AGENDA for 2017 - GCC - Global Crowdfunding Convention

The Crowdfunding Industry’s renowned flagship convention “GCC” Global Crowdfunding Convention sponsored by Microsoft will once again bring the global crowdfunding community together to learn, share and co-create the future of the industry.

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GCC 6th Year

LET US HELP YOU BECOME THE SMARTEST CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGNER ON THE NET

 

For six consecutive years, the GCC has proved to be the unrivaled global meeting place for the world’s most disruptive crowdfunding companies. It´s the place for those interested in learning how this disruption can transform the way they raise capital, their business investment decisions, and their lives. 

People from more than 22 countries have attended. 

Featured Speakers Include

Experts from major brands, leading platforms, crowdfunding rockstars, Angel and VC investors, innovative service providers, startups and entrepreneurs, colleges, universities, incubators, and accelerators.

Talent and vision are the trademarks of the GCC. Meet like-minded industry leaders and engage in conversations on topics important to your owncrowdfunding and investment success.

Be inspired. Be motivated. Get the education you need to take your ideas to new heights. Learn from the best in this industry – only at GCC- the Global Crowdfunding Convention.

While some attendees have a basic understanding of crowdfunding and the opportunity it provides, it takes much more to succeed and raise real money.   We’ve gathered industry leaders to share their knowledge and expertise directly with our attendees. They will teach you about the best technology to use and give you the knowledge you will need to successfully use crowdfunding before you spend time and resources you will never recoup doing it the wrong way. 

One of the Biggest advantages of the GCC is our people. We bring the brightest minds of the Crowdfunding and business world together so you’ll have the chance to learn from Industry rock stars, top-notch mentors, future business partners and meet potential investors and backers.

During the GCC you will become family and lots of the participants will stay in touch with each other and with those they meet long after the convention is over.

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Mon October 23th 2017

 

6:30 am
Booth set up in the Expo Crowdfunding Marketplace and registration for sponsors and early risers mezzanine level

7:30 – 8:45 am
Registration, Continental Breakfast, Networking in the main Celebrity Ballrooms 1-4 in the Convention center.

9:00 am- 9:15 am
Opening Remarks and Introduction by Ruth E. Hedges, GCC Executive Producer, and Founder, Industry Pioneer, CEO CrowdfundingCRM.com and RegAplusofferings.com

A look back on 6 Years of Crowdfunding from $1.7B to $60 Billion dollars.

9:15am – 10:00 am
Panel: WHAT IS CROWDFUNDING? LEARN HOW IT HAS BECOME AN ECONOMIC REVOLUTION

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people performed via the internet. Crowdfunding is a form of alternative finance, which has emerged outside of the traditional financial system.

What’s the common link between:

  • Kingdom Death: Monster 1.5” the Second Most-Funded Game on Kickstarter Raised 1 million in the first 19 minutes. then went on to raise over $13,000,000
  • Houston Flood Relief Fund $31,193,284 and growing
  • BrewDog over $60 million in several campaigns

Besides all them being hugely popular in their respective genres, these compelling Board Game, Disaster, relief, and Brewery all saw the light of day thanks to small monetary contributions or investments made by complete strangers using Crowdfunding.

This panel will provide an honest examination of what you will experience and need to do to succeed at crowdfunding your project, business or cause.

Pre, Launch, and Post Campaign Best Practices. Applies to Rewards, Donation, and Equity crowdfunding.
Reward-based – Non-financial rewards (e.g., products below MSRP)
Equity-based – Equity returns (e.g., shares, dividends)
Donation-based – No rewards ( Help, Support and Good Will )

MODERATOR:
Ruth E Hedges is one of the world’s foremost authorities on equity Crowdfunding and one of the original pioneers of the legislation that was ultimately signed into law as Titlelll 4(a)(6) -the crowdfunding bill in the JOBS Act- on April 5, 2012.

Kathleen Minogue – Founder Crowdfund Better and has worked alongside project creators guiding highly successful campaigns on platforms ranging from Kickstarter and Indiegogo

Brandon T. Adams – Accelerant Media Group V.P. of Business Development for Think Rich Films on the film Think and Grow Rich.Helping others on successful crowdfunding campaigns (raising over $1.5 million dollars in the past year),

Diane Wolverton is the CEO and co-founder of The Local Crowd, LLC—a crowdfunding platform for local, rural communities. She has worked in business and community development for 25 years, 16 of which she spent as State Director of the Wyoming Small Business Development Center.

