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Brian Antezana
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My research:


http://www.crowdcube.com and saw this under the About Us section:


Why we started Crowdcube


Having founded, and worked for several entrepreneurial businesses, we understand how difficult it can be to raise money to start and grow a small business. The task of securing investment is a notoriously perplexing and sometimes sluggish process that can be a struggle at the best of times. In today’s economic climate this has become even more challenging.

 

We want to give entrepreneurs the opportunity to take control of raising funding from their own network of friends, family, customers and strangers.

 

We also want to give people the opportunity to become an armchair Dragon and build their own investment portfolio supporting exciting new British businesses. Crowdcube is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 572026).

 

 

Crowdcube - a new way to raise business investment

Founded in 2010, Crowdcube is the next generation of business investment. It is a new way to fund start-ups and business expansion by crowdfunding for equity, giving entrepreneurs a platform to connect with people and raise venture capital.

 

By attracting lots of investors who invest smaller amounts of money into a person, company, product or idea you can bypass the traditional ways of raising venture finance.

 

 

Crowdcube - a new way to invest

Budding Dragons, family, friends or people with an interest in a business now have an easy way to invest in people and companies that they want to support. People can invest and follow a company's progress and be part of their success.

 

Where we're based

 

Head Office:

Crowdcube Limited

The Innovation Centre

University of Exeter

Exeter

England

EX4 4RN

 

 

London Office:

Crowdcube Limited

Google Campus

4-5 Bonhill Street

London

England

EC2A 4BX

 

Office Opening Times:

Mon to Fri - 0900 to 1700

Saturday - CLOSED

Sunday - CLOSED

 

Contact Details:

Tel. 01392 241319

Twitter: @Crowdcube

Email: support@crowdcube.com

 

 

Our company registration number is: 07014587.

 

Crowdcube is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 572026).

http://www.crowdcube.com/pg/crowdcube-inc-about-us-1


February 3, 2014 at 10:20 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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Good read, we appreciate the post, Mr. Antezana.

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February 3, 2014 at 4:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
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Premiere Online Domain Name Brokering:

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Joshua Chit Tun

STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

March 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
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An example of an Investment Group:

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Joshua Chit Tun

STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

March 10, 2014 at 11:28 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
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For Hosting, Email, and Analytics Support:

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Joshua Chit Tun

STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

March 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
Administrator
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Building Custom Business Apps:

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STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

March 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
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For wireframing and mockups:

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Joshua Chit Tun

STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

March 10, 2014 at 11:36 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
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A quick reference to the Startup Culture:

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Joshua Chit Tun

STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

March 10, 2014 at 11:38 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
Administrator
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Implementing QR Codes:

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Joshua Chit Tun

STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

March 10, 2014 at 11:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
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Website solutions for upcoming events, campaigns, press releases, screenings, leadership retreats, public service announcements, membership drives, etc:

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STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

March 10, 2014 at 12:38 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
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For quick graphic design solutions:

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Joshua Chit Tun

STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

March 10, 2014 at 12:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
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For collaborative video social engagement and editing:

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Joshua Chit Tun

STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

March 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
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A Glimpse into the Future of Tech:

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Joshua Chit Tun

STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

March 13, 2014 at 10:37 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
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Reference Sheet:






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STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

March 19, 2014 at 5:51 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
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In reference to increasing market share and generating revenue:

Chairman Joshua Chit Tun’s Report: 8/1/2012
I. STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation
A. ERHS Haunted House
1. The venue has been secured for the 13th of October as well days prior
to setup and the day after to clean up.
2. Was not able to secure a grant of $250 from the Aeries 2188
3. Foundation must secure $400 to pay for security personal as well
event insurance for day of event.
4. Tickets will have the STUDENTdirect.me logo.


B. STUDENTdirect Volunteers
1. Community Orgs have requested that we provide volunteers for their
fundraisers. This is good for the organization as for cross promotional
purposes as well it identifies us with our mission to help those orgs in
our community making a difference.
2. We will work towards having our branding for these community
fundraisers, as a sponsor we can provide the following: event
consultation, event management, event staffing, and event promotion.


