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For Creators By Creators (FCBC) is an event for creators, entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders & innovators. Over 100 of the most successful crowdfunded companies & experts from NYC, surrounding areas, & other regions will meet, exhibit, share resources, & engage with the community-- international creators, retailers, manufacturing, legal & investment firms--to learn what they can do after crowdfunding to scale fast.
Not Just a Networking Event
There is no shortage of entrepreneurial events in NYC. Here's how FCBC is different:
Over 100 of the most successful crowdfunded companies & expertsfrom New York City, surrounding areas, & other regions will meet, exhibit, seek funding & resources, & engage with the FCBC community.
Livefundingwill be held during the event--in which anyone has an option to preview, experience, & invest in the products presented / showcased.
5 creators will have an opportunity to do a full pitch to the crowd & seek advice, critiques, or funding.
Space will be provided toshowcase creators' products.
Find distribution channels that can help you build an international presence in3 months.
Our mission & events are designed to help creators because, just like you, we are creators ourselves, too.
The first stop on our FCBC National Tour was Boston. We then promoted creatorsin St. Louis & during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. This event will draw a curated group of creators & innovators, business leaders & investors from around the world.
We help raise the next generation of innovators to keep US entrepreneurship competitive globally. WTP is proud to support KIPP schools & host FCBC Junior events to inspire creator spirit in the American youth.
What is FCBC?
We The People's mission is to help local creators who were successful in crowdfunding launch globally through the FCBC community. To date, we have brought more than 200 brands & more than a thousand products to the public via our brick-and-mortar stores in multiple countries & online.
Past FCBC exhibitors Akeem Shannon, Flipstik CEO, & Hanson Grant, Think Board CEO, sold 1,000 units in one month & broadened their reach to Asia, respectively.
Founded for creators by creators Ryan Sim, Joel Liew, Nison Chan, & CEO Jay Kang, the company provides education, e-commerce, & brick-and-mortar retail space for entrepreneurs. WTP is quickly becoming the hub of innovation in Asia. With its goal to bring together the global creator community, WTP is expanding internationally to Spain, India, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, & more.
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Ensuring Success After Crowdfunding
Common Failures of Successful Crowdfunders
Lessons Learned from Building a Product from Scratch
Transitioning from Crowdfunding to Startup Growth
Crowdsourcing & Giving Back to the Community
Nuts & Bolts: Choosing & Working With a Manufacturer
Media Agency Secrets on Marketing Events & Utilizing Media
Funding Your Growth: Institutional & Crowdfunded
Registering & Protecting Your Intellectual Property
Global Expansion & Funding Within Your Reach
3:00-4:00 p.m. Registration + Networking/ Product & Partner Showcase+ Funding / Experience Zone
4:00-6:00 p.m. Featured Speakers/ Moderated Panel Discussion with Crowdfunding Creators
6:00-7:00 p.m. Dinner + Networking
7:00-8:00 p.m. Featured Speakers/ Moderated Panel Discussion with Industry Experts
8:00-9:00 p.m. Audience Pitch Sessions+ Funding
Salvador Briggman - Founder, CrowdCrux
SalvadorBriggmanfounded the popular blog, CrowdCrux, which has been cited by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, & more. He helps entrepreneurs raise money on crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter & Indiegogo. He has written the highly popular book, the Kickstarter Launch Formula. Last year, he helped over 700,000 individuals raise money from the crowd through his blog, podcast, YouTube channel, forum, online courses, & books.
Additional Moderator TBA
Clarissa Redwine-Design & Technology Outreach Lead,Kickstarter
Clarissa travels the country in search of innovators, creators, & makers who can leverage the powerful community & storytelling tool of Kickstarter to bring creative projects to life. Before joining Kickstarter, Clarissa co-founded a nonprofit with the core mission of fostering the North Texas startup community & worked with 10 promising robotics startups as the Program Manager of the Qualcomm Accelerator, powered by Techstars.
