Lesson series

Crowdfunding 101

by the CEO of Kiddie Kredit & founder of Black Men Talk Tech

Need money for your biz but don't want to raise venture capital?

Crowdfunding is a great alternative to raising startup funds.

Why is this important?

A lack of money is one of the most critical reasons why startups fail. Crowdfunding is a great way to bring your biz idea to life, raise money, build community, and increase awareness about your brand.

In this lesson, Evan breaks down:
  • What exactly crowdfunding is
  • The different types of crowdfunding that exists
  • Building and maintaining momentum in your crowdfunding campaign
  • Developing a prelaunch strategy for your campaign
  • What to do after your crowdfunding campaign ends
Meet the teacher

Evan Leaphart

Evan is the CEO and founder of Kiddie Kredit. Kiddie Kredit is a mobile chore tracking app designed to teach kids about the importance of financial literacy. Evan also creates online curriculums for schools, organizations, and families to use alongside Kiddie Kredit. He combines a passion for financial literacy and innovation with a commitment to solving real problems that help the community around him. 

Evan is also the co-founder of Black Men Talk Tech, which is an entrepreneurship collective that promotes collaboration between Black men and other members of the tech ecosystem. Black Men Talk Tech’s mission is to create a vicious cycle of access, insights, capital, and inclusion for Black men in tech.
Patrick Jones - Course author
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