Dr. Joe Greco Ph.D. in financial economics. His current research agenda includes crowdfunding, emerging global markets, risk management, and the high tech industry of Southern California.

10:00- 10:30
KEYNOTE SPEECH: JOEL GILLESPIE

Joel serves as the Supplier Diversity Program Manager for Microsoft Corporation. In this capacity, he drives Microsoft’s strategies to achieve supplier diversity objectives, which resulted in over $2.7 billion spent with diverse supplier in the last fiscal year.

10:30 – 11:10 PANEL
WE WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH A MONTAGE OF SUCCESSFUL CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGNS THAT HAVE RAISED $100’S OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND DISCUSS WHAT THEY DID RIGHT.

While we all know crowdfunding allows you to raise lots of money, you can’t just dive right in. Harnessing the power of the crowd is an involved process. There’s more to raising money than just putting up your story, offering freebies and waiting for the money to roll into your bank account.

MODERATOR:
Brian Mac Mahon is the owner of Expert DOJO, which offers access to training, coaching & mastermind services for early stage entrepreneurs.

Tom Beckett is the Founder and Facilitator of The Crowdfunding Cohort

Jason Fishman – SVP Digital Strategy – DNA – Digital Niche Agency, Inc.

Brandon T. Adams Accelerant Media Group V.P. of Business Development for Think Rich Films on the film Think and Grow Rich.Helping others on successful crowdfunding campaigns (raising over $1.5 million dollars in the past year),

11:10- 12:00 PANEL
CROWDFUNDING AWAY THE FUNDING GAP FOR WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES

Moderated by Kelly Burton Ph.D. along with a panel of brilliant business women
Women launch 1,000 new companies every day. Female owned businesses employ 9 million people, generate $1.6 Trillion a year, and grow five times the national average. Our future depends on their ability to access capital using Crowdfunding.

MODERATOR:
Kelly Burton CEO– Founders of Color | HuffPost Contributor | 40 Under 40 Awardee. Political scientist, serial entrepreneur, change agent and social critic. Kelly Burton is a modern-day renaissance woman who leads with passion, purpose, and vision.PHD

Kathleen Minogue is founder of Crowdfund Better, a consultancy focused on educating and guiding small businesses, entrepreneurs, creative artists, and nonprofits on how to use crowdfunding strategically to help them attain their financial, marketing, and business goals.

Amy Cortese is an award-winning journalist, author, and speaker whose recent work centers on the intersection of crowd finance and community. A longtime contributor to the New York Time

Bärí A. Williams, Esq. Head of Business Operations StubHub. Prior to StubHub, Bärí was a commercial attorney at Facebook and is a diversity in tech advocate at the employee, founder, supplier, and board levels,

Donna Miller, co-founder of Purse Power and founder of the Executive Resource Center, has had more than 30 years of hands-on experience as an executive in Fortune 500 companies. She is an award-winning talent management consultant and a professional certified executive coach.

Barbara Bickham, CTO with extensive experience in Technology, Monetization, Digital/Mobile and Entrepreneurship. Her current areas of expertise are in Internet of Things, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.

Ruth E. Hedges – an industry expert, pioneer and thought leader and has been interviewed or quoted in over 57 major publications and was selected to teach the first university-level course on securities-based crowdfunding in the nation.

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch break
After you grab some lunch, come hang out in the Crowdfunding Marketplace Expo where you´ll meet our amazing sponsor’s startups and campaigners at their booths and demo stations.

1:30 pm 2:30 pm
THE HEART AND SOUL OF CROWDFUNDING

Civic, Education, and local Crowdfunding. Fostering a Culture of Crowdfunding in Local Communities and Educational Institutions.

Crowdfunding is the collective efforts of individuals with a common interest to fund a venture organized by another entity, either an organization or an individual. This concept of crowdfunding has been in practice in areas such as relief operations after calamities, political campaigns, and scientific research among many others. This esteemed panel will also discuss how to expand education in cities and towns and help universities increase funding to student entrepreneurs to help them have access to more money and community engagement.

They will also discuss how Crowdfunding makes it possible to put the power in front of regular people and not just bankers so we can bring about the change we want to see in the cities and towns we live in and the world.

