David Drake and Bruce Lipnick Discuss Crowdfunding with The New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network

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PRINCETON, N.J. — The NJEN gathers entrepreneurs and business owners in Princeton, New Jersey this 12th November 2014 to explore latest trends in Crowdfunding.

The New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network Meeting on Comprehensive Crowdfunding will take place at the Princeton Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at Forrestal, 100 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Startup entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to raise initial or expansion funds through crowdfunding will meet to discuss and explore the viability of crowdfunding as an avenue for raising business capital.

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Bruce Lipnick and David Drake

Crowdfunding thought leaders David Drake and Bruce Lipnick will be the speakers in this meeting. Their talks will focus on the question: “Is Crowdfunding now a viable option for funding your company?”

The popularity of crowdfunding to raise capital is rising among startup entrepreneurs and small business owners. David Drake, Founder and Chairman of Victoria Global, The Soho Loft Media Group and LDJ Capital, says “Crowdfunding offers an unconventional way for small and new businesses at early and growth stages to address the challenge of raising capital. The Soho Loft Media Group works to advance and promote diligent and strategic crowdfunding investments for small businesses and entrepreneurs. This enables them to maximize their opportunities and grow their enterprises.” He further adds, “Crowdfunding also enables them to market their services and products leading to creation of jobs. All these create new opportunities for economic growth at local and international levels. This industry could easily grow to reach the 1 trillion dollar mark by the year 2020.”

Bruce Lipnick, Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Asset Alliance and Crowd Alliance, holds that “with proper guidance from well established investors, crowdfunding can assist small companies and rising entrepreneurs raise capital.” His firm, Crowd Alliance, integrates traditional approaches of raising capital with technology to develop direct modern avenues for investors and entrepreneurs to interact.

The meeting starts at 12 noon by establishing connections and this will continue over lunch. Brief introductions follow at 12:45pm. Discussions will focus on exploring the developments and global trends of crowdfunding. The ways by which investment by family offices intersect with crowdfunding will also be taken up. Attendees will understand in depth how crowdfunding is revolutionizing the conventional ways of raising business capital. They will also learn tips on pitching successful crowdfunding campaigns.

The meeting is sponsored by the Law Offices of Robert D. Frawley . Organizations supporting this meeting include: Einstein’s Alley, New Jersey Business Incubator Network , NJIT Enterprise Development Center, Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce Innovation, New Jersey Technology Council, New Jersey Young Professionals in Healthcare, TechLaunch and New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (Rutgers).

The participants will be treated to a buffet lunch.

To register online, visit: http://www.njen.com/

For more details, visit:

http://thesoholoft.com/conferences/the-soho-loft-at-new-jersey-entrepreneurial-network-njen-comprehensive-crowdfunding/

Watch for more conferences produced or supported by The Soho Loft Media Group that are happening across the country and around the world, the next one may be in your city. To get VIP access to major conferences that intersect finance with key industries and for other exciting perks and benefits, consider the annual membership programs atwww.thesoholoft.com/vipmembers.

Visit

www.thesoholoft.com for more information on upcoming and past events.

MEDIA CONTACT:

THE SOHO LOFT Media Group (www.thesoholoft.com)

The Soho Loft Media Group is a global financial media company with 3 divisions:

TIMES IMPACT PUBLICATIONS produces relevant content on investing and entrepreneurship that are published and syndicated in 100+ leading online publications and growing.

THE SOHO LOFT CONFERENCES organizes up to 200+ investor-focused global summits, talks and events annually.

VICTORIA GLOBAL Corporate Communications specializes in client Investor Relations, Public Relations, Branding and Social Media Marketing.

The Soho Loft Media Group is your global partner for your investment and business strategies.

For inquiries, contact info@thesoholoft.com or call 212.845.9652

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Summary:
PRINCETON, N.J. — The NJEN gathers entrepreneurs and business owners in Princeton, New Jersey this 12th November 2014 to explore latest trends in Crowdfunding.
The New Jersey Entrepreneurial Network Meeting on Comprehensive Crowdfunding will take place at the Princeton Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at Forrestal, 100 College Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Startup entrepreneurs and small business owners looking to raise initial or expansion funds through crowdfunding will meet to discuss and explore the viability of crowdfunding as an avenue for raising business capital.
Contact Information:
For inquiries, contact info@thesoholoft.com or call 212.845.9652

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Financial Aid To Install Solar Energy In A Tribal Girls Hostel In India

Bring Smile and Light to Our Little Ones by Your Generous Contribution

St. Theresa Tribal Girls Hostel, Shagarh is a hostel for tribal children who are socially and economically weaker in the society. The vision of the hostel is to establish a self-conscious, eco-friendly, rural based, well educated, healthy, value oriented and rich self-help rural society, where socio-economic developmental process helps to cater to the need of poorest of the poor.

