Role of Community Building in Crowdfunding - with Raina Vallot & Sherin Dawud

Uncle Earl's - 3753 Perkins Rd #2900, Baton Rouge Baton Rouge, 70801 - View Map Baton Rouge
Tue, Jun 29, 2021, 6:00 PM (CDT)

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Startup Grind

Startup Grind is one of the biggest communities of entrepreneurs in partnership with Google for Startups. Our mission is to help every entrepreneur in the world. We do so by hosting a monthly recurring event to inspire, educate, and connect entrepreneurs.

About The Event

Crowdfunding has become a powerful way for organizations to raise funds for their projects or startups. One of the most well-known crowdfunding stories is Oculus, a popular virtual reality headset that was purchased by Facebook for $2 billion in 2014. They originally launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the development of the headset. Within 4 hours the campaign exceeded its target and eventually raised $2.4 million!

In this fireside, we will explore the role community building plays in running successful crowdfunding campaigns. Join us for some networking, refreshments, and an insightful conversation with Raina and Sherin!

The Speakers

Sherin Dawud and Raina Vallot, founded Power Pump Girls, Inc. in 2017 with the belief that women are better together. Power Pump Girls, Inc. is a social impact club connecting and mobilizing women to disrupt systems of inequity. ⚡️They set out to create intentional gatherings for women to build relationships that ultimately impacted culture. From hosting social brunches to advocating for women’s rights legislation, the organization’s resumé is as diverse and unconventional as its founders. As the Power Pump Girls sisterhood grew, Sherin and Raina began taking on speaking engagements and hosting opportunities to discuss topics of authenticity, community building, social impact strategy, diversity and inclusion, and more. Now, considered thought leaders and social entrepreneurs, Sherin and Raina continue to challenge the status quo and empower others along the way.


6:00 PM - A give first opportunity to get help with your startup. You'll have the opportunity to be introduced to and connect with the right people.

6:30 PM - A fireside chat with Raina and Sherin / Q&A

7:30 PM -  A networking session in which attendees talk to each other freely over drinks and delicious snacks. There's no Startup Grind where you don't leave with new friends and exciting connections.

Come out for a great night of networking, food, and stories. Be sure to use the #startupgrindBR when posting about the event. 



Tuesday, Jun 29
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CDT)


Uncle Earl's
3753 Perkins Rd #2900, Baton Rouge Baton Rouge70801

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