Lessons and Mistakes Using Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is one of the most popular and easy ways for a startup or individual to raise money without the need to go through a bank, investors, or other traditional means. Yet, despite being possibly more easy than more traditional means of raising money doesn’t mean crowdfunding is easy.
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Our presenter, Colin Trethway, will discuss his background working on over 280 crowdfunding campaigns including 14 campaigns which have raised over 1 million dollars.
Main Topics include
– Using one’s own network to support a crowdfunding campaign
– How to prepare for a successful crowdfunding campaign
– Using crowdfunding during the Covid-19 era vs. before Covid-19
– Understanding the WIFM (what’s in it for me) in regards to crowdfunding
– Is my purpose for raising money most suitable for crowdfunding?
About the presenter
Colin Trethewey is a public relations executive whose agency PRmediaNow has helped clients raise over 75-million dollars to launch their products via Crowdfunding.
PRmediaNow has led the PR efforts for more than 280 crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. 14 of those campaigns raised over one-million dollars and over 80 campaigns raised between 100,000 and one-million dollars. Colin is an APR (Accredited in Public Relations), a distinction held by only about 2 percent of the public relations practitioners. Before co-founding PRmediaNow, Colin was a national technology TV news correspondent.
His journalism career helped him master the art of presenting engaging stories about complicated technology concepts to mainstream news audiences. This is an invaluable skill in creating compelling stories for targeted journalists and newsroom decision makers. Colin has extensive contacts with business and technology journalists/bloggers/editors who are responsive to our pitche