IndieGoGo.com Founder Joins Shift Worldwide’s Crowdfunding Virtual Panel

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The co-founder of IndieGoGo.com, one of the world’s leading crowdfunding platforms, is the newest addition to the Feb. 26 Shift Worldwide virtual panel discussion “Crowdfunding: A New Resource for Entrepreneurs & Non-Profits?”

Slava Rubin, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer for IndieGoGo.com

“Shift’s leadership in remote learning and our involvement in the crowdfunding community makes it a natural fit that we participate in the vPanel." Slava Rubin, Co-Founder IndieGoGo.com

The co-founder of IndieGoGo.com, one of the world’s leading crowdfunding platforms, is the newest addition to the Feb. 26 Shift Worldwide virtual panel discussion “Crowdfunding: A New Resource for Entrepreneurs & Non-Profits?”

Slava Rubin, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer for IndieGoGo.com, Berkeley, Calif., will join four panelists for a live, interactive 90-minute discussion about crowdfunding. The Feb. 26 vPanel is intended for entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations seeking new funding opportunities.

“Crowdfunding opens new opportunities for startups, non-profits, and any creative entrepreneurs,” Rubin said. “Through IndieGoGo, we have seen hundreds of innovative and creative ideas come to life. Crowdfunding is an avenue that all types of entrepreneurs should explore.”

Shift Worldwide Founder and CEO Paul Trout said he’s excited that Rubin is a part of the crowdfunding vPanel. “Slava and his team at IndieGoGo.com have provided the platform to assist innovative entrepreneurs, non-profits and artists in more than 90 countries to promote and seek funding for their projects,” Trout said. “IndieGoGo.com is clearly on the cutting edge of funding.”

Rubin said it was an easy decision to be part of Shift Worldwide’s vPanel. “With its virtual conference technology, Shift Worldwide is itself on the leading edge of e-learning,” Rubin said. “Shift’s leadership in remote learning and our involvement in the crowdfunding community makes it a natural fit that we participate in the virtual panel.”

In addition to Rubin, the vPanelists include:

  •     Nathan Beckord, CEO, Venture Archetypes, San Francisco
  •     Kamil Chmielewski, CIO, Cameesa.com, Chicago
  •     Rick Goossen, CEO, MakeGood.com, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  •     Jenny Kassan, Managing Director, Katovich Law Group, Oakland, Calif.

Shift Worldwide’s crowdfunding vPanel is Friday, Feb. 26, starting at 3 p.m. EST / noon PST. To learn more about the vPanelists and what will be discussed, see: http://www.shiftworldwide.com/vpanels/crowdfunding.htm.

Shift Worldwide’s vPanel discussions provide rapid, actionable business intelligence for global business audiences. While attending vPanels, participants learn from and ask questions of the best business minds in their respective industries. vPanels are conducted live via web cam.

About IndieGoGo:
IndieGoGo is an internet crowdfunding platform - a new collaborative way to fund ideas and fuel innovation. Anyone can share their idea and raise funds by offering unique products, services, or experiences. Since launch in 2008, members from over 90 countries have successfully used IndieGoGo to make their ideas happen. The company is located in Berkeley CA and New York, NY. More information at http://www.indiegogo.com.

About Shift Worldwide:
Shift Worldwide produces and distributes original content for global business audiences and its clients in the form of virtual panel – or vPanel - discussions. It is a virtual company that is “headquartered” in Chicago, Illinois, USA, but on any given day, employees are free to work from any location worldwide. More information is available at http://www.shiftworldwide.com.

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