Across every dimension (e.g. fraud prevention, diligence, deal scouting), the power of the crowd comes from curation in many forms. Crowdfunding shares this with other mass scale mechanisms, such as open source, or social networking sites like eBay or Yelp. We will discuss why the prying eyes of just the right few, connected to the masses, creates rocket fuel for community funding and will outperform the ability of current closed-system capital formation mechanisms.
In November, the House of Representatives passed The Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act amending the Securities Act of 1933. The bill would allow a new registration exemption for companies raising crowdfunded financing. Companies may raise up to $1 million within a 12-month period without registering the securities with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
The Crowdfunding Webinar Mini-Series will feature a balanced array of presenters from government agencies, universities, VC and Angel groups to present the advantages and issues for individual investors, policymakers, Congress and the Administration better understand the implications of crowdfunding.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER:
A Progenitor of PC Virtualization, Kevin Lawton’s experience in business and technology has made him a trend-maker in the Crowdfunding and StartUp industry. Kevin holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Oswego and catapulted his career at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in space-based radar and satellite communication.
He is a serial startup entrepreneur and has founded and lead various startups and open source projects. He is the author of the book: The Crowdfunding Revolution l Social Networking meets Venture Financing and is a contributor for VentureBeat, Huffington Post and Seeking Alpha. He is a visionary when it comes to the topics that intersect between business and technology, which he has demonstrated well during his engagements as a speaker in various events.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ATTENDEES:
WEBINAR DURATION: Each session is a 90-minute webinar with 60 minutes of presentation and 30 minutes of Q&A.
COST:Free, but registration required by clicking on register the Register button above.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?: This webinar is online. You need a computer with web access for the visual/audio. You may also dial-in using the audio-only telephone number. The call in details and instructions on how to join the webinar will be sent to you via email after you register. Once registered to the webinar you will receive a reminder email 24 hours before the start of the webinar with instructions on how to join.
QUESTIONS TO SPEAKERS: Q&A is conducted by a chat box to the speakers.
WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE WEBINAR?:National and international media, federal and state government officials, venture capitalists, angel investors, Global 1000 companies, industry representatives, university officials, entrepreneurs and individual investors.
SLIDES AND VIDEO: The slide presentations and video recording will be available on this page. If you are unable to join the live webinar, you may view the recorded video that will be posted within 24 hours after the scheduled webinar ends.