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Saturday, March 9 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Global Fight to Democratize Access to Capital

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A global fight is currently underway to democratize access to capital for entrepreneurs. With over half of the world population engaged in self-generated work, the outcome of this is critical.
With the passage of the JOBS Act (legalizing debt- and equity- based crowdfunding), suddenly an entrepreneur’s dream to tap into worldwide resources with people aligned to their vision has become a reality.
Job creation is not just an American issue – small businesses create over 65% of all jobs – and access to capital disproportionally affects the poor.
Sherwood Neiss is leading the global fight to legalize equity-based crowdfunding. As one the authors of the Crowdfunding Framework used in the JOBS Act, he has not only changed the domestic landscape but continues his mission abroad through working with foreign governments and organizations to help citizens in many countries gain access to the capital they need to develop their ideas and thrive.
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Jason Best

PrincipalCrowdfund Capital AdvisorsJason W. Best co-authored the crowdfund investing framework used in the JOBS Act to legalize securities-based crowdfunding in the United States. He has provided US Congressional testimony on early-stage finance and attended the White House Rose Garden... Read More →
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Sherwood Neiss

PrincipalCrowdfund Capital AdvisorsSherwood Neiss is often cited as one of the fathers of the Crowdfund investing movement. As a serial entrepreneur and investor during the credit crunch Sherwood saw a need for a change in outdated securities laws and did something about it—as a... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
Four Seasons, Four Seasons Ballroom

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