July 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Equities.com - Enzo Villani
Global Crowdfunding Convention - Ruth E. Hedges
CrowdfundX - Darren Marble
Join a panel of industry influencers on this webinar who will discuss the impact of the Jobs Act on crowdfunding and how it has reinvigorated Regulation A+ offerings. Anchoring our distinguished panel is Ruth E. Hedges, one the world’s foremost authorities on crowdfunding and one of the original pioneers of the crowdfunding legislation that was ultimately signed into law into the JOBS Act on April 5, 2012 and Executive producer of GCC the – Global Crowdfunding Convention http://thegccworld.com.
Why attend this webinar:
1. Be part of the discussion of the basics - What is crowdfunding? What is Reg A-Plus?
2. Learn how crowdfunded companies are marketing.
3. Learn how to be develop your marketing message while navigating the rules and regulations.
More information about the speakers:
Equities.com - Enzo Villani - CEO - Twitter @equitiesinc
Enzo Villani is the CEO of Equities.com. He is a serial entrepreneur that has developed three global cross-discipline communications companies since 2004. Mr. Villani began these ventures at NASDAQ, where he co-founded the Global Corporate Solutions division. After NASDAQ, Mr. Villani partnered with The Riverside Company to start DF King Worldwide, the team acquired five companies in the US, Europe, Nordics, and Asia. After King Worldwide ($175M Revenue, 400 FTE), Mr. Villani then completed an emerging market version of the integrated communications strategy through acquisitions and organic growth across the BRIC nations with MZ Group (Attitude Global) and PE firm Jardim Botanico. Enzo is an Adjunct professor in Venture Capital and Strategy at Clarkson University, Adjunct Professor in Marketing and Entrepreneurship at SUNY Plattsburgh, Board Member Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Academic Society. Enzo has an MBA from The Johnson School, Cornell University and a BA Communications from Iona College.
Global Crowdfunding Convention - Ruth E. Hedges - Founder & Executive Producer - Twitter @startupsmap
Ruth E. Hedges is one the world’s foremost authorities on crowdfunding and is one of the original pioneers of the legislation that was ultimately signed into law as the JOBS Act on April 5, 2012. She was honored with an invitation to the White House for its Crowdfunding Champions of Change event. Ruth created and operates the worlds first Global Crowdfunding Convention ( GCC ) http://thegccworld.com now in entering its 5th year. It is hosted every year in Las Vegas NV.
Ms Hedges is the founder of http://CrowdfundingCRM.com the industry’s first Marketing Automation CRM and Social media platform built for Crowdfunding and Crowd Financing. The company aims to fill the void between basic email software and complex and expensive marketing software. Along with an easy to use Crowdfunding Task & Action Plan™-A virtual placeholder,guide and calendar for you to create a step by step crowdfunding plan with timelines for launching and running a successful and compliant campaign.
As an industry expert, Ms Hedges has been interviewed or quoted in over 50 major publications and was selected to teach the first university-level course on securities-based crowdfunding in the nation at the University of Nevada Las Vegas ( UNLV).
Ms Hedges was also a Founding Board member of the CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA) ?and CFPA. ?In 2012 Ms Hedges also launched Http://globalcrowdfundingday.com to help spread the word across the globe. Previously, Ms. Hedges was featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy as well as the New York Times, the LA times and People magazine for her work with Oxfam America and the Hollywood Hunger Banquets.She was featured on ABC’s Home Show, and the Financial News Network produced a two-part series on Ms. Hedges for their show” American Entrepreneur”. She was invited to fill a cabinet seat on the Second Century Campaign board which raised over 16 million dollars to build the new Union Rescue Mission. She is the recipient of the Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles for that work.
CrowdfundX - Darren Marble - CEO - Twitter @darrenmarble
Darren Marble is CEO of CrowdfundX, a pioneering crowdfunding agency serving clients across a wide mix of industries, for strategic equity and rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns. One of the country’s top minds in crowdfunding campaign architecture, Darren has negotiated and delivered successful campaigns for multinational corporations, filmmakers, celebrities, entrepreneurs and VCs alike.
Prior to CrowdfundX, Darren spent ten years as a business development executive in the Oracle partner community, most recently as a regional vice president of sales with OSI Consulting, working directly with decision-makers at Fortune 500 companies on a range of software and services projects. He also served as co-founder and CEO of FilmBreak, a virtual film studio which offered comprehensive marketing, financing and distribution tools for filmmakers. Darren realized the concept and need for CrowdfundX while at the helm of FilmBreak and decided to pivot his team’s efforts to meet a groundswell of demand coming from clients.
Darren is a featured LinkedIn contributor and an active public speaker, having recently spoken as a guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, USC Marshall School of Business, UC Irvine, the CSUN Entertainment Alumni Network and the ESGCI Business School in Paris, France. His insights have been featured in Forbes, the Los Angeles Business Journal, SoCalTech and others.