Today, we are thrilled to announce CROWDFUNDx NYC. Taking place July 17th, Crowdcentric, the organization behind Social Media Week globally, is partnering with Crowdfunder to launch a pitch contest and conference for social enterprises, early stage start-ups, and small, independently-owned businesses that will benefit their local community.
The contest will feature a community challenge and live pitch event to give businesses a way to gain visibility in their community, unlock access to capital, prize money and provide exposure to potential future investors. To participate, there are some important dates to remember:
Challenge launches: May 15
Submission deadline: June 15
Finalists Announced: July 1
CROWDFUNDxNYC event: July 17
CROWDFUNDx NYC will also feature a one-day conference providing thought leadership and education around crowdfunding for businesses. Over the course of the day, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from crowdfunding experts, ask for advice and problem-solve together, find talent and look for mentors and thought leaders with whom they can collaborate.
Speaker and initial program announced: June 3
Tickets go on sale: June 3
Conference: July 17
In addition to pitching your business idea or company, there are other ways to get involved in CROWDFUNDx. If you are interested in speaking at the conference, partnering to help us reach a broader community of participants, or sponsoring the event itself, please contact email@example.com.
We can’t wait to have you join us. Get a head start now by registering your company or yourself on Crowdfunder.
Launched in partnership with Social Media Week and Crowdfunder, CROWDFUNDx is a powerful online + offline accelerator for local entrepreneurial ecosystems that helps connect entrepreneurs with investors and build a network of supporters for small businesses.
It taps into the power of crowdfunding to transform local communities through its collaborative nature by engaging local backers and supporters through online + offline challenges.
Outside Silicon Valley, if you’re the owner of a startup or small business and you don’t already know any wealthy investors, it’s extremely difficult to get the capital you need to start or grow your business.
In CROWDFUNDx companies gain visibility from their local communities, helping them succeed in crowdfunding their businesses within Crowdfunder and Social Media Week’s global network.
To date CROWDFUNDx has provided over $525,000 in tech investment through CROWDSTART LA and CROWDSTART LV, with an additional $100 million in investment capital through CROWDIMPACT. More than 8,000 participating investors, advisors and entrepreneurs have taken part, with over 700 companies joining.