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NM Rainforest Seminar – Community Based Fundraising for Your Business

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn more and register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nm-rainforest-seminar-community-based-fundraising-for-your-business-tickets-790577196677?aff=oddtdtcreator 

Join serial social entrepreneur, Mackenzie Loy for UNM Rainforest Innovations’ first lunch and learn of 2024 on Crowdfunding!

About this Event:

During this session, Mackenzie will provide an overview of equity and debt crowdfunding, community-based alternative financing mechanisms to power your business or startup to the next level. At The New Majority, her focus is on New Majority founders, founders who identify as women, People of Color, and LGBTQIA+, but this session is open (and applicable!) to all founders. This session will focus on foundational information on types of crowdfunding and learning through case studies.

This HYBRID event is offered in-person at the Lobo Rainforest Building and virtually via Zoom. Join virtually using this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85945816511

About the Speaker:

Mackenzie Loy is the founder and CEO of The Homemade Marketplace and The New Majority. Mackenzie founded the first Homemade Marketplace hub, Homemade in DC, to accelerate other women entrepreneurs of Color building their food businesses with a mission to close the racial and gender wealth gap through entrepreneurship. While growing Homemade, she launched The New Majority, a media company making it easier for everyday (non-accredited) New Majority (women and BIPOC individuals) investors to invest directly into founders who look like them. She holds an MPP and MBA from Georgetown and prior to grad school, she worked with non-profits, state agencies, and Fortune 500 companies to launch and grow their innovation programs and has a background in sales and business development. To this day, she loves a good SOP, a “Yes and” mentality, and of course, a great cinnamon roll.

New Mexico Rainforest Spring Seminar Series: 

UNM Rainforest Innovations is hosting their Spring 2024 Seminar series. UNMRI provides entrepreneurial training and technical assistance at the University of New Mexico main and branch campuses. The seminars are free and open to the UNM community and the public via in-person and web access, but registration is required. A certificate program in entrepreneurial capabilities is available to UNM students and community members thru UNM’s Innovation Academy. If interested in the certificate program as part of the seminar series, please contact Cecilia Pacheco at cpacheco@innovations.unm.edu


UNM Rainforest Innovations
(505) 272-7900
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Lobo Rainforest Building
101 Broadway Blvd NE
Suite 1100, 87102 United States
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