November 3, 2016
THANK YOU FOR A FANTASTIC GCC 2016
In 2012 after working for 17 months with an amazing group of people to help bring regulation crowdfunding to a legal reality in the signing of JOBSAct, I decided to produce a small crowdfunding convention. As terrifying as that first one was, I had a mission to educate and inspire the public, the innovators, startups, and professionals about the power of crowdfunding.
During the the past 5 years I have strived to expand that mission and build a global crowdfunding convention, and am proud to report that people from across the globe have attended from more than 20 countries including Italy, Germany, Canada, Russia, Taiwan, India, Peru, Japan, Britain and China: not to mention the 50 states.
It’s been an incredible journey with so many memorable moments along the way.
I’ve really enjoyed every moment of the first five years, and the influence we have had on the growth of the entire crowdfunding industry.
This year’s 5th Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention exceeded my wildest dreams, and it’s all because of you. I want to personally thank all of my team and business partners, sponsors, speakers, attendees, fans, followers and friends. A very special thank you goes out to each of our international attendees – who traveled the world to learn, meet and share their crowdfunding journey with all of us.
And what can be said about our speakers? The wealth of knowledge and information all in one place was unprecedented as our attendees enjoyed truly world class presentations of the evolving crowdfunding industry -in Rewards, Donation and Equity. And the “Crowdfundie Awards,” the game show “Who wants to Raise a Million Dollars” and the amazing Crowdfunding marketplace, with more then 80 vendors, and startups, 2 days of panels, keynote speakers and fireside chats with “Crowdfunding Rockstars” and great parties have made the GCC the flagship event for the entire industry.
Much gratitude and appreciation also to those who contributed gracious comments, testimonials, and video about the event. We’d like to share some of them with you to recap the highlights of the 5th Annual Global Crowdfunding Convention.
“We had a great time at the Crowdfunding Global Conference this weekend. Ruth put on an excellent event! Thanks so much for having us. We had the opportunity to educate people about our mission supporting veteran-owned businesses and learn from powerful speakers.”– Helpfundaveteran.com
“GCC was a blast! Thanks so much for putting it on. I met a lot of great people, and learned so much’.– Matthew Paul
‘Went to a great conference at #TheGCCWorld! Thank’ s Ruth and all who were there”- Extra Funds
“Had a blast at the Crowdfunding Global Conference in Las Vegas!
Spreading financial literacy and creating a new cash conversation all over the world…loved it!” Loral Langemeier
“This was such a great event here in Las Vegas Nevada at the Planet Hollywood Resort for the Global Crowdfunding Conference, 2016…..
An awesome thanks goes out to Ruth Hedges, CEO of the 5th annual Global Crowdfunding This has been an incredible event.” – Bill Ganz
“I had an amazing time these past three days at the Global Crowdfunding Convention. I have learned so much about how the world has adopted this medium to do effective business”.- Colon Hanks
“Completely blown away by the outstanding information and access to incredible authorities here at this conference” –Lisa Song Sutton
“Super duper conference this morning at #thegccworld and fantastic info for Woman Advancing consumers, craft pioneers in all industries” – Maria Faith Walls
As always, a phenomenal event. Congratulations! I love coming to GCC. Great crowd, incredible speakers and a great time in Vegas. Thanks Ruth! – Kendall Almerico
The GCC was packed with experts overflowing with expertise. So much education, even more opportunity.- Alicia Mejia
Awesome and informative weekend at #TheGCCWorld.- Alexis Abeyta
What a great lineup you put together. Awesome job!- Mary Juetten
Huge thanks to Ruth E Hedges 5th Crowdfunding Convention GCC for gathering together all corners of the crowdfunding world from donation to rewards to equity at the Global Crowdfunding Convention. I was honored to speak on a few panels with colleagues full of crowdfunding expertise, & the indomitable Ruth herself.- Kathleen Minogue
” Great conference” –Don Buckner
“I’m very happy that I got to launch my campaign to coincide with #TheGCCworld convention. I came out of it with a lot of contacts and full of knowledge that I really needed.
” I skipped my Vegas magic show, and had an UNBELIEVABLE experience. I came to Vegas as a stranger and left with real friendships.
So I guess I hit the jackpot without placing a single bet. Learning from amazing pioneers!!! at the GCC.”