The word “bootcamp” doesn’t exactly conjure positive thoughts in the minds of most people. It’s associated with long days filled with exhausting exercises, followed by sleepless nights preparing for the next day. As pointless as it may seem while you’re going through it (and trust me, it does seem pointless), the ultimate point of bootcamp is to give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in future endeavors, whether that be a stint in the military or getting your business prepared for crowdfunding.
So what lessons can you hope to learn from the 3rd Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp (GCCB)? Read on. . .
- Preparation – One of the keys to success in bootcamp is being as prepared as you can for what’s ahead of you, both physically and mentally. The same can be said of crowdfunding. Before you dive headlong into any crowdfunding venture, you want to make sure your intellectual property (IP) is squared away, which in this instance would mean that you have yourself covered with the necessary patents, trademarks, patents, and Non-Disclosure Agreements to protect your intellectual property.
- Teamwork – You learn rather quickly in bootcamp that you don’t know everything, or even as much as you think you do. That’s why you have seasoned leaders there to guide you and give you the benefit of their years of experience. GCCB 2014 has a slate of panelists and speakers who know the ins and outs of crowdfunding and can help you avoid common mistakes. And no one at bootcamp succeeds by themselves. At the GCCB, you’ll have the opportunity to network with countless other professionals and entrepreneurs to share stories, exchange ideas, and maybe even foster a new partnership or two.
- Education – Bootcamp is where we learn the habits that we take with us for the rest of our careers (or that we’re supposed to, anyway). The GCCB is the perfect place for an entrepreneur looking to start crowdfunding to learn the best practices that they’ll need to enact in their own business from thought leaders in the crowdfunding industry. Many entrepreneurs ignore their IP as they prepare for crowdfunding, often out of ignorance. Take the time at the GCCB to learn what you need to do at the GCCB to avoid costly mistakes.
GCCB will offer attendees a greater understanding of how to crowdfund as well as how crowdfunding and your IP assets are closely intertwined. It will ultimately be an investment in your future that will pay off in the long run. To sign up for the 3rd Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp, click here.
If you're crowdfunding or preparing your crowdfunding pitch, always Practice Safe Crowdfunding™ by identifying and protecting your intellectual property.