Everyone’s looking for money these days. This conference promises to help you find it:

At a time when the future of federal funding is uncertain, the inaugural Show Me the Money Conference + Funding Expo will be held in Downtown Asheville on May 11-12, bringing regional leaders in finance, grants, and capital access to Western North Carolina. The two-day event will provide attendees with access to the most innovative tools, training, and connections needed to successfully secure funding for their businesses or non-profits.

The Conference, Funding Expo, and Networking Reception will take place on May 11th at the Asheville Renaissance Hotel. Then on May 12th there will be optional intensive workshops offered at the LenoirRhyne University Center for Graduate Studies for those looking to aggressively seek funding platforms.

At the May 11th Conference, there will be two nationally renowned keynotes:

– Convergence: Exploring the Nexus between the For-Profit and Non-Profit Funding Models Opening Keynote, Josh Jacobson is Managing Director of Next Stage Consulting, a strategy and implementation firm based in Charlotte, NC and serving nonprofit organizations and social cause start-ups throughout the Carolinas.

The Value of Story: How Crowdfunding is Transforming the World of Capital, the afternoon keynote, will be presented by Roy Morejon, host of the crowdfunding podcast, “Art of the Kickstart,” and President of Command Partners, a leading digital marketing agency in Charlotte. Roy will discuss how his team has raised over $60 million for clients via crowdfunding and how leaders can leverage the powerful tool in both the business and non-profit realms.

In addition to keynotes, there are 45 expert trainers from across the Southeast US leading the 15 interactive breakout sessions. The sessions are organized around five tracks.

Over 50 funding organizations will participate in the May 11th Funding Expo, consisting mainly of; federal granting agencies, regional foundations, financial planners, commercial loan providers, crowdfunding experts, Angel Fund Networks, business counselors, Small Business Centers, University departments, industry-specific experts, grant writers, attorneys, accounting firms, and government contractors.

On May 12th, the optional intensive workshops will present attendees with the opportunity to get hands-on support around the processes taken to successfully apply for funding in WNC. Held at the Lenoir-Rhyne University classrooms in the Asheville Chamber of Commerce building, the following workshops include “Pitch Prep Workshop” and “Competitive Grant Writing Workshop.”

One Comment

  1. Thanks for sharing AshVegas! We are excited about this event and hope it is helpful for our WNC neighbors.

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