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Crowdfunding - An Alternative Source of Funding


Friday May 19, 2017 
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Registration @ 10:00 AM

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Kingdom Builders Center
6011 W Orem
Houston, TX 77085

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Lalitha Raman
The best-kept secret among Houston's premiere venues is no longer a secret!  Offering the "Platinum Experience", the KBC is an extraordinary location for corporate functions, banquets, concerts, weddings, birthday parties, and more. Whether hosting a small conference in one of our boardrooms, a seminar in one of our classrooms, or an elegant gala in one of our ballrooms...The Kingdom Builders' Center is the event space in Houston where "the premier venue and stellar service meet."

The KBC-Plus

More than just a meeting facility and events center, The KBC is also home to several community enterprises who partner with The KBC in providing services. They include:

  • The Empowerment Community Development Federal Credit Union
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Neighborhood Centers, Inc. Headstart Program
  • OfficeWorks Graphic Design & Copying
  • The Pointe Bookstore
  • Victory Prep Academy




Over the last several years crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular funding option for both entrepreneurs and investors:

  1. It is convenient.
  2. Validates your concept.
  3. Reduces business risk.
  4. Provides a real-time feedback.
  5. Great marketing tool

During this workshop you will learn:

  • Who is suited for Crowdfunding
  • Raising cash in return for rewards/awards, using Crowdfunding
  • Raising cash in return for equity, using Crowdfunding
  • Detailed steps in an awards-based Crowdfunding campaign
  • Marketing using Crowdfunding

Leave this workshop with knowledge about this increasingly important and often misunderstood topic.

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Fee: $25 ($30 at site) 
includes refreshments 

FREE for the first 10 Veterans who register after October 11, thanks to a grant by
Capital One Bank (code: VETS)

Presenter #1: Tim Jeffcoat, Director, SBA 

Tim is the Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration in Houston.  He oversees the delivery of SBA programs and services in Houston and the surrounding 32 counties of Texas. In addition, he has made several presentations on crowdfunding. In May 2013, Tim was nominated for the SBA IKE Award in the category of Most Valuable Player.

Presenter #2: Rita Leader - Corporate Attorney (retired) and SCORE Mentor

Rita is an attorney who has practiced corporate law for over 26 years representing individual entrepreneurs, small corporations, large publicly held corporations and venture capitalists.  She specializes in the field of corporate finance and securities, while providing general business representation to her clients.