Category: crowdfund

Crowdfunding For Minorities: The Report

Crowdfunding For Minorities: The Report By Ambrose Moses, III OhioMBE – August 1, 2014 The Crowdfund Capital Advisors, led by Sherwood Neiss and Jason Best, issued a report titled “Crowdfunding’s Potential for Minority and Women Owned Enterprises” in July, 2014.  The report was co-authored with Habib Jamal. The report begins with background information concerning the…

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How to Raise $4,000,000+ in 35 Days Via Crowdfunding

How to Raise $4,000,000+ in 35 Days Via Crowdfunding By Ambrose Moses, III OhioMBE – July 1, 2014 In late May, LeVar Burton and The Reading Rainbow launched a crowdfund campaign on kickstarter.com with a goal of raising $1,000,000 to help in his mission “to bring Reading Rainbow back for every child, everywhere”.  After 30…

OBDC – Intro to Crowdfunding Webinar – June 24

Intro to Crowdfunding Webinar.  This presentation is for community members, business owners, startup entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, church groups, student entrepreneurs, and anyone else interested in learning more about crowdfunding.  This event is the webinar version of our popular Crowdfund Coffee sessions that have been presented in several locations across Central Ohio. Register at www.OBDCclasses.eventbrite.com    …

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Crowdfunding Needs YOU

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: Crowdfunding Needs YOU By Ambrose Moses OhioMBE – June 15, 2014 Like peanut butter and jelly, Batman and Robin, and Harvey Specter and Mike Ross (though this pair might be in question), there are two, interdependent and inseparable sides to crowdfunding. On the one hand, we have the small…

Crowdfund Newbie: Crowdfunding Update: Y’all Ain’t Ready!

Crowdfunding Update: Y’all Ain’t Ready! By Ambrose Moses, III OhioMBE – June 1, 2014   We are still waiting for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to issue the final rules that will allow small businesses to raise capital through investments from the general public via crowdfunding. However, if the final rules were released…

Crowdfund Newbie: MBE + Crowdfunding = Access to Capital

MBE + Crowdfunding = Access to Capital By Ambrose Moses, III OhioMBE – May 15, 2014 Black entrepreneurs represent a fast-growing segment of business owners. From 2002 to 2007, the number of black-owned businesses increased by about 60% to nearly 2 million, more than triple the national rate of 18%, according to figures from the…

Crowdfund Newbie: You Better Tell Someone Who Cares

You Better Tell Someone Who Cares By Ambrose Moses, III OhioMBE – May 1, 2014 The secret to successful Crowdfunding is that IT’S NOT A SECRET! Remember, the idea is to have a large number of individuals (i.e. a “crowd”) each contribute a small amount of money towards a common goal, purpose, or cause.  These…

Crowdfund Newbie: RocketHub: How to Crowdfund

RocketHub: How to Crowdfund By Ambrose Moses, III OhioMBE – April 15, 2014 RocketHub.com is a popular crowdfunding website.  RocketHub’s Success School is helpful to those who want to learn more about the “how to” aspect of crowdfunding: Post the project (no upfront cost to launch): Describe the project in words and visuals (art, science,…