Sunnyvale's Cogswell College to Host Crowdfunding Workshops for Creatives & Entrepreneurs and Non-Profits May 22 & 23, 2014

Sunnyvale's Cogswell College to Host Crowdfunding Workshops for Creatives &
Entrepreneurs and Non-Profits May 22 & 23, 2014

Workshops Offered as Part of New Certification Programs as Global Crowdfunding
Revenues Continue Exponential Growth

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cogswell College, one of
the world's leading regionally-accredited institutions offering a unique
curriculum that fuses digital arts, engineering and entrepreneurship, is
pleased to announce two upcoming workshops on crowdfunding, "Crowdfunding for
Entrepreneurs & Creatives," May 22 and "Crowdfunding for Non-Profits," May 23.
The workshops are part of new certification programs at Cogswell.

"Cogswell College's leadership in entrepreneurship and digital arts and
engineering now embraces Crowdfunding as a way for creative entrepreneurs to
attract support and funding for their projects," said Deb Snyder, Cogswell
president and chief academic officer. "These workshops offer a way for
students and professionals to receive intensive, hands-on training in cutting
edge techniques to fund their ideas and businesses."

The workshops will be led by CJ Cornell, Director of Venture Development and
Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Cogswell Polytechnical
College. He is the author of numerous papers and articles on entrepreneurship,
technology and on crowdfunding. Most recently, he co-authored an article in
Crowdfund Insider on the subject of crowdfunding fraud – a growing concern
given the fact that in 2013 between $3 billion and $5 billion in global
crowdfunding was raised.

The crowdfunding workshop series feature guest speakers and instructors from
prominent Silicon Valley companies, and recognized experts in crowdfunding,
social media and video production. Participants will learn how to translate
their ideas into compelling crowdfunding projects and how to use low cost
tools to create videos and social media marketing campaigns.

WHAT: Cogswell College Crowdfunding Workshops, May 22 and May 23

WHEN: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (for Creatives &

Friday, May 23, 2014, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm (for Non-Profits)

WHERE: Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089



BLOG: "Crowdfunding for Non-Profits: What You Need to Know"

BLOG: "Crowdfunding Success – are you a Fraud?"

About Cogswell College

Located in Sunnyvale, California, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Cogswell
College is a WASC accredited four-year institution of higher education with a
curriculum that fuses art, engineering and entrepreneurship
( As one of the Bay Area's premier
colleges, its novel academic approach offers an integrated model that emulates
the industry environment—a collaborative, project-based, learning experience
that uses multidisciplinary teams to take projects from concept through the
delivery pipeline.

Cogswell College alumni credentials include Call of Duty Advanced Warfare,
Halo 4, Gears of War 3 and blockbuster films including Frozen, Life of Pi,
Madagascar, and The Avengers. Student-created films have garnered scores of
national awards (
Cogswell alumni have gone on to careers with industry leaders such as:
Activision, DreamWorks, Disney, Electronic Arts, Pixar and Microsoft Game
Studio as well as starting their own creative ventures.

CONTACT: Hindi Marcinak
         Cogswell College
         Kimberly Hathaway
         Gallagher PR
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