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SBSA - Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs: Useful Path or Costly Detour?

Seattle Business School Alliance (SBSA)

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Seattle

November 7, 2012: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Yale SOM kindly invites Chicago Booth and other Seattle Business School Alliance member clubs to join them for a timely panel on crowdfunding.

Where

Summit Law Group
315 Fifth Avenue South, 10th Floor
Seattle, Washington

Driving Directions:

Parking is available in pay lots across the street.

Event Details

Join us for a panel discussion on Crowdfunding under the JOBS Act. As envisioned by the JOBS Act, new Crowdfunding rules are intended to expand and ease the methods of capital raising by small companies by allowing the sale of unregistered securities to the public under certain circumstances. This panel will address the question of whether Crowdfunding is likely to achieve this goal.

The discussion will start with a general overview of the Crowdfunding legislation and the status of the SEC's proposed Crowdfunding regulations. Then, panelists will discuss the following topics and participate with the audience in a general discussion: The pros and cons of Crowdfunding, the viability, usefulness and practicality of Crowdfunding for raising capital, the role of funding portals in Crowdfunding, the impact on future funding rounds (Angel, VC, Strategic, etc.) and the impact on exitsCrowdfunding across industries

Panelists include:

Geoff Entress – Angel investor and Venture Partner, Voyager Capital
Peter Weiss – Venture CFO and President, American Outlook, Inc.
Joy Schoffler – Principal, Leverage PR and Partner, Crowdfund Capital Advisors
Mike Erickson – Member, Corporate/Securities Group, Summit Law Group
Erik Cullen – Founder, UpStart Trader (a Crowdfunding portal)

This event is intended for entrepreneurs, investors, and the general public. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend, even if you don't know anything about Crowdfunding or securities law. If you are an entrepreneur seeking to raise capital or interested in starting a funding portal, we encourage you to attend this event.

Cost

No Charge

Registration

Register Online

Space is limited, so please only register if you really plan to attend.

Deadline: 11/6/2012

Questions

Jennifer Sireklove, '09 

503.481.3120

Other Information

This event is being hosted by Summit Law Group, Yale School of Management's Seattle alumni chapter (SOM Seattle) and the Seattle Business School Alliance, of which the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Seattle is a participating member. Questions about the event can be directed to the Yale SOM hosts (see registration link). Questions about Chicago Booth's involvement in the SBSA can be directed to Jennifer Sireklove '09.

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