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INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS LAUNCH CROWDIT, A NEW CROWDFUNDING SITE TO DRIVE THE ‘NEW AMERICAN DREAM’

INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS LAUNCH CROWDIT, A NEW CROWDFUNDING SITE TO DRIVE THE ‘NEW AMERICAN DREAM’

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05/14/2014

 
 INDUSTRY ENTREPRENEURS LAUNCH CROWDIT, A NEW CROWDFUNDINGSITE TO DRIVE
THE ‘NEW AMERICAN DREAM’
CrowdIt takes crowdfunding to the next level with a community focus, peer review and businessnetworking for inventors, innovators, entrepreneurs and dreamers of the next Big Thing 
SPRINGFIELD, MO, March 6, 2013
 – 
CrowdIt(www.crowdit.com), the crowdfunding site for  the
 New American Dream,
is launching an entirely new approach to crowdfunding with a clear mission
 – 
to extend beyond just funding by incorporating much-needed expert advice, peer review, collaboration and business networking into the core functionality of the site. CrowdItdiffers from other sites, because it focuses on tapping the collective power of the crowd to createthe support system people need to turn their ideas into a reality.
“Our vision for crowdfunding
is about helping people achieve their dreams
 – 
be it starting a new business, developing a new invention or creating a technology start-up
 – 
and leveraging the power of the crowd beyond just
the funding event,” said Jason Graf, co
-founder and CEO for 
CrowdIt. “We think the business networking possibiliti
es alone can transform crowdfunding intoa true economic engine that is ready to jumpstart new enterprises of all kinds. Obviously, withcrowdfunding incorporated into the federal JOBS Act,
the government believes it as well.”
 For complete information on the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, please visit theWikipedia page at(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumpstart_Our_Business_Startups_Act). Supporting the New American DreamIn the wake of the Great Recession, many Americans, and people around the world, have lostfaith in many of the core beliefs that helped build the original American Dream. The real estateand financial services industries imploded, middle-class supporting jobs vanished, the higher-education system is in question, and a drop in confidence has left many people feeling less thanhopeful and far from optimistic. The founders of CrowdIt see crowdfunding as an opportunity tore-ignite the core ideals that defined America from its beginning
 – 
self-reliance, community,innovation and determination
 – 
as a means of re-defining the New American Dream.
 
CrowdIt’s vision for the New American Dream:
 1)
 
Maintain the Best Principles of the Original American Dream
 – 
be courageous andhonest; possess and demand integrity; work hard.2)
 
Dare to Dream
 – 
 
 be open, don’t doubt
; think big or small
 – 
believe in yourself.3)
 
Follow your Intuition
 – 
 
it’s underrated and becoming more important to thrive in today’s
world.4)
 
Be Self-reliant
 – 
be accountable and responsible; know that big institutions
can’t always
 be counted on.5)
 
Be Modern
 – 
the world is flat and an open global marketplace available to all; tap the power of the Internet, find and help develop/support your communities.6)
 
Give Back 
 – 
the more you give, the more you get.7)
 
Take Risk 
 – 
be smart, but be bold like those who came before you, and take action!
“Crowdfunding presents a new and exciting opportunity to provide entrepreneurs access to early
-stage capital, an important success factor in turning ideas into prosperous business enterprises
 
that create new jobs,” said Allen Kunkel, associate vice p
resident for Economic Development atMissouri State University.
“CrowdIt’s approach of including mentoring and network 
ing as partof its overall value proposition speaks to its commitment to facilitating small business
development.”
 CrowdIt is now accepting crowdfunding projects at(www.crowdit.com), and projects will go live on the site June 4, 2013
(see today’s release entitled “CrowdIt Now Accepting Crowdfunding Proposals. . .”
). The company also is contributing $10,000 to the project thatreaches the highest amount of funding by Aug. 18, 2013, 75 days after the go-live date.Share this: #Crowdit launches new #crowdfunding site for the #NewAmericanDream, submit a project at www.crowdit.com 
@
dontjustdreamitAbout CrowdIt
Based in America’s heartland of Springfield, MO, CrowdIt
(www.crowdit.com)is the crowdfunding site for believers of the New American Dream. Its crowdfunding site goes beyond just funding great ideas, but focuses on supporting success through peer and expert advisorysupport,
 business networking and sharing of best practices and knowledge. CrowdIt’s belief is

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