Atlanta-based crowdfunding portal SterlingFunder is sponsoring the event Crowdfunding, the JOBS Act and Private/Angel Investments in 2013: New Funding Sources, New Private Placement Rules, and the New IPO Onramp on March 13, 2013, in Atlanta, Ga.
Crowdfunding is an exciting new opportunity for businesses and investors that is a part of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) signed into law by President Obama in April 2012. The JOBS Act is intended to revitalize the sluggish U.S. economy and provide more access to capital by reducing regulations.
While this is great news for the economy, there are still rules and regulations to be defined by the S.E.C. before legal equity crowdfunding can happen.These rules and regulations are sure to be complex, making this an ideal time for entrepreneurs, investors and lawyers to begin learning the facts.
“This is a good and timely event by The Seminar Group,“ says SterlingFunder co-founder and CEO David Lilenfeld. “SterlingFunder became a sponsor to help shoulder the important task of educating the public about this new capital formation opportunity. Crowdfunding is the democratization of capital, an entirely new investment vehicle for individuals and a job creator. It is a seismic event for the financial markets and everyone needs to know about it.”
This seminar, led by experts in the field, will focus on both the practical and legal aspects of crowdfunding. Panelists will discuss current crowdfunding portals like Kickstarter as well as new portals emerging for equity sales and provide crucial information for participants interested in learning more about how private companies will be raising growth funds in the future. The JOBS Act and related regulations will have an impact on private financings, preferred stock terms and IPOs in the near future, making this the ideal time to join the crowd for the discussion.