CROWDFUNDING - the Reality Check will inspire all ambitious innovators looking to get the most out of their crowd-funding campaigns by teaching them the skills necessary to start their dream projects.
The two-day conference, which is part two of the Innovation Pipeline Series, will provide the tools for local inventors to learn how to use crowd-funding campaigns to test the market and fund their ideas.
The series for up-and-coming inventors was created by one of Australia's most high-profile inventors, Ric Richardson, famous for taking on Microsoft and winning a multi-million dollar settlement for breach of his software patent.
Speakers at the conference will include Richardson and event co-creators Ted Esdaile-Watts and Braden Wilson from Industrial Design.
The founders of Zeoform, a start-up that invented an innovative ecomaterial made from cellulose fibres will share the lessons learned from their crowd-funding campaign while Marcus Schappi from Geek Ammo who attracted backing of $573,760 having asked for $25,000 will also speak.
The first Innovation Pipeline event held in Byron Bay last year was a sellout and numbers are restricted to ensure participants have a chance to mingle with speakers.
Byron Theatre on Thursday, August 28 and Friday, August 29. Early bird tickets $35. Standard tickets $80