The hostel is situated in Shagarh, a remote village situated 78 Kilometers away from the district headquarters of Sagar in the State of Madhya Pradesh in India.

The Probelm

Over the last two decades, the rural areas of India have witnessed many changes. There are better road connections, there is a significant improvement in health care, literacy levels have gone up and mobile phones have become ubiquitous. But one thing that hasn’t changed much is the sorry state of electricity supply. 12-14 hours load shedding is a common phenomenon across most states of the country. When there is no electricity for such a long time span, one of the most affected lot are the school going children.

In absence of electricity, students either do not study at all or they study under kerosene lamp. Either situation is not good. In India over 120 million children depend upon crude kerosene lamp for studying due to lack of grid electricity supply. Kerosene lamps do not emit sufficient light to enable children to read in comfort. They also emit carbon monoxide, which is harmful to the health of a child. There is also a chance of kerosene spilling resulting in a fire hazard. The end result -students fail to keep pace with school teaching and when they pass, they are less confident and less skillful to find employment opportunities.

The Solution

Among all possible solutions, solar energy based solar lanterns appear to provide the cheapest and quickest solution.

Emerging LED lighting technology which is semiconductor based presents a wonderful solution to this simple lighting issue. With the white LED revolution it is now possible to provide a simple light suitable for reading purpose that consumes less than a quarter watt but provides 10 to 50 times more useable light than a wick lamp.

Project involves setting up solar modules on hostel roof top and distribution of 60 solar lanterns to these children.

The solar modules installed on the hostel roofs would generate the required electricity to charge these lanterns.

Objectives

1. To promote healthy living through use of environmental friendly solar energy,
2. Avoid use of kerosene or other source of lights which are not healthy and causes damage to the environment through carbon emissions,
3. To motivate children to regularly do their study and attend the school,
4. Create a social and technical impact on the school children to understand the science of solar energy and also to promote solar energy.

Appeal

The Tribal Hostel Children, who are hailing from economically poor family backgrounds need your care and support to educate themselves. This will help them to empower themselves and come forward to the mainstream of the society while keeping their cultural and tribal identity.

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Islamic Forum: Alternative Models of Microfinance

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NEW YORK — The Soho Loft Media Group supported the gathering of micro-credit experts and development professionals organized jointly by AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics and Akhuwat on November 1-2, 2014 in Dubai City.

The 4th Global Islamic Microfinance forum took place in Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Around 200 key people in Islamic financial institutions, charities, multilateral organization, donor agencies, and philanthropist organizations from different countries participated in the forum.

The Founder and Chairman of Victoria Global, The Soho Loft Media Group and LDJ Capital David Drake says, “The Islamic market adds more options for investors. It is important that investors around the world should take notice of this growing market.”

The forum provided alternatives for reshaping the lives of poor people. Different Islamic microfinance industry business models were discussed, as well as innovative models such as crowdfunding, microtakaful and youth development. Moreover, the forum provided IT integration in Islamic financial institutions, and showed how they can benefit from technological solutions.

James Angelus, LDJ Capital Director for Middle East and Africa, said “The forum was a means to discover ways to reduce poverty among the Islamic world using microfinance.” On that note, he said “It was a very successful conference. Speakers and participants were sincerely trying to make a difference. Fifty percent of the world’s poor live in Islamic countries yet they constitute only 24 percent of the global population.”

International Finance Corporation (IFC) Bank Advisory Services Head Mr. Qasar H. Naseem said “Islamic microfinance is being promoted quickly in the MENA region.” He further added that an IFC research on micro, small and medium enterprises revealed that people living in Muslim countries favor Islamic finance over interest-based financing. With this result, small businesses can be increased quickly.”

Jeddah’s IRTI Islamic Development Bank Group Director General Dr. Muhammad Azmi Umer said one weapon that can be used to attenuate poverty is Islamic microfinance. He said that IRTI Islamic Development Bank is conducting training and research to promote Islamic microfinance as the best tool to diminish poverty.

