Why Crowdfund?

If you’re an entrepreneur, chances are you spend a lot of timing thinking about how to raise capital to launch and grow your business. Crowdfunding should be the first stop on every entrepreneur’s journey to prove demand for your product or service before you invest in supply.


YOU NEED CASH TO LAUNCH AND GROW.

When you were considering launching your business, odds are a big part of your motivation was to gain control and independence for yourself, your family, and for your idea.

But traditional fundraising vehicles require you to compromise on those things. With a small business loan, you’re taking on debt and putting yourself in a potentially less stable financial position. With an equity investor, you’re ceding a measure of control over your enterprise. With rewards-based crowdfunding, you can raise cash and keep control of your business.


SO, WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS?

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Bootstrapping
Constrained by growth, risk associated with credit card debt

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Grants
Highly competitive, long lead time, low dollar amounts

 
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Small Business Loans
Higher interest rates, lower independence

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Equity Investors
Reduced control and ownership, access limited for women

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Crowdfunding
Maintain control and independence, opportunity to use campaign to drive benefits beyond cash 


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1. Crowdfunding
Gain access to a flexible crowdfunding platform, that was designed for and by women entrepreneurs, where you keep what you raise, you can adjust your campaign dates, your goal, and pivots with you.

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3. Creative
Want to do a campaign but don't have a video? No problem. We can produce one for you. We can also take your headshots, product shots, and produce a gorgeous campaign page for you.

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2. Coaching
Everyone gets access to iFundWomen’s proprietary coaching program, the iFundWomen Method, which when used, helps you raise 5x more than the crowdfunding industry average. Check out our free and private coaching options here.

4. Connections
Perhaps the most important thing that an entreprneur needs are connections to help us along the way. Leverage iFW’s social network, existing audience, and the iFundWomen Slack community.

 

 
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1. Crowdfunding

A 30-day crowdfunding campaign gives you the opportunity to offer rewards, incentives, products and services to backers in exchange for cash contributions to support your goal.

We have built a global, flexible crowdfunding platform with a pay-it-forward model to accommodate the needs of our entrepreneurs.

Our platform provides you with the flexibility you need to run a successful campaign - whether it's the ability to extend your end date to give you more time to succeed, or even adjusting your goal along the way.

Raise money alongside other entrepreneurs on a supportive, collaborative platform.

Every campaign kicks off with a 15-minute intro call. Get your questions answered and your campaign off to a strong start.

 

 

2. Coaching

Strategize with an expert on your FREE pre-launch coaching call. 

Take advantage of our Free and Paid Coaching Services.

Plan everything with The iFundWomen Method Playbook:
It starts with access to our proprietary IFundWomen Method Playbook. From planning your pre-campaign marketing to rewards fulfillment and everything in between, iFundWomen’s Playbook has your campaign strategy covered

Perfect your pitch: 
See your confidence skyrocket with our pitch drills

Refine your rewards: 
Plan the what, how much, why, who and how on your rewards

Plot your path to market: 
Map out your communication strategy and launch plans

 

 

3. Creative

Through high-quality, professional video and campaign page design, our in-house team of production and design experts are helping entrepreneurs tell their stories.

Tell your story

We have perfected the art of creating crowdfunding pitch videos that are both compelling and pretty. Regardless of whether you are near or far from our studio in NYC, we will make it happen for you. 

Check out some of our recent pitch videos.

With packages starting at $1,200, this is a no-brainer if you don’t have a professional video at the ready. Learn more here.

If a professional video is not in your budget, here are instructions on how to do it yourself.


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4. Connections

We are stronger together and our community proves that.

Get exclusive access to the iFundWomen Slack network.

Connect with thousands of entrepreneurs who are sharing honest information and resources that work.

From #Brags to #Rewards to #WhatWorks, our Slack Network is a safe space for our entrepreneurs to talk to each other about how to succeed not only during their crowdfund but throughout their startup journey.

Join Slack here.

 

We Pay It Forward

We invest in our own and believe that paying it forward creates a virtuous cycle of funding for all. 

 
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We directly reinvest 20% of our revenues from standard fees into active campaigns on the platform.  

 



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Getting Started is Easy

Here's what you need to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. If you are lacking in any of these areas, visit our Get Coaching page, and we will help you.

 
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A web presence
You need to have a legitimate web presence that conveys what your business or project is all about

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Strategy
A comprehensive plan covering what rewards you offer, how you communicate your pitch, and your go-to-market strategy. See our Campaign Guide

 
 
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A Pitch Video
A marketing asset used throughout your campaign

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Grit
Running a campaign is a full-time effort and you want to go out with your A-game