We want to advance and grow the industry. To do that, we have removed financial barriers to conference registration for unfunded and bootstrapped marketplace and sharing economy startups.
In order to attract marketplace and sharing economy startups that are bootstrapped and/or unfunded, we recognize that we must remove barriers to participation. We offer scholarships in the form of complimentary and discounted registration fees to those who qualify, including for marketplace, sharing, gig, on-demand, peer-to-peer and collaborative economy startup founders and operators that would not otherwise attend the Marketplace Risk Management Conference but for the scholarship program.
Qualification for the scholarship program is pretty simple - you simply need to demonstrate that you are: (1) a founder or employee of a bootstrapped and/or unfunded marketplace, sharing, gig, on-demand, peer-to-peer and/or collaborative economy startup; or (2) you are an entrepreneur or innovator who is interested in the marketplace, sharing, gig, on-demand, peer-to-peer and/or collaborative economy (but not otherwise employed by a vendor or service provider in the industry). In either case, you must show that you would not otherwise attend the Marketplace Risk Management Conference but for the scholarship program. Please note that the Scholarship Program is not open to vendors or service providers.
This is even simpler than the qualifications. Simply send us an email describing your interest in the Marketplace Risk Management Conference along with your qualifications (1 or 2 from above). Keep in mind, although we interpret the qualification requirements pretty loosely, we want to ensure that scholarships go to those who need it and who would benefit the most. We will let you know pretty quickly thereafter. Once we do, simply register and attend the entire Marketplace Risk Management Conference, and fill out the surveys for each session that you attend. Once the conference is over and we confirm your attendance and all surveys have been completed, you will be refunded the registration fees. It's as simple as that!
If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email and we will get back to you!