C. Incorporation
1. We are in the process of incorporation. Once interviews and
orientations of Board Members are finalized we will incorporate thru
legal zoom.
2. We will set up a mailing address and P.O. Box thru the Pasadena Post
Office on Catalina and Colorado.
3. When funds permit we will set up a virtual office thru Premier Business
Center. This will be a $300 monthly lease.



II. STUDENT direct Organization
A. Manuals
1. The manuals for leadership is still being formatted and revised.
Outlines for each position, procedures for activities , projects, and
events, templates of agendas and minutes, as well as reports, and
structure of communication will be included in the format.
2. Next week we should have a complete draft of the STUDENTdirect
Leadership manual and How to Run the STUDENT direct Orgs.


B. STUDENTdirect Chapters
1. Cal State LA, STUDENTdirect Chapter
a. Meetings take place regularly on Thursdays at 2pm at the Student
Union.
b. They have an Executive Council Committee.
c. They are starting the recruitment and interview process.
d. They have select projects in mind and will submit a proposed
budget.
e. They had their first social which took place at Latin Ballroom
venue. The venue offered free bachata classes and had no cover.


2. Glendale Community College, STUDENTdirect Chapter
a. They have an Executive Council Committee.
b. They are considering possible candidates for VP positions.
c. Their project is to unite the student orgs at their college to focus on
key service projects as one, and further raise awareness how
effective student orgs are one working as one.
d. Will support the STUDENTdirect Performing and Visual Arts Project
by submitting a CPS Application to secure funds to conduct the
Leadership Diversity Development Workshops.
e. Is assisting in establishing a Rotaract Club at GCC.


3. Pasadena City College, STUDENTdirect Chapter
a. Selecting those to serve on the Executive Council Committee.
b. Recruitment strategy is to partner with reputable student orgs on
their campus and focus on one cause, once fundraiser. VPS for
this chapter most likely will be the leaders of the other larger
student orgs.
c. Will support the STUDENTdirect Performing and Visual Arts Project
by securing the funds for dance instructors and sponsoring the
workshops conducted by Candela, the “Salsa Club” on campus.
d. Officers have been in discussion of hosting a Masquerade Ball.


4. STUDENTdirect Extensions
a. Eagle Rock High School (Senior Class Officers)
b. Fountain Valley High School
c. Woodbury University
d. Mt. Sac College
e. Silverado High School
f. Victor Valley College
g. Cal State Northridge
h. East LA Community College
i. Los Angeles Valley College


5. Subscriptions
a. Streamline our services into subscriptions and if possible create a
Costco package as an incentive for students to enjoy, for example
a STUDENTdirect.me business card, an exclusive calendar and
magazine mailed to their address, and email invites to our mansion
and charity ball events.
b. We can also work towards partnering with the Rotary International
and Kiwanis International and as part of the subscription fee they
get membership to Rotaract and Interact clubs as well as Circle K
and Key Club. These membership includes many benefits.
c. Subscriptions gives access to the many workshop series each
chapter conduct for example such as the workshops we do in
dance, music, photography, film, etc.
d. Subscriptions are mandatory if a student would like to apply for a
STUDENTdirect leadership position.
e. We propose that the subscription fee be $15. This is subject to
change.

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Joshua Chit Tun

STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

March 20, 2014 at 4:32 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
Administrator
Posts: 213

Research I formatted to streamline international operations and how it applies to our chapters.

