Interested in raising capital using the internet but don’t know where to begin? Here’s a great Online Class from General Assembly.
Social media and platforms like Kickstarter and Indie Gogo have made it easier than ever before for inventors, entrepreneurs, and artists, to seek funding for their projects. There are over 530 online platforms available to assist with raising capital and donations. In this quick introductory class from General Assembly, Arie Abecassis will give a brief overview of the industry and offer a few practical steps to launching a successful campaign.
As a founder of AppStori, and a Venture Partner at DreamIt Ventures, Arie has worked closely with a number of amazing founders and companies, including SeatGeek, Adaptly, BiznessApps and MAZ Digital. In addition to spending time with the General Assembly community, every now and then, Arie contributes his thoughts on the state of technology and entrepreneurship in various tech blogs.
While this pre-recorded session originally aired on September 17, 2013, Arie Abecassis will be available live to answer questions via chat. To participate in the live chat, simply enter any username of your choosing, login in via Facebook or Twitter and contribute your questions or comments to the public chatroom. All attendees have access to the chat, and your fellow classmates may be able to help you as well.
- Learn enough about the industry to make choices about how to obtain funding.
- Learn the first steps to starting your campaign.
- Understand the dos and don’ts of crowd funding.
Need capital for a tech product or service? Try AngelList, SeedInvest or FundersClub. Most indie films are crowdfunded through Kickstarter and Indiegogo. On the equity side, there’s a platform that focuses on indie film called Slated.
Have questions during class? Join the conversation in the chat, or tweet them by mentioning #GALive and @GA.