Summary

Crowdfunding is an emerging investment vehicle that may be better positioned to support the capital requirements of translational research, proof of concept projects, and early-stage start-ups than more traditional capital sources, like venture capital and angel investment. This 90-minute discussion will introduce you to university crowdfunding policy implications and two, operational university crowdfunding platforms

 

Experts

  • David Drake, The Soho Loft
  • Richard Glaser, innovocracy.org
  • Natasha Chopp, Michigan Tech University

Additional Materials

Key Discussion Points

  • Overview of the entire JOBS Act
  • Focused detail on the specific crowfunding implications
  • Discussion on the implications for university-affiliated technology and start-up gap funding
  • Case studies from Innovacracy (external platform) and Michigan Tech Superior Ideas (internally-managed platform) that share university crowdfunding experiences, challenges, and successes