Until recently, Canada was underserved in the world of crowdfunding. But now thanks to RocketHub, Canadian artists and entrepreneurs can liberate their ideas through this innovative form of fundraising - built on harnessing the power of community.
On Wednesday July 25th 2012, Karim Kanji - host of XConnectTV – will speak with Brian Meece of RocketHub on the growth and popularity of crowdfunding. Register to attend this special taping:
On the musical front, RocketHub and the urban folk collective Fedora Upside Down have joined forces for an ongoing showcase of tuneful storytelling. Meet these collaborators every Thursday evening at The Cameron House in Toronto as they showcase stories from the creative class:
In addition, last month Meece was in Toronto to present a workshop on crowdfunding at NXNE Interactive, the digital arm of the popular film and music festival. The audience was evenly divided among artists and entrepreneurs from different parts of Canada. Meece recently spoke about his excitement for Canadian crowdfunding in an interview on Canada.com:
“Canada is our second biggest market,” Meece says.
“We’re going to be doing a lot more with Canada over the next year. We’re going to do a lot of community outreach and education showing artists, entrepreneurs and academics how to leverage crowdfunding to make things happen.”
RocketHub is known as The World's Funding Machine - enabling thousands of artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, and social leaders to raise millions of dollars from across the world. The company has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, NBC, Variety, NPR, The Economist, CNN, Billboard, Washington Post, etc. while becoming the fastest growing crowdfunding community.