CrowdFunding: An Alternative Source of Financing

Summary

Learn about crowdfunding

Join us for this SCORE LIVE Webinar presented by Candace Klein, CEO of SoMoLend and Kate Drane, Entrepreneur Engagement Lead at Indiegogo.  
 
With crowdfunding, you can borrow as little as $500 or as much as $1,000,000.  It is much easier than applying for a bank loan and the typical interest rate you pay is based on your credit worthiness or score.

 

In this informative webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • The crowdfunding marketplace
  • The JOBS Act and its impact
  • The crowdfunding landscape
  • Crowdfunding success stories

Presenter:  Candace Klein, SoMoLend and Kate Drane, Indiegogo
Duration: 1 Hour
Host: SCORE Association

 

About Candace
Candace Klein launched SoMoLend in May, 2011. SoMoLend offers new solutions for small businesses to get the money they need to launch and sustain their operations. It is a new technology platform that connects business borrowers seeking loans of $1,000,000 or less with lenders looking to make a return on investment – doing well by doing good.

Candace is also the founder and CEO of Bad Girl Ventures a non-profit, micro-finance organization focused on educating and financing woman-owned startup companies. In its first 2 years of operations, BGV has received over 400 applicants, has educated over 250 businesses, has financed 26 women with $700,000 and has created 154 jobs across Ohio.
 
Candace received 4 bachelor degrees and a Law Degree from Northern Kentucky University (Marketing, Management, Communication, Political Science). Candace continues to practice law at Ulmer and Berne, LLP with a focus on corporate law.
 
 
About Kate
Kate Drane is Indiegogo's Entrepreneur Engagement Lead, working with small business owners to help them create successful crowdfunding campaigns. She is also the co-founder of The Can Van, a mobile beer canning company that services craft breweries, which was launched into business with the funds and market validation they garnered on the Indiegogo platform.
 
She received her B.A. in Journalism from Butler University and M.B.A. in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School where she honed her skills for networking, community building and the new economy.
 
Indiegogo is the largest global crowdfunding platform, empowering anyone, anywhere, anytime, to raise funds for any idea. Since launching in January 2008, Indiegogo has enabled campaign owners to launch campaigns from every country around the world. With millions of dollars distributed globally each week, Indiegogo is democratizing the way the world raises funds for any project - creative, cause-related or entrepreneurial.