The White House and SEC to Host Crowdfunding Events During GEW
Erin Wiley @wileyea
District of Columbia
Nov 11, 2012
As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week the White House and the Securities and Exchange Commission will host events on crowdfunding on November 15.
At the White House, Jason Best, founder and principal of Crowdfund Capital Advisors, will address the U.S. Department of State and entrepreneurs and leaders from U.S. entities interested in entrepreneurship and building new markets overseas, including university, industry, NGO, and foreign embassy communities. The White House event will aim to amplify and identify partnership opportunities that will expand the technology innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem being built through programs, partnerships, and policymaking efforts overseas. It will build on work catalyzed to date by the United States, leverage existing USG funding, and spur new initiatives.
At the SEC, there will be a morning event about the global impact of crowdfund investing on entrepreneurs and small businesses seeking investment capital to launch innovation, grow their businesses, and create jobs. In the afternoon, Sherwood Neiss, founder and principal of Crowdfund Capital Advisors, will participate in the SEC’s breakout session on Crowdfund investing and the critical need by American small business for the SEC to move forward on issuing regulations that will enable entrepreneurs and small businesses to access capital through this new channel.