MWest Workshop - Bootstraps and Crowds: Alternative Funding Models for Startups


Date and Time

Monday, March 14, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


This event is free to attend.
The RSVP deadline has passed for this event.


L. William Seidman Center, Room 4002 (Richard & Helen DeVos Board Room)


Bootstraps and Crowds: Alternative Finance

The types of financing available for early and seed-stage startups have expanded in the last few years.  This session will include a discussion of crowdfunding, bootstrapping rewards crowdfunding, equity crowdfunding, micro lending and other methods used to raise the capital to get off the ground

Speaker: Thomas Coke, Founder and CEO at CampusStarter
Thomas is a former securities regulator now delving into the private sector and serving as a go-to source for crowdfunding and the JOBS Act and how small businesses will be able to harness the new rules to raise capital. In addition, he is a lawyer with experience running his own firm, a certified mediator and a public speaker.


Questions? Contact Shorouq Almallah at 


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