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Worldwide Council of Crowdfunding Leaders

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A special annual meeting of crowdfunding industry thought leaders from around the globe.

With 7 billion plus people on our planet and growing we have a great opportunity for crowdfunding to help so many of them. Recognizing the great transformations that businesses, economies and societies are currently undergoing, we look to create ways that will focus on how to expand new crowdfunding models into collaborative sustained processes which will drive solutions for more successful crowdfunding outcomes for a socially more inclusive virtual world. We will also discuss challenges, solutions and actions, always in the spirit of global citizenship and to show how crowdfunding is a universal act of the best of our humanity.

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Crowdfunding Expo & Funding Portal Pavilion™


Crowdfunding Marketplace & Startup Live Pitching



Why you should attend:

Oct 23, 8:00am - Oct 25, 5:00pm #GCCB2014

As we enter our 3rd year, #GCCB2014 has established itself as the premier global gathering of the world of crowdfunding. Ranging from Fortune 500 companies to professional service providers to innovators, and startups they all come to participate in this world class event.

The crowdfunding industry is booming. Industry experts estimate that crowdfunding will add at least $65 billion into the global economy in 2014, and with its current growth rate, at least $3.2 trillion by 2020.

Convention producer Ruth E. Hedges one of the leading pioneers of the crowdfunding industry encourages everyone to participate, “Whether you’re new to the concept of crowdfunding or have been involved in the industry for years, you can benefit by attending this one of a kind Crowdfunding All-star convention.

Whether you're into technology, fashion, music, games, real-estate, non profit, equity, books, food and so much more. #GCCB2014 is your one chance a year to learn and celebrate with the worlds industry leaders"

#GCCB2014 will feature three straight days of inspirational and educational opportunities for everyone. Participants will enjoy a world class lineup of speakers, stellar panels and workshops, interactive mentoring and coaching breakout sessions. Attendees will have the chance to meet face-to-face with leading industry experts, fellow entrepreneurs, renowned industry sponsors and much more.

“It’s not your typical boring business event and there will also be spectacular parties and lots of great entertainment that you won’t want to miss,” says Ms. Hedges.

GCCB was founded in 2012, created and produced by one of the pioneers of the JobsAct and world leading expert and educator Ruth E. Hedges. Now in its 3rd year, the Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention & Bootcamp has established itself as the industry’s premiere global gathering and flagship event where the world learns crowdfunding.

With worldwide recognition and having been featured in more than 40 major media publications, #GCCB2014 is the one annual crowdfunding event you cannot afford to miss. Held this year from October 23rd – 25th at The Westin Resort & Spa in Lake Las Vegas NV crowdfunders are encouraged to secure tickets before this event sells out again. http://crowdfundingroadmap.com/bootcamp

Crowdfunding is impacting all types of businesses, creative ventures and industries around the globe. Although the industry is growing fast, understanding how crowdfunding really works and keeping up with such a fast paced industry can be challenging.

The aim of the annual global crowdfunding event is to cut through the clutter & confusion, making it easy to gain the knowledge, connections and tools needed to achieve crowdfunding success.

“As the world’s premier and longest running annual global crowdfunding convention, we adhere to the highest standards of excellence and education.” states Hedges, event creator and producer and Dean of Crowdfunding College.

What Else Sets #GCCB2014 Apart From Other Crowdfunding Events?

While some people who come to our event have a basic understanding of crowdfunding and the opportunity it provides, it takes much more then that to succeed so we've brought together leading experts and convinced them to share their secrets directly with our attendees. We want you to obtain the tools and the knowledge to successfully crowdfund before you spend money you will never recoup.

