Starting a company anywhere is a lot of work — we’re here to help Texans raise funds for their business. We’ve created a set of guides on how to get started raising funds and creating the perfect pitch. Alongside these guides are our partners resources, tutorials and documentation to help you avoid common obstacles and achieve more, faster.

Start Fundraising     Create a Campaign     Create a Pitch video


To build a crowd for your campaign use Crowdbuilder CrowdBuilder is an innovative platform that builds your social media presence, secures you publicity and primes your network for a Crowdfunding campaign or business expansion phase. With social media and media outreach messaging templates, media lists, campaign contributor outreach templates to connect and engage with your network, CrowdBuilder gives you all of the tools you need to look credible and polished in front of potential campaign contributors.

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To Plan your Crowdfunding Campaign and Achieve Compliance use CrowdfundingRoadmap Securities based crowdfunding requires lots of disclosure and compliance and a business plan for long term success as well as knowledge, and preparation for the execution of your crowdfunding campaign to be able to raise the money. Crowdfundingroadmap provides the industry a virtual standardized planing tool and compliant reporting system.

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For Mentorship use MyEJ My Entrepreneurial Journey (MyEJ) is a program offering entrepreneurial training created by the master entrepreneur-teachers at the Acton School of Business. Aspiring entrepreneurs and high potential leaders of all experience levels benefit from so much more than just small business tips—MyEJ is about the strategies, exercises, games, and step-by-step frameworks that help explore the essence of what it means to be a successful entrepreneur. MyEJ offers two outstanding plans so you can choose the best option to guide you and your current or future company. 90-Day Boot Camp (Beginner) If you’re just beginning, try our 90-Day Boot Camp, which empowers you with strategies, exercises, and frameworks for skills like building relationships and identifying your strengths. This course consists of 12 weeks packed with the fundamental questions that entrepreneurs further along wish they’d asked at the start.

  • Strategies and exercises for identifying your strengths, understanding your relationship with money, and forever destroying the mental barriers that fuel “wantrepreneurship”
  • Step-by-step frameworks for “networking” the right way
  • Fun simulation games that put your bootstrapping, cash flow, and operational skills to the test

90 Days to Growth (Advanced) If you’re looking to grow your business, consider our 90 Days to Growth plan, which focuses on more advanced concepts such as hiring for growth and working through specific growth-related dilemmas. This 12-week course is about the number one path for growth: working on your business, not in it.

  • Step-by-step frameworks for “networking” the right way
  • Simulations that will put your bootstrapping, cash flow, and operational skills to the test
  • Diagnostic frameworks for cash flow and valuation, sales and customers, and operations and costs
  • Interactive problem sets to work through growth dilemmas
  • Animated sequences to illustrate concepts critical to growth
  • How to hire for growth
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How to Create a Pitch VideoThe Comprehensive Crowdfunding Guide Second Edition

How to Plan a Campaign 

How to Build a Crowd

 How to use the TEN Funding Portal to Crowdfund Your Project

Comprehensive Guide to Crowdfunding by Lance McNeill


Building your Crowd: 6 Steps to Executing a PR Campaign that builds your Business

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Successful Financial Planning for Fundraising

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Successful Crowdfunding through Kickstarter: Lessons Learned

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Crowdfunding for Innovators and Inventors for Conley Giles

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How to Build a Crowd for your Crowdfunding Campaign by Candace Klein

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How to Use the TEN Crowdfunding Portal

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Due Diligence in Crowdfunding by Brian Knight of Crowdcheck

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Texas Intrastate Crowdfunding Law

Texas is the latest state to join a growing list of states that have legalized investment crowdfunding within its borders. As was widely expected, the Texas State Securities Board approved rules today that now allow the  residents of Texas to invest in businesses seeking capital to grow their business.
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JOBS Act Ruling by the SEC

The SEC recently passed the JOBS (Jumpstart our Business Startups) Act.  The rules will take place in mid-2016.

Read about the summary rules here Read about the detailed rules here


The Story Behind TEN

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Interview with Hall T Martin about TEN by Austin Business Matters

An interview with Hall T. Martin about the history of TEN

TEN Funding Portal Explainer Video

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