  • http://www.ringcentral.com/ (Cloud business solution for a centralized call center.)
  • http://www.webs.com (Our current solution for data management, by leveraging technology we can better mobilize and motivate volunteers, as well have an organized data entry center that is easy to utilize so orgs and their leadership can always keep us informed of their progress as a STUDENTdirect International, chapter.)
  • http://www.zoho.com/creator/lp/business-app.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=banner&utm_content=330x250&utm_campaign=Biz-App&gclid=COHSnMbCl7wCFQxqfgodS18ARQ (We always have volunteers on location on a variety of assignments, thru this platform entering data and having it organized makes it easy for us to track and organize information as it comes anywhere in the world. This is a business app development solution.)
  • http://snapengage.com/live-chat-features/# (This enables us to provide live support on our sites from headquarters so we may better assist our constituents and supporters. Once this is set up, live support can respond to your needs and navigate you to what is relevant on our sites to your unique issue. For generic issues we would have responses archived in the FAQ section of the site.)
  • http://www.SCHOLARdirect.me (We've merged godaddy's forwarding service to Microsoft's robust outlook email service. From here you can activate your personalized @mySTUDENTdirect.com email address as well as set up a skype account via the skype social plugin. Both are products of Microsoft. Brian Antezana, STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation's C.O.O. has been advocating for this since the beginning of 2013 of which the majority of the year he spent troubleshooting. Thanks to his perserverence we can now communicate clearly from headquartes to any chapter in any part of the world via email, voice, and video. All official communications is sent to @mySTUDENTdirect.com. Parents who have children who are under 18 can monitor their student's @mySTUDENTdirect account. We encourage transperancy in our international organization. We strive for professionalism, so we hope you appreciate and understand the measures we have taken.)
  • http://www.POSTdirect.me (This url address is a shortcut that you can share with anyone to access our help center where you will find forms and manuals that will help you with your day to day operations as a chapter of an international organization. Our operation manuals will be in one note format making it easy to digest and navigate through, further the forms will be archived appropriately and accessible to leadership. We dare not waste paper so literally volunteers, participants, and subscribers can enter info directly to the mySTUDENTdirect.org site, once more streamlining operations.)
  • http://www.twilio.com/sms (As STUDENTdirect International continues to grow and we have a duty to respond faster to our organization's leaders, volunteers, supporters, subscribers, and constituents we would need to improve on our direct communications (Office / Command Center to Leadership, Leadership to Organizer, Organizer to Coordinators, Coordinators to Volunteers, Volunteers to Advisors, Advisors (teachers) back to Foundation/ Command Center). It is not our policy to encourage volunteers to exchange personal contact info in the context of anything STUDENTdirect, etc. so currently we've communicated via email, fb group pages, and our advisors, (the snail form of communication) however this must change as this is not an efficient form of communication. How do you do this without comprimising security, by not having anyones information it creates risks, but at the same time risks is created when volunteers have access to each and everyone's info. Keep in mind we encourage students to work together despite the differences in age, ethnicity, education, and social status but moving forward we want to make clear that any communications with STUDENTdirect is archived and reviewable by the Board, further any personal communication is what it is, since we as an organization have provided multiple ways to communicate officially as STUDENTdirect International. With twilio we believe we can improve communication without compromising security. The @mySTUDENTdirect.com archives emails. Skype archives messages. We encourage voice calls through skype but not video unless its an official video conference. Further with twilio we can directly send texts to volunteers from any labtop or mobile device whether at headquarters or on assignment. This feature can be managed in so many ways. Utilizing cloud computed technology our organization can better communicate which means improved operations, bottom line: we can better serve our constituents while minimizing our organization's liability.)


Thank you, please contact me directly if you have any questions or would like to follow up in this matter, between us (STUDENTdirect International), your student group or chapter. We value feedback.

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Joshua Chit Tun

STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

March 20, 2014 at 4:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
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Quotes Think about it, what student wouldn't want a place where they can get funding for their endeavors, meet new people, volunteer in their communities and be hands-on in planning events and watching them flourish. Students will develop a sense of gratification, and ultimately self realization and fulfillment. Also, STUDENT direct Org is a multi-million dollar business/idea. You can imagine the prestige you'll acquire by founding STUDENT direct Org on your campus. It looks great on a resume and it will provide you with a first-hand experience of leadership that textbooks can't offer. So the message is simple....START STUDENT direct Org on your campus. Quotes

Derrick Gary
STUDENTdirect Organization Cal State LA, chapter
March 20, 2014 at 5:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Initiating Community Action™
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This information was very useful.

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Initiating Community Action

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Pasadena, CA 91101

March 31, 2014 at 12:48 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Joshua Chit Tun, Chairman
Administrator
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Items to reference:

Limos:

Exotics:

Venues:

Web Development:




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Joshua Chit Tun

STUDENTdirect Charitable Foundation, Chairman

(626) 787-5362

ChitTun@mySTUDENTdirect.com

www.mySTUDENTdirect.org

May 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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