You Can Be an Among the First to Invest in The Super Crowd, Inc., a public benefit corporation
TSCI Is My New Impact-Focused Business That Hosts Crowdfunding Conferences
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Last year, I hosted and organized a conference about investment crowdfunding called SuperCrowd22. It was a huge success. It was also a test that proved we could make this into a business.
In December, I formed a public benefit corporation, The Super Crowd, Inc., to own and operate the conference business. We are now raising funds via Crowdfund Main Street.
Will you invest? Please allow me to make the case:
In the US, about 100,000 people invested in impact businesses, including all the companies working on cleantech, education, building community and virtually anything else that has the potential to make a positive change in the world. Because that assessment is a bit subjective, the number certainly isn’t exact.
That’s a lot of people. It would fill the largest stadium in the country.
The problem with that number is that it should be about 100 times larger. About 250 million adults can legally invest for impact via crowdfunding. My goal is to help the number of people who do so grow to 10 million investors in ten years.
To be clear, TSCI and I cannot do this alone. We won’t own the entire community—at best, only a fraction of it. But, we can play a role in accelerating the growth through strategic, ongoing, enthusiastic collaboration with industry players and the broader impact community.
Our crowdfunding campaign is designed to deepen collaboration by more fully aligning the interests of our strategic partners. The more we align interests with a vision for growing the impact crowdfunding space, the more rapidly we can do it.
Our business model is focused on bringing large groups of people together to merit sponsor support.
We focus on energy on addressing three challenges:
Poverty and social justice
Because we are serious about climate change and social, we don’t plan to host a national or international in-person gathering requiring all attendees to travel great distances with huge carbon footprints to attend expensive events that the entrepreneurs we most want to support can’t afford.
Instead, we’ll create small local conferences around the country where a few speakers and organizers will travel, but most attendees won’t. We’ll organize the meetings around local themes with community partners to foster local investing to address community challenges.
We’ll continue to hold a major annual international crowdfunding virtual conference under the SuperCrowd2x branding. These conferences will allow us to bring together the entire community, almost without limitation on numbers.
We’ll also host periodic short sessions online, allowing us to maintain a connection with the broader community year-round.
In 2022, we hosted one virtual conference.
In 2023, we’ll host a larger virtual conference and plan to host three local popup events across the country. We’ll also begin hosting periodic 60 to 90-minute sessions later this year and plan to continue those in the future.
By 2027, we plan to host more than 25 local popup conferences, plus our big annual online event. As our community grows, we anticipate that we can extend the revenue and profitability by both increasing the revenue and profit of each event and by hosting more events.
By building a solid team, we can continue to grow without limitation. To be clear, we can’t guarantee financial results.
As we look at competitors, they include many of our core collaborators. For SuperCrowd23, we have over 40 co-hosts and sponsors. DealMaker is our top sponsor for this year’s event. Dalmore Group and Assurely are also on board as sponsors.
Nearly 40 other organizations and companies have signed on as co-hosts, helping us to promote the event to their communities.
Many of these organizations also host and participate in other events. Some of those events will compete directly with ours. Almost all the co-hosts and sponsors have bigger teams and greater resources than TSCI. Our goal is to celebrate and support their success to encourage them to celebrate and support ours.
Most of you know me as a podcaster, YouTuber, newsletter writer and author. Before I became those things, I had a successful 25-year finance career. That included running the cleverly named Thorpe Capital Group, a FINRA-registered broker-dealer. The MountainWest Capital Network twice recognized the firm as among Utah’s fastest-growing companies.
And just about everyone who has ever met me knows I had Bill Gates on my show. For the record, his team reached out to me.
While I have more to learn and will continue to grow as a human being and an entrepreneur, I have the experience required to make this business successful. I’m fully committed.
I also understand that I cannot do this alone. I’ve assembled a diverse advisory board to guide me. Bill is a crowdfunding expert who runs Crowd-Max.
Jackie spent over two decades on Wall Street at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs before helping to found the FINRA-registered crowdfunding portal, Raise Green.
Peter Rostovsky is a Gen Z tech entrepreneur who is building RaiseWay, a company that helps small businesses and startups use crowdfunding to create success.
We believe fully in collaboration. Be sure to check out the investment opportunity Crowdfund Main Street. There you can see the deal terms and valuation, along with the perks that investors receive. Those perks create value for investors, too.
If you are interested in collaborating or investing but have questions, please feel free to post your questions on the Crowdfund Main Street investor page, or you can set up a time to visit with me here.
Thank you for your consideration. Remember, I can’t guarantee results.