Every day we see peoples generosity in Crowdfunding driving Billions of dollars in donation-based crowdfunding, which speaks of our solidarity towards those in need, showcasing the best of our humanity. We are here to help each other. This is the one experience we share as humans.

MODERATOR:
Amy Cortese A ward-winning journalist, contributor New York Times

Diane Wolverton is the CEO and co-founder of The Local Crowd, LLC—a crowdfunding platform for local, rural communities. She has worked in business and community development for 25 years, 16 of which she spent as State Director of the Wyoming Small Business Development Center.

Rosemary Brock is co-founder & CEO of EISC a woman-owned STEM CO.

Ebrahim Varachia– is the President of Patronicity, a civic community-based crowdfunding platform with a partnership with Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Ross Sylvester— Ross Sylvester, named Funderbolt’s Chief Executive Officer

Barbra Coffee – Director of Economic Development for the City of Henderson NV.

Kim Vincent is the Co-Founder and COO of the Local Crowd LLC. Kim has worked extensively in both privately held and public service organizations.

2:30pm – 3:30pm
ACTIONABLE STEPS TO BECOME A CROWDFUNDING ALL STAR:
CROWDFUNDING TASK AND ACTION PLAN / CrowdfundingCRM.com

MODERATOR:
Ruth E. Hedges is one of the world’s foremost authorities on equity Crowdfunding and one of the original pioneers of the legislation that was ultimately signed into law as Titlelll 4(a)(6) -the crowdfunding bill in the JOBS Act- on April 5, 2012.

Kathleen Minogue – Founder Crowdfund Better and has worked alongside project creators guiding highly successful campaigns on platforms ranging from Kickstarter and Indiegogo

Jimena Cortes is the Founder of Wizard Media, specializes in LinkedIn lead generation and online marketing.

Zachary D. Hedges innovator and co- creator of CrowdfundingCRM

Stephanie R. Heinatz, founder, and CEO of Consociate Media/ & RegAplusofferings

Omri Bojko is responsible for business development and client management for TVP, and oversees the development of Phantom, our proprietary software.

Before you launch a crowdfunding campaign, there are a lot of things you should know. A successful crowdfunding project requires all the attributes of a social and a business campaign. We will give you the ins and outs of crowdfunding and highlight its advantages over traditional avenues of raising funds.

We’ll also share advice from people who have been there and done it to help you plan your project; all the way through launch to successful funding and delivery, while avoiding the potential pitfalls. You’ll also learn about the various crowdfunding platforms out there so that you can make an informed decision when you are selecting the one best suited for your campaign.

We share tips and tools, and how to use them to build a crowd. Proven strategies on how to bring targeted traffic to your campaign and convert them into backers or investors in order to meet or exceed your funding goals.

Demonstrations and discussions:
The Prelaunch:
Every crowdfunding campaign fails or flourishes during this step. What is a pre-launch? How long should it last? What are the key success metrics attached to it? Examples of successful pre-launches, tools, and step by step processes.

Public Relations:
How to write a compelling media pitch (and examples of what NOT to do). Learn the difference between mainstream media, bloggers and how to approach them.

Video:
Short, emotional, passionate, but straight to the point. Every Crowdfunding campaign needs compelling video. We´ll show you the basics from video format, budget videos, scripting, and testing.

Social Media:
The truth of social media, social media strategy, attracting influencers, tools to leverage your campaigns and more.

Developing your story:
The first step in creating a successful campaign is to expand your brand and offering. We go through the tips and best practices of storytelling. The actionable advice you can use in your social profiles – right away.

Perk’s and Crowdfunding Fulfillment:
Fulfillment on delivery is a major component of crowdfunding often overlooked until its too late, derailing quality of production and shipping of promised goods. This panel covers invaluable tips on crowdfunding fulfillment to help you stay in the green.

Fail to plan and plan to fail:
We discuss the importance of a financial plan, the cost of your campaign, manufacturing, and distribution of your products, rewards, and/or services.

3:30 – 5:00pm
OVERVIEW of Title lll ( 4a) ( 6) AND THE WISDOM OF THE CROWD. A LOOK AT THE FIRST YEAR OF TITLE lll (4) (A) (6) WAYS YOU CAN USE IT TO RAISE UP TO $1,070,000

A summary of the fundamental rules applicable to issuers, investors, and intermediaries in connection with offerings conducted under the Regulation Crowdfunding Exemption. A look at what we learned in the first year of Regulation Crowdfunding from the JobsAct.

