Part 4 in a series of videos from CleanStart’s crowdfunding workshop.

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

The event lineup included an overview of crowdfunding by the Chairman of CleanStart, Gary Simon, a talk on How to Raise $1,000,000 with Equity Crowdfunding by Manny Fernandez, cofounder and CEO of DreamFunded, a talk on the legal requirements of crowdfunding by Chris Russell of Stoel Rives LLP, and concluded with a talk by Michaels Zeligs where he shared everything that you need to launch and grow a rewards-based crowdfunding campaign.

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.