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Joshua Lifton

BM7380: Funding Your Million-Dollar Ideas

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Focus on getting your idea to a funded prototype
  • Learn how to launch a successful crowd-funding campaign
  • Learn why, when, and how to engage venture funding
  • Learn about effective practices to tap into funding

Materials

Materials

Description

Description

You have your million-dollar idea, now it's time to get the funding to make it a reality. But where do you start? Which route is the best one to take? Do you use crowdfunding to get your business off the ground? Do you join a hardware accelerator? What about angel investors and venture capital funding? With so many options, it's hard to make the right choice. In this session we'll hear experts discuss when to take each approach and how to successfully get started with each approach.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Anyone with an idea for a new invention or product

Speakers

Speakers

Joshua Lifton

Josh is co-founder and CEO of Crowd Supply, a crowdfunding platform for hardware and manufactured goods that offers a full-service tool chain for product development, including feasibility assessment, marketing, campaign management, post-campaign sales, and fulfillment. He received his doctorate from the MIT Media Lab, where he studied wireless sensor networks.

Michael Geyer

Mike Geyer has worked in an open-pit mine, in an aluminum smelter, and on heavy construction sites. He was also a cognitive sciences research assistant prior to joining Autodesk, Inc. His interests include additive manufacturing, advanced automation, machine learning, wisdom of the ancients, and the alchemy that occurs at the intersection of art and science. He is part of the Emerging Services and Products Group at Autodesk, and he enjoys helping the company lead the new industrial revolution.

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Published

  • 2014
  • BM7380
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • None

Industries

  • Architecture
  • Construction and Utilities

Topics

  • Business Management