Matt Higgins-Co-Founder & CEO ofRSE Ventures, Guest Shark onShark Tank, Vice Chairman of theMiami Dolphins
Matt Higgins is an entrepreneur, investor, & operator. In 2012, alongside co-founder Stephen Ross, he launched RSE Ventures, a private investment firm that focuses on companies across sports & entertainment, food & lifestyle, media & marketing, & technology.At RSE, Higgins has co-founded several successful enterprises, including the International Champions Cup - a global pre-season soccer tournament that attracts millions of viewers. Under Higgins' leadership, RSE has successfully incubated businesses such as restaurant technology platform Resy, & in 2018, RSE acquired cybersecurity company SkOUT Secure Intelligence. Higgins was the first customer of Gary Vaynerchuk's digital agency VaynerMedia, & he led the first-round investment in the Drone Racing League, which has since become a leading sports & media company.In recent years, Higgins identified scalable restaurant concepts as a natural extension of RSE's portfolio, starting with David Chang's Momofuku. RSE's family of restaurants has grown to include Milk Bar, Fuku, Bluestone Lane & &pizza. Alongside Ross, Higgins helps each concept tap into RSE's connections in real estate, business development, & marketing.Higgins is a board member for Autism Speaks, VaynerMedia, Momofuku, Milk Bar, Bluestone Lane, Resy & &pizza.
Tai Nicolopoulos - Marketing Principal, SeedInvest
Tai has spent the last twelve years leading marketing efforts for startups. Her first-hand knowledge of both the challenges & opportunities facing founders of early-stage companies connects her to the mission of crowdfunding. Prior to joining SeedInvest, Tai served as Head of Marketing forKnotel, supporting New York & San Francisco-based entrepreneurs with flexible headquarters. Tai received a BA & MA in Psychology fromStanford University. In her free time she maintains her connection to the start up community, serving as anEntrepreneurs' Roundtable Acceleratormentor. Tai also serves on the advisory board ofBoard Match, which connects professionals with non-profit board positions, & on the fiduciary board ofHarvest Home Farmers Markets, which provides access to farm fresh local produce to communities in food deserts & educates our consumers to achieve healthier lifestyles.
Melvin Poh - Co-Founder ofAsian Entrepreneur, Portfolio Manager ofCavendish Ventures
Melvin is notably a Co-Founder of The Asian Entrepreneur, the notable international business media publication & publishing house that aims to facilitate knowledge exchange & great insights on Asian entrepreneurship through educational coverage of entrepreneurial developments in the region. To date, The Asian Entrepreneur reaches 20 countries with its readership base & has an aggregate network of 600 writers from authoritative backgrounds. His organisation has also actively worked with various governments around the Southeast Asian region on facilitating the growth of the startup ecosystem through education, community building & various initiatives. Melvin's involvement with The Asian Entrepreneur over the past 7 years has given him great insights into startup development in Asia as well as the unique challenges of startup financing for global businesses planning to tap into Asia. Melvin Poh is also a portfolio manager at the Asian focused subsidiary of Cavendish Ventures, an impact investment company that seeks out venture capital opportunity in Asia. Previously, he served as a partner at Gray Square Capital in the United Kingdom & was also a portfolio advisor at The Artemis Fund. He plans to provide the Asian perspective at the upcoming FCBC event.
Arthur Limpens- Co-Founder,allocacoc
Arthur Limpens created allocacoc right after graduating from the Delft University of Technology. Currently, he focuses on ensuring that design remains at allocacoc's core. He was instrumental in setting up the DesignNest program & loves to share his experience in design as well as entrepreneurship with other designers worldwide.
Suzy Im-VP ofTribalVision Worldwide, Founder of TribalVision Academy &BioTribalVision, Adjunct Professor of Marketing Communications atEmerson College
A widely-known name in business development & global marketing (Fortune Magazine Interview), Suzy has acted as a virtual CMO for over 20 years, advising C-level technology & healthcare industry leaders & executives at Fortune 500 & high-growth companies on US & global market growth. Through her roles as a consultant, hands-on practitioner, & professor, she seeks to advance the next generation of leaders & crowdfunded entrepreneurs as well as lead established companies through strategic transformations. Suzy is frequently invited as a keynote speaker & presenter at global events like the Annual Digital Marketing Forum, Annual B2B Marketing Forum, MK Media's Worldwide Leadership Conferences & leading global technology companies like Oracle, Samsung, & LG.Suzy is also a published author of two books on marketing & leadership communication, & her work has been recognized in many business publications.
