Cindy Gordon, CATA Innovation Leadership Board Director
++ Action Item: Members can now download a comprehensive slide deck on Crowdfunding prepared by Dr. Cindy Gordon, CEO & Founder SalesChoice Inc., CATA Innovation Leadership Board Director & Crowdfunding National Spokesperson and CanWIT (Women in Tech) National Spokesperson.
The material, essentially a community contribution, was presented at The Sales and Digital Marketing Transformation Conference – May 5th 2016 on the topic of “The Rise of Crowdfunding: Embracing The Sharing Economy.”
Backgrounder on Crowdfunding Advocacy
One of the roles of CATAAlliance is to organize advocacy Campaigns that will contribute to innovation leadership in Canada. We launched a Crowd Funding Campaign in 2012 to make it easier for small investors to invest in early stage companies or startups.
Advocacy Campaigns draw on a pool of research, and communications resources as well as the expertise that resides among the thought leaders within the CATAAlliance business network.
Summary Slide Presentation Comments
Crowdfunding for Equity Enablement in Canada started in my living room with Sherwood Neiss: Chaired a CATA network of 100 volunteers lobbied our our security regulators coast to coast to help change our laws; CrowdFunding is applicable to every Business; CrowdFunding provides access to channels and communities beyond our reach; CrowdFunding requires expertise, planning, and community engagement; Avg: 1/10 Make their goals, Top 10 Sites : 30% make their goals, 37% on Kickstarter, highest success levels; CrowdFunding has added to our global economy billions of growth enablement, and is projected to add over $90B by 2025; and, Get Involved – Crowdfunding has the power to change your future!
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The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance) is Canada's One Voice for Innovation Lobby Group, crowdsourcing ideas and guidance from thousands of opt in members in moderated social networks in Canada and key global markets. (No Tech Firm Left Behind)