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Ravella Resort and Spa, Lake Las Vegas, NV
October 9-11, 2012

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Entrepreneurs seeking funding this event is for you!

The JOBS ACT imposes certain requirements for companies seeking to utilize the crowdfunding exemption. Will you be ready?

 

Be one of the first companies to Crowdfund for equity in 2013!

Preparation

Crowdfunding Workshops

The future belongs to those who believe in the power of their dreams and act on their intentions. Will you be one of them?

You have a very short window of time to run a crowdfund campaign, so preparation to be compliant, to build social capital and creative capital will lead you on the road to "Access Capital".

Learn how at this amazing Bootcamp where you can fine-tune your presentation with the help & assistance of industry experts. Register today.

Inspiration

Panel Discussion Speakers

Do you want to start a crowdfunding campaign? Have you ever wondered if you have a good enough idea or the determination it takes to launch a business and get the crowd to support your idea?

Come and hear the fascinating and inspiring tales of how some of today’s hottest companies got their start through crowdfunding and how you can too! Get inspiration and invaluable information right from the experts and industry leaders of this new and emerging way of raising capital. Truly an experience you won't find anywhere else.

Space is limited. Register today!

Collaboration

Funding Portal Pavilion

Take advantage of this rare and exclusive opportunity to collaborate face to face with the foremost funding portals in the crowdfunding industry. If you're serious about equity crowdfunding for your new start-up or existing business then this is the place to be! Gain insight, share ideas, learn about the facts and so much more!

 

Event Speakers

Crowdfunding Bootcamp Creator, Producer and Moderator

Ruth Hedges

Creator of the:
FundingRoadmap
Startups Across America
CrowdfundingRoadmap

Ruth Hedges is the CEO of Unismart Capital Software Inc. As the creator and key architect of the Funding Roadmap online licensable platform, Ms. Hedges has been responsible for pioneering a new and innovative virtual system for business planning and due diligence reporting on the cloud.

Ms. Hedges has worked from the beginning with the principles of Startup Exemption to promote Crowdfund investing and to help get the Jobs Act bills passed. These bills contain provisions for expanding the parameters of crowdfunding. Unismart Capital Software has created the first standardized crowdfunding reporting system on the cloud (http://crowdfundingroadmap.com). Ms. Hedges is also a Founding board member of the Governance committee for The Crowdfunding Professional Association Organizing (CFPA) and also a Founding Board member of CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA). Ms. Hedges is a council member of the Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standards (CAPS) program which is an initiative by Crowdsourcing.org to promote the adoption of best practices for the operation of crowdfunding platforms globally.

Previously, Ms. Hedges was featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy as well as the New York Times, the LA times and People magazine for her work with Oxfam America and the Hollywood Hunger Banquets. She was featured on ABC's Home Show, and the Financial News Network produced a two-part series on Ms. Hedges for their show "American Entrepreneur". She was invited to fill a cabinet seat on the Second Century Campaign board which raised over 16 million dollars to build the new Union Rescue Mission. She is the recipient of the Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles for that work.

Ms. Hedges was also honored with an award from the late Mayor Tom Bradley for her work with feeding the homeless of the City of Los Angeles. In 2000 Ms. Hedges started and developed an incubation company in Pasadena California helping dot-com companies properly structure their operations, write business plans, and raise venture capital. Her lifelong entrepreneurial experience was a resource many companies needed. Helping those companies became the inspiration for the idea behind the Funding Roadmap.

"Give us your fired, your under-funded start-ups, your huddled masses of innovative entrepreneurs yearning for access to capital. The wretched refuse of your economically broken shores. Send us the Twitters, the LinkedIn and Facebook tempest-tossed pioneers fighting to claim their piece of the American dream and let them stake a claim on the Startups Across America map, so we can all walk through the golden door." - Ruth E. Hedges (with help from Emma Lazarus)

http://www.startupsacrossamerica.com/SAA/

Peter Shankman

An author, entrepreneur, speaker, and worldwide connector, Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about Social Media, PR, marketing, advertising, and customer service.

Peter is best known for founding Help A Reporter Out, (HARO) which in under a year became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources on deadline, offering them more than 200,000 sources around the world looking to be quoted in the media. HARO is currently the largest free source repository in the world, sending out over 1,500 queries from worldwide media each week. HARO’s tagline, “Everyone is an Expert at Something”, proves over and over again to be true, as thousands of new members join at helpareporter.com each week. In June of 2010, less than two years after Peter started HARO in his apartment, it was acquired by Vocus, Inc. Peter is now Vice President and Small Business Evangelist for Vocus, working out of New York City.

A frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter at conferences and trade shows worldwide, including South By Southwest (SXSW), Affiliate Summit, The Public Relations Society of America, The International Association of Business Communicators, CTIA, CTAM, CES, PMA, OMMA, Mobile Marketing Asia, and the Direct Marketing Association.

He's also an angel investor, specializing mostly in very early stage tech and social media companies.

Peter authored a Tweet that was voted as one of the Top Ten Tweets of the year by Twitter, out of more than 160,000,000,000 tweets sent. For us who use digital media to market our Startups & Funding Portals, that’s amazing!

Alix Shaer, Passionate Fundraiser and Former National Director, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, American Cancer Society

Alix spent nearly 20 years directing and raising money for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk which has raised nearly 1/2 billion dollars and attracted 8 million participants nationwide. As national director, Alix doubled the event's annual revenue and net income margin in five years and increased the number of events by 200%.

Previous to her work in the fight against breast cancer, Alix raised money for multiple other events and non-profits and worked at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. While not pounding the pavement raising money, she has hosted cable shows and done motivational speaking. She’s been lauded for her contagious passion and never-give-up attitude, believing that if you feel strongly about a cause, you can inspire others to support it.

Alix is a native of Massachusetts, a Tulane University graduate and lives in California with her husband and son.

Jed Cohen, Founder & COO RocketHub.com

Jed is a Founder, and the Chief Operating Officer, of RocketHub.com, one of the world’s largest and most successful crowdfunding platforms. He regularly speaks at events across the nation, educating people on the fundamentals of running a successful crowdfunding campaign. In May 2012, Jed co-authored a whitepaper, entitled Regulation of Crowdfunding: Building On the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, which has received acclaim from both the SEC and FINRA. However, Jed’s professional career began (at the age of eight) when he took to the stage as an actor and singer. During his twenty-year career as a performer, Jed toured both nationally and internationally as a boy soprano, made his Broadway debut (at the age of fifteen) in the Tony Award winning musical The Secret Garden, and is featured as “Rod McCalister” in the hit movies Home Alone and Home Alone II: Lost in New York.

Jed is a graduate of Harvard University where he earned his degree in Astronomy & Astrophysics. He completed original research identifying optical counterparts to gamma-ray bursts, and mapping NGC4258 in neutral-Hydrogen. He lives in New York City with his wife Kate, son Zeke, and little dog Sophie.

Candace Klein, Founder & CEO Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend

Bad Girl Ventures (bgv.bz) is a non-profit organization that focuses on educating and investing in woman-owned startup companies. In its first year of operations, BGV has received over 400 applicants, has educated over 250 businesses, has financed 26 women with $700,000, and has created 156 jobs across Ohio. SoMoLend (somolend.com) is a new technology platform that connects business borrowers seeking loans with lenders looking to make a return on investment.

Candace has six years of lobbying experience, with the Northern Kentucky Chamber and United Way and four years of legal experience. Candace continues to practice as an attorney with Ulmer & Berne LLP with a focus on corporate matters, business advocacy and government relations for startup companies and small business clients. Candace is also the chair of CFIRA, the crowdfunding industry task force that works directly with the SEC and FINRA to set industry standards.

Candace led the Communities Practice at Property Advisors, with the title of "Maven" and the job description, "run and think." She is actively committed to her neighborhood, Over the Rhine, where she lives and has based both of her businesses.

Candace is a 2008 graduate of Salmon P. Chase College of Law where she earned her J.D. She also received her bachelor degrees from Northern Kentucky University.

Sherwood Neiss, Co-founder at Crowdfund Capital Advisors

Sherwood Neiss, CfPA Board. Sherwood is a co-founder of Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA). He is a 3-time INC500 winner whose company won E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year. As a serial entrepreneur and investor during the credit crunch Sherwood saw a need for a change in outdated securities laws and did something about it—as a co-founding member of Startup Exemption, Sherwood co-authored the Crowdfunding Framework used in the JOBS Act that was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012. CCA advises angel groups, venture capital, private equity, investment banks and hedge funds on understanding how to profit in this new market. Sherwood speaks at universities and seminars around the world discussing crowdfunding & is co-authoring Crowdfund Investing for Dummies. He holds an International MBA from Thunderbird and a BA from Tulane Univ.

