To help everyone interested in investment crowdfunding, Invest Local offers an online questionnaire. http://www.investlocalcolorado.com/services/. Any organization may complete the questionnaire and receive quick feedback.
In addition, a set of Investment Crowdfunding Common Questions & Answers has been created and is available for download. Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To determine if you are ready to conduct an investment crowdfunding campaign, Invest Local is offering an Assessment service. For a fee of $500, a representative of Invest Local will walk your organization through a punch list of information, documents and forms necessary to design, craft and complete a campaign. You will receive a written report that includes a list of remaining tasks and a referral to service providers who can help. To arrange an Assessment, send an email to email@example.com
Finally, Invest Local is designing a service provider referral system. The completion of an investment crowdfunding campaign encompasses a wide range of skills and capabilities which are rarely found within a single organization. Invest Local is vetting a list of attorneys, accountants, bankers, web developers, video producers, copyrighters, communications specialists, social media and other experts who can help with investment crowdfunding campaigns. When ready, a directory of these service providers will be available on the Invest Local website. Service providers interested in being selected for this directory should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorado Capital Congress Crowdfunding Campaign
The Colorado Capital Congress is now conducting an investment crowdfunding campaign. http://www.innovationews.com/Colorado-Capital-Congress-to-hold-live-demo-of-investment-crowdfunding-Feb-18/. It seeks to raise $100,000 through a limited offering. To date it has raised $8,625 of this goal. It you are interested in investing or you just would like to see a live crowdfunding campaign, go to http://www.coloradocapitalcongress.com/investment. After demonstrating that you are a resident of the State of Colorado (SEC rule), you can obtain a set of documents that includes the Offering Memorandum, Form RL and a Subscription Agreement.
The investment crowdfunding campaign of the Colorado Capital Congress is being conducted to raise funds to pay for the costs of publishing two educational programs on the topics of Customer Crowdfunding (how to conduct an investment crowdfunding campaign) and Main Street Investing (how to invest in local businesses through investment crowdfunding). Each educational program will be presented in the form of a book, a workshop and a video webinar.
Within its crowdfunding campaign, the Colorado Capital Congress offers to investor candidates a benefits package as a supplement to a classical return on investment. This creative approach to investment crowdfunding demonstrates how to gain the investment of a small dollar, non-accredited investor by offering value in the form of money savings, privileges and preferences whose value may exceed the value of any return on investment and may exceed the value of the investment itself.
Workshop on Customer Crowdfunding
The Colorado Capital Congress will be presenting its next workshop on Customer Crowdfunding on the morning of February 18 at Colorado Lending Source. This workshop, presented by Karl Dakin, will walk organization leaders through investment crowdfunding basics, key management decisions, planning and the development of a benefits package. You can register for this workshop at http://www.coloradocapitalcongress.com/events
The fee to the general public to attend this workshop is $250. Members of the Colorado Capital Congress may attend for a price of $200. While the Colorado Capital Congress is conducting its crowdfunding campaign, investors in the Congress of $125 will get a free pass to the workshop and 5 Units in the royalty pool.
Book on Customer Crowdfunding
With the first dollars from its crowdfunding campaign, the Colorado Capital Congress has started work to publish a book on Customer Crowdfunding. Zipline Performance (http://www.ziplineperformance.com) has been engaged to produce the book. Authored by Karl Dakin, the book will include a fictional narrative about a local brew pub and its experiences in successfully completing an investment crowdfunding campaign. All investors in the Congress at any dollar level will receive a free copy of this book.
The Colorado Capital Congress presented a briefing on the Basics of Crowdfunding to Creative Connections on February 5. Karl Dakin joined with Stan Yan (professional comic book author) to share information about product and investment crowdfunding. http://www.thereviewcolorado.com/creative-connections-members-learn-about-crowd-funding-first-friday-meeting. A video of the presentation may be viewed here: https://youtu.be/3gEPb1-bOMM
Since January 1, the Colorado Capital Congress has provided briefings to Midwest Regional Bank, Clean Tech Community and TIE Rockies.
The Colorado Capital Congress offers to provide briefings without charge to civic, charitable, community, professional and private organizations. To arrange a briefing for your organization, send an email to email@example.com.
The first Colorado Impact Days will be held on March 2-4th. Foundations will participate in this unique forum where they will learn how to make ‘program related investments’ and view 60 investment opportunities from Colorado. To buy a ticket for the finale event on March 4th, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/co-impact-days-social-venture-showcase-tickets-21116100826
Karl Dakin will be a key note presenter at the workshop on Social Enterprise Organizations to be held on March 10 in Colorado Springs. More information can be obtained at http://www.coloradocapitalcongress.com
Karl Dakin has been invited to speak at ComCap 16 in Hatch, Oregon on April 26-28. This conference presents the latest advancements in investment crowdfunding. www.comcapconference.com
Individuals and organizations can join the Colorado Capital Congress for an annual fee of $50 (students just $20). Members in the Congress are entitled to discounts and participate in special programs. Membership fees help the Congress in its efforts to improve Colorado’s capital ecosystem. To join the Colorado Capital Congress, go to http://www.coloradocapitalcongress.com/membership
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