Chairman of Akhuwat Dr Amjad Saqib used qard e hasna as a microfinance tool to diminish poverty. He said, “We recommend Islamic microfinance as an international strategy to mitigate poverty in the Muslim countries. It is closer to traditions and religious norms of Islam.”

AlHuda CIBE Chief Executive Officer Mr. Muhammad Zubair Mughal said, “Poverty is not related to religion, but it can be alleviated using methods defined in religion. The best example for this is Islamic microfinance. Both Muslims and non-Muslims can take advantage of this microfinancing.” He added, “The non-availability of resources close to their religious values is the primary reason why there is increasing poverty among Muslims.”

The forum speakers included:

AlBaraka Islamic Bank Shariah Advisor and Punjab Halal Development Agency Chairman Justice (R) Khalil Ur Rehman

Bahrain’s Family Bank Chief Executive Officer Atef Ebrahim

Bangladesh’s Biniog Sathi Chief Executive Officer Mabroor Mahmood

Canada’s Ansar Financial and Development Corporation Managing Director and CEO Pervez Nasim

Canadian University of Dubai Associate Professor Dr. Mohammed Nurul Alam

Dubai’s Mawarid Finance Shariah – Manager Mufti Aziz Ur Rehman
Islamic Research and Training Institute Islamic Development Bank Group Director General Professor Dr. Mohd Azmi Omar

Jedddah’s Bank Al Jazira Research and Development Center Head Osman Aurakzai

Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz University Assistant Professor in Finance Dr. Haroon Ur Rashid Khan

Maldives’ Ministry of Islamic Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Aishath Muneeza

National Awqaf Foundation of South Africa Founding CEO/ Management Board Zeinoul Abedien Cajee

New Zealand’s Awqaf Founder and CEO Thamina Anwar

Pakistan’s Akhuwat Director Muhammad Saleem Ranjha

Pakistan’ Akhuwat Executive Director Dr. Amjad Saqib

Pakistan’s Alhuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics Zubair Mughal

Pakistan’s Bank of Khyber Shairah Advisor Abdul Samad

Pakistan’s Helping hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) Esar Microfinance Program Head Arshad Mehmood

Pakistan’ Meezan Bank Limited Executive Vice President and Head of Product Development and Shariah Compliance Ahmed Ali Siddiqui

Pakistan’s Wasil Foundation Chief Executive Officer Farida Tariq

Qatar’s Silatech Program Manager Mohammad Raafi Hossain

Islamic Banking and Housing Finance Renowned International Expert Zaigham Mehmood Rizvi

Forum participants included delegates from Akhuwat, Awqaf South Africa, Azerbaijan Microfinance Association, Community Support Concern, Helping Hand, IFC World bank, Indonesia Microfinance Association, IRTI Islamic Development bank, Islamic Relief, KFDWB, Metropolitan Training Academy Turkey, Muslim Aid, Naymet, Nizam Energy, Silatech, Tanzania Microfinance Association and Yemen Microfinance Network. Other participants hailed from 25 countries.

The event sponsors were Path Solutions, KHALUISLAMIC, Ansar Financial, Islamic Aid, Islamic Microfinance Network, UMEX Microfinance , FAAIF Ltd.

Media partners for this event were The Soho Loft Media Group, LDJ Capital, International Alternative Investment Review, Alim – The Shari’ah Scholar’s Journal, Blassys…the Microenterprise eMagazine, Business Islamic, Microfinance Africa, Islamic Finance News, Nuqudy.Com, Banks Daily.com, True Banking, Alliance Magazine.

A post-event workshop on Sharia and Marketing Techniques of Microfinance took place after the forum in Dubai City on 3-4 November 2014.

For more details, visit:

http://thesoholoft.com/conferences/the-soho-loft-supports-4th-global-islamic-microfinance-forum/

Watch for more conferences happening across the country and around the world, the next one may be in your city. To get VIP access to major conferences that intersect finance with key industries and for other exciting perks and benefits, consider the annual membership programs at www.thesoholoft.com/vipmembers.

Visit www.thesoholoft.com for more information on upcoming and past events.

MEDIA CONTACT:

THE SOHO LOFT Media Group (www.thesoholoft.com)

The Soho Loft Media Group is a global financial media company:

TIMES IMPACT PUBLICATIONS produces relevant content on investing and entrepreneurship that are published and syndicated in 100+ leading online publications and growing.

THE SOHO LOFT CONFERENCES organizes up to 200+ investor-focused global summits, talks and events annually.

