Fairfield University graduates and engineering professor among Connecticut entrepreneurs taking part in crowdfunding discussion

Image: Crowdfunding panelThese days, the quickest way to access cash to fund a new business venture just may lie in crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter.com, Indiegogo.com and Rockethub.com.

Crowdfunding - the process of attracting a large number of investors online to pledge relatively small amounts of start-up money - will be the topic of a free panel discussion at Fairfield University on Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m., in the Dolan School of Business Dining Room.Open to the public, the event - "Crowdfunding Your Invention" - will feature Fairfield alumni and a School of Engineering professor discussing their inventions.

Entrepreneur Mark Nowotarski, president of Markets, Patents & Alliances LLC, in Darien, Conn., will moderate the panel of four Connecticut entrepreneurs sharing what drew them to crowdfunding, how they were successful, and what they have learned since they raised money.

Panelists include:

The event is co-sponsored by Fairfield University's School of Engineering and the IACT. For information about the School of Engineering, visit http://www.fairfield.edu/soe/.  

Image: Fairfield University graduates Jason Maloney '11 and Mark Donne '11, makers of the Diffr3nt™ wallet and iPhone carry cases.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on May 17, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 291

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