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Startup Digest Fargo - Issue #23: Big Activity In Equity Crowdfunding

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Interesting to note that a couple weeks ago, the updated SEC regulation limits on equity crowdfunding kicked in. Read about it further below in the Techcrunch article by Natasha Mascarenhas; “...Now, investors and founders can raise up to $5 million per year from crowdfunding, up from $1.07 million the year prior.” Startup Gumroad became a first-day success story by raising $5 million in 12 hours, via the Republic platform!
In light of the crowdfunding updates, here are links to some resource info I’ve shared in the past (and one that came out last week):
I’ve learned more & more about equity crowdfunding by following several platforms, as well as making some small investments through them. Some of the nationally-leading platforms include Wefunder, Republic and StartEngine; and regionally there is Silicon Prairie Portal & Exchange.
On a separate note, Grand Farm and BioKansas are accepting applications for startups to present at their 4/28 Innovation Bridge event. The application is intended for startups doing innovative work in agriculture and bioscience; apply by 4/7.
A reminder that you can access past editions at the Startup Digest Fargo “homepage”. Some resources I’ll carry over into multiple issues, but with others, I’ll delete them to keep these issues a reasonable length.
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Other FYIs & Resources
MN Cup Applications Open
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Mask Innovation Challenge Open
New SEC equity crowdfunding rules open the door to welcome non-accredited investors – TechCrunch
How to Blog About Anything in 30 Minutes or Less - Ladyboss Midwest
Fundraise Faster - Bread & Butter Ventures
Techstars Sustainability Summit 4/15
ImpactSKU seeking startups, mentors for upcoming cohort
Grand Farm Announces 2021 Agtech Innovation Event Schedule
Investing in Startups 101 | StartEngine
Demystifying Angel Investing
Frequently Used Entrepreneurial Resources - Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC
Techstars Startup Digest Fargo is curated by:
John Machacek John Machacek - Chief Innovation Officer at Greater Fargo Moorhead EDC
john.machacek@startupdigestmail.com
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