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Makers Faire Presentation
Makers Faire Presentation
Makers Faire Presentation
Makers Faire Presentation
Makers Faire Presentation
Makers Faire Presentation
Makers Faire Presentation
Makers Faire Presentation
Makers Faire Presentation
Makers Faire Presentation
Makers Faire Presentation
Makers Faire Presentation
Makers Faire Presentation
Makers Faire Presentation
Makers Faire Presentation
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  • 1. Launch, Fund and Fly! World Maker Faire New York 2012Brian MeeceCEO & Co-Founder, RocketHub Inc.Brian@rockethub.comRocketHub.com
  • 2. What is RocketHub? Top Global Crowdfunding Platform Launched: February 2010 RocketHub is on a mission to Total Projects: 10,000+ educate and support entrepreneurs, scientists, Total Funding: Millions artists, academics, and organizations. Homebase: Harlem, NYC© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • 3. Traditional funding is tougher to get. Arts Sciences $167MM $7.0B $6.8B $146MM 2010 2012 2010 2011 National Endowment for the Arts National Science Foundation Annual Budget Annual Budget All of the traditional sources of cash for science – government agencies and private foundations – are getting harder and harder to access. So what is a scientist to do? – Scientific American, Fall 2011© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • 4. What is crowdfunding? … an event that harnesses a network of supporters for funds, awareness, and feedback.© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • 5. New spin on old idea. da Vinci (patronage) + Social Media (mass) = Crowdfunding (mass-patronage)© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • 6. How does it work? The Three Pillars© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • 7. I. The Project Be great Make a statement Tell us why© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • 8. Case Study: Tweets in Space Crowdfunded $10,000 to spam alien lifeforms.© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • 9. The public loved it!
  • 10. II. The Network Entrepreneur, Artist, Source Scientist, Maker, etc. First Degree Friends, Family, Colleagues Broader Second Degree Communities© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • 11. Case Study: WaveSpring ShoesDuct tape (lot’s of it) Andy Krafsur Crowdfunded $25,000+ to bring his new shoe design to reality
  • 12. A Maker that people believed in
  • 13. III. The Rewards Sell the value Levels of impact Fun perks© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • 14. Case Study: Afia - Fashion DesignMeghan Sebhold Crowdfunded her fashion venture
  • 15. Who it works for. User: Individuals and organizations with an established core of supporters and with a clear project goal. Fundraising sweet-spot: $3,500 - $35,000 Timeframe: 15 – 90 Days Support: RocketHub offers infrastructure, credibility, and support through a dedicated platform and expert team.© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • 16. JOBS Act = Game Changer Crowdfunding for Equity Democratization of Venture Capital RocketHub-SEC Whitepaper© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • 17. Be our friend. @RocketHub Facebook.com/RocketHub Brian@RocketHub.com© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.

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