Crowdshop covers the basics of running a crowdfunding campaign, from start to finish. Perfect for beginners to crowdfunding. Specific focus is given to understanding the ingredients of a campaign, choosing your goal, creating rewards, crafting your pitch, social media and special attention is given to creating a video. Numerous examples illuminate the essence and power of the crowdfunding model.

WorkShop #1 - Planing Your Crowdfunding Campaign

The day you launch your crowdfunding campaign is not the day you should start planning your campaign. Lack of proper planning is sited as the main reason only 12 percent of campaigns hit or exceed their funding targets. One of the most important keys to having a successful campaign is to have a clear goal in mind that you can communicate to potential funders. In this WorkShop, you will gain a clear idea of how to set your goals and a details list of planning tasks to perform.

WorkShop #2 - Creating an Effective Crowdfunding Campaign

There are several critical task required to create an effective  campaign: write a compelling description, create an awesome video, list the best perks/rewards and most important - set the goal amount. You will get hands on experience and guidance on creating an actual crowdfunding campaign.  Learn to create incentives for backers and reach your funding goal.

WorkShop #3 - Reach your Goal by Promoting, Marketing and Engaging

There’s only so much your own network wants to hear about your project. Therefore, in workshop #3, we are going to focus on showing you to to reach out to a broader audience and recruit active campaigners on your behalf. We will provide you with effective ways to use public relations, social media and direct marketing to reach the “crowd” and engage them for the current and future campaigns.

Conference Agenda

Welcome 11:30
Keynote 11:45
WorkShop #1 12:00
Lunch 13:00
WorkShop #2 14:00
Break & Networking Event 15:00
Project Presentations 15:30
WorkShop #3 16:30
Closing Remarks 17:00

Host
Armenia’s Leading Online Technology Magazine

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Speakers

John A. Heffern
Ambassador to Armenia
United States of America

Speaker Bio

Ambassador Heffern, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at USNATO, Brussels. He has previously served as DCM in Jakarta, Indonesia and Executive Assistant to the Undersecretary for Political Affairs.  Other previous posts include:  USNATO; Tokyo; Malaysia Desk Officer in Washington; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; and Guangzhou, China.

Raffi Niziblian
Founder & Director
Deem Communications

Speaker Bio

Founding Deem almost eight years ago, Raffi was at the forefront and continues to be a leader in PR, branding, creative solutions, event management, marketing and product development in Armenia. From Montreal, Quebec, Raffi has an MA in Community Economic Development from Concordia University.

Hripsime Amirkhanyan
Ambassador for Armenia
GlobalGiving

Speaker Bio

Hripsime (Sime) is GlobalGiving Ambassador for Armenia and Program Consultant for HasNa Inc., a U.S. based non-profit designing and implementing conflict resolution and peacebuilding projects, mostly with partners from Turkey, Armenia and Cyprus. Currently, Hripsime is promoting crowdfunding in Armenia, and regularly conducts workshops and organizes meet-ups to share her experience in online fundraising and usage of the GlobalGiving platform to the benefit of non-profits in Armenia.

Nora Kayserian
Operations Manager
ONE Armenia

Speaker Bio

Born in Turkey and raised in Los Angeles, Nora holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California Los Angeles and an M.A. degree in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University. She has been living in Armenia since 2012 and working for ONEArmenia since 2013.
Նորան ծնվել է Թուրքիայում և մեծացել՝ Լոս Անջելեսում, ավարտել է Լոս Անջելեսի Կալիֆորնիայի Համալսարանը՝ ստանալով հոգեբանության բակալավրի աստիճան, ապա՝ Լոյոլա Մարիմաունթի Համալսարանը՝ ստանալով խորհրդատվության մագիստրոսի աստիճան: Սկսած  2012 թ-ից նա ապրում է Հայաստանում և աշխատում՝ ONEArmenia-ում  2013 թ.-ից:

Khachik Gevorgyan
Executive Director of US Alumni Association of Armenia

Speaker Bio

Khachik Gevorgyan is the Executive Director of US Alumni Association of Armenia as well as President of ARMACAD LLC. Mr. Gevorgyan holds PhD in philology from Yerevan State University. Currently he is mainly engaged in entrepreneurial and crowdfunding promotion activities.

Ruben Mirakyan
Board Member of US Alumni Association of Armenia

Speaker Bio

Ruben Mirakyan is a Board Member of US Alumni Association of Armenia. He is Associate Professor at YSU of Islamic Studies and holds Ph.D in Ancient and Modern Languages of Asia from YSU. Mr. Mirakyan is the Founder of Armenian eBooks Initiative. He also served as Project Manager at Yevista StartUp. He is an alumnus of USG Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.

Speaker Bio

Having lived and created software around the world in countries such as USA, France, Tunisia, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and China, Todd has one goal in mind – making Gyumri an true tech hub and creating thousands of skilled jobs. An Industrial Engineer by training, he will speak about the applications being developed by Digital Pomegranate in Gyumri, industry trends and how startups can become successful.

Misak Gharagyozyan
Manager
Gyumri Technology Center

Speaker Bio

Having lived and created software around the world in countries such as USA, France, Tunisia, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and China, Todd has one goal in mind – making Gyumri an true tech hub and creating thousands of skilled jobs. An Industrial Engineer by training, he will speak about the applications being developed by Digital Pomegranate in Gyumri, industry trends and how startups can become successful.

We invite you to CrowdShop, a Crowdfunding Workshop on October 9th, at the new Gyumri Technology Center. The Conference which will bring together traditional NGOs, startups and new crowdfunders. CrowdShop provides the participants with the unique opportunity to discuss and get hands Crowdfunding building on experience. You will learn from experts on selecting a platform, planning your campaign, designing the campaign video and page and tips and tricks on marketing your campaign using social media. You will hear from people who have implement crowdfunding as a part of their current fundraising and marketing strategies. If you want to get involved and submit a your project as a working example, let us know on registration and don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Bus Transportation to Gyumri

We will be providing Bus transportation From Yerevan to Gyumri. We have limited seats, so please reserve your seat on the registration page below.