Marla Tabaka, founder of Make It Happen, Inc.

Marla Tabaka, founder of Make It Happen, Inc. business coach, and Inc. Magazine author works with entrepreneurs who are ready to grow their revenues to the million dollar mark and beyond. She also hosts two on-line radio shows where she discusses business and mindset strategies with guests the likes of Jack Canfield, Randy Gage, Brendon Burchard and Gilt Groupe founders, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson and Alexis Maybank.

After a career of 21-years as an award-winning producer at NBC Television in Chicago, Marla consulted with small and mid-sized corporations and launched and sold a successful retail business before she founded her coaching business in 2004. Marla’s work has been featured in outstanding publications such as American Express Open, TIME Business, NAWBO SmartBrief, The Huffington Post, Social Media Mag, and The Business Intelligence Report. She is also a success coach for the nationally known organization, Count-Me-In for Women’s Economic Development.

Bruce Johnston, President & COO of CaptureTrackConvert

Bruce is a 30-year financial services career sales executive. Prior to co-founding CTC he held the position of President & CEO of Old Mutual Investment Partners, charged with the distribution of the firms affiliate manager mutual funds and separately managed accounts. He also held the same positions at Sentinel Investments and Gartmore Global Investors, the former asset management division of Nationwide Insurance.

He has been recognized as Institutional Investor’s Mutual Fund Marketer of The Year for his transformational distribution strategy and is often quoted in such well read industry publications as Ignites, FundFire, FA Magazine, and Advisor One on his opinion regarding distribution, branding and social media policy and strategy.

He has spent the past four years positioning CaptureTrackConvert as one of the few firms focused on delivering social media education, strategy and thought leadership for small business and financial advisors with the intent of improving their customer acquisition and retention metrics.

He is the author of several articles on social media and has authored the following white papers: "How Advisors are Leveraging Digital Marketing to Differentiate Themselves in a Crowded Marketplace"; "The ROI of Automated Marketing for Advisors"; co-authored with Huntington Bank "Introduction you Social Media: A Guide for Smaller Money Managers"; and most recently "Leveraging LinkedIn for Account Acquisition and Retention: 7 Steps to LinkedIn Success for Financial Advisors".

Joy Schoffler, CEO Leverage PR

Joy Schoffler has spent her career launching high performing startups—helping them raise capital and achieve growth through creative publicity strategies. Joy regularly writes for several outlets including: Entrepreneur.com, MO and The Glass Heel, due to her unique insights she has also been featured in INC and several other industry blogs.

Joy additionally teaches at a number of organizations including Startup America, Execsense and many other crowdfunding specific industry sites. An avid writer Joy is currently writing: How to stand out from the crowd while crowdfunding. As Principal of Leverage PR Joy works with the leaders of the crowdfunding industry, investment firms and high potential startups.

Joy has helped early-stage companies raise more than $20 million, make the INC500 list, secure Fortune 500 accounts, and experience tremendous growth. Outside of the private sector, Joy served 9 years in the Army as a Finance and Public Affairs Officer. Joy sits on the board for Athletes for Change-an organization of NFL players dedicated to helping foster kids. Joy committed to the success and viability of the Crowdfunding industry additionally sits on the PR committee for the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), helping create messaging and form strategic relationships that will enhance CfPA’s overall mission.

Douglas S. Ellenoff, Member of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP

Mr. Ellenoff and the rest of the corporate department distinguish themselves from many other transactional lawyers on the basis of their ability to be part of the establishment of new securities programs, like PIPEs, SPACs, Registered Directs, Reverse Mergers and CrowdFunding, where the Firm's professionals have played leadership roles within each of those industries, assisting in the creation, formation and strategies relating to those financings, as well as working closely with the regulatory agencies; including the SEC and FINRA; and the listing exchanges - AMEX and NASDAQ. Ellenoff Grossman & Schole has been heavily involved in CrowdFunding since its inception.

The Firm has sponsored conferences, webinars and has been invited to speak at different events on the topic. Mr. Ellenoff has met with the SEC several times to discuss many aspects of the new law, how the industry currently operates and how both the SEC and FINRA will register and regulate the portals.

Jason Best, Co-Founder of Startup Exemption

Jason Best is a Co-Founder of Startup Exemption and brings over 10 years of executive management experience at 2 SaaS healthcare businesses (one of which he co-founded) in the bay area. His work there included starting a business from the ground-up during the dot com crash, building broad coalitions of US medical societies in support of Internet-based physician-patient communication and changing FDA regulations to enable physicians to receive electronic medication and device warnings instead of paper. This change dramatically increases patient safety while reducing time and costs for physicians and the pharmaceutical industry.