MODERATOR:
Mark Roderick concentrates his practice on the representation of entrepreneurs and their businesses. He represents companies across a wide range of industries, including technology, real estate, and healthcare. Expanding on his in-depth knowledge of capital raising and securities law, Roderick is spearheading Flaster Greenberg’s Crowdfunding Practice and is one of the leading Crowdfunding lawyers in the United States.

Ryan Schellhous, CPA, Co-Founder and Principal: Ryan co-founded and leads IndigoSpire CPAs & Advisors, a leading boutique audit, accounting, tax and advisory firm servicing the private fund and crowdsourced-back company market space. The firm’s clients have raised and managed over $300mm in capital across the real estate, technology, and biotech sectors through Regulations A,+, D and CF and is the preferred provider for several funding portals and crowdfunding securities law firms.

Dina Ellis Rochkind Dina Ellis Rochkind is Of Counsel in the Paul Hastings Fintech and Payments practice

Vincent Molinari – CEO of Ouisa Capital LLC (FINRA Registered Broker Dealer) is a nationally recognized Thought Leader in the investment industry and is an active Global Speaker on Market Infrastructure, Capital Formation, Impact Investing, and The JOBS Act.

Topics for this Panel:

  • What is Equity / Regulation Crowdfunding?
  • What are the actual audit requirements?
  • How can we expand the awareness of Crowdfunding to 240 million potential, non-accredited American investors?
  • Summary of the fundamental rules applicable to issuers, investors, and intermediaries in connection with offerings conducted under the Regulation Crowdfunding Exemption.
  • The wisdom of the crowd…Is it working for equity crowdfunding? Upon release of the proposed rules for Title III, the SEC declared: “A premise of crowdfunding is that investors would rely, at least in part, on the collective wisdom of the crowd to make better-informed investment decisions.”
  • Analysis of some of the first Crowdfunding offerings: What is working and what is not.

5:10- 7:00pm
NETWORKING

Crowdfunding Marketplace Expo cocktail party.
Where fun and innovation meet! Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while you network and meet with crowdfunding rock stars, innovators, entrepreneurs, sponsors, make new connections and catch up with old ones.
Enjoy networking with crowdfunding rock stars, innovators, entrepreneurs, sponsors, make new connections and catch up with old ones.

For VIP ticket holders: 7:00 pm –8:30pm 

CROWDFUNDIE AWARDS SHOW – RED CARPET- AFTER PARTY IN THE LONDON CLUB


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Tue October 24th 2017

Tuesday Oct 24rd – Day two 2017
Good Morning we have another amazing day and night planned for you. don’t miss a minute.

7:45am – 8:50am
Continental Breakfast, Networking in the Crowdfunding Marketplace and Expo

9:00am – 9:10am
Welcome Ruth E. Hedges over view of the day’s agenda

Ruth E. Hedges CEO and founder of Crowdfundingroadmap Inc Technology & Executive Producer of the Global Crowdfunding Convention.

Ruth E. Hedges is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Crowdfunding and one of the original pioneers of the legislation that was ultimately signed into law as Title lll 4(a)(6) -the crowdfunding bill in the JOBS Act- on April 5, 2012. She was honored with an invitation to the White House for its Crowdfunding Champions of Change event and to Capitol Hill to showcase her technology to members of congress and the world bank.

9:15am – 9:45am
Honoring #vegasstrong and discussing the successful Crowdfunding campaign

Clark County Commissioner and Chair of the Board of County Commissioners Steve Sisolak

We are honored and excited that Clark County Commissioner and Chair of the Board of County Commissioners, https://www.stevesisolak.com/ who is running for Governor, is coming to speak and share his story at the 6th Global Crowdfunding Convention about the 10+ million dollars he and #vegasstrong crowdfunded for Las Vegas.

9:45am- 10:30am
Panel: INTRODUCTION TO REAL ESTATE CROWDFUNDING

Real estate crowdfunding continues to be a dynamic and ever-evolving industry, growing to an estimated 3.5 Billion in 2016. This panel will discuss how it works and the trends to follow in 2017 and beyond. Real estate crowdfunding involves the pooling of funds by multiple investors in a real estate project. This form of crowdfunding is different from rewards based crowdfunding in terms of how investments are made, the kind of potential returns investors enjoy, and the level of risk involved.

