Crowdfunding 101: Crowdfunding Options for Entrepreneurs & How To Get Started (November)

Date(s) – 11/06/2013
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

HUB Boulder


We’ve brought together a team of experts with real-life experience and deep knowledge in Crowdfunding for two workshops. The goal of the workshops is to help you create your own successful Crowdfunding campaign. The team will share their expertise and experiences, specific steps, and grounded resources for you to take away and use for your own campaign. In addition, it is an opportunity for you to participate in discussions, get your questions answered, present your own ideas/campaigns, and work on your campaign with the team.

Our team includes a Crowdfunding Consultant, a Video Producer, and a Product Designer/Stanford Engineering Student. Additionally, they represent entrepreneurs who have raised $300K via Crowdfunding and contributed to $6M in fundraising for Tech Products, Apps, Publications, Art, Non-Profits, and more. For further information, see their bios below.


Workshop Descriptions

Crowdfunding 101Crowdfunding Options for Entrepreneurs & How To Get Started. This 90 minute workshop is a comprehensive look at the four types of Crowdfunding (Rewards, Donations, Debt & Equity), ideal situations for using each, the top platforms, and steps to get started on your own campaign. We’ll have an open discussion to address your questions and provide the opportunity for you to share your own ideas/campaigns with the group. This workshop will set the foundation for the second workshop on creating your own campaign. (This workshop will be led by Leigh Lepore.)

  • Free for HUB members
  • $40 for early bird tickets (ends two weeks before Workbench)
  • $50 for general admission
  • $125 for early bird crowdfunding package (101 and 201)
  • $150 for crowdfunding package (101 and 201)


Crowdfunding 201: Create Your Campaign will be held on November 13th. For further information click here. 

Tickets for Crowdfunding 101 can be purchased individually or combined with Crowdfunding 201 below.

Teacher Bios
Leigh Lepore

Leigh Lepore is the Founder of Crowdfunding Strategy & Information. She advises small businesses, non-profits, and individuals on utilizing Crowdfunding to raise capital. Leigh has successfully raised $40K for her personal campaigns and advised others on campaigns of up to $100K.

Leigh started her career in Engineering and Business Consulting with a top global consulting firm. She later transitioned to a Fortune 200 Financial Services corporation until fulfilling her entrepreneurial spirit and successfully turning around a small art business in San Francisco.

Leigh transitioned into Crowdfunding while in San Francisco where she trained with top industry platforms. Since then, her passion for democratizing funding and empowering entrepreneurs has led her to raise thousands of dollars and help people around the world.

Leigh moved to Colorado with her boyfriend of 16 years (Dallas) and her Golden Retriever (Kika) in January of this year.

For more information, visit


Leigh Lepore of Crowdfunding Strategy

Leigh Lepore

Carol Christenson

Carol Christenson is an independent video producer based in Boulder, CO. She is passionate about helping people communicate who they are, what they care about, and why it matters.

Using digital media to create compelling stories about great ideas, programs, projects, and people, Carol specializes in making tangible connections with donors and investors. Since founding her company VideoBravo in 2002, she has produced 142 videos for marketing campaigns in the U.S. and around the world. To date, her videos have helped to raise over $5 million dollars. 

To connect with Carol, please visit:

Carol Christenson of Video Bravo

Carol Christenson of Video Bravo


Daniel Haarburger

A senior engineering student at Stanford University, Daniel Haarburger is veteran to three successful Kickstarter campaigns. Most recently, his project The Handleband raised ten times its goal and over $120,000. Now, Haarburger is working with a small team on Harness the Crowd – a platform to help individuals crowdfund more effectively. For news about the site, or to get in touch with Haarburger, directly visit:

Daniel Haarburger

Daniel Haarburger of Harness the Crowd


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