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Is Equity Crowdfunding Right For Your Early-Stage Company?

June 19 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm

at LearnLaunch

Free - $35

Is Equity Crowdfunding Right For Your Early-Stage Company?
Get your questions answered at this workshop on the structure, rules and regulations around engaging in Equity Crowdfunding. A year on since the May 2016 SEC Equity Crowdfunding New SEC Guidelines there is a new wave of opportunity for investing - now ANYONE from the accredited investor to your grandma can invest in the next big thing, but what does this really mean for your early stage company? Is this actually an alternative to raising traditional rounds of funding?

Questions answered include:
  • WHY should I care about regulation crowdfunding?
  • WHO can engage in regulation crowdfunding?
  • WHAT is regulation crowdfunding?
  • WHERE can regulation crowdfunding happen?
  • WHEN can I engage in regulation crowdfunding?
  • IS regulation crowdfunding right for me?

Food & Networking time included

Jeremy Halpern

Jeremy Halpern

Partner, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP & Founder, Edible Ventures

Jeremy Halpern is a partner and co-chairs and serves as the Director of Business Development for Nutter’s Emerging Companies Group. Jeremy’s practice focuses on emerging companies, private equity, venture capital and angel financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, executive and team compensation matters, and general start-up support. Serving as the firm’s entrepreneur-in-residence, Jeremy often works on strategy and corporate development matters with companies, investors, and executives in technology, life sciences and the food and beverage industry.

Jeremy is an active angel investor and is a member of the board of The Capital Network, a Boston based non-profit serving entrepreneurs seeking high growth capital. Jeremy serves on the Advisory Board and the Executive Education Committee of the MBI Health Program and on the Advisory Board of Pintley, a MassChallenge 2011 finalist company providing marketing solutions to the craft brewers and bars. He continues to serve as a mentor at MassChallenge and LearnLaunch, an expert advisor at the Innovation Hub at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and as a speaker, reviewer, judge or mentor for MIT HackingMedicine, HackingPediatrics, the Mass Tech Transfer Center, the Mass Life Science Center, M2D2, BranchFood and Startup Institute.

Previously Jeremy served on the Board and Investment Committee of MassVentures, an early stage venture capital fund funding technology companies in Massachusetts. Jeremy taught entrepreneurial leadership at Tufts University for nine years and cofounded a company in the mobile technology synchronization space.

Jeremy received his B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Thomas Powers

Thomas Powers

Associate at Nutter McClennen & Fish

Thomas V. Powers is an associate in the Business Department and a member of the Banking and Financial Services and Emerging Companies practice groups. He works with a wide range of public and private companies, as well as investment advisers, investment companies, hedge funds and broker-dealers, on matters involving corporate finance, securities laws, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Thomas’ recent representative experience includes assisting:

  • A New Hampshire commercial bank in its $134 million acquisition by a Massachusetts bank
  • A Massachusetts mutual savings bank in its $28.3 million acquisition of a Massachusetts-based national bank
  • A national bank headquartered in New Hampshire in its $26.7 million acquisition by a federal savings bank
  • A Boston-based private software integrator in its $12 million sale to a Nasdaq-listed company

Thomas gained previous legal experience working as an intern in the Boston office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Robert J. Kane of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Prior to attending law school, Thomas also worked as a paralegal in the broker-dealer and securities market regulation practice of a leading New York law firm.

During law school, Thomas served as an articles editor for the Review of Banking & Financial Law and as an assistant writing instructor for the school’s legal research and writing program.

Jason Frishman

Jason Frishman

Founder at NetCapital Systems LLC

Jason Frishman is the founder and CEO of Netcapital. Netcapital is a new way for friends, family, and customers to invest in companies—and for companies to raise money by building communities. Jason has been mentoring, advising, and investing in early stage companies to help them raise their first capital for over three years. He founded Netcapital to reduce the systemic inefficiencies he saw in the way early stage companies access capital through his experience as a coach and mentor.

Jason holds advisory positions with leading organizations in the financial technology ecosystem, and has conducted speaking engagements as an external expert with Morgan Stanley, University of Michigan, The Capital Network, and others.

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June 19
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Free - $35
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