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SXSW Interactive 2016

Gay Takeover 2016: Crowdfunding the Future

Crowdfinance of startups and business is rapidly gaining ground throughout the world and gays and lesbian business owners are taking advantage of new platforms to gain access to the capital they need too. Could 2016 be the year of "Gay Takeover" of businesses?

This talk, by two LGBT startup experts, will include the latest information on crowdfunded equity and P2P lending that are being used by LGBT, women and minority-led businesses to finance their startups and existing businesses.

It will include examples of businesses, in Austin and throughout the U.S., that are part of the "Gay Takeover".

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  1. How do I access crowdfunding equity and/or P2P lending to finance my startup?
  2. What challenges do LGBT, women and minority-led businesses face when it comes to gaining support from investors?
  3. Can non-LGBT businesses and investors play, too?



Charlie Jackson, Chief Happiness Officer, Diversity Fund

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  • Tags: lgbt, crowdfunding, startups
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Dual
  • Track: Entrepreneurialism and Business
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced
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