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SXSW Interactive 2013

You - Yes, You - Are The Investor of the Year.

As crowdfunding gains popularity as a viable source of start-up capital, savvy entrepreneurs, engineers and investors are taking a close look at what the booming new industry has to offer.

With blockbuster campaigns popping up across platforms almost daily, it is easy to see that crowdfunding in exchange for rewards and/or goodwill is here to stay. The implications of the recently passed JOBS Act are huge too; crowdfunding for equity is expected to create opportunities for capital to flow into startups and help companies create new jobs once the Act is accepted by the SEC.

Join Indiegogo and Fundable, two well-known crowdfunding sites, as well as Crowdtilt investor David Lee, JOBS Act writer/lobbyist Candace Klein, and WePay’s crowdfunding payments expert Rich Aberman as they take an in depth look at the challenges and opportunities with some of the crowdfunding industry’s most important executives and decision makers.

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  1. What is crowdfunding?
  2. What is the JOBS Act, and how will it affect fundraising for startups?
  3. Should entrepreneurs employ crowdfunding campaigns to raise money for their startups?
  4. What are some of the technological challenges to raising money online?
  5. What will crowdfunding look like in 5 years, post JOBS Act adoption?

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Pam Radgowski, PR Manager, WePay

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  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Entrepreneurialism and Business
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate
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