At #GCCB2014 A few of this year’s many event highlights include:

  • An exclusive opportunity to meet face to face with and learn from the most dynamic lineup of keynotes including Kevin Harrington, Co-Founder of Fundhub.biz and one of the original investor “Sharks” from the popular TV show Shark Tank as well as Scott McKain who is an internationally recognized expert on creating market distinction, bestselling author and hall of fame speaker.
  • Be educated and mentored face to face by the most exciting and diverse lineup of speakers in the crowdfunding industry.
  • Vital content and thorough discussions on every aspect of the industry from equity to rewards to from title ll and lll to donation and non profit crowdfunding.
  • Learn how to become a “Crowdfunding All Star” in both rewards and equity based crowdfunding by the industry’s top experts during this year’s stellar panel discussions.
  • The industry’s first ever and currently the only crowdfunding event where you can register using Bitcoin.
  • This year will also host the “Success With Crowdfunding” course with Sherwood Neiss, Jason Best and Robert Mitchell from Crowdfund Capital Advisors. In addition, our exclusive “Crowdfunding Master Classes” will also include Crowdfunding College where you can become a “CCFP” Certified Crowdfunding Professional intended for professionals and entrepreneurs alike.
  • The first and only crowdfunding event which provides the opportunity for people to crowdfund and pitch their campaign to a live audience during our “Startup Live Pitching & Crowdfunding” session. http://www.crowdfundingroadmap.com/bootcamp/startup-live-pitching-and-crowdfunding-package/
  • #GCCB2014 will also premiere and host the world’s only and first ever “Annual Worldwide Council of Global Crowdfunding Leaders, a special annual meeting of crowdfunding industry thought leaders from around the globe.
  • To help educate and improve the future of the global economy a special student discount price is also being offered until August 1st, 2014 to encourage and help inspire young minds to follow and reach their dreams without the heavy burden of long term debt with the help of crowdfunding.
  • CROWDFUNDING MARKETPLACE where you can see and feel and buy products that would never have seen the light of day had it not been for their ability to successfully crowdfund.
  • We are using TRAQ-IT Badges software this year to speed up registration and to enable sponsors to scan badges at their booths.
  • OFFICE HOURS - UpGlobal will be providing their legendary office hours Mentor Sessions which provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments at the sign in desk.
  • SITUATION ROOM - for the first time you will be able to meet with some of the smartest speakers and advisors in the world one-on-one for 15 minutes to get help with your specific situation, and find the right relationship for long term success.

Attendees will also enjoy a mix of both fun and interactive entertainment such as watching a live Rewards VS. Equity basketball game, exchanging business cards in the business card exchange speed networking session, toasting chocolate and marshmallow smores over a fire pit on the sand, boating on the lake, legendary sponsor-hosted cocktail parties with drink tickets and passed hors d’oeuvres in the “Funding Portal Pavilion” with live crowdfunding, music and much more! VIP packages with more unique opportunities and exciting ways to experience this convention will be available.

Ruth Hedges also goes on to state:

“We plan hard all year round to deliver a healthy dose of fun because we know that nobody enjoys boring business conferences, including us! That’s why we’ve carefully crafted an environment that encourages both the highest level of education in the crowdfunding industry as well as fun-filled entertainment”.

Check back for the full schedule soon.


The Global Crowdfunding Crowdfunding Convention & Bootcamp was a huge success and extremely beneficial to all those involved. It was the first crowdfunding conference we attended representing Pubslush, our global crowdfunding platform for the literary world, and the connections that we made were amazing. Ruth did a great job coordinating a perfect blend of people and businesses and it was a wonderfully diversified representation of the crowdfunding world. We will surely be back next year and look forward to seeing the friends we made and hearing about new and exciting platforms.
Hellen Barbara
President of Pubslush / Pubslush.com
I have to tell you that I think you completely out did yourself this year. Fantastic event!
Eugene Dietzgen
I wanted to drop you a note to let you know what a fabulous event you and your team organized.
Alain Nguyen
I wanted to say thank you again for putting together the Crowdfunding Bootcamp. It was a great experience and I am looking forward to next year.
Blue Hovatter
Founder / Community Funded
Thank you a million times over for putting your heart and soul into all of it and making the conference an astonishing event.
Steven Corley Randel
Marian and I were so pleased with the conference last week. We are glad to have all the preparation for the SEC's announcement yesterday!
William Wenck
I’ve been online with several people I met at the conference and unanimously, it was hit! You’re a force of nature and I’m so glad I met you.
Gayl Murphy
Josh Kasteler
Loved attending the bootcamp! Met so many amazing folks like yourself and I'm certainly more educated in the Crowdfunding space, now that we are ready to launch our initial product for iPads! Thanks for your leadership and support!
Mary Shulenberger
Thanks Ruth and congrats on a successful event! Brilliantly planned and executed.
Jonathan Sandlund
Crowd Cafe
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Media & Press

