Crowdfunding Innovator Among Honored Women In Tech Sector

By Mick Akers
Las Vegas Sun

WWR Article Summary (tl;dr) Ruth Hedges, CEO and founder of TheGCCWorld.com and executive producer of the Global Crowdfunding Convention, was recently honored at the Las Vegas Women in Tech Awards. Hedges has been focused on crowdfunding for the past few years. She even helped pass a bill through Congress that facilitates securities-based crowdfunding.

Las Vegas Sun

Women in Las Vegas’ technology sector were honored this month at the fourth-annual Las Vegas Women in Technology Awards at Fresh Wata.

Ruth Hedges, chief executive officer and founder of TheGCCWorld.com and executive producer of the Global Crowdfunding Convention, was honored as High-Tech Woman of the Year, the evening’s top award.

The award came as a surprise to Hedges, who attended the ceremony with her daughter, who happened to be in town that day.

“I was shocked … This was not planned and I didn’t have a speech ready or anything,” Hedges said. “All of a sudden they announced it and said it was equivalent to the best picture of the year at the Academy Awards, and then there was my picture on the screen.”

Working in the software industry since the early dot-com days, Hedges has focused on crowdfunding for the past few years. She even helped pass a bill through Congress that facilitates securities-based crowdfunding.

“I built a piece of technology called Crowdfunding CRM, which is a marketing automation system, a social media platform and a crowdfund planning tool,” Hedges said. “When you want to put together a crowdfunding campaign, it walks you through how to do that through a virtual vault and a planning tool.”

Crowdfunding CRM allows users to store all their content for when they’re ready to go to a Kickstarter or equity platform. Everything is there and ready to go to start raising money for their project.

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