Vincent Molinari, Founder and CEO of GATE Technologies

As founder and chief executive officer of GATE Technologies, Vincent Molinari has been the driving force behind GATE's mission to create new market infrastructure that brings transparency, efficiency, and liquidity to the unstructured global alternative asset markets. He is responsible for GATE's strategic planning and business initiatives, including corporate alliances and strategic partnerships. His vision is based on a core belief that "actionable knowledge" drives investments, and that technology can close the gap between traditional and emerging alternative markets. Vince believes opening the private market for investment can spearhead economic growth and job creation. The company's initiatives in Impact Investing reflect Vince's commitment to bringing positive change through financial innovation.

Mr. Molinari is also the founder of Global Access Holdings LLC, a financial media and analytics company, which identified a global trend line of illiquid securities and the potential market need for alternative asset trading platforms. Prior to Global Access Holdings, he was chairman & CEO of Burlington Capital Markets LLC, a financial services company specializing in institutional execution services and investment banking activities. In addition, he co-founded Inculab, a technology business incubator. Mr. Molinari began his career at Lehman Brothers Inc., and has also held senior positions at Janney Montgomery Scott Inc., and Ridgewood Capital Funding, LLC. Mr. Molinari is an active speaker on issues related to capital markets and early stage companies and has been invited to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises.

In addition, Mr. Molinari consults Members of Congress and Senate on these issues. Mr. Molinari is a Founding Board Member and Co Chairman of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) which was established by the crowdfunding industry's leading platforms and experts to work with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and other affected governmental and quasi-governmental entities on establishing industry standards and best practices. He is also a Co-Founder and Executive Committee Board Member of the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), a leading trade organization for the Crowdfund industry. Mr. Molinari has been featured on CBC Lang and O'Leary Exchange and been quoted and published in a wide range of business media including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg News, Advance Trading and Securities Technology Monitor.

Rodney Sampson, Chairman at Legacy Opportunity Fund

Rodney Sampson is a social innovator, serial entrepreneur, investor, author and consecrated bishop. Via his Episcopal affiliations with The International Bishop's Conference and Kingdom Manifestation, Sampson shapes innovative economic policy & definitive causes throughout society & culture.

As a serial entrepreneur, Sampson co-founded Multicast Media Networks (Streamingfaith.com) in 2000, Intellect in 2002, Intellect Inspire in 2006 and Legacy Opportunity Fund in 2007. Currently, Sampson is building Opportunity Fund, a US based emerging growth fund and crowd funding platform designed to provide underserved and underrepresented communities access to investment opportunities traditionally reserved for accredited and institutional investors. He also serves on the boards of a publishing company, a merchant investment bank and Community Development Corporation (CDC).

Sampson is regularly called upon to advise and speak to nations, businesses, universities and bishops who employ thousands and lead millions of constituents and communities around the world.

Sampson has published four books. Kingonomics: 12 Innovative Currencies To Transform Your Business & Future releases everywhere in January 2013. His other works include Your Manifest Destiny, Yes We Will and Blacks and Their Trillions.

Sampson earned a B.S in Psychology from Tulane University in 1995 and a MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2001. He also studied in the Doctor of Medicine Program at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine from 1995-1999. For his dedication and commitment to definitive social causes at such a young age, Sampson received an honorary Doctorate of Ministry in 1998.

A strong believer in global reinvestment, Sampson has been a friend of Africa. He has worked closely with The Republics of Namibia, Gabon and Uganda. For his contributions to humanity, Sampson was awarded The Phoenix Award – the City of Atlanta’s highest honor – by Mayor Shirley Franklin in 2004.

D.J. Paul, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of Crowdfunder

D.J. began his professional career as a sovereign and high-yield bond portfolio manager at Banque Paribas in London and CenTrust Bank in Miami. He then moved to New York City working for Cowan & Co. as a Mortgage-Backed Securities salesman. Prior to joining the crowdfunder team, D.J. was an award winning film and television producer, having produced over a dozen independent films and television shows. D.J. is an Executive Board Member of CfIRA (Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates).

D.J. earned his BA in Philosophy from Brown University. He is a Certified Crisis Counselor and Wilderness First Responder. He currently resides in Los Angeles and New York City, where he was born and raised.

