Fueling startup innovation and small business growth – SMW partners with Crowdfunder



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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 to let you know that Social Media Week, Crowdfunder, and SBE Council are joining forces to launch CROWDFUNDx. Through this partnership, we will give you more opportunities to engage and support one another, allowing you to be a part of something bigger.

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As a free and open accelerator for local entrepreneurial ecosystems both online and offline, CROWDFUNDx will engage communities in multiple cities throughout the US and globally to connect businesses to investors in local communities through online challenges and live pitch events.


We invite you to join us! Support small businesses in your area and social enterprises connected to your passion; help someone realize their dreams; spur innovation in your community. You can take part in 3 ways:

Create your Company Profile
If you have a business, you can create a great profile for your company on Crowdfunder. With your profile, you can:

+ Build Followers for your Company
Invite your network and local community to join your CROWDFUNDx Community and Follow your Company Profile.

+ Get noticed via CROWDFUNDx Challenges
As part of a CROWDFUNDx Community, you’ll get to enter your company when they launch their challenge and get the benefits of getting noticed by your entire community online and offline.

+ Create your Crowdfunding Campaign
Leverage the collaborative power and committed support of your local CROWDFUNDx Community. Create your Crowdfunding Campaign, and rally your community to help fund your business.

Join your local CROWDFUNDx
To get involved, join your local CROWDFUNDx. There are active communities already in LA, NYC, MIami, Utah, Houston, DC, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Austin, and Mexico City. If your city is not yet on the map, you can indicate your location on your Crowdfunder profile and rally your community to do the same. With enough interest, we’ll create our next CROWDFUNDx Community near you.

Share our announcement with your friends and rally more support for crowdfunding
Tweet about it! Share it on Facebook! Let your friends know they can now throw their support behind their passions and interests and fuel startup innovation.


In New York? We’re excited to also announce that Crowdcentric, SMW’s parent company, will be leading CROWDFUNDx NYC. For updates on when the first challenge will go live, follow us at @Crowdcentric on Twitter. If you would like to learn more about pitching, partnering, or joining the local leadership board in NYC, please email us at

This is a space our team couldn’t be more excited to venture into, and we are thrilled to do it with Crowdfunder. We hope you join us.

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