For too long, real estate crowdfunding was limited mostly to the wealthiest, high net worth individuals (accredited investors making either $250,000 a year or having at least $1 million in net worth). we will discuss how it works and how it is expanding.

MODERATOR:
Mark Roderick concentrates his practice on the representation of entrepreneurs and their businesses. He represents companies across a wide range of industries, including technology, real estate, and healthcare. Expanding on his in-depth knowledge of capital raising and securities law, Roderick is spearheading Flaster Greenberg’s Crowdfunding Practice and is one of the leading Crowdfunding lawyers in the United States

Brian Dally – CEO of Groundfloor, the only real estate crowdfunding platform that is open to non-accredited investors.

Joan Dromey is Senior Product Manager for the Private Markets group at
Computershare. She has wide ranging expertise in ecommerce products and
systems, business and systems analysis.

Mark Thimmig– CEO of Conservaco, LLC

Ryan Schellhous, CPA, Co-Founder leads IndigoSpire CPAs & Advisors, a leading boutique audit, accounting, tax and advisory firm servicing the private fund and crowdsourced-back company market space.

Dr. JOE GRECO Ph.D.PHD in Financial Economics

10:30am – 11:00am
GAME SHOW – WHO WANTS TO RAISE A MILLION DOLLARS?

Attendees “battle it out” for cash and in a wild quiz show that will test their knowledge of specific crowdfunding facts covering the success, failure and regulations they learned during our 2-day convention.

Hosted by Kendall Almerico and Ruth E Hedges
CEO BankRoll/Columnist for Entrepreneur.com
AKA Bob Barker and Vana White 🙂

11:00am – 11:40am
HOW TO PICK A WINNER AND EDUCATE 240 MILLION AMERICANS TO INVEST IN A PRIVATE COMPANY

This is critical knowledge for the 240 million non-accredited Americans to enter into the world of private investments. They will also discuss:

How can Angels, VCs, and Crowdfunding work together to expand quality Dealflow and expand access to capital for more startups and entrepreneurs and increase a return on investment for everyone!

MODERATOR:
Brian Mac Mahon – Expert Dojo

Frank Grant– VC and Managing Director of Interstate Venture Capital, a venture capital and advisory firm that focuses on the world’s most promising consumer-focused Internet and mobile companies

Karen Rands is a Venture Catalyst, a Compassionate Capitalist, Economist, Investor, and Entreprener

Tracy Repchuk – has awards from the Senate, Assembly, White House, President Obama for her work with CEOs, and entrepreneurs

Karen Kerrigan CEO – SBE Council named Top Power Woman in Crowdfunding

Asher Leids– Angel Investor Tacitus Ventures – generally invest in the healthcare sector and technology companies that have some socially responsible aspect in their mission. I have over 25 investments in startup companies.

11:40am – 12:15pm
PANEL: DIVERSITY INCLUSION & CROWDFUNDING

We will discuss diversity and Inclusion in the world of funding and how Crowdfunding can level the playing field and bring a new pool of billions of investment dollars into Minority-, woman-, disability-, service-disabled veterans, and LGBT-owned businesses and start-ups and so they can scale up to do business with large companies.

MODERATOR:
Ruth E Hedges -is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Crowdfunding

JOEL GILLESPIE – Joel serves as the Supplier Diversity Program Manager for Microsoft Corporation.

Maurice Evans– E.L.O.S- An 11-year former NBA Veteran, played for seven teams Lakers, Pistons, Hawks, Wizards, served on the NBA Player’s Association’s executive committee for four (4) years.

Jor Law– Co-founder, Homeier Law PC/VerifyInvestor.com he is most well-known for his unparalleled expertise in alternative finance, including EB-5 finance and crowdfunding

Kelly Burton – CEO- Founders of Color | HuffPost Contributor | 40 Under 40 Awardee

12:15 – 1:30pm
LUNCH BREAK and mentoring in “The Situation Room” available to those who signed up at registration. Networking in the Crowdfunding Marketplace and Expo

1:30 – 2:00pm
Panel: HOW TO ASK FOR THE MONEY

The first 60 seconds of a business pitch can be the difference between achieving your highest dreams or falling flat on your face when seeking Crowdfunding. A perfect pitch is nothing without follow through. We will teach you how to avoid pitching a good idea Badly. We get it—pitching well is difficult and amazingly stressful.