Maurice Lopes, CEO & Co-Founder of EarlyShares.com

Maurice Lopes is an expert in building successful businesses. He is currently the CEO and co-founder of EarlyShares.com. Conceived out of Mr. Lopes’ frustration in the lack of resources afforded to the small business owner, EarlyShares.com is dedicated to bridging the funding gap for small business entrepreneurs through the application of Crowdfunding.

Under Mr. Lopes’ leadership, the organization came to the attention of the Startup America Partnership, which made EarlyShares.com the featured company on their website on April 5, 2012, the same day President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law. Mr. Lopes’ enviable successes in the development of small businesses has prepared him to develop a company that will assure the stringent vetting of small business applicants as well as solid investor protections.

Dara Albright, Founder of NowStreet Media

Dara Albright is the founder of NowStreet Media, a leader in financial markets’ reform. Dara is a thought provoker and frequent speaker on topics relating to the private markets and crowdfunding. She is the author of the NowStreet Journal, a primary provider of analysis and insight into the private company marketplace as well as the legislation and innovation currently fueling it. Based on her original hypothesis that directly correlates advancements in mass communications with stock market growth, NowStreet highlights the dynamic economic impact of a purely growth marketplace rising during the most ground-breaking period of mass media and regulatory reform.

Symbolizing the capital markets of tomorrow and the hope for a more prosperous economic future, NowStreet is known in various financial circles for its commitment to repairing a damaged capital markets system with the inclusion of a private company marketplace that encourages long-term growth investing while facilitating capital formation, small business expansion, innovation and job creation. Through its media, event production and consulting divisions, NowStreet continues to pioneer a number of cutting-edge products, services and event platforms designed to help entrepreneurs, wealth managers and investors uncover fresh ideas for raising capital and maximizing returns in this new era of unprecedented innovation and regulatory reform.

NowStreet’s acclaimed industry events provide crowdfunding professionals, investors, investment bankers; wealth managers; VCs; family offices; incubators; private equity firms; pre-IPO fund managers; brokers; secondary stock specialists; equity analysts; entrepreneurs; select members of the media as well as tax, legal and regulatory experts with an unparalleled informational and networking experience - all in a framework specifically designed for uncovering new opportunities and securing business.

Prior to founding NowStreet, Dara has held a distinguished 20 year career in investment banking, investor relations and institutional sales. She has organized and managed hundreds of road shows and conferences for Wall Street’s elite. She has worked closely with a number of institutional and accredited investors providing investment and trading strategies as well as restricted transaction services. Dara has helped raise financing for companies across the globe in a variety of industries at various phases and rollouts. Her work has included extensive IPO road show execution and counseling newly public companies in the after-market. Prior firms she worked for include: Unterberg Towbin, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Divine Capital and Citigate Dewe Rogerson. Dara help co-found the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), the Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) and serves on the board of iPeopleFINANCE, the only peer-to-peer lending platform aimed at helping veterans. She is a graduate of the George Washington University and holds securities industry Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.

Scott Purcell, Arctic Island, LLC
The Crowdfunding Platform

Mr. Purcell has considerable experience in both the securities and internet industries. In 1988 he founded a trust company that managed fixed income instruments for institutional investors, which he sold to a regional bank. Mr. Purcell also started a bond trading desk, a clearing firm for institutional investors, and published a book "The Guide to Fixed Income Investing". In 1994 he founded Epoch Networks, one of the world's first ISP's, and raised over $60 million in venture capital. As an initial Board member of the Commercial Internet eXchange (CIX), he often represented the nascent industry before Congress and the FCC. In 1999 Mr. Purcell founded OnAir Networks, raised over $40 million in venture capital and built the first music storage, streaming and downloading services for Sony and Universal. During this time he was retained by the Recording Industry Association of America to advise them on internet technology issues and copyright matters, and to represent the industry before Congress. Since selling OnAir in 2001, Mr. Purcell has started several ventures, including a search engine wholesale business, a family tree and journaling website, and a niche social network. In 2011 he founded the investment based crowdfunding platform Arctic Island.

University of Southern California

MIT Sloan School of Management

Michael Fultz, Founder and CEO of Fund All Be All

As founder of Fund All Be All, Michael and his team of Funding Strategists, Social Media Gurus, Community Managers, Video Editors and Copywriters work tirelessly to design, craft and manage custom Crowdfunding Campaigns both domestically and globally. Fund All Be All’s clientele range from Technological Innovation to App Development, Education to Independent film, High Fashion, Non-Profit, Gadgetry and of course flying saucers (YES, flying saucers).

