Fund Your Creative Startup
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Fund Your Creative Startup

Everyone has a dream to create something. This Start Up Capital course shows you how to fund it and make it a reality.
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Created by Robert Child
Published 9/2012
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Confidently source the financial resources to fund their creative vision.
  • Have working knowledge of the crowd funding process.
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  • Students should have a vision for their artist creation either a book, song or film. This course will provide the roadmap to support your vision.

This “Start Up Capital: How to Get a Grant for Your Creative Startup” course is designed from the ground up from my experience of funding creative projects and making my dreams a reality since the age of 15. It has not at times been the easiest road to travel but without a doubt it has been the most rewarding. This start up capital course gives you the tools and demonstrates the best practices that work in the real world when you want to launch a creative start up. If you have the desire to break out and start something in the creative field AND want to support yourself while doing it this is your course. We cover the many approaches and ways to get you to your goal including crowd funding with Kickstarter and securing venture capital online.

Take this Start Up Capital course right now and learn how to get a grant for your creative startup.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who want to learn the essential elements to a successful Kickstarter campaign
  • Creative minded individuals who want a real world plan to fund their dreams.
  • People who want to follow a path that has already been cleared
  • Entrepeneurs who need a roadmap for success in the creative field
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Curriculum For This Course
31 Lectures
1 Lecture 00:43

 Robert Child has secured hundreds of thousands of dollars into his own projects as well as been entrusted with multimillion dollar productions.

Preview 00:43
Formulate Your Vision
4 Lectures 13:10

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Ten Future Facts Worksheet About Your Creative Startup.
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Blank Storyboard
90.1 kB

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Formulate Your Vision PDF Screens
109.0 kB

This lecture outlines the frame of mind you have to establish to move forward confidently with your creative start up. It includes two worksheet exercises that are fun to complete.

Preview 13:10
Targeting Your Market
3 Lectures 12:59

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Targeting Your Market PDF Screens
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 This section focuses on getting to know your customers and end users. Starting at the end and working back with save you time and heartache.

Determine Your Market Lecture 1

Determine Your Market Lecture 2
Pitch Perfect
9 Lectures 26:40
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Pitch Perfect PDF Screens
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 Pitching is an art as well as a science in this section you'll learn the "dos" and "don'ts"  of a successful creative pitch.

Pitch Perfect Lecture 1

Waterford Crystal Case Study

Waterford Crystal Pitch

Waterford Crystal Case Study Wrap

Waterford World Series Baseball

Pitch Perfect Lecture 2

Promo Trailer of WE BELIEVE

End of Pitch Lecture
Storytelling for Startups
4 Lectures 10:18

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Storytelling For Startups PDF Screens
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Storytelling is one of the most powerful forms of communication you have as an entrepreneur to assist you funding your creative startup. Stories are universal and almost 100% relatable to people from all walks of life enabling the entrepreneur to inspire and catalyze an audience. Stories also help us structure meaning around complex situations and enable entrepreneurs to make the intangible tangible.

Storytelling for Startups Lecture 1

Storytelling for Startups Lecture 2

Storytelling for Startups End of Lecture
Give it a Kick with Kickstarter
4 Lectures 22:11

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Crowdfund With Kickstarter PDF Screens
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 Kickstarter is a self-proclaimed “new way of funding and following creativity,” which is based on the premise that a large group of people making small investments can prove to be an immense source of support and financial resources. The way it works is a person, group or team puts up their creative idea on Kickstarter and they offer different levels of perks to potential backers based on how much money the backer chooses to give. Those perks can be anything from a personalize song on youtube to a limited edition customized version of the product at hand. In this lecture you'll learn how anyone with a great idea and the drive to make it happen has the chance to get funded.

Kickstarter Lecture 1

Kickstarter Campaign Case Study - Ghost Army

Kickstarter Lecture 2
Online Venture Capital
4 Lectures 18:46

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Online Venture Capital PDF Screens
1.7 MB

The web has made securing venture capital an extremely efficient process. This sections details what you need to know before you submit your creative start up project to one of the emerging VC online sites.

Online Venture Capital Lecture 1

Online Venture Capital Lecture 2

Online Venture Capital Lecture 3
Course Close
1 Lecture 01:25
Fund Your Creative Startup Course Close
How You Can Become an Affilate and Make Money Promoting This Course
1 Lecture 01:14
About the Instructor
Robert Child
3.9 Average rating
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248 Students
4 Courses
Emmy® Nominated Director

After spending 15 years in New York directing and technical directing some of the most widely viewed programs on network and cable television; Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Emeril Live, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Robert Child followed his passion for history in 2005 and produced a series historical films including; Silent Wings, Lincoln and Lee, The Wereth Eleven and others. The Wereth film which aired on National Geographic was nominated for an Emmy® Award in June.

Rob is the winner of more than 25 writing and directing awards and is one of only a handful of directors whose work has screened in the Congress of the United States. Silent Wings debuted on Capitol Hill on the day of its release in 2007 and became the catalyst for New York Congresswoman, Carolyn McCarthy's, House sponsored, Joint Resolution honoring America's WWII glider pilots.

He has been fortunate in his films to work with several Hollywood "name" collaborators. Hal Holbrook narrated Silent Wings, which featured Walter Cronkite and Andy Rooney. Civil War theatrical director, Ronald F. Maxwell, (Gettysburg, Gods & Generals) narrated his Lincoln and Lee at Antietam: The Cost of Freedom. Corey Reynolds (The Terminal, The Closer) narrated The Wereth Eleven and actor Dale Dye, Stephen Spielberg's Senior Military Advisor on Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers narrated the USS Franklin: Honor Restored, film in 2011.

In 2008 Rob began writing screenplays and both his first two feature film screenplays HAMILTON and BLOOD BETRAYAL reached the finals in two separate screen writing competitions. "Hamilton" was declared an "Official Finalist" in the 2011 Hollywood Screenplay Contest and "Blood Betrayal" reached the semi-finals in the 27th Write Movies International Writing Contest out of thousands of entries. Blood Betrayal has now been adapted to a Kindle ebook novel.

Recently one of the most personally gratifying honors he received was from the survivor's association of the WWII aircraft carrier, USS Franklin. They singled him out for Honorary Crew Membership aboard the most decorated vessel in US Naval history.

USS Franklin Museum Association President, H. Prentice Baptiste, wrote, "We wish to extend to you, Robert Child, membership as a full fledged crew member of the USS Franklin for your work in setting the record straight of the heroic effort in saving one of the great ships of the U.S. Navy in World War II and your name will be permanently inscribed on the official crew roster."