Out of over 125 small businesses that applied, Tempe start-up – Global Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. – has been selected by The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), an advocacy and research organization for entrepreneurs, and Fundable, a crowdfunding platform partner focused exclusively on startup companies, as one of the finalists in a recently announced, national crowdfunding contest.
Global Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. – a medical laboratory established to confidentially diagnose lung cancer at its earliest stages with a new test — is one of nine diverse and unique companies, with varying funding needs, committed to starting and growing their own small business that will raise money to compete for the $10,000 cash prize. The national contest is committed to supporting America’s small business community in their goal of raising and securing capital through the powerful platform of crowdfunding.
The finalist companies will have 30 days to meet their individual fundraising goal through the Fundable platform. The first company to reach their goal will receive an additional $10,000 in funds from the contest sponsors to support the growth of their small business. The contest will begin on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 and continue through September 20, 2013. The contest winner will be announced on September 23, 2013.
“We are thrilled to offer this opportunity for these businesses to raise capital through crowdfunding while providing additional cash prize of $10,000 to the business that reaches their fundraising goal first. Crowdfunding is not only a creative, but also a practical way for a small business to grow. Crowdfunding unlocks new streams of capital, and allows determined small business owners the opportunity to live their entrepreneurial dreams,” said Karen Kerrigan of SBE Council, Katie Vlietstra of NASE, and Eric Corsi of Fundable.
More information on Global Cancer Diagnostics, Inc. can be found online at http://www.globalcancerdx.com. Global Cancer Diagnostics, Inc.’s individual fundraising page at Fundable is located at http://www.fundable.com/global-cancer-diagnostics.