As of September 23rd, Title II of The JOBS Act became effective. Entrepreneurs will now be able to advertise their fundraising to all accredited (wealthy) investors using Twitter, Facebook, MSNBC, etc. The top advisors to the White House and the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) who helped create this new law and develop the regulations will tell you what you need to know to take advantage of this exciting new change in raising startup capital. Meet the experts, get the download for your business and have your questions answered during this highly interactive panel discussion.
Sherwood Neiss, a 3-time Inc 500 winner, Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year, co-author of the Crowdfunding Framework used in The JOBS Act, co-author of Crowdfunding for Dummies and advisor to investment banks, hedge funds, governments and others on how to profit in this expanded capital raising landscape.
Douglas Ellenoff, a securities attorney and partner with NYC-based Ellenoff Grossman & Schole, is the thought leader and expert on the legalities of The JOBS Act as a result of being involved in crowdfunding since its inception and working directly with the regulatory agencies on the creation of The JOBS Act regulations.
David Rose has been described as “the Father of Angel Investing in New York” by Crain’s New York Business. He is a serial entrepreneur & Inc 500 CEO, TED speaker known as “The Pitch Coach” on how to present to VCs and chair of New York Angels, one of the most active angel investment groups. David is also CEO of Gust, New York’s leading online platform for crowdfunding among accredited investors.
AnnMarie McIlwain, Founder and CEO of CareerFuel, a media and tech company that gives entrepreneurs and job seekers the tools and success stories for startup and job search success. AnnMarie is a former Executive Board Member of CFIRA, the leading advocacy group for crowdfunding regulations where she co-chaired the Issuer Committee. CareerFuel has the crowdfunding success stories that entrepreneurs need to effectively raise money for their own businesses.
-Fundraising options and where does crowdfunding fit in the continuum
-Donation based crowdfunding vs securities based
-The JOBS Act deconstructed—how does it effect pre-IPO fundraising
-Who can invest? Title II vs. Title III. Accredited vs. non accredited investors.
-How much can I raise?
-What has been the market traction in the first month since Title II went into effect
-Pros and cons of different approaches—online platforms, self, attorney, broker-dealer
-Should you wait until everyone can invest?
-Universal keys to crowdfunding success
The panel is hosted by NYEBN, NY Entrepreneurs Business Network has been serving the small business and startup community since 2009. As one of the largest business groups on Meetup with over 10,000 members, NYEBN connects, educates and inspires! NYEBN was started by Andrew Wong, a tech entrepreneur living in New York City and Founder and CEO of TinyWorld, a social learning community for people learning foreign languages around the world.