Don’t miss the area’s premier crowdfunding event tonight at Appalachian Power Park.
At “Thrive,” startups have a chance to receive an infusion of cash capital through fresh and innovative means.
Last month, a blind panel selected eight Kanawha Valley-based entrepreneurs, with five or fewer employees, out of a pool of applicants.
These entrepreneurs each worked with Robinson Creative to produce pitch videos to promote their business and need for crowd funds.
You can view the pitch videos HERE.
To attend and participate in tonight’s event, community members will pay $20 a ticket. In return, they will get to partake in beverages and food, but more importantly, they get to vote for the entrepreneur that they want to support.
The businesses vying for crowdfunding include:
- Smart Shared Services LLC
- Hoopalytics, Inc
- Wanda Petunia LLC
- The Initialed Life LLC
- PetRecon, LLC
- Crayon Lacing
- Uncork & Create
- Wild On Fitness, LLC
At tonight’s event, each business owner will show a 60-second pitch video and answer questions from the audience. The entrepreneur with the most votes will receive $20 times the number of attendees as cash capital to invest in their business.
Click HERE to register for the event.
Online registration is $21.50 per person. From the fee, $20 will directly support the entrepreneur. The extra $1.50 covers online processing fees.
Tickets will also be sold at the door for $20. Cash is preferable.
“Thrive” is a program of the Charleston Area Alliance and part of its Vision 2030 initiative.
Project partners include Generation Charleston, the Alliance’s young professionals group, Blue Creek Gas Company, Terrell Ellis & Associates, WV Jobs Investment Trust Board, BB&T and Industrial Bolting.
This event is a featured attraction in the “Work” element of Generation Charleston’s Urban Living week.
For any questions on Thrive, contact Cullen Naumoff at CNaumoff@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org or by phone at 304-340-4253.