VICTORIA GLOBAL Corporate Communications specializes in client Investor Relations, Public Relations, Branding and Social Media Marketing.

The Soho Loft Media Group is your global partner for your investment and business strategies.

For inquiries, contact info@thesoholoft.com or call 212.845.9652

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Summary:
NEW YORK — The Soho Loft Media Group supported the gathering of micro-credit experts and development professionals organized jointly by AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics and Akhuwat on November 1-2, 2014 in Dubai City.
The 4th Global Islamic Microfinance forum took place in Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Around 200 key people in Islamic financial institutions, charities, multilateral organization, donor agencies, and philanthropist organizations from different countries participated in the forum.
Contact Information:
For inquiries, contact info@thesoholoft.com or call 212.845.9652

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Powerful 3-in-1 Basecamp Docking Station For Apple Watch, IPhone And IPad Launches In Time For The Holidays

The creator of the Basecamp dock for Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for production and distribution.

Charge 3 different IOS devices with one space saving, sleek stand that looks like Apple could have made it themselves. It has its own power supply so it can go anywhere, and has a LED nightlight built in.

Basecamp is a charging station for iOS products, including the Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad. It features an LED nightlight and hidden cable management that allows users to avoid tangles of wires and plugs, making it convenient to use anywhere.  It also includes its own power source so that it does not need to be near a computer to be used.  The unit charges three different iOS devices with a space-saving stand that features a sleek, attractive design.  Now, the creators of Basecamp have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds to produce and distribute copies of this innovative product.

Pre-launch testing reactions have been extremely positive, with Apple fans offering strong support for the product.  Comments from such trusted sources as Amazon include references to the convenience of Basecamp as well as the fact that it can manage all iOS products at once.  

Currently, all of the design, 3-D printed prototypes, machine prototypes, moldings and toolings, as well as marketing and support materials, have been completed.  The initial deposit for the first production run of 3,000 units has been made so manufacturing can begin. Funds raised by the IndieGoGo campaign will be used to pay for manufacturing, distribution and advertising.

As seen at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/basecamp-dock-for-apple-watch-iphone-and-ipad , the IndieGoGo campaign features pledge levels from $10 to $299, with perks including basic Basecamp units as well as those with Bluetooth speaker capability.  For more information on the individual awards associated with each pledge level, visit the IndieGoGo page.

About Basecamp:  

Basecamp is a powerful 3-in-1 iOS charging dock that includes an LED nightlight and works with Apple Watch, iPhone and iPad products.  With superior hidden cable management, it’s own power source and optional Bluetooth capability, Basecamp is the easiest way to charge iOS products.  Now, the creators have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds to produce and distribute this unique product.

POWERFUL 3-in-1 CHARGING STATION w/ BUILT-IN LED NIGHTLIGHT: Charges 3 IOS devices in one place (iPhone – iPad – Apple Watch). Its own power makes it independent of your computer or USB wall plug.

COMPACT SPACE SAVING & CLUTTER FREE: No more unsightly tangled cables and devices. Fits beautifully in limited spaces, including by your bed, or on a desk, dresser, end table or kitchen counter.

WELL-BALANCED with A+ CORD MANAGEMENT: Sturdy and heavy enough it won’t tip over like cheap stands. No dangling cables either with Basecamp. The bottom compartment hides 2 lightning cables (1m + 2m).

NOT ALL CHARGING STATIONS ARE CREATED EQUAL: Smart, sleek zinc alloy design looks like Apple could have made it. It has its own power cord so you never have to plug or unplug another cable or outlet.

COMPATIBLE WITH NON-APPLE DEVICES: 3 silicon adapters secure any IOS or Android smartphone or tablet on the stand’s end base. Please note cables, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch are not included.

See Campaign: http://igg.me/at/basecamp-charger
Contact Information:
Contact:
Contact Person: Kevin King
Company: Company 19
Address: Austin, Texas, USA
Email: kevink@company19.com
Phone: 512-775-8831
Website: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/basecamp-dock-for-apple-watch-iphone-and-ipad
or http://www.basecampcha

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Give Your Car A HUD With HUDWAY Glass & Any Smartphone

HUDWAY Glass is a universal vehicle accessory turning a smartphone into a head-up display (HUD) for any car.

HUDWAY LLC. made a universal vehicle accessory that turns any smartphone into a head-up display (HUD) bringing comfort and safety to drivers all over the world. October 9, HUDWAY launched a Kickstarter campaign to start mass production in Taiwan.

