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Lunch & Learn: Crowdfunding to Success

October 20, 2016 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Crowdfunding can be a full time endeavour if you don’t know how to do it right. If you’re considering crowdfunding for your company, come and join us at this upcoming lunch & learn at Bamboo. We’re very excited to host crowfuding agency Woodshed, who’s seen tremendous success creating and executing crowdfunding campaigns. Woodshed delivers the best in class crowdfunding campaigns with over 300 succesful campaigans for entertanment, business, prodcut, digital and educational clients.

You’ll also get a first look at a brand new platform launching soon, DII (Detroitisit) by a successful local serial entrepreneur Ivana Kalafatic.

Join us for lunch and a quick overview of the following:
–A clear understanding of how crowdfunding works and if you’re ready for it
–An overview of the factors that go into a succesful crowdfunding campaign including marketing, creative, social media, inluencers, audience, and PR tools to use
–A one pager or link for first steps towards getting your business funded
–How media platforms like Detroitisit can be leveraged to share your story

RSVP so we can get you lunch: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-learn-crowdfunding-to-success-tickets-28126035730

Three partners from Woodshed & Detroitisit will be sharing their expertise with you so don’t miss out on this great lunch and learn.

Detroitisit Founder Ivana Kalafatic
Detroitisit Founder Ivana Kalafatic is a Detroit bred and internationally immersed brand strategist, content curator and business developer with clients ranging from GM, BMW, Art Basel, Swarovski, FCA, Gucci. She lead the winning rebranding strategies for the city of Los Angeles and Atlantic City. As editor, Ivana launched Detroit’s 26-time award winning and globally distributed lifestyle publication, Clear Magazine, lasting from 2000-2008. Her agency Clear Works conceptualized Detroit’s own Ambassador Magazine, along with event management and custom publishing for Porsche, Audi, Chrysler Group. On the forefront of new thinking and proactive business strategy, Ivana’s taken clients from inception to realization and from strategy to development for the last two decades of her professional career.

Shawn Neal, Crowdfunding Expert
Shawn Neal is a crowdfunding expert, content creation professional and expert storyteller who is a repeat champion of The Moth StorySLAM. As co-founder of Groovebox Studios, Shawn lead the strategy and development of over 300 successful crowdfunding campaigns that have raised over $2 Million and counting. His career began at Apple where he worked as a training, branding and sales consultant for 5 years. In his work as a content creation professional Shawn has filmed and edited over 2,000 music and commercial videos, documentaries and television series including “Under The Radar Michigan” on PBS. Clients include Compuware, Heil Sound, The Metro Times, Youth Violence Prevention Initiative of Detroit, and World AIDS Day Detroit.

Wenzel, Digital Strategist
Jeff “fuzzy” Wenzel is a digital and social media expert, project manager and business developer who has created and maintained a social media presence for over 450 client projects on multiple social media platforms. He is a co-founder of Groovebox Studios, a S.E. Michigan based music and digital media company that has established themselves as crowd-funding pioneers with over 300 successful campaigns to their credit. Jeff also seeks out and maintains collaborative relationships for his digital properties between companies, sponsors and clients. Credits include Volkswagen, Moncur, Detroit Design Center, Motor City New Years Eve, Camp Casey and North Star Media.


October 20, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Bamboo Detroit
1442 Brush St
Detroit, MI 48226 United States