Support Small Business Jobs Growth

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Voluncruit App and Website

Founders: Jonathan Markowicz
Developed At: Voluncruit, Inc.
A mobile app for the civic-minded to discover, create, and share community service opportunities.

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CausBuzz Maps

Founders: Erroyl Rolle
Developed At: CausBuzz
The indoor tracking technology used by CausBuzz allows school officials to instantly identify the exact location of teachers, school staff, and even visitors within the school building when emergencies arise.

How VJF Crowdfunding Works

Crowdfunding of projects, products and causes has become increasing popular. Popular websites offer it as a service, typically with a specific focus and set limitations.

The VJF approach offers small businesses in our region the possibility of using the Internet to raise funds for growing their business and creating new jobs. We will request basic background information and will screen applicants against our qualification criteria.

Our program will be restricted to applicants in the region that are organized legally as a business entity and are offering or soon will offer a specific product or service. We will not be supporting pre-business product concepts or programs to commercialize a new technology.

Successful applicants will set a funding goal for their project, and a time period for the project to run. When the time period concludes, all funds raised will be distributed according to our terms of use, whether or not the goal has been achieved.

If a particular project fosters our charitable mission, bringing jobs to struggling neighborhoods or low income groups, those funding the project may qualify for favorable tax treatment. This will be indicated for qualifying projects.

Some projects may elect to provide premiums to supporters. Any such offers will be entirely between the sponsor and the company associated with the project, with no involvement of the VJF. Sponsorship of projects including premiums will not be treated as charitable contributions.

Those wishing to support a project will first open an account that gives access to fund projects and the opportunity to join our community interested in supporting small business jobs growth.

We will launch the program mid 2014 with an initial pilot phase involving a small number of projects. This will allow the VJF to determine if any changes in the program or the functionality of our online platform should be implemented. Following this pilot, the program will be open for broader participation.

Support our regional small businesses fund their growth through the VJF Crowdfunding platform.

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