Learn how to crowdfund at two upcoming events

The NW Innovation Resource Center has two informational events coming up about crowdfunding. The first event aims to teach entrepreneurs how to successfully use crowdfunding programs like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and the second informational session is about new laws regarding equity crowdfunding — a process that allows funders to invest in exchange for shares of the company.

Maria Mcleod, an assistant professor of public relations at Western Washington University, has studied successful crowdfunding campaigns. She’ll explain explain how to create a crowdfunding campaign – from creating an online persona and attracting media, to crafting the perfect video pitch – from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 at the Port of Bellingham’s Harbor Center Room, at 1801 Roeder Ave.

Tickets are $15 if purchased before November 18 or $20 at the door (if space is available). Registration is required. Register here: https://gewcrowdfunding.eventbrite.com.

At the second event, Faith Anderson, chief of registration and general counsel for Washington State Department of Financial Institutions Securities Division, will discuss new rules for equity crowdfunding in Washington State. The free event goes from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3. at the Port of Bellingham’s Harbor Center Room at 1801 Roeder Ave.

For more information about either event, visit: www.nwirc.com/events or call Lara Merriam-Smith, NW Innovation Resource Center program manager, at 360-255-7870.

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