LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NextGen Crowdfunding, the leading company that helps people explore new types of crowdfunding, announces the Crowdfunding Video Awards (CVAs). This new series of online awards programs will showcase the best videos from both rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns featured on Indiegogo, Kickstarter and other platforms, and equity crowdfunding campaigns. This contest celebrates and encourages the spirit of startups, entrepreneurship, and pursuing the dream of creating and owning a business.
The CVAs will provide entrepreneurs with new ways to promote their crowdfunding campaigns and products to backers and potential investors. The first season will debut in January 2017 with online pilot programming, as well as continuing programming through April 2017. The season will include five preliminary awards shows, and will culminate in a sixth and final seasonal awards show.
Viewers will have the ability to vote on their favorite crowdfunding campaign videos from different industry verticals, such as fashion, music, film, design, technology, and food and drink. The seasonal awards program will showcase the best of the season, and will include a panel of expert judges evaluating the top videos from previous shows as voted on by the public.
“The Crowdfunding Video Awards is an exciting new way for the public to explore, discover, celebrate and support innovative young companies,” said NextGen founder Aubrey Chernick. “Founders throughout the world are leveraging crowdfunding as a way to pursue their passions and chase their dreams, and we want to help shine a light on their efforts.”
Supporters of NextGen’s Crowdfunding Video Awards include the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CFPA), an organization supporting the growth of the crowdfunding industry, as well as the crowdfunding portals OurCrowd, SeedInvest, StartEngine, Republic and WeFunder.
The NextGen website will be open for CVA video submissions in late November, and will continue to accept them on a continuous basis. There is no fee for companies to submit their videos. The public can also sign up to participate in voting at www.NextGenCrowdfunding.com/CVA.
About NextGen Crowdfunding
NextGen Crowdfunding helps people explore the new era of equity crowdfunding. With unique in-person events and live streaming video content, NextGen enables individuals to discover, research and support specific companies launching crowdfunding campaigns. NextGen’s unique Ignition Events showcase the companies and emerging businesses presenting equity crowdfunding campaigns. NextGen also provides educational content, including online webinars, boot camps and videos, to inform the public about equity crowdfunding. NextGen also provides education to, and visibility for, companies with crowdfunding campaigns. As a purpose-driven company, NextGen aims to encourage entrepreneurship and help spark a new economy. Visit http://www.nextgencrowdfunding.com.