Additional Speakers TBA
John Fiorentino - Creator & Co-Founder, Gravity Blanket & Moon Pod
John Fiorentino is the creator & co-founder of Gravity Blanket & Moon Pod. His campaigns on Kickstarter have raised over $6MM dollars collectively, & both products have gone on to become sustainable businesses.
Hanson Grant, Founder & CEO, Think Board
As a serial entrepreneur, Hanson most recently built his company, Think Board, which started out on his dorm room wall as a stick-on whiteboard to write down business ideas easily. His successes have allowed him to be recognized by EO as one of the Top 25 Student Entrepreneurs in the US (2016) & by BETA Boston as one of Boston's Top 25 Innovators Under 25 (2015).A recent graduate of Babson College, Hanson is also an avid traveler.
Think Board has been named the Top Collegiate Consumer Brand in the US (2016), the winner of Babson's B.E.T.A Challenge (2015), & a finalist in MassChallenge (2015). With just 2 full-time people, Think Board has continuously seen over 100% annual growth since inception. Think Board creates dry erase films that turn any surface into a whiteboard.
Nison Chan - Co-Creator,Talking Toesand Co-Founder,We The People
Nison is the Founder of Talking Toes, the world's first socks with inspirational sayings printed on the toes. He started Talking Toes to fund his surfboarding hobby.In 2016, Nison co-founded WTP with his close friends & fellow creators. At WTP, Nison is the Managing Director of Purchasing & Brand Management, & is responsible for new product acquisition & creator communication.
Alice Min Soo Chun- Founder, Inventor, & CEO,Solight Design
Alice has been a Professor in Architecture & Materials Technology at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Parsons School of Design, & Lecturer at Yale, MIT, & Harvard. Former Director of the Materials Resource Lab at the New School. She is the Patent holder forSolar Light AssemblyandInflatable Solar Light.When the Haiti earthquake happened,she turned her studio at Columbia University into an innovation studio to develop solutions to help Haiti, resulting inSolarPuff. She has built award-winning community outreach projects; been published in the New York Times, Architectural Record, Dwell, & the Journal of Architectural Education. Her book, GROUND RULES in Humanitarian Design, Wiley Press 2015, is an anthology for design principles & strategies for long term sustainability.
Jacob Durham- Co-Founder, NOMATIC
Jacob Durham is the owner & co-founder of NOMATIC a crowdfunding-based company that creates the most functional gear ever to inspire confidence for life on the move. He founded the brand 4 years ago with his cousin Jon & successfully launched 7 crowdfunding campaigns raising over $8MM total.The company was started in 2014 & has become one of the largest product-based crowdfunding companies. Jacob's passion lies in developing incredible products, building a brand, & cultivating a team that people are excited to be a part of. Prior to starting NOMATIC Jacob had 8 years' experience sourcing product overseas. He also spent one year in public accounting after earning his Master's in Accountancy from BYU & licensing as a CPA.
Additional Speakers TBA
Partners & Sponsors
Maekyung Media Group
The Asian Entrepreneur
Additional Creators TBA
Local & global creators share their inventions through We The People FCBC & pop-up events.
Check out some recent We The People press coverage:
St. Louis Magazine
Business News Daily
The NOW - TV Spot
KSDK - TV Spot
Chain Store Age
St. Louis Post Dispatch
St. Louis Today
Media partners & sponsors are also invited to FCBC events. Please reach out to Janice Dru at firstname.lastname@example.org (267) 243-8498
In the spirit of giving back, we partner with local & global non-profits to strengthen community-wide initiatives that make a positive difference.
Local partners represent groups & individuals who support the mission of We The People who will be participating at our April event in New York.
InvitedUniversities & Schools
New York University (NYU)
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
The City University of New York (CUNY)
Meet the Hosts
Ryan Sim - Co-Creator, Kisetsu & Co-Founder, We The People
To secure your spot, claim your ticket today. We look forward to meeting you at the event!
Interested in partnering with We The People for this event or future initiatives?Please reach out to Janice Dru at email@example.com (267) 243-8498