Our Crowdfunding Event has been featured in several major media publications
Crowdfunding Road Map Founder Ruth Hedges Interviewed (Video)
Startup Must-Reads - What you should read today about startups
Expert Talks About Investment Crowdfunding
Crowd Funding Roadmap to host session at M Resort
Startup Fundraising Is About To Get A Little More Public
General-Solicitation Ban Booted: Will Startups Benefit?
Interview with Ruth Hedges BlogTalkRadio.com
Congressman Patrick McHenry Recognized By Crowdfunders
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About the 3rd Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp (#GCCB2014)

Founded in 2012 and created by Jobs Act pioneer Ruth E Hedges, "GCCB" is the flagship global crowdfunding convention. Each year, startups, entrepreneurs industry leaders, founders, investors, government officials, lawyers, accountants, brokers, non profits, creative artists and many others converge in Las Vegas from more than 15 countries. They come to learn at the highest level of education and benefit from a unique blend of deep content, unbeatable networking in a collaborative environment, and to work together on strategies to help each other grow & succeed in the crowdfunding industry, from every city and town around the world.

Held in the the exciting city of Las Vegas, NV, content ranges from world class keynote speakers, to interactive how-to workshop sessions. It's also the first and only event to host the Annual Worldwide Council of Global Crowdfunding Leaders. Enjoy everything from live startup crowdfunding pitches with attendees, to influential & experienced panelist discussions covering the newest content, tools, curriculum and advances arising from this ever changing new crowdfunding industry.

We plan hard all year round to deliver a healthy dose of fun because we know that nobody enjoys boring business conferences, including us! That’s why we’ve carefully crafted an environment that encourages both education as well as fun interaction such as watching a basketball game with a beer and toasting chocolate and marshmallow smores over a fire pit on the sand, taking a boat out on the lake, siting in comfy red "Fatboy" chairs during our legendary cocktail party's with drinks and passed Hors d'oeuvre in the "Funding portal pavilion", exchanging business cards in our Asian business card exchange speed networking session, enjoy individual one on one mentoring during UpGlobal office hours, and so much more - we deliver!

Now in its third year, there’s nothing quite like "GCCB" (but don't take our word for it, click here to see testimonials and a recap from last years event.

So join us in Las Vegas NV, the most exciting city in the world, this October 23rd-25th for an unforgettable experience and be a part of history.

About Ruth E. Hedges:

Ruth E. Hedges is one of the original pioneers of the legislation which ultimately became the JOBS Act. In 2010 she worked with Congressional leaders and other industry change-evangelists to move what was originally the Entrepreneurs Access to Capital Act through Congress to its eventual signing as the JOBS Act, and was honored with an invitation to the White House for its Crowdfunding Champions of Change event. She has gone on to create the largest annual crowdfunding conference in the world, which started in 2012 and is hosted every October.

In 2012 Ruth also became a founding board member of the Governance committee for the Crowdfunding Professional Association Organizing (CFPA), a founding Board member of the CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), and launched Global Crowdfunding Day to help promote industry awareness. She is also the CEO of Crowdfundingroadmap, an innovative SaaS platform for businesses to use for preparing to raise capital via exemptions pursuant to the JOBS Act. As an industry expert Ruth has been interviewed or quoted in over 35 major publications, and was selected to teach the first university-level course on securities crowdfunding at UNLV.

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Our Event Will Be Hosted at The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

GCCB2014 hosted at The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

101 Montelago Boulevard
Henderson, Nevada 89011

October 23-25, 2014

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