We want to identify the the next great minds of the 21st century
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 18, 2012
Robert Dobyns, CEO of Conzortia Business Funding, Inc., a resident of the Houston area, has announced the launch of the first crowdfunding platform built specifically for teen innovators in the U.S. CrowdfundingKids.com focuses on promoting concepts, ideas and products presented by the next generation of entrepreneurs. The site will assist American youths 13-17 in overcoming hurdles associated with concept development, namely financing & mentorship.
"Innovation formerly came from those in their 30s-40s", Dobyns said. "In more recent years, we've seen this shift to those in their late 20s to early 30s, due mostly to capital infusion from VCs and angel investors. I believe the next paradigm shift in the innovation marketplace will be to those in their teens. These individuals have the energy, passion and ideas; they just need the capital to make their dreams a reality. CrowdfundingKids.com will be a portal to provide this capital & support."
Crowdfunding is a group of people which pools funds in order to support the efforts of another. This can be done via the internet, social media or traditional advertising.
"While crowdfunding concepts is a major function of CrowdfundingKids.com", Dobyns explains, "we are going way beyond funding. We are forming strategic alliances to provide mentorship for these youths, to grow them into the next generation of entrepreneurs. We are also establishing a scholarship program to make certain these youths get every advantage possible."
U.S. citizens or legal residents, 13-17 years of age, who are in school (or registered homeschooled) and have a great concept can apply to have their ideas funded through CrowdfundingKids.com
Dobyns emphasized, "We want to identify the the next great minds of the 21st century, not help open lemonaide stands, so ideas must be fresh! And, of course, parental/guardian permission is required to accept funding."
For more information, or to list your project (or sponsor a teen prodigy), visit http://www.CrowdfundingKids.com