The Crowdfunding Professional Association’s (CfPA) 2nd Annual Crowd Investing Innovation Forum will convene top crowdfunding pioneers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and investors in Orlando on August 8th through 9th to address the most urgent issues in capital formation and job creation, corporate and entrepreneurial crowdfunding initiatives.
Following the July 11th rule change by the SEC, the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act of 2012 now allows for private companies to actively solicit investment in the media and online, giving accredited investors easy access to private equity deals. The crowdfunding industry is coming together here for the first time since the rule change. The conference is timed to spark innovation and frank discussion on how investors and emerging companies both can take advantage of new crowdfunding opportunities.
“The new rules are a game-changer for the U.S. economy,” says Maurice Lopes, founder of EarlyShares.com, a two-year old equity-based crowdfunding platform and governing board member of the Crowdfunding Professional Organization. “For the first time, the ban has been lifted on general solicitation, so accredited investors will now be able to see deals in a new, transparent and democratic way.”
Speakers and panelists will address the current legal and regulatory issues, the link between crowdfunding, Wall Street, venture capital and angel investing, and also introduce new technologies and innovative social media strategies for getting a crowd-funded business off the ground.
David Weild, head of Capital Markets Thought Leadership at Grant Thornton, former vice chairman of Nasdaq and founder of Weild & Co., will kick off the conference on Thursday as the Keynote speaker.
The entire conference will be streamed online.
See Agenda Below.
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