EarlyShares Roadshow Stops at Columbia University, NYC Connecting Students to Crowdfunding

Miami, Fl (PRWEB) October 30, 2012

EarlyShares (http://www.earlyshares.com), an Equity Based Crowdfunding platform with a mission to connect investors and entrepreneurs in a safe and secure way, will be hosting one of its Educational Roadshow stops at Columbia University on November 13, 2012. Maurice Lopes, CEO and Founder of EarlyShares, will address students and faculty at 5:45PM EST at the URIS Building 141, 3022 Broadway, NY 10034. Lopes will share in depth analysis of how crowdfunding will affect entrepreneurs, investors and the entire startup ecosystem.

EarlyShares, an innovative start-up itself, is partnering with Columbia University, one of the most prestigious Universities in the country, to have an open conversation with entrepreneurs and investors eager to transform their ideas and startups into successful businesses. EarlyShares’ Free Educational Roadshow event provides investors and business owners’ vital and up-to-date information related to Equity Based Crowdfunding, a new method of investing in start-ups that pools from a large and diverse group of investors. Food and beverages will be served.

Founded in 2011, EarlyShares launched its national roadshow earlier this year, visiting 24 cities in 24 weeks, to educate local business owners, investors, entrepreneurs and local media on how Equity Based Crowdfunding can benefit their community. The November 13th event is free and open to everyone looking to fund a startup and/or invest in a new or growing business. EarlyShares’ CEO and an Equity Based Crowdfunding pioneer, Maurice Lopes, will present and answer questions on how this brand new type of funding will soon build businesses and grow investment portfolios. “Crowdfunding is a hot topic at the moment and the public is thirsty for knowledge. Attending this Roadshow will allow the tools and a head start on how to raise capital with this new method of investing,” says Maurice.

Equity Based Crowdfunding is a newly created type of investing whereby groups of people make investments online so that new and existing businesses can grow and prosper. Until recently, general crowdfunding has been used to donate money for artistic and philanthropic projects and applications. Equity Based crowdfunding uses the power of the crowd and the Web to provide capital to startup businesses in return for an investor stake.

Equity Based Crowdfunding is part of the April 2012 Congressional JOBS Act (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr3606). Regulations under this new legislation will be finalized in early 2013. Equity Based Crowdfunding eases the regulatory burden on startups and small companies seeking to raise capital and will swiftly increase economic growth and job creation. Prior to the JOBS Act, only accredited investors could invest in start-ups; it was a “closed club”. Today, through portals like EarlyShares.com, there is no one in America who can’t get into the action with as little as $100.

For more information on Equity Based Crowdfunding go to EarlyShares.com

EarlyShares 24/24 Crowdfunding Event – Columbia University, NYC
Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 5:45 p.m.;
Columbia University, URIS Building 141
3022 Broadway, NY
See details at: http://crowdfundingcolumbianyc.eventbrite.com
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