Touting keynote speakers from Microsoft and ForbesBooks, the GCC will explore diversity, impact investing and crowdfunding campaign best practices.

LAS VEGAS, September, 20, 2017 – Calling all entrepreneurs, start-ups and non-profits looking to grow their business.  The 6th Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention (GCC) will take place October 23 – 24 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

This premiere gathering of experts focuses on all aspects of crowdfunding, an increasingly popular way for businesses to attract funding from investors of every size, no longer relying on the traditional methods of commercial lending and angel investors.

“It’s true,” said Ruth E. Hedges, CEO and Founder of the GCC. “Despite its successes in just six years – where capital investments from crowdfunding have grown from $1.7 billion to more than $60 billion – many small to mid-size business owners have no idea what crowdfunding is.  The GCC works to change that.  It works to empower business owners to grow. To stop relying on VC and Angels for the seed money they need to scale and now bringing real investment opportunities to the Main Streets of America.”

This year’s event, with the largest and most expert filled panel of speakers, will feature educational sessions on planning and implementing crowdfunding campaigns, the technologies that can support a crowdfunding project, and making a successful pitch.

Attendees also will have the opportunity to network with fellow entrepreneurs, investors and luminaries and explore the latest trends in equity, rewards and donation-based crowdfunding methods.

“All of these valuable insights into the world of crowdfunding can help business owners further their own campaigns – grow their own companies – and ensure that their projects and companies have the best chance of success,” Hedges said.

Showcasing at the GCC will be more than 40 experts and sponsors.

Keynotes include Microsoft Supplier Diversity Director Fernando Hernandez and Vincent Molinari, CEO of Quisa Capital LLC, who will share their views on diversity and investing.

Panel discussions will address best practices of successful crowdfunded businesses, demystify evolving federal regulations and more. Highly regarded presenters range from NBA Veteran and CEO of E.L.O.S Maurice Evans to BankRoll CEO Kendall Almerico and Founders of Color CEO Kelly Burton Ph.D.

Attendees will also get valuable opportunities to connect with angel investors, crowdfunding-savvy lawyers, CPA firms, platform solution providers and campaign marketing experts.

The event also includes opportunities for entertainment and socializing. Startups can pitch their ideas to investors live from the Crowdfunding Marketplace Expo and main stage. Attendees can test their crowdfunding knowledge in the “Who Wants to Raise a Million Dollars” mock game show, have a drink and hors d’oeuvres at the “Crowdfundie Awards” and wind down at the exclusive London Club after party.

“The GCC gives startups and growing businesses a rich opportunity to build an ecosystem of crowdfunding technology, education and training – dramatically increasing their ability to raise capital, scale operations and compete to win in today’s world,” said Hedges.

Registration and tickets are available online, with an early bird rate offered until September 30.

About GCC

The Global Crowdfunding Convention was established in 2012 and has grown to be the premier destination for crowdfunding professionals, entrepreneurs and industry experts. Thousands have attended the convention representing more than 22 countries. More than 300 experts have spoken and sponsored this event, which is focused on entrepreneurs using the power of crowdfunding to bring their unique visions and products to life. For more information visit