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When starting a company, there are a million things can go wrong. But when they do, you will want to make sure that your founding team is on the same page. Founder splits are one of the biggest reasons that startups fail, and equity division is often a very sensitive subject. Mike Moyer is an…

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What better way to learn new techniques or get valuable advice than to ask someone with first-hand experience? American Express OPEN Forum is an advice-sharing platform built for entrepreneurs. The focus is on unlocking the collective knowledge of entrepreneurs and growth-minded business owners by creating a community where they can come together and share their…

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Once upon a time, Detroit was a symbol of the United States’ ability to invent, build and prosper. The American Dream was alive and tangible with a bustling 1.8 million population, 296,000 manufacturing jobs, and the nation’s highest per-capita income in 1950. On July 18, 2013, Detroit filed for bankruptcy, citing over 18 billion dollars in…

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Continuing at CROWDFUNDx, Antony Mayfield of Brilliant Noise partnered with Nokia@Work to present Design Your Day, a strategy geared at providing entrepreneurs with an outline for managing time to allow both creativity and productivity. Technology has undeniably simplified businesses operations, communication and productivity. Entrepreneurs may be geniuses, but they are not always clever at managing their time…

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Driven by the “vision to democratize access to startup capital and empower individuals to make informed investment decisions,” Alejandro Cremades of Rock The Post continues the discussion on the key role of crowdfunding in today’s connected generation for success of small businesses. “Erase the gate-keepers…. you need to have the human component” Cremades explains. He cites three…

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Great entrepreneurs solve real problems. Most would agree that education in the United States has its lot of problems. So, Matt Brimer decided to do something about that. “I love the adventure of it all, I love creating new things, pushing the world forward (even in some small way), and ultimately changing people’s lives for…

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Our team were first introduced to Chance Barnett at SMW LA last September. Chance shared his vision for crowdfunding and why it is so crucial to our current economy. We immediately knew he was one of the leading thinkers and practitioners of this emerging field. Chance is the co-founder and CEO of crowdfunder, the social…

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The agenda is finalized. The speakers are locked in. Presented by American Express OPEN Forum & Nokia@Work, CROWDFUNDx NYC boasts a cacophony of brilliant thought leaders, experienced investors and crowdfunding practitioners intent on bringing new insights and inspiration to you, our community. We’ll kick off with Sherwood Neiss and Chance Barnett from our partner crowdfunder;…

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Have questions about equity-crowdfunding? Want to learn how to pitch your company more effectively? Interested to hear from business leaders who have successfully raised capital via crowdfunding platforms and learn from experts regarding how to engage your community? Join us on July 17 for CROWDFUNDx Conference, presented by American Express OPEN Forum and supported by…

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Over the past five years, as we’ve seen SMW evolve and grow with you, our community, we have seen the power of connected communities. A connected community impacts innovation and job creation. Today marks an important date for businesses around the world. On the one-year anniversary of the JOBS Act in the USA, we’re excited…

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