"The Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce’s Tech Council Speaker series will be held on Wed., March 5, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Wake Forest Biotech Place (575 N. Patterson Ave.). The discussion topic will be Leveraging the Crowd: Crowdfunding & Crowdsourcing in Winston-Salem.
Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing are innovative tools being used to "leverage the crowd" in creating a new business, supporting a new art project, improving a company's customer service, and more. Despite their increased popularity in Winston-Salem, they are still somewhat unfamiliar to many people. This discussion will uncover what these tools are and how they can be used to help local businesses and improve the local economy.
The panel will feature:
- Kelly Bennett, City-County Planning and Development Services Department
- Lawren Desai, a/perture Cinema
- Paul Foley, Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton, LLP
- Matthew Gymer, Novant Health
- Jeanine Mason, “Help My Mom Beat Cancer” – appearing via Go To Meeting
The Chamber’s 2014 Tech Council Speaker Series is free and open to the public thanks to our sponsors: Cook Medical, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Kilpatrick Townsend Attorneys at Law, the Small Business and Technology Development Center and Panera Bread. Registration is required. To register, visit www.winstonsalem.com.
About the Technology Council
The Chamber’s Technology Council is the largest group in the Triad dedicated to developing high-technology businesses. The Council has played a vital role in establishing and expanding the Piedmont Triad Research Park, bringing the state’s first satellite office of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center to Winston-Salem, developing technology-specific curriculum for workforce training, and more. Working closely with community leaders, the Council is dedicated to promoting this area as a technology center and fostering collaboration among the many groups involved in technology initiatives.
About the Chamber
The Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce is the destination for businesses and organizations of all sizes seeking insights, ideas, and initiatives that can help them be strong, healthy, and prosperous. Representing nearly 1,800 area businesses, the Chamber provides business development assistance, programming and events, and advocacy to support local businesses and improve our economy. Through proactive engagement with the business community, intelligent and clear analysis of the business environment, and a commitment to comprehensive economic development, the Chamber is dedicated to enhancing our community’s future."
Submitted by Haley N. Gingles
Director of Marketing and Communications
Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce