Crowdfund Your Idea to Market Masterclass

Come along to an intensive interactive session especially for entrepreneurs who are thinking of using crowdfunding to start or grow their business, or launch a product.

Crowdfunding is an opportunity not only to raise money and build a community but to get support at every stage of your product lifecycle, from validation to production and fulfilment. A wide range of New Zealand companies have funded projects and product development through crowdfunding in recent years (Ethique, Swiftpoint, Parrotdog). Some of these have used Kiwi platforms such as Pledgeme or Snowballeffect, while others have used US based platforms such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo.

This Masterclass will guide you step-by-step through the process of creating a successful Indiegogo campaign for any project/product. You may not have all the answers yet, but this will help you learn how to tell the story behind your idea, develop a structure for your campaign, and create a successful promotion plan. Kate Drane is Indiegogo’s Senior Director of Outreach for Tech and Hardware. Since starting at Indiegogo in July 2012, she’s empowered more than 650 entrepreneurs to collectively raise over $90M on the Indiegogo platform, including Canary, Misfit, and XPRIZE.

In addition to working at Indiegogo, Kate is the co-founder and CMO of The Can Van, the world’s first mobile beer canning service made to bring reasonably priced and environmentally friendly packaging options to California breweries. She met her co-founders while attending Presidio Graduate School, where she received her MBA in Sustainable Management.

Kate frequently speaks at events around the world including Amazon Launchpad, CES and TEDx.”

When:    Thursday 9 November 11.30am – 2.30pm

Where:  Greenhouse, 146a Lichfield Street, Christchurch Central

Tickets:  Ticket price is $75 Register here

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