— “We did it because we’re tired of waiting for others. Because we believe that automotive HUDs are safer than an instrument-panel display or a smartphone. And because other solutions are either very expensive, or stuck in the midst of a long and complicated development process. This is the accessory we want, and we think you’ll like it. It’s simple and affordable. Discover a new way of using your phone while driving and not being distracted.”

HUDWAY introduced the early prototype of HUDWAY Glass at CeBIT 2015 in Hannover for the first time. It is a simple accessory, which turns any smartphone into a head-up display. Moreover, it eliminates many issues associated with projecting an image onto a windshield, including doubling of the image, lack of reflection during daytime, image size and a few others. The product received very positive response from potential customers, dealers and retailers, as well as from many major representatives of the automotive industry.

The crux is in the glass. It’s the main HUDWAY Glass component — a plastic lens, very lightweight and of low fragility, which means that cuts are unlikely even if it gets broken. The glass has an aspheric shape, which allows to get a 20% larger image while at the same time minimize spherical, comatic, and chromatic aberrations. In other words, when looking through the curved glass you still see the road as it is, with no distortions.

The campaign was launched on October 7th, and the community welcomed the idea. Two days after the launch, the project hit Top-5 most popular projects across all Kickstarter categories. HUDWAY Glass campaign lasts 30 days and finishes November 8, 2015. HUDWAY Glass accessories are to be shipped to the backers by March 2016.

Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/361842686/hudway-glass-keeps-your-eyes-on-the-road-while-dri

For press inquiries, please email us at press@hudwayapp.com
The press kit with hi-res photos (zip, 162 Mb) is availalble.

Source: ICNW

Investing goes Fashionably Techie at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC

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NEW YORK — The Soho Loft Media Group sponsors the fashion tech investment conference organized by FashInvest on 11 December 2014 in New York City.

The 5th Fashion Tech Investment Conference will take place at the Fashion Institute of Technology in 27 W 27th Street New York, NY 10001 from 12pm to 6pm. It will be attended by entrepreneurs, companies, investors, media and academia who are involved in the fashion industry.

Founder and Chairman of Victoria Global, The Soho Loft Media Group and LDJ Capital David Drake says, “With the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, a window of opportunity opens for the fashion industry. Fashion designers, producers and budding entrepreneurs can now look for funds online for their projects through crowdfunding.” He further adds, “Investing in fashion projects is evolving as the business landscape comes up with more innovative projects as well as innovative ways of securing funds.”

Three panel discussions and company pitches to investors are the main agenda for the day. Pitching follows every after panel presentation. Companies will be able to pitch to the fashion industry investors. On the other hand, investors listen to the pitches of companies from the wearables, fashion retail, apparel, mobile tech and apps, luxury accessories, digital media and other technologies in the fashion industry. These companies are seeking A, B, C rounds of capital. Individual that will participate will learn the ins and outs of the fashion industry, including investing strategies.

The organizers has gathered the best industry leaders and practitioners as speakers and keynotes of the conference.

Panel 1 – The Future of Wearables and Investment

Moderator: Ted Rosen, Partner in Fox Rothschild

Panelists:

Skyler Fernandes, Managing Director of Simon Venture Group

Lisa Morales Hellebo, Co-Founder of New York Fashion Tech Lab

Peter Wassell, CEO of Augmate

Stephane Wyper, Vice President of MasterCard Labs

Panel 2 – FashInvest Alumni Success Stories

Moderator: Robert Fesnak, Managing Partner of Fesnak & Associates

Panelists:

Aimee Cheshire, President and Co-Founder of HeyGorgeous.com

Aubrie Pagano, Founder and CEO of Bow & Drape

Imran Rahman, COO of Combatant Gentlemen

Panel 3 – Investor Panel – A Discussion Among Active Investors

Moderator: Nanette Heide, Partner in Duane Morris

Panelists:

Frank Fazzinga III, President of Grace Beauty

Haim Dabah, Managing Partner of HDS Capital

Lawrence Lenihan, Managing Partner of FirstMark Capital

Companies who wish to participate in the conference have to apply prior to the date. Selection of companies will be on a rolling admission basis. If selected, the company will have to pay a certain amount as participation fee, and join a mandatory coaching day, to be scheduled before the conference. The company has to polish its pitch, together with industry experts.

