What would you do if you had extra cash? How many times have you told yourself: “If only I could afford it, I would start a business, go to college, publish a book, travel the world…”? Everyone has their own list of “ifs and buts”. Now what if we told you: “Yes, you can”. You can make your dream a reality by using the help from… the crowd. Hundreds of thousands of people just like you have done that and have raised hundreds of millions dollars. Families ask for support in hardship, musicians create CD; geeks produce cool gadgets with funds gathered through kickstarter crowdfunding websites.
Elena Mikhaylova, CEO of Crowdfund Productions, LLC
Elena Mikhaylova is a serial entrepreneur with twenty years of experience in diverse industries including crowdfunding, PR, political consulting, stock market, education, international real estate, fitness, social media marketing and content management. She has education from the world’s top institutions: St-Petersburg State University (Russia), University of Manchester (UK), Babson College – Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business (US). In the business school she was awarded a Hamilton Fellowship for the success in entrepreneurship and had a major in venture capital.
Elena has traveled extensively and visited more than thirty countries. Currently she resides in Colorado with her kids and a Golden Retriever.
She is an internationally published author of hundreds of articles, several research papers and two books.
Elena has been a speaker at a number of international conventions and conferences and an instructor at Colorado Free University. She was a member of the Voting Council for the prestigious Russian National Internet Award “Premiya Runeta” in 2013.
She was also an organizer of one of the top ten largest crowdfunding meetups in the United States and was recognized as Top 1% on LinkedIn in 2012.
Among some of the projects she is proud of the most are: the first newspaper in Russian Congress “Congressman’s Alarm Clock”, PR campaign to support international investments in oil and gas industry, the first in the US International Pole Championship “Pole Dancing Universe” and volunteer activities to support Colorado, California and Wyoming non-profit organizations.