activities and investors to an online marketplace as a strategy to get more investors and make their operations more effective.”

The use of this technology by broker dealers was presented to the National InvestmentBanker Association in Spring 2012 and today we have seen recent movements with SoMoLend and CrowdFunder signing up with the leading broker dealer Gate Technologies, whose back end crowdfunding platform is run by visionary CEO Vince Molinari. We will see the two to three dozen dedicated crowdfunding for equity sites partner up with broker dealers in Q1 2013 and start pursuing SEC broker dealer transactions under the “Rich Man’s Crowd Funding” option in wait for crowdfunding for equity to become legal.

Leading players in the market like Crowdfunder, SeedInvestCircleUp, LaunchtWeFunderFundableIndiegogoRockethub and Crowd Valley will be the new broker dealers joining the industry in 2013 although Kickstarter will not enter this segment. These firms are the new blood in the market and are leveraging this technology.

“I believe the jury is out on who the winners will be in the long run relative to the crowd platforms,” says Steven Cinelli. “Much like an investment bank, issuers will opt for those platforms that build a history of getting deals done. It’s all about successful distribution.”

CircleUp has already done half a dozen projects as a broker dealer with their license held by WR Hambrecht & Co. The fact crowdfunding for equity is delayed pushes these sites to start brokering “Rich Man’s Crowd Funding.”

Read more…

Front Page PR Rolls Out Crowdfunding PR Service for Crowdfunders Who Want to Launch Successful IndieGoGo, Kickstarter or RocketHub PR Campaigns; Opens Crowdfunding Press Center

15 Jan

Crowdfunding Services Advise Entrepreneurs, Small Businesses and Inventors on How to Prepare Profiles With SEO, Public Relations, Media Training, Media Relations and Social Networking in Mind

AUSTIN, TX–(Marketwire – Jan 15, 2013) – Front Page PR, the industry’s #1 crowdfunding PR firm, rolled out a new “Crowdfunding Press Center” (https://crowdfundingpr.wordpress.com) to help reporters, industry analysts as well as entrepreneurs, small businesses and accredited investors get acclimated to the new equity crowdfunding industry which is about to skyrocket in the United States.

Regardless of whether clients want to raise money successfully using donation-, lending-, perks-, rewards- or equity-based crowdfunding portals, Front Page PR can advise clients on how to build crowdfunding profiles, shoot introductory videos, provide attractive rewards and perks, schedule event and email marketing campaigns to boost the middle of the campaign lull as well as setup campaign fulfillment houses to ensure rapid crowdfunding campaign fulfillment after the deal is done.

“Beginning Crowdfunders usually have a limited marketing budget, which is one of the reasons they turn to Crowdfunding to help them raise enough money to pursue their dreams and bring their creative ideas to fruition,” said Robert Hoskins, Front Page PR’s Director of Media Relations. “Instead of paying $10,000 to $20,000 to hire a cost-prohibitive PR firm, our team of media professionals will share our expertise, PR templates, strategies, databases and media pitching secrets, which have generated more than $30 million worth of positive publicity for our clients over the past 20 years.”

Many people think that securing positive stories in the press necessitates a miracle, but in reality it is really just a simple process of understanding what the media needs to do their job. The media is always searching for a great story that teaches their readers something important.

The crowdfunding industry is expected to grow rapidly into a $300 billion investment industry. Front Page PR is currently seeking seasoned marketing professionals to fill PR, media relations, investor relations, social media networking and digital content management roles to help us scale to meet the skyrocketing market demand for professional crowdfunding marketing and PR experts. Forward resumes to the email below.

In addition, we provide white-labeled marketing programs for all crowdfunding portals that want to increase their platform client’s crowdfunding success rate.

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Contact:

Robert Hoskins
Front Page PR
East Coast: (512) 627-6622
West Coast: (602) 326-0940
rhoskins[at]frontpagepr.com

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Business Crowdfunding Made Simple

8 Dec

Business Crowdfunding Made Simple

Business Crowdfunding Made Simple

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The Crowdfunding Phenomenon Heats Up!

8 Dec

The Crowdfunding Phenomenon Heats Up!

The Crowdfunding Phenomenon Heats Up! #2

Need help using PR to generate funders/donor for your next big Crowdfunding campaign?

8 Dec

Need help using PR to generate funders/donors for your next big Crowdfunding campaign?

Need help using PR to generate funders/donors for your next big Crowdfunding PR campaign?

8 Dec

The key to building a successful Kickstarter, IndieGoGo or Rockethub crowdfunding is to plan ahead and put some money or skin into the effort. I would also recommend reading a book called “The Kickstarter Handbook: Real Life Crowdfunding Stories” by Don Steinberg.

This is a great book because it details how much actual works goes into a campaign before, during and after a successful crowdfunding campaign.  It also covers how using effective public relations (PR), media relations and social media strategies can either make or break your campaign.

After discussing the right and wrong way to handle the marketing, the crowdfunding handbook then discusses the types of rewards that can be given to your supporters as well as warn you not to promise something that you can not deliver without breaking your piggy bank.

The crowdfunding handbook then examines a lot of different crowdfunding campaigns and details what successful crowdfunding campaigns did right and what worked well for them in the publicity department as well as what unsuccessful campaigns did wrong. I highly recommend reading this book before launching any type of crowdfunding campaign and will only set you back $16.

Last, but not least, is the crowdfunding business plan template in the back of the book. It provides a step-by-step process of how to completely write up a crowdfunding business plan including all the videos, marketing, public relations, publicity, social media, event planning, email marketing campaigns, advertising campaigns, speaking engagements, and other cool ways to completely publicize and make the world and lots of investors aware of your crowdfunding campaign as well as the right calls to action to encourage people to review, analyze, join your movement and, of course, donate money to your crowdfunding campaign.

What the book does not explain fully is the step-by-step process of developing a PR media plan and how to leverage social media once you have begun getting some positive publicity.  That is what our firm does, teach people and businesses how to generate positive publicity and leverage large groups of people in vertical segments of social networking sites to pass along your crowdfunding campaign’s messaging points to millions of their friends, families, business colleagues and other good Samaritans that may not know or meet.

But if they like your product, service or crowdfunding cause as a hobby investor, social entrepreneur or micro investor, they may just give you $100 to get one of the first cool gadgets, widgets or rewards that your crowdfunding campaign promises them.

As with any blog post, always finish with a call to action.  If you need help creating a successful crowdfunding campaign, please give me a call at (512) 627-6622. Doing will not only put you in touch with the industry’s leading PR crowdfunding experts, but it will put your  story in front of the worlds top 250 media contacts that continuously write news stories about the crowdfunding portals as well as the latest and greatest crowdfunding deals of the day that are worth reviewing.

Learn how to generate publicity and investors for your crowdfunding campaign.

Learn how to generate publicity and investors for your crowdfunding campaign for a hockey stick growth rate!

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