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KickStart How to get crowdfunded masterclass with Justin Giddings

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Can you raise a million through crowdfunding? Well, the Hollywood kickstarter guy Justin Giddings can and on 17. November he’s right here in Tallinn and takes the stage with the brightest crowdfunding minds of Estonia to tell you exactly how it’s done!

What are the biggest mistakes in crowdfunding? How to grow an audience with zero funds? Should I choose equity or perk based crowdfunding? How to engage thousands of investors through a few minute video and how to guerilla market yourself to the top?

These are just a few of the questions tackled at Ärikatel’s and Estonian Entrepreneurship University of Applied Sciences’ super inspirational evening seminar KICK START- How to Get Crowdfunded.


17:45 – 18:00 – Arrival

18:00 – 18:10 – Itroductory words by the host Almondi Esco

18:10 – 18:25 – Henri Laupmaa (CEO of Fundwise and Hooandja) – Hooandja vs Fundwise, perks vs equity.

18:25 – 18:40 – Mads Dalsgaard (CMO of Funderbeam) – The CMO of the world’s most unique crowdfunding company Funderbeam sheds the light on how to fund and trade without absolutely no borders!

18:40 – 19:00 – Ardo Kaurit (CEO of Ampler Bikes) – The head of an innovative Estonian electric bicycle brand Ampler Bikes shares his experience behind his success in both equity based crowdfunding ( 91 500€ funded in Fundwise) and perk based crowdfunding ( 134 450$ funded in Indiegogo).

19:00 – 19:20 – ENERGY PAUSE, snacks & networking

19:20 – 20:45 – Justin Giddings (Actor/Director/Producer and CEO of The Kickstarter Guy) – Hollywood actor, movie director, producer and crowdfunding genius- Justin Giddings will share his secrets and knowhow behind his 98% success rate with over 50 clients and over 2 million dollars of funding!

20:45 – 21:00 – ENERGY PAUSE

21:00 – 21:30 – Exclusive Pre-Screening of OUTPOST – The world’s first exclusive pre-screening of Justin Giddings’ latest epic sci-fi short film “OUTPOST” which comes fresh out of the studio of one of the leading artist on Harry Potter, Prometheus and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Justin Giddings is a Hollywood actor, director, producer and crowdfunding guru, whose journey into crowdfunding started out with a wish to finance his first film. Instead of waiting for the „go-ahead“ in a seemingly endless traditional financing cycle, Justin decided to take matters in his own hands and try out his marketing skills in the crowdfunding universe. With this step he earned his first $32 000, completed the film “This is Normal” and went from an unknown actor to a Hollywood insider who is now trusted with 7 figure film projects. Today his brand “The Kickstarter Guy” has become one of the most valued crowdfunding consultancies in the US under which he has helped different projects raise $2 million and whose seminars are sold out to the very last seat.


Nordic Hotel Forum, Sirius hall
Viru väljak 3, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia



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About Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Started in 1997, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has grown into one of the biggest film festivals in Northern Europe and busiest regional industry platforms, hosting more than 1000 guests and industry delegates and over 160 journalists. The festival screens around 250 features and more than 300 shorts and animations and sees an attendance of 80 000 people annually. In 2017 the festival was covered in 71 languages with a potential global media audience of over 1.1 billion people.

As of 2014 the festival holds the FIAPF accreditation for holding an international competition programme which puts the festival into the so- called A-category of film festivals, alongside other 14 festivals in the world (including Cannes, Berlinale, Venice, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian, Shanghai, Tokyo etc).  

Black Nights has an umbrella structure with two sub-festivals PÖFF Shorts and youth and children's film festival Just Film taking place concurrently with the main festival,
two off-season festivals - Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival and Tartu Love Film Festival - and a fully-fledged film industry platform Industry@Tallinn, organised jointly with the Baltic Event Co-production market.

Black Nights Film Festival 16 Nov - 2 Dec
PÖFF Shorts 20 Nov - 25 Nov
Just Film 16 Nov - 2 Dec
Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 26 Nov - 30 Nov



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