Iquo Essien

Founder & CEO

Crowdfund Your Dream

Iquo B. Essien is a Nigerian-American writer, director and entrepreneur who helps mission-driven diverse founders raise up to $500K to fund their businesses. She serves her clients primarily through her course and consultancy, Crowdfund Your Dream, that teaches founders how to launch a successful fundraising campaign—and market it!—in 60 days, by leaning into their founder stories, their culture factor, and the communities their businesses serve. For more info, visit:


2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Thursday June 20, 2024

Sowing Seed: When It Makes Sense to List Before Completing a Capital Raise

  • Defining company objectives and strategizing for a successful capital raise
  • Understanding when and why it makes sense to list before raising capital
  • The devil in the details and the importance of due diligence
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