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Crowdfunding is a new social ritual that enables the public to support projects in the Maker space. Built on a foundation of social media, this innovative ritual rapidly becomes a game-changer for the Creative Class.

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  • Launch, Fund and Fly! World Maker Faire New York 2012Brian MeeceCEO & Co-Founder, RocketHub Inc.Brian@rockethub.comRocketHub.com
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What is crowdfunding? … an event that harnesses a network of supporters for funds, awareness, and feedback.© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • New spin on old idea. da Vinci (patronage) + Social Media (mass) = Crowdfunding (mass-patronage)© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • How does it work? The Three Pillars© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • I. The Project Be great Make a statement Tell us why© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • Case Study: Tweets in Space Crowdfunded $10,000 to spam alien lifeforms.© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • The public loved it!
  • II. The Network Entrepreneur, Artist, Source Scientist, Maker, etc. First Degree Friends, Family, Colleagues Broader Second Degree Communities© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • Case Study: WaveSpring ShoesDuct tape (lot’s of it) Andy Krafsur Crowdfunded $25,000+ to bring his new shoe design to reality
  • A Maker that people believed in
  • III. The Rewards Sell the value Levels of impact Fun perks© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • Case Study: Afia - Fashion DesignMeghan Sebhold Crowdfunded her fashion venture
  • 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.
  • JOBS Act = Game Changer Crowdfunding for Equity Democratization of Venture Capital RocketHub-SEC Whitepaper© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.
  • Be our friend. @RocketHub Facebook.com/RocketHub Brian@RocketHub.com© 2012 RocketHub. All Rights Reserved.