We hope everyone had a great time at our launch event, The Market! Culturemap covered the event in its recent article, and highlighted the growth of the Texas platform as well as the national rollout.
Thanks to our friends at Anejo, B pop, Chapman & Kirby, Dim Sum Bento, Chaste Foods, Manready, Massage Caddy, Pinks Pizza, SquareRut Kava Bar, Tout Suite, and Xela Coffee Roasters, everyone got a chance to try awesome goods and engage with the businesses on a personal level. There’s always something cool to discover in your city – even better when it’s all in one place!
The historic Central Post Office was the perfect place to celebrate with everyone. The views of downtown Houston were magnificent, and we can’t wait to see what happens with this space. We enjoyed hanging out in the CrowdPay Lounge and want to give a big thanks to our favorite sponsor, Gardere, for helping make this happen! As always, the incredible Platform.it team was crucial to bringing the space to life.
Check out the photo album.
To top off the night, we heard from entrepreneurs who love connecting with people through their businesses: Bien Tran of Chapman & Kirby, Thomas Nguyen of Peli Peli, Jeff Kaplan of New Living and Axelrad, and Scott Pingel of SquareRut Kava Bar. They shared their experiences and how their successes are premised on rallying people together, and they spoke to why crowdfunding is a great solution that fit their financing and marketing needs.
We loved having our community there at the event. It was a great way to launch the new platform with everyone. Now, let’s go and do this on a massive scale!