Crowdfunding has rewritten the rules on raising capital, enabling ordinary people to support projects ranging from the
Spike Lee’s latest movie. While
Indiegogomay be the best-known crowd-funding sites,
there are already more than 500of them.
Fast-growing Indiegogo was founded in 2008 and is the outlet of choice for people outside the U.S. or for projects that doesn’t fit Kickstarter’s requirements. IndieGoGo has served as the platform for such projects as new uniforms for a school in Cambodia and the Ubuntu Edge, a Linux-powered smartphone that raised $US12MM — the highest-grossing crowdfunding project to date.
Join us at Startup 2013 and hear from IndieGoGo’s CEO and Co-Founder Slava Rubin. He’ll join ff Venture Capital’s John Frankel and SoftBank’s Nikhil Kalghatgi to compare notes on the future of fund-raising.
At Startup 2013
we have partnered with General Assemb.ly to run “Startup University.” You’ll soak up business lessons from industry leaders in a series of classes you select yourself. In the afternoon, you’ll hear from top entrepreneurs from NYC and the Valley, VCs, and other experts.
For a full list of classes and afternoon programming, see the Startup agenda.
And after a full day, enjoy a networking reception with stunning views of the Hudson.
If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities at Startup 2013, please contact [email protected].
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