Oct 2 - How to crowdfund your million dollar idea - Roii Patterson

Do you have a million-dollar idea that needs help overcoming funding challenges? For our October 2nd session we have Roii Patterson giving us some insights on "How to crowdfund your million dollar idea".

There is a lot of buzz about crowdfunding. Sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and GoFundMe promise to help fund-seeking individuals and companies with various models of raising capital. These funding models include donations, presales, equity, and peer-to-peer lending. Whats the difference? Which are legal in Canada? And why do some campaigns raise millions while the majority fail to hit their objectives. We will discuss what are the key things you must do to have any chance of success and what are some things that will almost guarantee failure.

For the last 4 years, Roii Patterson has been running some of LinkedIn biggest groups in their industry including the 25k member group Crowdsourcing & Crowdfunding and a 10,000 member Social Innovation group. He consults with organisations about using crowdsourcing to create online communities around industries which can be used to attract clients to their brands.

Additional Details

Come 6pm, Thursday, October 2nd and enjoy complementary food and refreshments. The session itself runs from 6:30pm to 7:30pm with a question period and networking afterwards. We're in the Atrium as soon as you walk in the front doors. Parking is free in front of the building after 5pm!