Join the ULCC Entrepreneur Group on Monday, June 29 for “Let’s do a Kickstarter!”

Please join the Union League Club Entrepreneur Group, chaired by David Lynam, for our next monthly meeting on Monday, June 29th at 6:00 pm, featuring speaker and entrepreneur Kathryn Achenbach.

“Let’s do a Kickstarter!” So said many an entrepreneur with an idea but not enough capital to support it. But what does it really mean to “do a Kickstarter”? Crowdfunding is an exciting development and has become an increasingly popular way to make projects happen, but successfully raising money takes more than announcing your brilliant idea and expecting the pledges to roll in. We’ll talk about a recent success story, Chicago-based fashion label M2057 by Maria Pinto, which in 2013 raised more money than any women’s fashion project in Kickstarter history. We’ll discuss the pros, cons, and challenges of crowdfunding, why so many projects fail, and tips for getting a campaign over the finish line.

Kathryn Achenbach is a freelance writer and editor who has found herself in the trenches of multiple start-up companies, from children’s media to software development to fashion. She has written more than ten books for tweens and teens, and served as Fashion Editor and Contributor to Make It Better Magazine. She is currently Content Director for the fashion label M2057 by Maria Pinto.

Anyone receiving our blog is welcome to attend. Club members should make reservations through the club website, and feel free to invite a guest. Non-members may contact us to reserve a space. Members are welcome to sign for drinks and guests may use charge cards both during and then after the meeting, when we adjourn for libations and to continue the conversation. However, cash is not accepted at the Union League Club.

The Union League Club is located at 65 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois. Feel free to bring business cards. The meeting will last until about 7:30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

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