Crowdfunding - It's the New Financial Revolution
We are running our second Pacific event and the first full day event in Australia to explore the phenomenon of Crowdfunding - 21st Century Finance.
“If you think that crowdfunding just means smaller companies that launch games and device projects on platforms like Kickstarter, think again. Crowdfunding has now emerged as a viable, scalable alternative to public and private finance.”
“The 2012 worldwide crowdfunding volume reached $2.7B raised from over 1.1m campaigns. Worldwide crowdfunding volumes grew 81% in 2012, which is an acceleration from the 64% growth in 2011.”
The market was expected to nearly double again in 2013 to $5.1B, according to a comprehensive global report by Massolution: The Crowdfunding Industry Report 2013.
Global analysis released by UK-based Crowdfunding Centre in May 2014 has confirmed the extent of this growth. It reports:
"Global crowdfunding is growing steadily, more than doubling every sixty days."
"A new crowdfunding project is created every 3 minutes, with around 50 new projects created every day."
Like to know more? Then come along & hear about what the MIT Technology Review 2012 described as: "One of the top 10 emerging technologies with the potential to transform the world" A prediction that is coming true!
This event will cover the following topics
We have a number of confirmed panellists including the founders of world-leading Australian crowdfunding platforms:
This will be discussion-focused, interactive event held in a symposium style. The first half of the day looks at "What is crowdfunding?". The second half of the day explores its risks and the recently released CAMAC report to the Commonwealth government on crowd sourced equity funding (aka equity crowdfunding). We are hoping to include an interactive risk identification workshop for this emerging sector.
Get the full programme from the event website.
What are my travel options to get to this event?
Syndey is well served by domestic flights from around Australia. It is the premier international airport in the country if you are coming from further afield. The closest stations to the State Library are St James, for trains to/from Sydney Airport, and Martin Place. If you are coming by ferry, Circular Quay is only a short walk.
Does the venue have car parking?
The nearest parking station is Sydney Hospital, located on Hospital Road. For other options see Parkopedia.
What about disabled access?
The wheelchair-accessible entrance is off Macquarie Street, opposite Hunter Street. There are lifts in the building and accessible toilets. If you have a Mobility Parking sticker, you can use the parking spaces at Shakespeare Place, on the corner of Macquarie Street and the Cahill Expressway.
What is the refund policy?
The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
Sure, you won't have the correct name badge waiting for you. (We will make you one, though!)
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