We kicked off our new Crowdcentric Network Meetup Group by organizing a panel on August 9th, 2012 to help people understand the intricacies of crowdfunding. We have received requests from folks outside of New York who hoped we would be able to post video from the event online and we are happy to oblige.
Besides Michael Helman, a Crowdzu co-founder, and yours truly the panel featured (from l - r):
Sara Nodjoumi is a film programmer, producer and director. As producer of The Iran Job, she helped raise over $100,000 far exceeding the project's $50,000 crowdfunding goal.
Nancy Wolfe as producer of the documentary Fit To Print successfully raised over $10,000 through crowdfunding.
Jayce Bartok is an actor, screenwriter and director. He is directing, Tiny Dancer, a film for which he successfully crowdfunded over $20,000.
Joel M. Helman, CPA is the managing partner of Albinder Altman and Block LLP a midtown Manhattan full service accounting firm. He took the mic to answer questions regarding the tax implications of raising money through rewards-based crowdfunding, the JOBS Act and equity-based crowdfunding.
The panel was moderated initially by Michael Helman and later by Joanna White-Oldham of the Center for Active Learning.
If you are New York-based, please consider joining our Meetup group and attending our monthly panels and networking mixers.