Incubator to host Crowdfunding workshop

The Fredonia Technology Incubator is hosting a Crowdfunding workshop as part of its ongoing Entrepreneurial Education Program. The workshop, conducted by SCORE, is scheduled from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The workshop will cover the fundamentals of crowdfunding, understanding options and success factors. This event is free and open to the public. The Incubator is located at 214 Central Ave. Dunkirk. Registration is available on the Incubator website and Facebook page.

This workshop will help entrepreneurs with the best funding options. Upon completion, they will know the differences between Non-Profit Lenders, Crowdfunding, Invoice Financing, Online Lending and Loan Matching Sites — and which one is best for them specifically. It will also show examples of how a successful local crowdfunding raised money.

SCORE is a national organization for Entrepreneurs. It presents workshops that cover business and pre-business topics. Nationally, SCORE includes 10,000+ volunteers who have the knowledge and experience to help small business owners achieve success. Western New York SCORE volunteers represent more than 3,000 years of experience across 62 industries. SCORE also provides on-line workshops and events to connect small business owners with the people and information they need to start, grow, and maintain their businesses.

The Fredonia Technology Incubator promotes economic growth in Western New York by supporting entrepreneurship and the development of new, innovative companies into successful business ventures. The incubator provides administrative and business services, mentoring, networking, professional consulting, educational opportunities and access to capital and work ready space. The Incubator is part of Fredonia’s Division of Advancement, Engagement and Economic Development (EED) facilitates and supports university-community collaborations, and oversees the university’s StartUp NY economic development program.