Capitol Hill Briefing on the State of Equity-Based Crowdfunding, Feb. 19

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Please Join SBE Council for a Capitol Hill Briefing

The State of Equity-Based Crowdfunding

…Primed, Capitalized and Waiting on the SEC

February 19, 2012

12:00 Noon-1:30 p.m. – Lunch Provided

The Capitol:  HVC 201 A & B

President Obama signed the Jump Start Our Businesses Start Up Act (JOBS Act) on April 5, 2012, which among other smart reforms to outdated securities laws, made equity-based crowdfunding legal.  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), however, has missed important deadlines in issuing rules that will govern this promising and transformative marketplace for entrepreneurs.  At this February 19 briefing, the nation’s principal leaders and experts on equity and debt-based financing will provide an in-depth review of the extensive build out and preparation that has taken place to help entrepreneurs’ access capital through online platforms, while protecting the investors who will finance these enterprises.  The group will touch upon the global advancement of equity-based crowdfunding, the significant challenges entrepreneurs still face in accessing capital and why it is vitally important that the SEC finalize JOBS Act rulemakings.

Moderator and Host:   Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO, SBE Council

Panel of Experts:   Sherwood Neiss & Jason Best, architects of the crowdfund investing framework that became law through the JOBS Act and Principals of Crowdfund Capital AdvisorsCandace Klein, Founder, Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLendRyan Feit, Co-Founder, SeedInvestSara Hanks, CEO, CrowdCheckChris Tyrell, Nehemiah Investments; Vince Molinari, President, GATE Technologies; Kim Wales, Crowdfunding Professionals AssociationJudy Robinett, Entrepreneur, Advisor to Early Stage CompaniesDoug Ellenoff, Ellenoff, Grossman & Schole, LLP;  Chance Barnett, Founder, Crowdfunder

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