CEO of RocketHub to Visit Tucson for Maker House Crowdfunding Seminar

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Brian Meece, CEO and CoFounder of the crowdfunding platform RocketHub, will visit Tucson's own Maker House to offer his first hand knowledge on what it takes to launch a successful crowdfunding project, and discuss RocketHub's recent partnership with A&E's Project Startup.

Brian Meece, CEO of RocketHub

I'm quite excited to get to Tucson to connect with people that have great ideas, as crowdfunding now plays an important role in creativity, entrepreneurship, and community building.

Brian Meece, CEO and CoFounder of the crowdfunding platform RocketHub, will visit Tucson's own Maker House to offer his first hand knowledge on what it takes to launch a successful crowdfunding project, and discuss RocketHub's recent partnership with A&E's Project Startup.

Meece's visit to Tucson was spurred by an initial contact with Tony Ford, Founder of Maker House, a local makerspace that is using the RocketHub platform to raise money to help Maker House purchase equipment, furniture and supplies for the space. "We are delighted that Brian is coming down to talk to the Tucson community. Crowdfunding is becoming a vital tool for artists and entrepreneurs, and we know Tucsonans will benefit greatly from Brian's knowledge."

"I'm quite excited to get to Tucson to connect with people that have great ideas, as crowdfunding now plays an important role in creativity, entrepreneurship, and community building," says Meece. "Tony Ford, along with the ArtFire Team and the Maker House community, are spearheading this movement, as shown by their success with crowdfunding on RocketHub."

Meece's talk, titled "The Crowdfunding Success Pattern - Plus an Intro to A&E's Project Startup" will be held on October 1, 2013 at Maker House, located at 283 N Stone Ave. Their will be a 45 minute presentation, followed by a Q and A. The event will begin at 6 PM, and is limited to 100 individuals.

About Brian:
Brian Meece plays a mean ukulele and is the CEO of RocketHub, one of the world's top crowdfunding platforms. He has lectured on crowdfunding at SXSW, TEDxBrooklyn, Columbia University, Makers Faire, among other colleges, conferences and institutions. His goal? To teach creative entrepreneurs how to leverage the crowd for funding their endeavors.

About RocketHub:
RocketHub is known as The World's Crowdfunding Machine. The company has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Variety, Rolling Stone, NPR, Wired, The Economist, CNN, The Washington Post, ABC News, USA Today, etc. while helping thousands of funding campaigns raise millions of dollars globally.

RocketHub has recently partnered with A&E Networks for Project Startup, which brings crowdfunding and the RocketHub community to A&E's wide audience.

About Maker House:
Maker House is a new makerspace located in downtown Tucson, dedicated to the idea that art and technology are equally valuable to society. Offering cross-disciplinary classes in art and technology, Maker House is raising the money to open the space via RocketHub, and has been incredibly successful.

More information on the seminar can be found at makerhouse.org.

To view the Maker House RocketHub campaign, visit:
http://www.rockethub.com/projects/29842-support-maker-house-the-world-s-first-artisan-driven-makerspace

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