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The New Equity Crowdfunding Rules and You

June 15, 2016 - June 16, 2016


The Capital Network and Venture Cafe are hosting a conversation on the SEC’s new Equity Crowdfunding Rules on June 16th from 6:30-7:30pm with experts on this new tool for startups.
A month on from the May 16 Equity Crowdfunding New 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?

Join us for tis FREE event to listen to the experts and add your voice as we discuss the benefits and potential downsides from the viewpoints for both startups and investors!

ed damianoEntrepreneur – Ed Damiano from BetaBionics which is developing a bionic pancreas system called the iLet, a fully integrated and wearable bionic pancreas medical device platform that automatically and autonomously manages blood sugar levels in people with insulin-dependent Type 1 Diabetes. A clinical trial is expected to begin mid-2017 and is required before any FDA approval can be received. More on their Wefunder campaign here. TedX talk given by Ed Damiano here.




Ben LittauerInvestor - Ben Littauer is a business and technology management consultant with expertise in Internet and communications technologies, as well as healthcare IT and is an active angel investor, member of Walnut Venture Associates & Boston Harbor Angels. Ben was Technology Strategist for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he defined the architecture for PatientSite, a system that allows patients to communicate securely with their healthcare team and view their own medical records. He also was a consultant to the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium on healthcare data security projects.


christopher mirabile

Investor – Christopher Mirabile (@cmirabile) is the Chair of Angel Capital Association and an early stage investor in Boston MA, USA. He is the co-Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group and the co-Founder of angel portfolio management tool www.Seraf-Investor.com.



Jerry OConnorLawyer – Jerry O’Connor - The Founder of O’Connor Law Office which provides comprehensive transactional legal counsel to entrepreneurs and business ventures at all stages of their life cycles in many industries including: software and technology, life science, medical device, manufacturing, cleantech, including storage, solar and wind technology, waste-to-energy and fuel cell, professional services, franchising…
Areas of practice include: Start-Up and Early Stage, General Counsel and Exits and Transitions.


Moderated by Kevin Wiant, Executive Director of the Venture Cafe Foundation

Attendees must also register at the Venture Cafe Kiosk on the 5th floor when arriving and follow the event guidelines.



June 15, 2016
June 16, 2016
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