OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of open, transparent and connected financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, announced on Monday that it is hosting a retail, consumer technology and crowdfunding workshop,”Consumers as Investors – Redefining Financing Options for Entrepreneurs,” in Los Angeles on May 24th from 7:30-10:00 a.m. The breakfast event will reportedly feature expert discussions about the changing landscape for retail and consumer tech and online capital raising under the JOBS Act.
The OTC Market team revealed that this is the second event that is designed to educate start-ups and entrepreneurs about the financing options and exits available under the JOBS act. Those speaking at the event include Hil Davis, Founder and CEO of BeautyKin, Gil Luria, Managing Director and E-Commerce/Technology Analyst at Wedbush Securities, and Jeremy Glaser, Chair of the Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Practice at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Topics to be covered at the event are:
- How companies are evolving to meet consumer and millennial behavior
- Customer experience and innovation in e-commerce, payment processing and direct marketing
- Building brand loyalty via stock ownership
- “Mini IPO” details
- General solicitation, crowdfunding and online capital raising under the JOBS Act
Additional speakers are crowdfunding industry experts from B. Riley & Co., Breakaway Funding LLC; FlashFunders; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.; Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP and ROTH Capital Partners, LLC.
Jason Paltrowitz, EVP of Corporate Services at OTC Markets Group, commented:
“The JOBS Act has revolutionized capital raising for small companies, allowing them to harness the power of the Internet and social media to raise capital and go public without the pain and expense of a traditional IPO and exchange listing. We are thrilled to be hosting our second crowdfunding-focused event in the heart of Silicon Beach where some of the nation’s most innovative technology and startup companies have taken root.”
The event is free and open to the public, however space is limited so advance registration is recommended.