<div dir="ltr"><div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;white-space:normal;font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Hello Noisebridgers!</span></p>
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<span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">I was hoping to find out if you and the community overall would be interested in a free crowdfunding class or workshop at your space! I'm from Crowd Supply which is a new crowdfunding platform that launched earlier this year. We're kind of a Kickstarter for hardware/product design. People use Crowd Supply to raise funds, ship goods, take pre-orders after the campaign, and sell goods once their product in stock.</span></p>
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<span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">We'd be interested in holding anything from a 20-minute question and answer session to a full-blown multi-hour class on crowdfunding. </span></p>
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</span></p><p style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;white-space:normal;font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Please let me know whether you would like to attend or if you would find it beneficial/interesting in general! I'd love to hear your thoughts. </span></p>
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</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Topics could include: </span></p>
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<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> Benefits of Crowdfunding</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">   - funds</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">   - market verification</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">   - advocates</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  Product Development</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - ideas vs renders vs prototypes</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  Marketing</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">
<span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - zero-day backers</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">
<span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - media outreach</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">
<span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  What to Expect During Your Campaign</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;display:inline!important">
<b><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - site traffic</span></b></p></div><div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">
<span style="background-color:transparent;font-family:Arial;white-space:pre-wrap;line-height:1.15">    - conversion rate</span><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - rate of funding</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - Backer Updates</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - Media Uptake</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - Stretch Goals</span></p>
<span style="background-color:transparent;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"></span><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  </span><span style="background-color:transparent;font-family:Arial;white-space:pre-wrap;line-height:1.15">What Happens After Your Campaign</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  </span><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Access to Funds</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - typical fees</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - failed transactions</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - possible delays</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"> Initial Manufacturing</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - minimum orders</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - delivery schedule</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  </span><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Fulfillment</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - finalizing orders</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - verifying addresses</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - packaging</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - storage</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - freight</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - tracking numbers</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  </span><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Sale of Item After Campaign</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - pre-orders</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">    - retail</span><span style="background-color:transparent;font-family:Arial;white-space:pre-wrap;line-height:1.15">  </span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Campaign Development</span><span style="background-color:transparent;font-family:Arial;font-weight:normal;white-space:pre-wrap;line-height:1.15"> </span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  Pledge Levels</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">
<span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">     - options (e.g. color, size, engraved text)</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">
<span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">     - pricing</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">
<span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">     - estimated delivery schedule</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt">
<span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  </span><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Media Assets</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">     - video</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">     - images</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">     - text</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  </span><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Payment Information</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">     - bank account</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">     - payment processor account</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">  </span><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">Credible Execution Plan</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">     - team</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">     - funding goal</span></p>
<p dir="ltr" style="font-weight:bold;line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt"><span style="font-family:Arial;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">     - schedule</span></p>
<span style="background-color:transparent;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap">     - manufacturing</span></div><div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><br></div><div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">
<span style="background-color:transparent;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="line-height:14px">(Also, we are currently running a special promotion for Open Source Hardware creators where we will refund the typical 5% crowdfunding fee for all projects that launch a campaign before Sept. 30th! See the attached flyer.)</span><br>
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<div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><span style="background-color:transparent;font-family:Arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="line-height:14px">Thanks so much for your feedback!</span></span></div>
<div><div dir="ltr">............................<div><br></div><div><b><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Erin Flesch</font></b></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif">Communications & Marketing</font></div>
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