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Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee Event

Presented by The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC

October 10, 2012

Crowdfunding: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Please join the NVTC Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee for a program regarding the provisions of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups “JOBS” Act that are most relevant to entrepreneurs.

This program will focus on crowdfunding, and include discussions on new private capital raising channels made available through the JOBS Act, important changes to SEC regulations and other practical implications of the JOBS Act for growth companies focused on the government, technology, clean tech and life sciences industries.

Other topics include: who can benefit from crowdfunding; market participants; the VC perspective; and other capital formation enhancements from the JOBS Act including removal of the ban on general solicitation in Rule 506 offerings, the increase in the number of stockholders before private companies must go public, revamping Reg A-style “mini-public-offering” rules and IPO-facilitating provisions for emerging growth companies.

Moderator:
Oscar A. Osorio, Partner, Mid-Atlantic Tax Practice Leader, Grant Thornton LLP

Panelists:
Lawrence R. Bard, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Valerie S. Gaydos, President, Capital Growth Inc.
Sean Glass, Venture Partner, Novak Biddle Venture Partners
Daniel Gorfine, Director of Special Projects and Legal Counsel, The Milken Institute


Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors: Aronson LLC; Morrison & Foerster; Virginia Tech National Capital Region; Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Silver Sponsor: Loudoun Economic Development

The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC Business Partners:
Avison Young; HP; Panacea Consulting

For more information about The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC sponsorships, click here.




Location:
Virginia Tech Research Center - Arlington
900 North Glebe Road, 2nd Floor
Arlington, VA