Traklight, Indiegogo and Crowdnetic are teaming up to host a series of educational webinars to provide crowdfunding and IP education for entrepreneurs and startups.
Traklight is a provider of affordable intellectual property resources and tools online. Crowdnetic is a provider of funding portal platform technology and market data solutions to the private equity and crowdfunded securities industry.
The first crowdfunding education webinar, Traklight Brings in the Crowdfunding Experts: Avoid Mistakes & Prepare for Equity Crowdfunding, takes place on September 17, 2013, at 11:00AM PDT. Dara Albright of Crowdnetic and Traklight CEO, Mary Juetten, will discuss key IP issues for entrepreneurs and innovators to address before they begin crowdfunding and how to prepare for equity crowdfunding. Indiegogo’s Bret Harris will provide the top five common crowdfunding mistakes.
“Our mission is to educate entrepreneurs about the importance of protecting intellectual property,” said Mary Juetten, founder and CEO of Traklight. “Growing use of crowdfunding by artists, writers and companies who put their most valuable assets, which is all IP, online to raise capital are at great risk. Working with the education-minded partners like Indiegogo and Crowdnetic, we are able to empower innovators and help them protect their passions and ideas while seeking funding alternatives.”
“As the new regulatory framework for crowdfinance unfolds, it is imperative that both issuers as well as investors are properly prepared,” said Dara Albright, chief strategy officer of Crowdnetic. “Issuers of private stock must learn how to balance protecting their IP while providing the appropriate disclosures for investors to make informed decisions. At the same time, we must encourage investors to seek that crucial information as well as educate them on proven due diligence techniques. If we can successfully achieve both, crowdfinance has the potential to foster economic prosperity for generations to come.”