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MaGIC Academy: Crowdfunding 101 for Entrepreneurs

Description

Looking for an innovative way to finance your company’s growth? Looking to engage your network in your company’s expansion? pitchIN and MaGIC present a workshop about crowdfunding, a digital way of raising financing.Equity crowdfunding is fast becoming a crucial source of capital for early stage and growth-focused businesses, however it is still an area of financing that is not fully understood by entrepreneurs.

Equity crowdfunding is fast becoming a crucial source of capital for early stage and growth-focused businesses, however it is still an area of financing that is not fully understood by entrepreneurs.Come and gain a greater understanding of equity crowdfunding and hear tips and insights from pitchIN, Malaysia’s earliest crowdfunding platform that is also a registered market operator by the Securities Commission of Malaysia to offer an equity crowdfunding platform in Malaysia.

Come and gain a greater understanding of equity crowdfunding and hear tips and insights from pitchIN, Malaysia’s earliest crowdfunding platform that is also a registered market operator by the Securities Commission of Malaysia to offer an equity crowdfunding platform in Malaysia.


Key Learnings

  1. Identify types of crowdfunding and help you to decide which might be right for your business/startups.
  2. Learn about Equity crowdfunding (ECF), the newest form of crowdfunding, its framework and how you can start an ECF campaign for your business.
  3. Better understanding on crowdfunding initiatives in Malaysia’s startups scene.

Target Audience

Targeted at startups and growth companies considering financing options, investors, board members and anyone who gets involved with companies that grow - accelerators, incubators, consultants, accountants, solicitors etc.


Speaker(s) Description

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SAM SHAFIE (CEO and Co-Founder, pitchIN, CEO and Founder of WTF Accelerator)

Sam is legally trained, having served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) in the Attorney-General Chambers of Malaysia as well having served in the Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). Sam left public service after 15 years in 2008 and joined the entrepreneurial rat race.

He co-founded the crowdfunding platform, pitchIN in 2012 and started the long journey of introducing crowdfunding in Malaysia. After the Securities Commission introduced Equity Crowdfunding, pitchIN became one of the first 6 companies that were chosen and registered as a Recognised Market Operator for the purpose of offering Equity Crowdfunding.

Sam is also the Founder of WatchTower and Friends (WTF) Accelerator, a 4 month tech startup accelerator program that also does pre-seed funding. He has been named by Digital News Asia in their 2016-2017 Digerati 50.


Useful Links:

  1. What is Crowdfunding
  2. What Is Crowdfunding And How Does It Benefit The Economy


Brief Agenda

Day 1

07.00PM - Registration

07.05PM - Prayer Break

07.30PM - Introduction to Crowdfunding: Types of crowdfunding available and latest offerings in crowdfunding.

07.50PM - Crowdfunding in Malaysia. Pros and cons of raising funds via crowdfunding.

08.10PM - Equity Crowdfunding (ECF) – A regulatory framework

08.25PM - Starting an ECF campaign for your business. What businesses need to do.

08.45PM - Case study: Kakitangan.com

09.10PM - Do’s and Don’ts when raising funds via ECF

09.30PM - How to raise funds via ECF on pitchIN


Please note:

  1. Sessions will be focused on presentations in English.
  2. Dress smart but remain casual
Event Timeline
Fri Nov 18, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM MYT
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Venue
Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre
Tickets
Standard 10.00 MYR

On sale until Nov 17, 2016, 1:00:00 PM

Venue Address
Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre, Block 3730, Persiaran APEC, 63000 Cyberjaya, Malaysia. Malaysia
Organizer
Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre
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