FashInvest is well known for attracting the companies with most promising growth around the world, as well as investors and strategic partners that represent over billions in institutional funding and business opportunities.

A networking gathering follows at the Helen Mills Event Center.

For company who wish to participate, visit:

http://www.fundingpost.com/vcsubmit/vcsubmitsignup1.asp?fundid=60&fundname=FashInvest

For more information, visit:

http://thesoholoft.com/conferences/the-soho-loft-sponsors-2014-fashion-tech-investment-conference/

Watch for more conferences produced and supported by The Soho Loft Conferences that are happening across the country and around the world, the next one may be in your city. To get VIP access to major conferences that intersect finance with key industries and for other exciting perks and benefits, consider the annual membership programs at www.thesoholoft.com/vipmembers.

Visit www.thesoholoft.com for more information on upcoming and past events.

MEDIA CONTACT:

About THE SOHO LOFT Media Group

The Soho Loft Media Group is a global financial media company with 3 divisions:

TIMES IMPACT PUBLICATIONS produces relevant content on investing and entrepreneurship that are published and syndicated in 100+ leading online publications and growing.

THE SOHO LOFT CONFERENCES organizes up to 200+ investor-focused global summits, talks and events annually.

VICTORIA GLOBAL Corporate Communications specializes in client Investor Relations, Public Relations, Branding and Social Media Marketing.

The Soho Loft Media Group is your global partner for your investment and business strategies.

For inquiries, contact info@thesoholoft.com or call 212.845.9652

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Summary:
The Soho Loft Media Group sponsors the fashion tech investment conference organized by FashInvest on 11 December 2014 in New York City.
The 5th Fashion Tech Investment Conference will take place at the Fashion Institute of Technology in 27 W 27th Street New York, NY 10001 from 12pm to 6pm. It will be attended by entrepreneurs, companies, investors, media and academia who are involved in the fashion industry.
Contact Information:
For inquiries, contact info@thesoholoft.com or call 212.845.9652

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The World Collage – Juxtaposed Photo Stories Across 4 Continents

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The World Collage – Juxtaposed photo stories across 4 continents

A collection of photo-stories across the world with unique insightful descriptions, juxtaposing cultures with a focus on socio-economic issues across Australia, Asia, Europe, and North America.

The World Collage, a photo-book with 142 juxtaposed photo-stories across 4 continents is now being crowdfunded on the indiegogo platform. It has already raised 27% ($2600) of its $10000 funding goal from 92 backers. The lead campaigner Mrunal Gawade is a scientist / artist based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with his education across 3 continents (BE- India, MS- USA, PhD- Netherlands). The book portrays his acute observations during his world travels with a focus on socio-economic awareness as seen through his camera,  and compares the stories across cultures,  natural, and manmade schemes.

Though cultures differ, the humanity across the world is still bound by a common thread of kindness, helpfulness, love, and various such qualities. Though natural and manmade beauties such as bodies of water, mountains, institutes of learning, architectures change across different geographical boundaries, similarities can still be found in their abstract forms.  The world is like a large collage connected through the threads binding the humanity, the natural and the manmade schemes in their different manifestations.

The photo-book is an ideal gift for socio-economic-thinkers, cultural explorers, travel lovers, and architecture lovers, as the festive season approaches. It could be also used as a coffee-table book. It has a strong focus on socio-economic issue awarness across cultures. Some of the photos could be very intriguing and will definitely leave you pondering, to question the way societies across the world function. So you get some food for thought. Some stories might inspire you to visit these new places, or might bring back those fond memories, if been there already.

                                                             

                                

The lead campaigner Mrunal Gawade is a Computer Scientist with an artistic passion. Being a researcher, he gets to travel across the world and always tries to reason his observations. Photography allows him to capture his observations through the precise moments. He has been very active in raising socio-economic issues in the past, and this book allows him to convey the related stoties. 

Photography credentials – Being an avid painter (all India level gold medalist) during school days, Mrunal has a great eye for photo composition. He is a self taught photographer and has contributed his photographs to exhibition in Istanbul, front covers of a UK based book publisher, coffee table book editorials in India, getty image invitations for stock photography, friend’s wedding albums in Netherlands and India, his scientific institute’s magazine and library archives in Amsterdam.

Contact details: Mrunal Gawade can be contacted directly at mrunal.gawade@gmail.com or mobile +31684076940. His presence on the other social media platforms is listed below.

