Crowdfunding your creative venture, November 16

Sam Krall

Join Samuel Krall G’15 | Performing & Creative Careers Advocate, for a presentation, November 16 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.  Sam will be discussing “Crowdfunding Your Creative Venture,” in the Setnor School of Music, Crouse College, Room 308.

Learn how to use crowdfunding platforms to get your creative product or venture off the ground. In this workshop Sam will help participants explore the five types of crowdfunding and the pros and cons of different platforms.  And, most importantly, he’ll dive into what makes a truly successful campaign, with case studies and tips from those who have raised funds and launched their projects.

It’s estimated that more than $34 billion was raised through crowdfunding in 2015, and it is increasingly being used to fund a wide range of for-profit entrepreneurial ventures, creative projects, and community-oriented social entrepreneurship. See how you can put it to work for your project.

As a career development professional in the creative and performing arts, entrepreneurship is central to Sam’s experience and programming. Formerly serving at the Eastman School of Music, Sam champions career development for creative and performing artists at Syracuse University. He has counseled winning projects in the Eastman New Venture Challenge competition and has advised artists at both Eastman and Syracuse on creating their own ventures and on entrepreneurial approaches to sustaining their careers.  Sam launched his first profitable venture as a freshman at Eastman and has continued entrepreneurial activities as a classical musician and arts administration consultant.  Sam holds a dual degree in Voice and Classical Guitar Performance and Arts Leadership Certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and in 2015 completed Syracuse University’s MA in Arts Leadership.