For one week in April, innovators and business leaders from across the world will converge in Singapore to exchange the best ideas and practices related to crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. Whether crowdsourcing is a term that’s sparked your curiosity or a practice you use every day at work, the program at CSW Global will inspire you with new ideas, insights, and skills to quickly bridge and embrace these new approaches and business models.
The CSW Global programme emhasizes cross-disciplinary learning by presenting perspectives from a wide range of public and private sectors together on a single stage. The format does not involve long and drawn-out presentations. By contrast, the conference comprises a 3-day, 1-track series of over 50 rapid-fire, sessions designed for maximum enjoyment, impact, and learning.
Speaker sessions and panels along with substantial interactive components will encourage dialogue and discussions. Attendees will have plenty of opportunity to network with speakers and other participants during programming breaks.
April 8-10, 2014
8:15am to 9:00am – Registration
9:00am to 12:30pm – Conference Sessions
12:30pm to 2:00pm – Lunch & Networking
2:00pm to 6:30pm – Conference Sessions
Evening networking events to be announced soon.
Monday, April 07
The week opens with a festive gala where you can forge connections with some of crowdsourcing’s brightest minds, while enjoying tasty beverages and hors d’oeuvres. The event is open to Full Access Pass holders, speakers and special invitees.
Tuesday, April 08 – Thursday, April 10
Expect to come away with new ideas, insightful research and fresh knowledge. With a unique focus for each day of sessions, CSW brings together perspectives from a wide range of sectors that will have you thinking in new ways and ripe to take action (at Genexis Theater, Fusionopolis, Singapore)
Friday, April 11
The interactive crowdfunding workshop is designed to give you direct access to some of the most experienced and renowned names in crowdfunding. Stay to network and pitch your startup and win personal mentoring (atINSEAD Asia Campus)
Crowdsourcing for consumer engagement takes social media, marketing, and product design to the next level. Learn to engage your crowd through innovative online programs, competitions and co-creation. Speakers and panelists will explore the tools and case studies that innovate with crowds for market intelligence, creative solutions, product design, idea generation and government accountability.
Collaborative consumption and the sharing economy signify a shift in the consumer and citizen mindset. How can companies and governments participate? Wednesday will feature the in-and-outs of using crowd-driven solutions to reduce resource consumption and better our citizen services, our cities, the environment, and improve bottom lines.
The exploding Internet usage coupled with the dominance of mobile has opened many new avenues for business. Creative entrepreneurs want to use this connectivity and technology to hack business as usual. Thursday will focus on new crowd-based business models while highlighting key crowdfunding regulation developments and practices worldwide.
Crowd finance has turned the startup funding scene on its head. What is the future of crowdfunding? What happens after a successful campaign? How can entrepreneurs keep the momentum going? What’s the best way to develop and maintain investor relations? This interactive crowdfunding workshop is designed to answer the above questions and provide first time or serial entrepreneurs detailed training and best practices for successful crowdfunding.
Get direct access to the brightest and most experienced minds in crowdfunding, including:
9:00am – Welcome & Introductions- Epi Ludvik Nekaj, CEO of CSW
9:15am – Crowdfunding Workshop – Nick N.M. Yap, CEO of ROCKI / Nick has raised over $1 million on Kickstarter for Omate TrueSmart
10:00am – Crowdfunding Workshop – Nicola Castelnuovo, Co-Founder & Head, Business Development of Crowdonomic Media & Crowdfunding Platform
10:45am – Coffee break + Networking
11:15am – Crowdfunding Workshop- Paul Niederer, CEO of ASSOB / Top 10 Most Influential in Equity Crowdfunding
12:00pm – Interactive Group Session 12:45pm – Lunch +Networking
1:45pm – Elevator pitch + Results
Workshop Takeaways Include
-How a startup can set up a successful crowdfunding campaign
-Why do some projects fly and some tank?
-Main challenges in crowdfunding & how to avoid mistakes
-How do you use crowdsourcing as a valuable resource to rocket boost your project?
-What a startup should know before crowdfunding their equity
-Support you should look for from platforms
Peer-to-peer crowdfunding opportunities and risks involved -The importance of building community
-How to engage your community and where & when should you start
Attendees will have the opportunity to network with investors and industry experts and connect with other innovators during the event, lunch, and coffee breaks.
Pitch Session During Workshop
Ten attendees will be chosen to pitch their startup to a panel of judges. Three winners, selected based on relevance for a go-to-market crowdfunding campaign and degree of innovation of the business idea itself, will receive personal mentoring for their crowdfunding campaign from the experts!
Considering launching a crowdfunding campign? What could be a better way to raise equity? Apply to pitch your startup by emailing [email protected]
About Our Venue & Partner
We’re thrilled to be presenting this workshop in collaboration with INSEAD. The business school for the world, INSEAD is one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools. The INSEAD Entrepreneurship Club is designed as a forum to share entrepreneurial ideas and experiences, develop networking opportunities and provide access to entrepreneurial resources.
Venue: INSEAD Auditorium at 1 Ayer Rajah Avenue, Singapore, 138676
Date and time: Friday April 11, 2014
9:00am – 2:00 pm, (coffee, light breakfast and lunch will be provided)
Apply to pitch your startup during the pitch session: email [email protected]
Stay tuned to this space; we will continue to post new sessions & speakers and update the timeline!