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The Salt Lake Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Salt Lake Community College Miller Business Resource Center (MBRC) have announced the third annual Utah Crowdfunding Summit to be held May 4 at the school's Miller Campus. The summit will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Scheduled panel discussions and speakers include Zach Smith and Thomas Alvord, founders of one of the country’s top crowdfunding marketing firms. The pair has helped more than 200 clients raise in excess of $112 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo in the past three years. Bryson Hill will talk about his experience as CEO of the world’s first company to simultaneously and successfully run rewards-based and regulated crowdfunding campaigns, netting more than $1.2 million between the two campaigns so far. Lunchtime keynote speaker Rodney Sampson of Tech Square Labs and Opportunity Hub will share his insights on leveraging crowdfunding for underserved and underrepresented communities. 

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