JANUARY 30, 2020
C is for crowdfunding
BY KAREN CAHN, FOUNDER & CEO, IFUNDWOMEN
Hi. My name is Karen Cahn, and I run a crowdfunding company. Well, it’s not just a crowdfunding company, it’s a How to Start a Business company, but it’s also a Do You Have What it Takes to Start a Business company.
Let me explain.
When you have people who want to pay for your product or service, that means you have a real business. Crowdfunding is the ultimate litmus test to determine whether you have a product, a service, a mission, a vision, a dream that people actually want to buy and pay for. Crowdfunding successfully proves that you know how to get something off the ground.
I recently crowdfunded for a cause that is near and dear to my heart: the NYC Women’s March — and it wasn’t easy!
Even though I run a crowdfunding company where we coach entrepreneurs on how to crowdfund, i.e. how to market and sell your business idea, it was no easier for me to raise $50K than it is for the thousands of women entrepreneurs crowdfunding on IFundWomen right now. Why?
JANUARY 23, 2020
Why we launched IFundWomen of color
BY OLIVIA OWENS, HEAD OF PARTNERSHIPS & GM OF IFWOC, IFUNDWOMEN
2020 is already off to an unbelievable start: IFundWomen of Color is here!
I’m Olivia Owens, Head of Partnerships here at IFundWomen. I’m also the Creator and General Manager of IFundWomen of Color.
Last Saturday, I took the main stage at the Women’s March NYC, alongside IFundWomen Founder & CEO, Karen Cahn, to talk about women entrepreneurs and funding.
This was the first time ever that financial empowerment joined the broader conversation around women’s rights at the Women’s March.