Part 3 in a series of videos from CleanStart’s crowdfunding workshop.

Last week, Sacramento’s clean tech incubator CleanStart, held a workshop on crowdfunding, exploring both equity and rewards-based crowdfunding.

The event lineup included:

  1. An overview of why crowdfunding has become a popular option for many tech startups by Gary Simon, Chairman of CleanStart
  2. Manny Fernandez, cofounder and CEO of DreamFunded, on How to Raise $1,000,000 with Equity Crowdfunding
  3. Chris Russell of Stoel Rives LLP talking about the legal requirements of crowdfunding
  4. Michael Zeligs, founder of StartMotionMEDIA, who has helped entrepreneurs raise over $13 million through rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns

You can see Chris Russell explaining the legal requirements of crowdfunding in the video below.



Slide decks and other resources from the workshop are available on a CleanStart Crowdfunding Workshop resources page.

If you’d like attend future CleanStart workshops on crowdfunding and other topics, visit to subscribe to their mailing list.

About CleanStart

CleanStart was founded in 2005 as a nonprofit organization designed to accelerate the development of clean technology ventures within the Northern California region. Their mission is to empower entrepreneurs with the knowledge, capital, and connections that are critical to creating a successful new business. They do this by:

  • CONNECTING the Northern California region’s clean tech community through CleanStart PowerUP! networking events.
  • PROMOTING the region’s clean tech economy in the annual CleanStart Progress Report, on social media & news outlets and at statewide and national events.
  • EDUCATING Clean Tech business leaders through classes and the Entrepreneurs Showcase sponsored by Velocity Venture Capital.