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MNvest Webinar Recording and Presentation

Posted on: April 18, 2017

MetroIBA Webinar:  MNvest investment crowdfunding

presented April 18, 2017 9:30am CST
by Chris Hanson, co-founder and CEO thedatabank, gbc. Past board president and MetroIBA Fellow.


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Webinar Summary

MNVest security crowdfunding

  • What is MNVest?
  • And can local independent businesses use MNVest to help grow their business?

Learn more as MetroIBA Education Committee welcomes Chris Hanson, Co-founder & CEO, thedatabank, gbc (general benefit corporation) and past board President of MetroIBA as presentor of this webinar on Tuesday April 18 from 9:30 -10:30 am CST.

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Chris Hanson

Chris Hanson – Co-founder & CEO, thedatabank, gbc (general benefit corporation) and past board President of MetroIBA.A natural entrepreneur and Internet pioneer, Chris has founded or co-founded five successful businesses including Sanus, the largest manufacturer of audio/video furniture and accessories in the US. His current company, thedatabank, gbc, a certified B-Corp, invented, in 1998, the first SaaS CRM software used by nonprofit organizations to manage relationships with their supporters.

As a small business owner, fundraiser and direct marketer, Chris has presented at numerous regional, national and international conferences. Chris was the President of the Twin Cities Metro Independent Business Alliance. A group that works to advance the many economic and social benefits of local independent businesses. He’s also a founding board member of, an organization that worked to pass, and is now promoting, Minnesota’s new security crowdfunding legislation.

Chris earned his Ph.D. in Organization Development at the University of Minnesota where he conducted research on the use of training to improve organizational performance in small businesses.

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