Is crowdfunding the future of financing?

Google Campus Warsaw - Plac Konesera 10 Warsaw, 03-736 - View Map Warsaw
Fri, Apr 28, 5:30 PM (CEST)

About this event

Is crowdfunding the future of financing? On Apr 28th, let's meet at Google for Startups Campus in Warsaw to understand crowdfunding and equity crowdfunding as a groundbreaking solution for financing with Michał Bańka and Piotr Boulangé, authors of the recently published book “Crowdfunding. Research & Practice”

There is a great opportunity to expand your network, have a signed copy of the book, and learn more about crowdfunding and financing your project from experts in the field. The event is free of charge, but RSVP is mandatory. For in-person participants, please bring an ID for Google's security to enter the venue.

The advent of crowdfunding is linked to the changes that transpired in the economy after 2008, triggered by the financial crisis and the rapid progress in the digitalization of the economy across the globe. The financial crisis compelled businesses to look for new funding methods. Digitalization and the development of the internet created an opportunity to source funding from the community formed by the crowdfunding platforms in operation. Even though some 14 years have passed since the beginning of that crisis and large-scale research has been underway since 2010, as evidenced by the significant growth in the number of publications since then, it turns out that this area still needs to be comprehensively described, and analyzed. There is a significant gap, especially regarding the crowdfunding market in Poland. The analyses in the first part of this book primarily fill that gap. These analyses pertain not just to the development of crowdfunding in Poland but also to the impact exerted by the number of crowdfunding platforms and issuers' economic and financial standing after completing their campaigns on the actors and ventures on the market.

Michał Bańka, Lecturer at Warsaw University of Technology

Creator of the Polish startup capital investment market. One of Poland's highly esteemed experts in cooperation between startups, seed capital funds, and public institutions. He has over 13 years of experience managing programs, financial instruments, and large projects. He is the co-founder of the SCALE-UP program - the first startup support project in Poland with the participation of large enterprises (including state-owned companies) and has supervised a pioneer startup support tool based on the debt mechanism—initiator and program manager for Starter, BizNest, Loan Fund for Innovation, ex-CEO & Co-founder of Accelpoint.

Piotr Boulangé, Director at Founder Institute Warsaw

Director at Founder Institute Warsaw and a Coworking Expert. Ex-WeWork Labs Manager, ex-Bolt. Impact and Purpose Driven Startups' Mentor, Advisor, Investor. A sociologist by birth and Education, He finished an Executive MBA in Quality Process Management and is writing his Ph.D. on the benefits of working in Coworking spaces. Enjoys Ultra-marathons and mountain runs.

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Looking forward to seeing you at Google for Startups Campus this evening.



Friday, Apr 28
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM (CEST)


Google Campus Warsaw
Plac Konesera 10 Warsaw03-736

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