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WKS92412: The Art of the Pre-Sale: How to Prototype, Manufacture and Market Yourself Just by Raising Money
Class Number 719-26639

The extraordinary success of Kickstarter projects like Pebble, Printrbot and the Elevation Dock offers an exciting new model for turning your prototype into a mass-market product. According to Massolutions, a market-research firm, forecasts indicate that $2.8 billion will be raised globally in 2012 via crowdfunding, an 87 percent increase from 2011.

Dave Harvilicz, from the crowdfunding website,, will be teaching TechShoppers how to plan a crowdfunding campaign and launch a new business. This FREE seminar will take you through all major steps:

Choosing a crowdfunding platform … “What if I don’t reach my goal?”

Creating a killer video … “Is this thing on?”

Promoting your project … “How do I get my project on blogs?”

Order fulfillment … “I have to make 10,000 of these?!”

Legalities, taxes and accounting … “Ugh!”

The JOBS Act … “I want to sell stock”

Incorporating, founders, and shareholders … “Am I an LLC or an S-corp?”

David Harvilicz was an insider on Wall Street and Silicon Valley before founding When You Wish, a crowdsourcing ecosystem dedicated to furthering an “indie capitalism” revolution. His experience as a corporate lawyer, international consultant and startup entrepreneur has given him a unique perspective on law, business and markets. He speaks Russian, German and Brazilian Portuguese -- and is passionate about the financial revolutionary potential of crowdfunding.

TechShop Location: TechShop Mid-Peninsula
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Class Date: Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012
Start Time: 6:00 PM
Class Length: 3 Hours
Price: FREE!
Lab Fee: None
Age Range: All (Contact the store to register students under 13.)
Min. Students: 3
Max Students: 50
Current Students: 50
Seats Left: 0
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