Crowdfunding. Facts, Myths and Best Practices
Kim Wales and Clay Herbert
So you’ve heard, “crowdfunding” is the way to launch your new product or maybe even how to get capital for your company. But is it? And do you use reward based or equity based crowdfunding? Which crowdfunding platform should you use? What’s reasonable to raise? What are the best practices? Where do you turn to get answers?
Our April 21st event will help you sort the facts from the myths with two recognized authorities. In an interactive and information packed session, Clay Hebert and Kim Wales will discuss each of these topics and much more to help you prepare your crowdfunding project for success.
Kim Wales is the Founder & CEO of Wales Capital a management consulting firm and CrowdBureau, a crowdfund investment research and ratings firm. Kim is ranked as 1 of Top 10 Experts in Securities Based Crowdfunding and is recognized as one of the country’s thought leaders on the JOBS Act. Kim was an invited speaker at the SEC Small Business Forum 2013 and is a frequently published author on the JOBS Act and crowdfund investments. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Forbes, Business Week, Bloomberg-TV, BBC-TV, Tabb Research, and SmartCEO. Kim is a founding member and Executive Board Member of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), the industry’s lobbying and advocacy trade organization for the JOBS Act that works alongside the Securities and Exchange Commission and FINRA and an Executive Board Member of CF50, the global think tank for the crowdfunding industry.
Clay Hebert is one of the world’s leading crowdfunding experts and the founder of CrowdfundingHacks.com, Clay has helped over 40 entrepreneurs raise over $4 million (and counting) on popular crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. A popular speaker, advisor and mentor to corporations and startups, Clay engages audiences around the globe on innovation, creativity, crowdfunding, marketing, entrepreneurship and the future. His work and writing has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, Lifehacker, Entrepreneur and Fast Company.