Crowdfunding is using the internet’s access to the masses to raise capital by connecting people who have the talent and ideas with people that would be interested in those ideas and have the funds to invest. But it won’t work if you don’t know how to ask for the money.

MODERATOR:
Brian Mac Mahon is the owner of Expert DOJO largest business peer to peer expertise platform in the country

Mark Roderick– one of the leading Crowdfunding lawyers in the United States. spearheading Flaster Greenberg’s crowdfunding practice

​​ Christopher Clifford – VC-Venture Partner Building Block Ventures

Omri Bojko– Co- Founder TVP – Past Equity derivatives trader

Derek Fetzer Co-founder CaringCrowd® | Powered by Johnson & Johnson

Kendall Almerico was named “one of the top crowdfunding and JOBS Act attorneys in the country” by Forbes. Venture Beat named Kendall one of the 20 most influential thought leaders on crowdfunding in the world.

2:00 – 3:00pm
MASTER CLASS- HOW TO BUILD A CROWD SO YOU CAN RAISE MORE MONEY IT’S ALL ABOUT PROMOTION AND MARKETING

How to find Potential Investors, Backers or Donors.
Our panel of leading crowdfunding marketing experts who collectively have helped raise over $100 million dollars for their clients, will discuss what everyone wants to know about attracting the right crowd.
Crowdfunding Best Practices that apply to rewards and donation and equity crowdfunding.

Moderator:
Ruth E Hedges- GCC Executive Producer and Founder, Industry Pioneer, CrowdfundingCRM.com

Kathleen Minogue– She is particularly focused on crowdfunding education initiatives that encourage entrepreneurship, economic development, and job creation in local communities.

Rusty Shelton Sr. Marketing Strategist ForbesBooks has led marketing strategies for more than 30 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers.

Tracy Repchuk Award-Winning CEO for InnerSurf International

Ted Prodromou, America’s Leading LinkedIn Coach,

Actionable tactics and tools you can use to succeed at crowdfunding.

We will cover:

  • Authority Marketing
  • Ways to use lead gen pages
  • Ways to Increase your email reply rate
  • Identify your brand and positioning strategy.
  • Learn how to tell a great story.
  • The Importance of and ways you can make yourself a known entity in your industry.
  • We are going to discuss the role of Authority Marketing as a process for Crowdfunding. It’s far easier to generate leads and investors when you’re seen as an authority and thought the leader in your area of expertise.
  • Why should anyone invest in your crowdfunding campaign versus someone else in the same field?
  • Branding, Content marketing, Referral marketing,
  • PR and social media marketing
  • Learn how to stand out from the crowd.
  • Learn how to identify your target investors—accredited & unaccredited—and reach them using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and so much more. Learn how to gauge response and determine the level of interest in your offering before you move forward. Social media strategy, Attracting social influencers.
  • Top social media tools you can use for free or at a low cost.

3:30- 5:00pm
ALL THE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO RAISE UP TO $50 MILLION WITH REGULATION A+ the Mini IPO-

During this equity track, our experts will explain and discuss what is involved in preparing and filing a successful Reg A+ Plus offering with the SEC and the marketing that is required.

MODERATOR AND OPENING REMARKS
Kendall Almerico – http://regaplusofferings.com/ partner who offers RegA+ legal services.

Stephanie R. Heinatz, http://regaplusofferings.com/ provides strategic marketing and communications services, from planning to execution

Rusty Shelton – Chair at ForbesBooks – Authority Marketing – http://regaplusofferings.com- resource partner.

Craig Denlinger– Artesian CPA is a leading firm specializing in Regulation A+ audits and other crowdfund offerings available under the new JOBS Act securities regulations.

Charles Kaufman, Esq. – Homeier Law PC – helps companies and entrepreneurs raise money through crowdfunding in addition to traditional public and private capital raising.

Ryan Schellhous– Co-Founder IndigoSpire CPAs & Advisors, clients have raised and managed over $300mm in capital across the real estate, technology, and biotech sectors through Regulations A,+, D and CF

Joan Dromey is Senior Product Manager for the Private Markets group at
Computershare. She has wide ranging expertise in ecommerce products and
systems, business and systems analysis.

