University Crowdfunding Model Review 1


Crowdfunding is an emerging investment vehicle that may be better positioned to support the capital requirements of translational research, proof of concept projects, and early-stage start-ups than more traditional capital sources, like venture capital and angel investment. This 90-minute discussion will introduce you to university crowdfunding policy implications and two, operational university crowdfunding platforms


  • David Drake, The Soho Loft
  • Richard Glaser,
  • Natasha Chopp, Michigan Tech University

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Key Discussion Points

  • Overview of the entire JOBS Act
  • Focused detail on the specific crowfunding implications
  • Discussion on the implications for university-affiliated technology and start-up gap funding
  • Case studies from Innovacracy (external platform) and Michigan Tech Superior Ideas (internally-managed platform) that share university crowdfunding experiences, challenges, and successes

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