PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwired - Aug 28, 2013) - Traklight, provider of affordable proprietary intellectual property (IP) online resources and tools, is hosting a series of educational webinars with Indiegogo and Crowdnetic to provide crowdfunding and IP education for entrepreneurs and startups.
Indiegogo is a global crowdfunding platform that empowers people to fund what matters to them. Crowdnetic is a leading 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. To register, go to http://info.traklight.com/phoenix-tech-cocktail-social.
"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."
ABOUT TRAKLIGHT -- Traklight.com provides cost-effective, online tools for intellectual property (IP) identification & protection as well as valuable resources. Serving the startup community to rapidly growing businesses, Traklight has designed solutions for every size business and idea. Traklight LLC, is privately held with headquarters in Arizona. SUCCESS magazine named them winner of the 'Start Small, Win Big' national challenge and they have been recently featured in Entrepreneur and Fast Company. Traklight.com
ABOUT INDIEGOGO -- Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the largest global crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community. At its core, Indiegogo is the equal opportunity platform dedicated to democratizing the way people raise funds for any project -- creative, entrepreneurial or cause-related. The company was launched in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles and New York. www.indiegogo.com
ABOUT CROWDNETIC -- Crowdnetic is a leading provider of funding portal platform technology and market data solutions to the private equity and crowdfunded securities industry. We operate the industry's premier centralized hub for real-time market data aggregated from p2p and crowdfund platforms across the globe. Crowdnetic also owns NowStreetWire, the preeminent resource for education and insight into the burgeoning industry of global crowdfinance. www.crowdnetic.com