(PRWEB) September 26, 2012
Robert Dobyns, CEO of Conzortia Business Funding, Inc., has announced the long-awaited launch of the first crowd-funding 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", Dobyns stated. "This venue will assist American youths 13-19 in overcoming the tallest hurdle in promoting their concept - funding. Innovation formerly came from those in their 30s-40s. 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."
Crowdfunding is a group of people pooling funds in order to support the efforts of another via the internet, social media and traditional advertising. The typical donation for a crowd-funded effort is $25 - $30 according to Dobyns.
"While crowd-funding concepts is the major function of CrowdfundingKids.com," Dobyns explains. "We are going way beyond funding. We are forming strategic alliances to provide mentor-ship for these youths, to grow them into the next generation of entrepreneurs. We also want to establish a scholarship program to make certain these youths get every advantage possible."
What are the requirements to participate at CrowdfundingKids.com
"U.S. citizen or legal resident, 13-19 years of age, in school (or registered home-schooled) and have a great concept," Dobyns replied. "We want to identify the next generation of entrepreneurs, not help open lemonade stands, so ideas must be fresh! And, of course, parental/guardian permission is required to accept funding for those under 18."
For more information, visit CrowdfundingKids.com