Campaign- http://igg.me/at/TheWorldCollage/x/11621885

Blogger – www.here4learning.blogspot.com

Facebook –  https://www.facebook.com/public/MrunalGawade

LinkedIn-  https://www.linkedin.com/pub/mrunal-gawade/8/58/807

Flickr-  https://www.flickr.com/photos/mrunalg/

Youtube: https://youtu.be/pqHFpO8idW0
See Campaign: http://igg.me/at/TheWorldCollage/x/11621885
Contact Information:
email – mrunal.gawade@gmail.com
Phone- 31684076940

Campaign- http://igg.me/at/TheWorldCollage/x/11621885

Blogger – www.here4learning.blogspot.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/public/Mrunal-Gawade

LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/p

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Global Plan Real Estate – innovative business proposals

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THE “PLAN METHOD”:

a group of Italian designers, architects, construction developers, working with passion in the real estate.

Over thirty years of experience have culminated in the 5 steps of the Real Estate Global management PLAN METHOD:

A. looking for exclusive properties of historical and artistic value (costs incurred by PLAN);

B. investor assistance in the purchase of the property (costs incurred by PLAN);

C. feasibility study, design, promotion and fractionated resale of the property (costs incurred by PLAN);

D. customized restoration of the portions resold (costs incurred by PLAN);

E. profit-sharing of the restoration contracts with the investor, without supply of equity of the latter.

You hold the guarantee, we take the risks.

We select operations with very high ROI, with double profit for the investor:

1. from the resale of the property to restore;

2. from the sharing of the restoration contracts (without supply of equity by the investor);

Global PLAN Real Estate method is:

– the ideal solution for funds, medium or big investors, crowdfunding platforms to acquire new assets;

– the best way to enhance property values without to add equity and to optimize the liquidation of the funds.

Example of a typical deal .pdf:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0AXLn-K8BjfbDJFcHRMcGJFWjA/view

Slideshow:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WUUJ67PEfxLcMAYFP3O-3ihjVbzTZeTsSoSwE_ay6M4/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.g9bc984167_0_22

 

What happens when Crowdfunding meets Plan:

http://www.slideshare.net/GlobalPLANRealEstate/brochure-global-crowfunding?from_m_app=android

Have a look at our website:

www.globalplaninvest.com

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EVPA Conference Collaborates for Social Impact

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BERLIN, Germany — The Soho Loft Media Group supported the annual philanthropy conference organized by the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) on 17-18 November 2014 in Berlin.

The 10th Annual EVPA Conference took place in Berlin, Germany. Over 500 attendees at the conference – social investors, venture philanthropists, academicians and other supporting organizations from across Europe and other parts of the globe converged in varied locations within Pariser Platz, a square in the middle of Berlin, in Brandenburger Tur to discuss the theme, ‘Collaborating for Social Impact: the next 10 years’.

Oliver Gadja, co-founder of European Crowdfunding Network, moderated the panel that highlighted the best practices and challenges of crowdfunding. It all pieced together the opportunities that crowdfunding offers in scaling impact investing and philanthropy and in reaching beyond high-net worth individuals and accredited investors.

As the Founder and Chairman of Victoria Global, The Soho Loft Media Group and LDJ Capital, David Drake says, “Philanthropy and impact investing are the backbones of crowdfunding. The internet and the online crowdfunding platforms on giving have magnified the ways and means that can reach anyone from all over the world, both those who need financial assistance and those who want to send their aid and seed fund in a fast and effective way. The offline advocates of a cause or social enterprise have to take their support online to serve as the water that will prime the pump.”

The conference agenda consisted of joint and thematic breakout sessions focussed on varied topics that include crowdfunding, government regulations, family philanthropy and measuring its impact. Day one focused more on reflecting and learning from the past 10 years. The conference sessions started at 13:30pm with joint sessions featuring speeches on “Official 10th EVPA Annual Conference Opening” given by Pieter Oostlander, EVPA Chairman and “Reflecting on the Journey: the last 10 years” discussed by Jordi Vaquer, Open Society Initiative for Europe Director. These were followed by a series of breakout sessions where attendees explored topics such as “What makes a good venture philanthropy transaction?”, “Attracting more capital from Venture Philanthropy”, “Essentials of Venture Philanthropy”, “Challenges in the Venture Philanthropy Ecosystem” and much more.

