Friday, 18 May 2012

GrowVC Update

Africa Evolves with Grow VC
Open Innovation Africa Summit, Kenya
Mobility brings great opportunities for people in Africa. On 29-30 May, Grow VC will join over 150 regional innovators, policymakers, thought leaders and other stakeholders from over 25 countries around the world at the Open Innovation Africa Summit.
A vital part of the summit program is the Open Innovation Africa Ideas Challenge (OIAS2), a challenge to all technologists, application enthusiasts, developers, students, entrepreneurs, influencers and experts to share ideas, give and take feedback and show their talent. Most promising ideas will win a trip to Nairobi to share their thoughts with the respected OIAS2-crowd.
Be a Part of Grow VC
The Market is Here
Crowdfunding market heating up at various corners of the globe, Grow VC continues to build its global operations. We are offering brilliant and driven people the opportunity to join our global team and work their own path into the company. If you hear the opportunity knocking, keep on reading and get in touch. Time to Join Crowdfunding is Now
I, an Investor?!
Can I, Could I, Why Should I?
We've just uploaded a video Anyone Can Be an Investor explaining how Grow VC facilitates micro funding, how it brings together private people wanting to invest 20 dollars a month on their favorite startup and entrepreneurs and other stakeholders. On Grow VC platform it is easy to find information on startups as well as to create an investor profile and start investing on the next big thing. 
Upcoming Events 
The Soho Loft, New York, 17th May 2012
The New York Soho Loft event discusses hot the rising private markets are repaving the way to economic prosperity. Grow VC's Ryan Williams will be speaking in the "Capitalizing with Equity-based Crowdfunding - panel.
The conference that addresses the critical issues of content monetisation and production in the digital age, Digital Matters, will be taking place in Singapore in May. Among speakers to discuss how technologic innovation has changed lives, will be Grow VC's Jouko Ahvenainen.

Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development, Warsaw, Poland, 24th − 25th May 2012CEED will bring together growth-oriented entrepreneurs from the CEE Region to share ideas and partner for mutually beneficial growth. Grow VC Co-Founder Markus Lampinen will be attending.

Open Innovations Africa Summit, Nairobi, Kenya, 29 −30 May 2012, a national campaign to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK, will be hosting a week of free financial seminars, keynotes, panel debates, Q&A Sessions and networking opportunities.

Europe Crowdfunding, 1 June, 2012, Brussels, Belgium
Grow VC's Co-Founder, Markus Lampinen will be visiting Belgium at the beginning of June 2012, to meet with The European Crowdfunding Network. The ECN has been founded with the longer term vision of promoting and supporting the development of Crowdfunding mechanisms as a viable funding source to European companies and investors.