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Microphilanthropy, Crowdfunding & Start-Up (REVV 2011)

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Presented to Springboard Innovation's Revisioning Value Conference, March 7-8, 2011. Thanks to all of you - you made the session really fun!

Microphilanthropy, Crowdfunding & Start-Up (REVV 2011)

  1. MICROPHILANTHROPY, CROWDFUNDING & START-UP:The Beginning of Connected Capital? <br />WHO’S HERE? PAUL OSTERLUND(ABUNDANCE FARMING), JOSH TETRICK (33 NEEDS), <br />KRISTIN WOLFF (THINKERS+DOERS & YOU<br />
  2. WHO ARE YOU?<br />
  3. WHAT’S “CROWDFUNDING?”<br />
  4. Here’s what Wikipedia says about crowdfunding<br />Crowdfunding: The collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. <br />“Crowdfunding is a collaborative funding model; many people give smaller amounts of money to make big things happen.“ Slava, IndieGoGo<br />
  5. WHO’S DOING CROWDFUNDING? <br />Source: http://www.smartermoney.nl/?p=35#platforms<br />
  6. BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE…<br />
  7. OMG . . . IS THERE A CURATED VERSION? <br />= Fund my business<br />= Fund my creative project<br />= Fund my social venture<br />
  8. CURATED VERSION (CONT.) <br />= Fund my personal cause<br />= Fund my personal project or activity<br />= Fund my need<br />
  9. INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC PLATFORMS<br />
  10. WHY NOW? <br />
  11. DOES IT WORK?<br />$80M pledged to date ($35M on Kickstarter) (Source: @RobertAndrews, Jan 2011)<br />Pulls new funders into market<br />Fills a gap in investment market (under $10K)<br />Creates relationships between investees + investors, and investees and each other (but also creates challenges)<br />Leverages ‘alternative currencies’<br />“Jury is out”<br />
  12. Josh Tetrick: 33 Needs<br />
  13. JOSH TETRICK, 33 NEEDS<br />WHY 33 NEEDS?<br />WHAT DO GOOD PROJECTS DO THAT HELPS THEM SUCCEED?<br />WHAT DOES “SELFLESSNESS IS PROFITABLE” MEAN?<br />STATE OF CROWDFUNDING?<br />ADVICE TO ASPIRING PROJECTS, ENTREPRENEURS, INNOVATORS?<br />
  14. Paul Osterlund: Abundance Farming and ChangeXchange<br />Springboard Innovation began CXc on-line seed-funding for social innovators in April ’09.<br />Designed to enable a new breed of citizen social innovators; providing start-up funds for new and proven social ventures, from ‘investors in sustainable change’ @ $5 per share.<br />Funding financially sustainable social enterprises; nonprofits with a plan for self-sufficiency. <br />Infrastructure supporting the 5th Space:<br />Mission Money<br />GOVERNMENT<br />BUSINESS<br />NON-PROFITS<br />ACADEMIA<br /> SocialEntrepreneurialVentures<br />Communication Influence<br />Information Research<br />Knowledge Benefit Many <br />
  15. www.thechangexchange.org/<br />CXc soon to release new engineering, images, profiles for listers…new funding partners.<br />CXc invites listers to apply - new start-up ventures, those replicating successful models, and established non-profits adding a sustaining strategy…and now B-corporations.<br />Submit your profile summary<br />Review CXc legal agreement<br />Q & A / discussion…<br />Contacts:<br />paul@springboardinnovation.org<br />amy@springboardinnovation.org<br />
  16. RESOURCES<br />http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2011/03/02/134194007/crowdfunding-cuts-out-most-of-the-middlemen<br />http://destinationdiy.org/episodes/episode33.html<br />http://mashable.com/2009/07/29/crowdfunding-success/<br />http://www.blackweb20.com/2011/03/02/crowdfunding-an-alternative-for-minority-startups/<br />http://gigaom.com/2011/02/18/kickstarter-crowd-funding-hits-1m-a-week/<br />http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/can_we_crowdfund_our_lives.php<br />
  17. Flickr Friends: Money (epSos.de); Shadow portrait (humber15); the rest are mine. <br />Follow REVV2011 or use #REVV201 on Twitter to share comments.<br />
  18. IF TIME…<br />“Inchvesting” in Loveland<br />http://buyaframe.lemonadedetroit.com/<br />Alan Rosenblith’sSymbionomics Film<br />Jean Russell’s Thrivability Project<br />Mr. T’s Classroom in Talent, OR<br />

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