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Finance For Entrepreneurs: How to Crowd Fund

Learn how to launch a successful crowdfunding campaign using proven techniques in 30 days.
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Want to crowd fund a million dollars fast? Learn how SMART entrepreneurs raise capital FAST using crowdfunding platforms.


Lili Balfour has advised over 100 companies, who have gone on to raise over $200 million from investors around the world. She is the author of Master the Finance Game, a Wall Street Journal Guest Mentor, a contributor at Fox Business News, a blogger for The Huffington Post, a guest contributor for HuffPost Live, and a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley.


How to Crowd Fund a Million Dollars is a concise guide to quickly launching an effective million dollar campaign. This course pulls from research conducted on successful campaigns and first hand experience.

Learn how entrepreneurs exceeded funding goals by 300% to 1,000%.

Who is the target audience?
  • Any entrepreneur who wants to bring non-dilutive capital to their venture.
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What Will I Learn?
Create a contact list full of influencers who believe in your vision
Develop relationships with key media contacts who will help you promote your campaign and your business
Execute a campaign that will bring in the most amount of money in the smallest amount of time.
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  • Basic computer skills
Curriculum For This Course
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Contact List: It's all about who you know
1 Lecture 06:01

Create your list of bloggers quickly using a simple scraper and Google docs

Preview 06:01

Section 1
1 question
Messaging: Storytelling at its best
1 Lecture 08:06

The art of perfecting your message. Review top funded projects for Kickstarter and Indiegogo in external resources.

Preview 08:06

Section 2
1 question
Campaign Management: It's a marathon, not a sprint
1 Lecture 09:31
How to Keep Your Campaign Momentum Going

Section 3
1 question
Resources to Create the Optimal Campaign
5 Lectures 21:53

We use to scrap data and create our contact list.

Preview 02:28

Financial Budget

Video Production

Graphic Designers

Virtual Assistants

Section 4
1 question
How to Crowd Fund a Million Dollars - Spreecast Session
1 Lecture 00:07
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Finance for Entrepreneurs ( was created by Lili Balfour, founder of Atelier Advisors and author of Master the Finance Game.

To date, she has served over 10,000 entrepreneurs, from Silicon Valley to Dubai, via online courses and in-person workshops, from SF Hacker News to American Express CEO BootCamp. Her work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business News, and Forbes.

Lili spent over 15 years in investment banking (technology and healthcare) and investment management before creating Atelier Advisors, a firm that provides strategic and financial advisory services to early-stage companies. To date, she has helped over 100 early-stage companies raise over $200 million.

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