LAS VEGAS, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For over half a decade the Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC) has been the cornerstone of education for people struggling to raise capital to come and learn from crowdfunding industry leaders and rockstars in reward, equity, real estate and donation-based crowdfunding. The crowdfunding industry has grown quickly.
In 2012, crowdfunding raised $1.7 billion in capital – but last year, total capital raised using crowdfunding reached over $60 billion! This represents a seismic shift in the way that startups, non-profits, entrepreneurs, and even real estate can now be funded. Crowdfunding is a crucial funding method for new and established businesses, for those who might not have access to, nor the requirements for other forms of financing. Crowdfunding isn't randomly asking for money. It entails building a well-thought-out crowdfunding campaign, based on a sound strategy and solid execution while inviting the crowd to be a part of your journey and share in your success.
Boasting its sixth year, the Las Vegas flagship event will once again showcase more than 70 experts and sponsors. Joining Microsoft is Johnson & Johnson's platform Caring Crowd to name just a few and the leaders who have helped grow all sectors of the industry.
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With a proper ecosystem of crowdfunding technology, education and training, startups and growing enterprises can increase their ability to raise the capital they need, scale up and compete in today's world.
To that end, ( GCC ) is committed to bringing proven crowdfunding education from world-class experts to a diverse audience. We are starting that journey with a sponsorship and partnership with our premier sponsor Microsoft and one of our keynote speakers Fernando Hernandez Director of Supplier Diversity at Microsoft to help expand crowdfunding education to the world of diversity and Inclusion.
"We look forward to continuing to work together now and long into the future," said Ruth E. Hedges, CEO and Founder of the Global Crowdfunding Convention -GCC at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, on October 23rd & 24th, 2017. "Our commitment to diversity will also raise awareness across the entire diversity and crowdfunding industry and will provide a path for underrepresented entrepreneurs to succeed and create their piece of the American dream."
Attendees will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the world of crowdfunding, and be able to use this knowledge to further their own campaigns and ensure that their projects have the best chance of success.
But it's not all work – there will be plenty of play, and excitement! Investors can see Startups pitch their ideas live from the Crowdfunding Marketplace Expo and on the main stage. The audience can play "Who Wants To Raise A Million Dollars" have a drink and hors d'oeuvres at "Crowdfundie Awards" and London Club after party, and so much more -there is plenty to do at the 6th Annual GCC!
About GCC: Oct 23rd & 24th, 2017 was established in 2012. Thousands have attended from more the 22 countries, more than 300 experts have spoken and sponsored this flagship event focused on entrepreneurs using the power of crowdfunding to bring their unique visions and products to life. Over the intervening years, the GCC has grown to become the premier destination for crowdfunding professionals, entrepreneurs, and industry experts.
SOURCE Global Crowdfunding Convention