Prior to founding Fund All Be All, Michael honed his Crowdfunding Expertise as Head of Marketing for the San Diego based company The Daily Crowdsource, a leader in Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding News, Education, and Research. Under his direction, the research article CrowdCensus: Crowdfunding Market Research Report was compiled and released to Fortune 500 acclaim along with the book Knock Your Project Out of the Park; Crowdfunding Tips by Brandon Youngdale.

As a San Diego resident, Michael keeps very busy growing and nurturing the the Southern California Start-up Scene. Michael is also the Lead Organizer for 106 Miles, one of California’s largest “no-agenda” Happy Hour Networking groups, which boasts over 5000 active members from Palo Alto to San Ysidro.

Michael holds a B.B.A in Entrepreneurship and Leadership from the University of San Diego where he served as a mentor to incoming business students enrolled in the L.I.F.E Program (Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurs).

Also, Member Startup California/Startup San Diego; Member Crowdfunding Professional Association; Member Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Association; Supporter Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standards (CAPS).

Gary Milkwick, Vice President of 1800Accountant

Gary Milkwick is currently Vice President at 1800Accountant, a tax preparation and consulting firm based in New York City that serves thousands of small business owners.  Gary previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he performed work for several Fortune 500 clients.  He also worked at a regional accounting firm in Atlanta, GA that provides tax and consulting services to small business owners.

Gary has made appearances on ABC, NBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg Radio as an expert on the taxation of small businesses and small business owners.  He has also been quoted in the New York Post, New York Daily News, Crain’s New York Business, and CNBC.com.

Gary earned a B.S. of Accounting and Master of Accountancy degrees from Brigham Young University, as well as an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA.  He holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses.  He is a licensed CPA with the Personal Financial Specialist designation in New York and Georgia, and he holds a real estate broker license in California.

Aaron Young, CEO of Laughlin Associates

Aaron teaches entrepreneurs how to build a corporate fortress for their business and family. An advocate for small business, Aaron has armed over 80,000 of entrepreneurs with strategies that can be applied immediately to create exponential business growth and asset preservation. An author, speaker and frequent guest on radio and television, Aaron teaches how to move from dream to reality without putting everything at risk.

Stay tuned for more exciting speaker bio's coming soon!
 
 
 

Get your enterprise organized for equity crowdfunding success.

The recent passage of the "Jumpstart our Business Start-ups Act" (JOBS Act) is a game changer. However, as we bring the process of raising capital into our 21st century digital world, there are new rules and requirements of the JOBS ACT which will come into effect January 2013.

The Crowdfund Investing Bootcamp is the FIRST event to immerse entrepreneurs in the best practices of the new regulations for Crowdfund Equity Investing. This is an innovative conference and bootcamp that bridges the best of a conference with practical hands-on access to lawyers, accountants, social media advisors, crowdfunding experts and other technology professionals.

Start understanding the intricacies of compliance requirements for Crowdfund Investing while connecting with the world's most sought-after community of Crowdfund Investing thought leaders, developers of new and emerging funding portals, and other service providers.

 

A big thank you and special mention to the companies and organizations supporting this event!

 

Funding Portal Pavilion & Workshop Participants

 

Platinum Sponsor

$20,000 Investment

Show Exposure and Benefits

  • Exclusive Industry, Title Sponsor position.
  • Premier exhibit space and location at the event.
  • 10 minutes to address all attendees from the main stage during lunch.
  • Contact list of all attendees, speakers and sponsors from entire conference.
  • Placement of company items and/or collateral in attendee bags.
  • Sponsorship welcome and acknowledgement from the main stage in the general session.
  • Ten registrations to the conference and Meet the Speakers Luncheon.
  • Platinum Title Sponsor corporate table with signage in all breakout sessions.
  • Platinum Title Sponsor recognition and company logo on all event signage.
  • One complimentary 4’ x 6’ Banner created with your choice of copy hung inside ballroom.
  • Platinum Title Sponsor recognition at the Meet the Speakers Reception.
  • Banner signage at the Meet the Speakers Reception.
  • Promotions, publicity and advertising benefits.
  • Premier placement of corporate logo and brand on all print advertising and media.
  • Exclusive press release dedicated to promoting your company’s participation.
  • Platinum sponsor recognition on the event website home page for one year.
  • A link from the event website section on crowdfundingroadmap.com to your company website for one year.
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