Reg A+ (Plus) enables small-to-midsize private companies the legal right to raise up to $50 million in capital from accredited and non-accredited investors. The key players we’ve brought together for this segment will educate and discuss how the Reg A+ process works, what the benefits are and potential obstacles may be, and how to get started. You’ll network exclusively with this pioneering group who is leading the country in this new Securities offering.

  • What is the regulatory process and time line for a RegA+offering ?
  • What are the costs?
  • Who are best candidates for a Reg A+ offering
  • Preparation for the audit.
  • Testing the waters: Learn how to find out if there is enough interest in your offering. TTW allows you to explore in a non-binding way, the level of interest from potential investors.
  • How to present and promote your offering through Digital Marketing, Social Media, PR and other tools. We will cover the best ways to market and “Test the Waters” so you can build a loyal tribe of excited followers and fans and convert them into customers and investors.
  • Learn how to stand out from the crowd.
  • Learn how to identify your target investors—accredited & unaccredited—and reach them using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and so much more. Learn how to gauge response and determine the level of interest in your offering before you move forward.
  • What do early stage investors look for in Reg A+ offering, and what can issuers do to increase the public’s interest.
  • Learn how to identify your target investors—accredited & unaccredited—and reach them using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and so much more.
  • Learn how to gauge response and determine the level of interest in your offering before you move forward.
  • Social media strategy, Attracting social influencers.
  • Top social media tools like LinkedIn you can use for free or at a low cost.

Rusty Shelton from Forbes Books we will cover: Authority Marketing. We are going to discuss the role of Authority Marketing as a process for Crowdfunding. It’s far easier to generate leads and investors when you’re seen as an authority and thought the leader in your area of expertise.

  • Ways to use Lead Gen pages
  • Ways to Increase your email reply rate, Identify your brand and positioning strategy.
  • Learn how to tell a great story.
  • The Importance of and ways you can make yourself a known entity in your industry.

5:00 – 5:30 pm
ROUND TABLE WITH THE AUDIENCE.

This is a unique opportunity for attendees to get answers to any questions that weren’t covered during the past two days. Fire away – we will provide expert answers and guidance to all of your questions that will help solidify all crowdfunding action plans for raising capital.

5:30-7:00
Dinner Break

7:00- 10:00 pm
“CROWDFUND LIVE INVEST- ”

Sponsored by FORBESBOOKS and EXPERT DOJO – JOIN US FOR COCKTAILS, CROWDFUNDING AND COOKIES.- Complimentary drink tickets and Cash Bar available.

We will close out convention with an exciting evening where we will hear from companies and startup live pitching.

MC: Ruth E. Hedges and Brian Mac Mahon

A Big Thank you to AMERICAN AIRLINES for flying out from Los Angeles some of the most exciting EXPERT DOJO startups to share their stories live on our stage.

They are all looking for Money from the Crowd.

Interviewers: Justin Batt, Kendall Almerico, Rusty Shelton,

Enjoy exciting Fireside chats with three entrepreneurs who are using RegA+ including Veteran NBA star Maurice Evans who will be pitching testing the waters live about his up and coming Reg A+ crowdfunding Campaign from the GCC stage about his new digital marketing technology “Every Level of Success Inc “(E.L.O.S) the first and only digital platform that allows fans to engage with their favorite athletes, influencers, and brands in one centralized location, with just one click. E.L.O.S is more than just a platform; it’s a community.

Welcome to the Amazon of the Sports World and the social app that creates the ultimate fan experience.

Donna Miller CEO, will discuss her company Purse Power Inc a web/mobile platform (like Yelp with a social mission) where consumers can use their trillions of dollars of purchasing power to buy goods and services from women entrepreneurs and companies that improve opportunities for women and girls. They are signing up millions of women-owned and women-led businesses to change the way people shop and drive change, she will also be joining us on stage to pitch her Reg A+ testing the waters live!

More than a 20 other Startup Companies will also be part of the action too at this closing night event. They will be pitching on the main stage their live campaigns or offerings to our live audience so they can make a personal connection with the audience of potential backers, donors or investors and crowdfunding industry experts. And if the audience wants they can make an investment.

Angel and VC Investors will also be in attendance and ask questions after each presentation and comment on what they usually look for, and the audience will get to ask the Issuers questions too.

WE WILL BE HAVING A BIG THANK YOU TOAST TO ALL OF OUR SPONSORS AND SPEAKERS!

Conference agenda subject to change without notice.

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