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More entrepreneurs than ever are turning to crowdfunding to bring their product ideas to life. Why? Because, beyond the hope of running a blockbuster campaign like DIY bee Flow Hive, they know that crowdfunding is about more than just raising capital. A successful campaign can build community, highlight feasibility, and create partnerships to drive business success even after its initial launch.
Think crowdfunding might be right for your idea? Join us on Thursday, 3 November, when we team up with crowdfunding platform Indiegogo for an evening of expert insights. You’ll explore the business of crowdfunding through real-world examples to learn:
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Mina Yoo is the founder of Lulabop (www.lulabop.com) and the inventor of the Qliplet. Yoo developed the idea for this modified carabiner as she trained to summit Mount Rainier and realized she could us an extra set of hands. After a two-year design, engineering and manufacturing process, she brought her invention to market via a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. The popular gadget’s 2.0 version – featuring an improved design and functionality - was funded via a second very successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.
Prior to founding Lulabop, Mina worked as a professor at the University of Washington Foster School of Business and as Visiting Faculty Fellow at Stanford University. During her career as an academic, she taught Entrepreneurship, Organizational Behavior and Corporate Strategy to executives, doctoral students, MBA students and undergraduates, while researching and consulting on entrepreneurship, social networks and economic development.
Mina was born in Seoul, Korea, and grew up in Dubai, U.A.E., and Jakarta, Indonesia. Moving to the United States, she earned her B.A. in Sociology from Brown University and her dual Ph.D. in Business and Sociology from the University of Michigan, receiving numerous awards including from the National Science Foundation, Kauffman Foundation, the Academy of Management and National Federation of Independent Businesses and earning nationally the Best Dissertation Award in her field with her work on social networks and entrepreneurship.
John founded Poros, a Seattle based, smart bag company that allows users to seamlessly charge their mobile devices from their backpack, briefcase, or duffel on the go. Prior to Poros, John served as the CFO of Zero Motorcycles in the Bay Area of California. Over the course of five years, John and the team at Zero grew the company from a startup to the leading electric motorcycle company designing, building and selling motorcycles on six continents. Previous to Zero, John was a consultant at BCG in their Chicago office. John graduated with honors from Duke University after studying mechanical engineering, material science and economics.
Lisa Nakamura Gnocchi Bar
Lisa Nakamura hails from Hilo, Hawaii. She received her BS in Botany from Arizona State University, worked as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines for almost 9 years and then got her first cooking job from Lisa Dupar. She received two scholarships (one from Les Dames d’Escoffier Seattle Chapter) to attend culinary school and graduated top of her class from L’Academie de Cuisine in 1995 in Maryland. then worked for Gerard Pangaud from 1995 to 1997 in Washington DC. Lisa moved to Napa, California to work for Thomas Keller, 1997-2000, started as a commis for Grant Achatz at The French Laundry, worked for Thomas Keller for three years, leaving in position of sous chef. Later on, she worked for David Kinch at Sent Sovi in Saratoga, California, then took her first chef position overseas in Munich in 2001. After working in Germany for three years (yes, she can butcher German really really well), she worked in Seoul, South Korea as a chef for a year, took a job as executive sous chef at a luxury hotel in New Orleans, only to have Katrina blow through on Day Five of her new job. After working at Pebble Beach for a year, she was opening chef at Qube, which brought her back to Seattle. She then worked at The Herbfarm, opened Allium in 2010, in Christina Orchid’s old restaurant spot on Orcas Island. Allium closed in 2013 and then Lisa opened Gnocchi Bar in March 2015 after a series of pop ups.
Cute furry animals
Chocolate (the darker the better)
Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.
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