NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 20, 2013) - ProHatch, a leader in promoting the enterprise value of crowdfinancing as a game changing capital ladder for social impact, business and community enterprises, goes live with reward campaigns from the 1st monthly web event in its 2013 Incubator Series. Following 6 weeks of intensive preparation, these innovative social and business enterprises will begin fundraising for the first 30-day phase of their project on ProHatch's one-of-a-kind Phase-To-Raise™ crowdfunding platform. Incubator campaigns will be launching for funding throughout the week, beginning May 15th!
"Without the one-on-one support and step-by-step webinar series that ProHatch provides, our campaign would have remained an idea. The guidance we received from ProHatch is definitely a major factor in our creating buzz for our campaign. Their services instill the type of confidence you get only when you know you're fully prepared," says Mikaela Louve, President of Louve Notes Media.
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Additionally, ProHatch's second web event in the 2013 Incubator Series is announced today and will focus on the special interests of women entrepreneurs as they develop a crowdfinance capital strategy and execute a crowdfunding campaign. We will demonstrate how a reward campaign can be a powerful step in both the traditional and crowdfinance capital ladders that take enterprises from ideation to IPO, and build a sample campaign using Phase-To-Raise™. The audience for this month's web event are women who own, operate or service enterprises challenged by access to capital formation for growing their business, 501(c)(3)s, social impact and community projects.
There is a complete disconnect given the fact that in 2012, only 1.8% of women-owned businesses realized revenues of $1 million or more and the fact that women spend up to 30% more time on the Internet than men and dominate social networking activity. In this month's web event, we will give women entrepreneurs a unique perspective on the competitive advantage they have at their fingertips to create powerful funding communities and attract brand ambassadors for the benefit of their enterprises as they shorten the path to capital formation with a crowdfinance strategy.
"It's a well-known statistic that less than 5% of traditional capital and less than 3% of VC capital is invested in women owned and operated enterprises. Clearly women need alternative paths to capital, and Crowdfinance is that path; from ideation to IPO," says Liz Kulik, co-founder and CEO of ProHatch. "As a serial entrepreneur and investor myself, I understand the challenges of creating, funding, operating, and growing enterprise value in a woman owned enterprise, and I bring those experiences to ProHatch. Our approach to crowdfunding as a crowdfinance ladder empowers women entrepreneurs and investors to focus our intrinsic competitive advantage as the de facto leaders of online network building and e-commerce to create a new and powerful Super Network of capital formation, enterprise innovation and resources. As of today, 50% of the businesses financed by the crowd are women owned. This alone tells us the crowdfinance future for women is bright."
Women-owned enterprises, investors and service providers can REGISTER for ProHatch's free second Incubator web event TODAY by visiting www.prohatch.com. In addition to the free 90 min web event scheduled for June 5th at 11:00AM-12:30PM EDT, ProHatch will select several top women businesses, social impact and community entrepreneurs and award them a free scholarship to ProHatch's extended incubator program. Winning scholars will receive free one-on-one advisory services during the life of the ProHatch campaign. In a series of focused strategy sessions, ProHatch's industry-leading advisory team will assist entrepreneurs with developing their own strategic Crowdfinance plan and then build, launch and manage their Crowdfinance campaigns from start to finish.
"Crowdfinance and Women Owed Enterprises" provides women with a strategic perspective on crowdfinancing as a capital ladder for their business, social impact and community enterprises, from ideation to IPO.
Focus Session topics will include:
Building a Crowdfinance capital strategy that aligns with enterprise goals and risk
Business plan review and recommendations
Building Customers with rewards and fulfillment
Developing a tiered Social Marketing and Broadcast Plan
Content and Investor Communication planning
Campaign building fundamentals training
Campaign review and recommendations
Register TODAY at www.ProHatch.com, and welcome to the crowdfinance story.
ProHatch is an accredited crowdfunding platform and incubator where Projects Hatch & Grow. ProHatch is a Crowdfinance hub and leader in promoting the enterprise value of crowdfinancing as a game-changing socialized capital ladder from ideation to IPO. The company offers an alternative method for social impact, business and community enterprises, entrepreneurs and crowd investors to create and fund campaigns using the power of the crowd and their innovative Phase-to-Raise™ donations and rewards-based crowdfunding process.
The ProHatch platform acts as a powerful engine for creating and capitalizing both social and business projects across eight funding channels, including Business & Invention, Health & Wellness, Planet & Resources, Arts & Entertainment, Community & Education, Sports & Athletes, Philanthropy & Causes and Tech & Communications. The company's mission is to channel the overlapping relationships between people's business, philanthropy and personal endeavors as they create, support and fund responsible social and economic development.
Whether you are trying to get a new idea off the ground, grow your existing business, or fundraise for one of many social causes, ProHatch welcomes the opportunity to assist you throughout the entire capital raise process.