Techmeetups Miami presents: CrowdCamp

Techmeetups Miami presents: CrowdCamp

October is TechMeetups’ Global CrowdCamp month. Make sure you use the hashtags #TechMeetups and #TMUcrowd to make sure your message is heard!

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed into law on April 5, 2012. This bill makes it easier for startups and small businesses to raise funds, especially through online crowdfunding.

TechMeetups is partnering up with EarlyShares for TechMeetups’ CrowdCamp event which took place on October 17th, 2012. is educating America about the benefits of Equity Based Crowdfunding, a new alternative route to fund small businesses run by people with brilliant ideas. Together, TechMeetups and EarlyShares will run events in Miami, New York, and Dallas.

What will you get by attending
As someone who is interested in crowdfunding (or potentially an expert in the field) you can meet entrepreneurs, developers, startups and crowdfunding users to discuss the most pressing questions and challenges concerning raising money through online crowdfunding.

Startups and Small Businesses
If you are a startup or small business, we would like to invite you to pitch in front the crowdfunding experts.  Get all the documents in place, this includes your business plan, financial forecasts and a full executive team bio. Do market research. Get all the facts in place in order to have a strong argument as to why people should fund your project. Start to craft your pitch. Present. Email me if you’d like to pitch in front of the experts at [email protected].


Maurice Lopes is an expert in building successful businesses. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of, a leading equity-based crowdfunding platform. In the mid-90’s, Mr. Lopes developed and formed GICC (Global Interconnect Communications Corp), a company that supplied network services to major U.S. telecom carriers such as Sprint, MCI and Frontier Communications. In 2003, he became co-owner of HotBrick, an internet security operation providing superior firewall routers bridging the gap between usability and network security specifically for the small business owner.
Mr. Lopes is on the board of directors for the National Crowdfunding Association (NLCFA). He has direct experience with Telecom / Data-Com, Real Estate, food-Service Logistics and Tech Start-ups.

Steffen Hedebrandt                                               Client Marketing Manager, Elance
Steffen will talk about how companies can find instant talent all over the world, including freelancers ready to work at cost-efficient prices without reducing quality. When hiring remote professionals to work on-demand, in any category, participants will discover that their potential for growth is limitless.


If you’re interested in promoting your company throughout the month, here’s more about what you can expect:

As a Sponsor of your brand will have local and/or global exposure.  Our event attendees will be Miami-based developers, designers, entrepreneurs and those interested in innovative technologies for the purpose of growing their business or project.’s global audience has the same profile and is located across the USA, Europe and Asia where we have active and fast-growing networks.

Through our reach we’ll be marketing the event to the entire TechMeetups’ global community of over 4,000 members across all these cities. For more information about our reach and activities, please visit
Email us at [email protected] for more details.

Join us:


1101 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

About Techmeetups:

TechMeetups has been set up to create a global network of Tech communities from San Francisco to Sydney. We believe that Tech communities are isolated and great things can be achieved if we connect within our cities and outside our borders. Our goal is to create a global Tech cluster of over 50 inter-connected Tech communities by 2013.

Membership to our communities is free and anyone thinking about doing their own Startup and wanting to bounce ideas off each other, meet potential partners or investors in their city or even connect with like minded individuals in other parts of the world are welcome to join our groups! TechMeetups is all about YOU, so come along, join us, and lets connect to form a truly global tech community!


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