City Views

CityViews 5/30/12: Crowdfunding/Verbatim Theater



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Small businesses, non-profits, arts groups, scientists – they’re all turning to large groups of small investors to back their ventures through something called crowdfunding. Crowdfunding got the legal nod from the recent JOBS Act and now crowdfund investing is creating a new avenue for start-up capital. On Wednesday, we learn more about crowdfunding and how entrepreneurs can harness the power and generosity of the group.


  • Bryan Ritchie, University of Utah Technology Commercialization Office
  • Berkeley Geddes, Grow America Ventures
  • Bunnie Keen, Ingles Para Latinos

Crowdfunding Made Simple conference will be held Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Utah Guest House and Conference Center.

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Verbatim theater follows the premise that truth can be as powerful as fiction. Instead of dramatizing imaginary tales, verbatim theater lifts quotes from interviews and stages real-life reaction to political events, natural disasters and other truthful events. On Wednesday, we explore what makes verbatim theater so compelling.


  • Jared Larkin, Westminster College theater professor

Verbatim Theatre performances will be staged Tuesday, May 29 and Thursday, May 31 at 8 p.m. in the Dumke Student Theatre, Westminster College, Salt Lake City. Tickets for the benefit performance are $5, and 100 percent of ticket sales will go directly to the Rape Recovery Center and the Salt Lake City branch of the YWCA. For more information, contact Jared Larkin at

City Views
City Views was a daily public affairs program that ran on KCPW from 2011 to 2013. It was hosted by Jennifer Napier-Pearce, who later went on launch and host "Behind the Headlines," the weekly news roundup from KCPW and The Salt Lake Tribune. The show featured news reports and interviews with policymakers, local newsmakers and
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