2021 Crowdfunded Summit Recap

Whether you missed the Summit, caught a few talks, or attended the whole thing... don't miss this recap!

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Tom Dadourian

2021 Crowdfunded Summit recap

The 2021 Crowdfunded Summit was held April 6-8th, and it was an incredible success! Pardon us while we show off, but here are some pretty amazing stats:

  • 11,472 ticket holders
  • 73 speakers
  • Attendees from 70 countries
  • 59 presentations

You can get access to the Summit recordings here. Want to find out how it all went? Read on!

Platinum sponsors

Our sponsors are the reason we were able to bring you such a fantastic event. We partnered with a ton of amazing companies throughout the Summit, but we want to give a special shoutout to our platinum sponsors:

Summit partners

April 6th

We had 20 incredible talks on our first day! You can see all of them here, but our two most popular talks were:

How to raise $1,000,000 on Indiegogo by Enzo Njoo from Indiegogo

How to raise $1,000,000 on Indiegogo by Enzo Njoo from Indiegogo

 

How To Use Influencers to Drive Sales by Shelby Olson from Kickbooster

How To Use Influencers to Drive Sales by Shelby Olson from Kickbooster

Pitch Competition

Our Pitch Competition was held at the end of Day 1 of the Summit. After reviewing over 500 entries, our team narrowed the field down to 5 finalists. Each finalist was given 5 minutes to pitch our panel of experts, who then had 3 minutes of Q&A with each finalist. After the pitches and Q&As were finished, our experts adjourned to discuss the pitches and choose the winners.

As decided by our panel, the winners were…

First place package worth $126,000: wümgo

  • LaunchBoom Academy Lifetime Access
  • Full TestBoom Program
  • Guaranteed Promotions on Indiegogo
  • b8ta TV Marketing Package
  • Premium eCommerce Success Pack from Bold Commerce
  • Intellectual Property Strategy and Protection Session with Eastman IP
  • Free Amazon business strategy assessment + access to TurnKey’s Amazon SOP accelerators
  • Free Amazon Competitor Revenue Analysis from TurnKey
  • 1 month of free one-on-one coaching with David Meltzer and all of his books
  • The Gadgetflow Ultimate Plan
  • Complementary BackerKit marketing ad spend
  • Discounted fees on Wefunder
  • Free Kickbooster Pledge Manager activation
  • Guaranteed Kickbooster promotion
  • Noissue Packaging sponsored by Kickbooster
  • Affiliate marketing strategy session with Kickbooster
  • Free Kickbooster affiliate marketing product subscription
  • Unlimited one-year team license for Aphrodite
  • Discount on the StartEngine campaign management fee
  • Masterclass with Kevin Harrington & Zig Ziglar
  • One free month of No Limit Creatives’ graphic and video design plan
wumgo

Second place package worth $33,000: Splay

  • LaunchBoom Academy Lifetime Access
  • Masterclass with Kevin Harrington & Zig Ziglar
  • Premium eCommerce Success Pack from Bold Commerce
  • The Gadgetflow Ultimate Plan
  • Unlimited one-year team license for Aphrodite
  • Free Amazon business strategy assessment + access to TurnKey’s Amazon SOP accelerators
  • Free Amazon Competitor Revenue Analysis from TurnKey
  • Discount on the StartEngine campaign management fee
  • Free Kickbooster Pledge Manager activation
  • Noissue Packaging sponsored by Kickbooster
  • Affiliate marketing strategy session with Kickbooster
  • Free Kickbooster affiliate marketing product subscription
  • Guaranteed Kickbooster promotion
  • 1 month of free one-on-one coaching with David Meltzer and all of his books
splay

Third place package worth $28,000: FrescoPod

  • LaunchBoom Academy Lifetime Access
  • Copies of all of David Meltzer’s books
  • Premium eCommerce Success Pack from Bold Commerce
  • Unlimited one-year team license for Aphrodite
  • Masterclass with Kevin Harrington & Zig Ziglar
  • Free Amazon business strategy assessment + access to TurnKey’s Amazon SOP accelerators
  • Free Amazon Competitor Revenue Analysis from TurnKey
  • Discount on the StartEngine campaign management fee
  • Free Kickbooster Pledge Manager activation
  • Noissue Packaging sponsored by Kickbooster
  • Affiliate marketing strategy session with Kickbooster
  • Free Kickbooster affiliate marketing product subscription
  • Guaranteed Kickbooster promotion
frescopod

