Have an idea/project/venture that needs funding? Read this ENGAGE post and watch the livestream of this session:
Masterclass in Crowdfunding
Wednesday, November 20
5:30 – 7:00pm
Speaker: Bre DiGiammarino
Presented by Indiegogo as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week events at UNC Chapel Hill
Learn how entrepreneurs and social innovators are using crowdfunding to take their ideas to the next level. Find out why Kite Patch used Indiegogo to make 100,000 families in Uganda invisible to mosquitoes; Scanadu raised more than $1.6M to bring their medical tricorder to market; and Minuum found a wider market for their initially niche software to collapse keyboards into a single dimension.
Breanna DiGiammarino is the education, research and social innovation category marketing director at Indiegogo. Prior to Indiegogo, Breanna was the Senior Associate at the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a social venture fund in San Francisco, where she helped raise $30 million to support the company’s second fund for social entrepreneurship called the Springstep Venture Fund and increased the number of applications from hundreds to thousands. Before that, she was an Associate Consultant at The Bridgespan Group, the non-profit arm of Bain & Company, where she consulted with high impact educational organizations and foundations to help urban students into work-study programs and the Gates Foundation to improve low-income graduation rates.
Breanna was invited as a reader for the Echoing Green social venture fellowship and Haas Global Social Venture competition. She is also an Avanti Fellows advisory board member. Breanna holds a Master of Public Administration in Nonprofit Management from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service.