Over the past two months, MNvest.org has worked tirelessly to call attention to the MNvest rule through coverage in Twin Cities Business Magazine, MinnPost, TECHdotMN, LinkedIn, KSTP Channel 5 News and Fox 9 News. We are pleased that the word is beginning to spread about the MNvest rule and how it is redefining investing.
But we have more work to do. Much more.
We are seeking “Founding Sponsors” to support our continued efforts in educating the community on investment crowdfunding with a minimum $5,000 contribution. Founding Sponsors will be prominently featured on the MNvest site, campaign communications, and marketing and PR materials. As previously mentioned, we have received significant print, televised and social media coverage in the past two months and we anticipate more publicity opportunities in the future. Founding Sponsors will be given preference in future media and PR opportunities.
In its first seven months, 8 businesses have public offerings under MNvest with half reaching their minimum fundraising goal. This is a one-time unique opportunity to be at the forefront of a movement that has shown the potential to significantly grow existing and emerging business opportunities in Minnesota while at the same time create new investment channels for our citizens.
In addition to Founding Sponsors we are seeking “Sustaining Sponsors” at the $2,500 level and “Supporting Sponsors” at the $1,000 level. Sustaining and Supporting sponsors will also receive visibility on the MNvest.org site and be featured on various MNvest promotional materials.
Sponsors will be given opportunities to not only be featured on the MNvest.org site, but also provide content such as blog posts or articles in INVEST(ed), our monthly newsletter with more than 1,000 subscribers.
We also anticipate one of our primary audiences to be companies looking to do MNvest offers. The MNvest.org site will provide a unique opportunity for sponsors providing support services to be visible to those companies looking to do offerings.
MNvest is a Minnesota law permitting investment crowdfunding, a new way to fund Minnesota's growing businesses. Similar to reward-based crowdfunding sites (like Kickstarter), MNvest enables Minnesota businesses to legally advertise investment opportunities to all Minnesota residents.