, New York
Chicago , Illinois
15 November 2012-16 November 2012
EFactor Presents: Online Crowd Funding Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm $15 in advance, $20 at the door. More information can be found through the link. On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act (or JOBS Act) into law. This bill is intended to encourage funding of United States small businesses by easing various regulations. It will make it easier for startups and small businesses to raise funds, especially through online crowd funding. This EFactor event explores the opportunities that small businesses and startups have from the JOBS Act. An attorney will join us to discuss all the ins and outs of the bill. Besides this keynote, a panel of crowdfunding experts will discuss how they (and you!) can take advantage from the JOBS Act. After attending, you’ll have insights on: How your business can take advantage from the JOBS Act; How to raise funding using online crowdfunding; Advice from experienced entrepreneurs; And much, much more! These insights will open up new doors of opportunity for your start-up or existing enterprise! Speakers: Annabelle Pereira, Associate, Much Shelist. Annabelle M. Pereira, an Associate in the firm's Business & Finance group, represents clients in corporate transactions, financings, securities and restructuring matters. Annabelle advises acquirers and target businesses in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, stock and asset purchases and sales, and contributions. She also counsels clients on formation, corporate governance, and compliance with corporate and industry regulations. Randy Shipley. Randy is a past Officer of $2 Billion public company on NASDAQ (Carrier Access Corporation) and have had two successful exits from start-ups in the telecom industry, with experience in growing and scaling sales / marketing / biz development from nothing to over $300 million in revenues. Currently Randy is a co-founder of SocialGravity, a company that provides crowdfunding SaaS for non-profits. Randy has also co-founded of CrowdFund Connect, which he plans to launch after the SEC makes further comments.
New York , New York
15 November 2012-16 November 2012
Business Ethics is a course that’s usually taught in college and is supposed to be carried on with you through the rest of your business life. Gather round the table for a refresher course on the rights and wrongs of business. Food and drinks will be provided! 6:30pm-9:00pm $20.00 Speakers: Daniel DeWolf. Daniel is a Member in the Corporate & Securities Section in the New York office and Co-chair of the Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice Group. He is also a Member of the Sports & Entertainment Practice Group. Daniel brings a unique blend of talent and expertise to our venture capital and emerging companies practice. In addition to his active legal practice, he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the NYU Law School and he has a wealth of experience as an active venture capital investor, having co-founded Dawntreader Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in New York. Daniel is also the Co-Editor of Venture Capital: Forms and Analysis, a leading treatise on venture capital published by the Law Journal Press. In addition to venture capital, his practice focuses on private equity funds, representing venture-backed companies, corporate governance, and general corporate law. Elisa Balabram is a Business and Self-Love Coach, Speaker and the Author of Ask Others, Trust Yourself: The Entrepreneurial Woman's Key to Success. She was the director of the SBA Women’s Business Center at Hunts Point EDC for three years and at the LDC of East New York for five years. Through one-on-one business coaching, workshops and long-term training, she has assisted aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners with starting businesses, writing business plans, securing loans, winning business plan competitions, developing and executing marketing and sales strategies, hiring and managing employees, and with growing their businesses. Rick Elbanna, Business Broker. Rick Elbanna has over 35 years experience in providing technical consulting and business services to a wide spectrum of industries. Rick has worked with closely held businesses in the areas of sales, accounting, financial modeling and analysis, custom application development, custom spreadsheet and database modeling, internet solutions development, and insurance premium auditing. Oz Sultan has over 15 years experience in Management Consulting, Marketing and Technology projects. Among some of his highlights in his career included a US led Social Program launch of Kinect For Xbox; developed Social Media product offerings and Casual Games for the Economist Intelligence Unit; developed and launched New Media programs for a number of clothing and technology clients and helped launch an MMO. He'll be joining the panel to share how he helps companies digest the wide range of technologies and tactics while devising metric-focused media strategie. Stephanie Scott has been in the beauty and style industry for over a decade. Determined to give a personalized voice to niche brands large and small, she began her own public relations and strategic marketing consulting business - First and Last PR, LLC - which specializes in traditional and social media marketing. She has secured placements in top publications including Allure, Forbes, InStyle, Harper's Bazaar, Flaunt, Marie Claire, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W, and WWD. Stephanie joins the EFactor panel to share with us the importance of branding whether for yourself or your company and brand along with some insider tips of what not to do when getting your name out there.
San Francisco , California
13 November 2012-14 November 2012
EFactor Presents: Got Funding? Time: 6:30pm-9:30pm $15 in advanced $20 at the door Go to link for more information As an entrepreneur you know that funding is crucial. It helps to have some money to get your business off the ground or expand it when a great opportunity comes up. Traditional sources are tough in this economy, but all it takes is a little imagination and some expert advice about some of the great new channels for funding now available. If you are looking for funding, then you have come to the right place and it’s time to register! This event will educate entrepreneurs about all the funding options now available for start-ups and small business owners. From crowdfunding, to angel investing and debt financing, to bootstrapping and small business loans, this not-to-be-missed event will feature experts from each funding niche. After attending, you’ll have insights on: ● The benefits and limitations of each type of funding; ● How to determine the type of financing that is right for your company; ● The process of securing each type of funding; ● And much, much more! These insights will help you make more informed decisions and open up new doors of opportunity for your start-up or existing enterprise!