On day two, attendees had more forward looking discussions geared towards setting direction for the next 10 years. Joint session discussions revolved around “Collaborating for Social Impact: The next 10 years” and “Pitching Specials” where selected organizations presented their cases. Attendees participated in breakout sessions on topics such as “Venture Philanthropy: the next 10 years”, “Harnessing G8 Momentum” and “Role of Research in Building Stronger Impact over the next 10 years”.

There were 110 conference speakers, and included:

Adele Blakebrough, CEO of Social Business Trust

Alex Budak , Country Manager of Reach for Change

Andreas Zeiselmair, Co-Founder of Mobile Hydro

Cyrille Antignac, Co-Founder of Uberis Capital

Filippo Addarii, Director of International Strategy & Head of EuropeLab, The Young Foundation

Frank van Beuningen, Founder of PYMWYMIC

Gerry Salole, Chief Executive of European Foundation Centre (EFC)

Guenther Benischek, Head of Social Banking at Erste Bank

Johan H. Andresen, Chairman of Ferd Social Entrepreneurs

Kelly Aine , Head of Financial Sector & Investor Engagement of Big Society Capital

Luciano Balbo, Founder and Chairman of Oltre Venture

Priscilla Boiardi, Research Manager of EVPA

Ron van den Akker, Innovations Manager of Child & Youth Finance International

Tanya Accone, Senior Advisor on Innovation of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Veronica Vecchi, SDA Professor of Public Management and Policy in Bocconi School of Management

The conference was organized by EVPA, an association of organizations that are either practising or are interested in social investing and venture philanthropy throughout Europe. According to EVPA’s CEO Kurt Peleman, venture philanthropy has to do with monitoring performance and impact as well as finding long-term monetary and non-monetary support.

The conference is sponsored by Allianz StiftungForum Pariser Platz, Bertelsmann Stiftung, BMW Foundation (Herbert Quandt), Bonventure, Halder , Siemens Stiftung and Vodafone Stiftung Deutschland. Media Partners for this conference are Fundraiser Magazine and Alliance .

Attendees were treated to after-conference networking dinners and drinks, as well as the celebration dinner at the Bertelsman Stiftung.

For more details, visit:

http://www.evpa.eu.com/annual-conference-2014/registration/

Watch for more conferences produced or supported by The Soho Loft Media Group that are happening across the country and around the world, the next one may be in your city. To get VIP access to major conferences that intersect finance with key industries and for other exciting perks and benefits, consider the annual membership programs at www.thesoholoft.com/vipmembers.

Visit www.thesoholoft.com for more information on upcoming and past events.

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The Soho Loft Media Group supported the annual philanthropy conference organized by the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) on 17-18 November 2014 in Berlin.
The 10th Annual EVPA Conference took place in Berlin, Germany. Over 500 attendees at the conference – social investors, venture philanthropists, academicians and other supporting organizations from across Europe and other parts of the globe converged in varied locations within Pariser Platz, a square in the middle of Berlin, in Brandenburger Tur to discuss the theme, ‘Collaborating for Social Impact: the next 10 years’.
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For inquiries, contact info@thesoholoft.com or call 212.845.9652

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Tips on recording a crowdfunding video

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Needless to say, when you are sales pitching anyone, your presentation must be professional. The same holds for crowdfunding videos. You need to produce it well, using a good camera and a good microphone to properly capture the sounds.

A GoPro camera or similar will certainly be wonderful for your video, but if you want a good sound, you better record your voice in a studio. When doing that, get a good condenser microphone that works well in the room you choose to record.

After recording your video and your voice, use a good movie editor. GoPro themselves have a good video editor, but if you don’t like it, there are many options.

Make sure your video does not look so much like advertising. Very few people like them and share them. The more you make your video look like content, the better. But keep in mind that however hard you try, it’ll still be an ad, so make it short and pass your message as soon as possible in the video.

Making your ad video content-like and shareable is possible. Look at Will it Blend videos. They had a normal boring tough blender, not much different of any other in the market. But they managed to make a good story on it, showing their blender crushing some odd objects like an iPad, cell phones (they recently blended an iPhone 6 Plus) and other items. Those videos were very successful and drove millions of views each, generating millions of dollars on sales for their creators.

Also, people tend to be more connected and engaged when they see another real person talking to them. So make sure you or an actor talks to the camera to show your presentation. He or she should look straight at the camera and have a firm, assertive voice.

Don’t forget to open your video with a relaxing intro short song, one that calms people down and make them want to watch your video.

Good videoing!

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