Fourth place package worth $14,000: Shirt Sauna

  • LaunchBoom Academy Lifetime Access
  • Unlimited one-year team license for Aphrodite
  • Masterclass with Kevin Harrington & Zig Ziglar
  • Free Amazon business strategy assessment + access to TurnKey’s Amazon SOP accelerators
  • Free Amazon Competitor Revenue Analysis from TurnKey
  • Discount on the StartEngine campaign management fee
  • Affiliate marketing strategy session with Kickbooster
  • Free Kickbooster affiliate marketing product subscription
  • Guaranteed Kickbooster promotion
  • Copies of all of David Meltzer’s books
shirt sauna

Fifth place package worth $14,000: ShelterPack

  • LaunchBoom Academy Lifetime Access
  • Unlimited one-year team license for Aphrodite
  • Masterclass with Kevin Harrington & Zig Ziglar
  • Free Amazon business strategy assessment + access to TurnKey’s Amazon SOP accelerators
  • Free Amazon Competitor Revenue Analysis from TurnKey
  • Discount on the StartEngine campaign management fee
  • Affiliate marketing strategy session with Kickbooster
  • Free Kickbooster affiliate marketing product subscription
  • Guaranteed Kickbooster promotion
  • Copies of all of David Meltzer’s books
shelterpack

In addition to our five finalists, our sponsors provided custom prize packages to a handful of semi-finalists of their choice! Our fantastic custom prize winners are:

  • Momentix won Rusty Allen Design’s custom prize worth $35,000, which includes their Rendering and Development Package
  • wümgo won IN2 International’s custom prize worth $25,000, which includes their Platinum Manufacturing Concierge Package
  • Ombraz won Kickfurther’s custom prize worth $20,000, which includes $100,000 in no-cost inventory funding
  • Shirt Sauna won IN2 Innovation’s custom prize worth $5,500, which includes a Design For Manufacturing (DFM) assessment

Thanks again to our expert judges!

April 7th

Day 2 started strong with one of our most popular talks of the Summit! Here are our viewers’ favorites out of the 30 on our second day:

LaunchBoom's 7 Figure Product Launch Formula by Joe Piperni from LaunchBoom

LaunchBoom’s 7 Figure Product Launch Formula by Joe Piperni from LaunchBoom

 

How to LaunchBoom: Get Funded The First Day by Mark Pecota from LaunchBoom

How to LaunchBoom: Get Funded The First Day by Mark Pecota from LaunchBoom

April 8th

The third day of the Summit was an amazing all-day VIP-only workshop on pre-launch testing! LaunchBoom’s expert team took a brand-new product concept and walked attendees through how to go from idea to test over the course of the day.

We went from this (very) ugly sketch of ours…

ugly shelf drawing

…to this incredible render, which we used to test our shelving system!

shelf gif

Talks during the day included:

Introduction and Roadmap

with product launch specialist Joe Piperni, CEO Mark Pecota, and CMO Tom Dadourian

Creating Your Minimum Viable Product

with CMO Tom Dadourian

Product Positioning for Crowdfunding

with campaign strategist Jaime Cantarovici

Copywriting for Your Landing Page

with copywriter Tara Caguiat

Creating Landing Pages That Convert

with designer Manny Pantoja

Creating Engaging Ad Copy & Creative

with campaign strategist Lauren Hart

Audience Research & Audience Setup

with campaign strategist Irina Georgieva

Advertising Programming and Testing Mentality

with lead campaign strategist Chase Borden

Closing and Q&A

with product launch specialist Joe Piperni, CEO Mark Pecota, and CMO Tom Dadourian

Our VIPs walked hand-in-hand through these sessions with our team, learning the ins and outs of LaunchBoom’s proven pre-launch testing strategy. We walked everyone through every step of the process, explaining not just how to do everything but why each step is so important. Participants saw us launch a reservation funnel for our new shelves… and were with us live as the first reservation came through!

The 2021 Crowdfunded Summit was an awesome experience. Here’s some of the feedback we got over the course of the Summit:

summit testimonial 1 summit testimonial 2 summit testimonial 3

Want to see what the fuss was all about? Get the recordings for access to every single talk from the Summit!

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