OneMedForum has announced two panels featuring early entrants in the emerging areas of crowdfunding and online investment banking in healthcare. Panelists will offer insights on their experiences thus far, along with their outlook on this new approach to funding.
“We’re excited to get insights from the leading Portals as well as those providing the infrastructure for this emerging area,” said Brett Johnson, CEO of OneMedPlace and conference organizer, adding, “The JOBS Act has dramatically transformed the rules by which finance will be conducted. Getting insight from the early players in this space will be interesting for both financiers and companies alike.”
The OneMedForum, scheduled for January 13th and 14th, 204, will hold several sessions around crowdfunding and online investment banking:
Monday’s session, “Online Investment Banking”, will offer the perspectives of the infrastructure providers who will address the critical functions of due diligence, SEC compliance, electronic venture investing, and marketing. Moderated by Continental Stock Transfer, it will also include insights from Zacks Direct, one of the first marketing agencies dedicated to companies and investment funds capitalizing on the changes to general solicitation rules.
Tuesday’s session, moderated by BDO, will bring together a panel of early entrants in the area of dedicated healthcare crowdfunding portals in the United States, including founders and CEOs of HealthiosXchange, Poliwogg, Healthfundr, and Venture Health. “I had to pick four pioneering firms in the U.S. that have thrown their hat into the ring, this would be the group,” said Alex Fair, who runs Medstartr, a leading health rewards crowdfunding site and plans to roll out Medfundr in early 2014.
Bill Hambrecht will be a Keynote Speaker at the event. He will be discussing the Future of the IPO in a world of Changing regulations and advances in communications technology. Bill Hambrecht is one of the most prolific financiers in U.S. history with over 500 IPOs to his credit, including such firms as Amazon, Genentech, Netscape, Adobe and Apple. He will talk about the re-emergence of small company IPOs funding growth companies.
The 7th Annual OneMedForum at the Westin San Francisco Market Street.