GCC Special for Students, Startups & Veterans
The Global Crowdfunding Convention gives back in honor of fifth year anniversary
Press Release – LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 3, 2016 – Rewind the clock back five years to a point in time when the Global Crowdfunding Convention was in its inception; to a place where CEO and Founder, Ruth E. Hedges was creating a Lobby Hub campaign to raise enough money for veterans to receive free tickets to the industry’s first crowdfunding convention.
Now in its fifth year, the Global Crowdfunding Convention has fared its own course through the behemoth conventions of the Las Vegas strip, and again provides a special offer for veterans – this year adding students and startups as well.
The GCC affords veterans, students and startups to walk away with a plan-in-hand to:
Launch a Rewards, Donation or Equity-based crowdfunding campaign and raise capital for worthy causes.
Use social media and other advances in communications to help create a community and bigger crowd of pledgers, investors and backers
Understand the new crowdfunding regulations in the JOBS Act to reduce risk and be industry compliant
“I want to give back and provide crowdfunding to the veterans interested in entrepreneurial activity, or who need help with healthcare costs. At the same time, I want to educate innovative students that entrepreneurship is a way to pay back their loans. Likewise, startup companies have the ability to create more jobs for our economy. These are all people who need to be at the convention and who can benefit from learning how to raise money through crowdfunding,” said Hedges.
In her voice one cannot mistake her passion when she’s talking about the 2016 Global Crowdfunding Convention. She is adamant that crowdfunding can and will create more jobs. As an entrepreneur, she has experienced this firsthand with her brainchild, the Global Crowdfunding Convention, which she grew from a crowdfunding campaign into the leading annual industry event.
“In the news right now and in this election year, you hear the repetitive words‘job creation’. What people don’t know is that they can learn how to get funded and create more jobs themselves,” said Hedges, pioneer and legislative contributor to the J.O.B.S Act. Adding additionally that, “human capital is the greatest asset of all and people first need to realize they are infinitely more valuable to crowdfunding than money contributed.”
After serving the United States of America many veterans have learned new skills and deserve a financial opportunity to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. On the flip side, many veterans have healthcare necessities and through a crowdfunding site like Indegogo’s Generosity they can now go to ‘the crowd’ and be financially rewarded.
Veterans, Students & Startups can purchase tickets for a price of $250 – over 70% off the original ticket price. General tickets for the Global Crowdfunding Convention can be purchased at www.thegccworld.com.
For a list of speakers at the 2016 Global Crowdfunding Convention please visit: http://thegccworld.com/speakers/. For a sneak peak of the convention activities, please look here.
About the Global Crowdfunding Convention
From its inception in 2012, the Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC) has seen the industry grow from $1.7 billion to over $35 billion in 2015. Moreover, crowdfunding is on a path to exceed venture capital investing in 2016. Fostering industry growth, the GCC has consistently handpicked the best and the brightest in the field to coverall topics of crowdfunding and the crowdfinance industry. GCC is produced by Crowdfunding industry experts, therefore it attracts the world’s business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a convention where the industry’s most relevant issues are addressed. For more information visit www.thegccworld.com and follow the GCC on Twitter @thegccworld with real-time hashtag highlights, #thegccworld.