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A former high-stakes poker champion with a long history of taking down huge pots, Paul Sheng isn’t the average tech CEO. Never shy from taking calculated risks, Paul cashed in his chips and started down the even crazier path of tech entrepreneurship with his latest venture, FoundHere.com, a brand building startup that gives small businesses free…

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Yesterday was the culmination of all of our efforts for CROWDFUNDx NYC. Our team partnered with Crowdfunder, American Express OPEN Forum and Nokia@Work to help New York’s entrepreneurial and small business community understand the role of crowdfunding and how it can support business growth and job creation. The day was more than we could have…

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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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On July 17, Crowdcentric, the organization behind Social Media Week, will host CROWDFUNDx NYC with the aim of providing entrepreneurs & small business owners the tools and resources to help their companies. The day will also provide the opportunity to discuss how crowdfunding can become an essential tool to help business growth. We are pleased…

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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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There’s an art to storytelling. A good storyteller can pull anyone into their world; you travel on their journey; you feel their pains and their joys; you root for their success. Our business pitches are our stories. We want to bring our audience into our world; enlist into our community; have them join our team….

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With little debate, one can say following the financial crisis this country has faced over the past decade, we need to figure out new ways to open up capital and opportunity to small businesses. In early 2011, Sherwood Neiss, along with his business partners Jason Best and Zak Cassady-Dorion, created a framework for “crowdfund investing”…

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Why should you join us for CROWDFUNDx NYC on July 17th? We have 5 great reasons: Crowdfunding is a viable industry: it raised $2.7B in 2012 and is expected to surpass $5B in 2013 globally. You’ll walk away with practical advice on when to ask for investment, how to motivate your supporters, and how to…

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It’s time to meet our 15 CROWDFUNDx NYC Challenge Finalists! We saw more than 130 companies enter for a chance to win $25k and independent meetings with our capital partners. Today, we want you to meet the top. We present to you our CROWDFUNDx NYC Challenge Finalists: Social Enterprise Charity Miles THINX Addicaid Borne Digital…

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July 17th is an exciting day for us here at Social Media Week. It marks CROWDFUNDx, which will feature our challenge event with a one-day conference focused on crowdfunding for businesses, produced by Crowdcentric — and we want you to join us! Space will be limited; so click here to get your tickets for the…

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