Community Investors: a New Era of Crowd-funding is Here.
Monday, June 27, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
How to use the New Investment Rules for Equity Crowdfunding?
So far, most of us were not allowed to invest in a small business in our neighborhood. Investing outside of the stock market has been exclusive to financial institutions and wealthy investors. Investment crowdfunding has now opened the door for more community members to become investors in local businesses.
Did you know that crowdfunding is now possible for real,serious investments? Since May 16, the JOBS Act rules for equity crowdfunding (Title III) are officially in effect.
Let's learn from experts and practitioners how community members can now invest in businesses they care about.
Introductions by Impact Hub Oakland and Slow Money Northern California
|Amy Cortese is a journalist who writes about topics spanning business, finance & food. Her book, Locavesting, was one of the pioneering works on the local investing and community capital movement. More recently, she founded Locavesting.com, a media and educational site. Based in Brooklyn, Amy has been named a “Top 30 Crowdfunding Thought Leader,” and was present at the historic April 2012 Rose Garden signing of the JOBS Act.|
|Nina Robinson is a Senior Portfolio Manager at ICA Fund Good Jobs, an organization that educates, accelerates, and invests in high-growth small businesses in order to create accessible good jobs that lead to equitable communities for all.|
|Keba Armand Konte was born and raised in San Francisco, has been in Oakland as long. He is an artist, food entrepreneur and community man. His artwork has been published widely and exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. He is the co-founder of Guerilla Cafe, founder of Chasing Lions Cafe and Founder/CEO of Red Bay Coffee Roasters. In his spare time he enjoys aquaponic gardening, judo and making vegan waffles for his family while listening to ol’ time singer Valerie June.|
|Mike Norman Mike is cofounder and President of Wefunder. He is an alumni of Y Combinator, a MIT Sloan graduate, and a former national kickboxing champion. Wefunder is an online service for the equity crowdfunding movement, after helping write the JOBS Act back in 2012. Their goal is to build a new type of stock market ("a NASDAQ for riskier ventures") that lets markets allocate capital to a wide range of businesses, more efficiently than banks or VCs.|
|Red Bay Coffee Roaster brings Beautiful Coffee to the People. A new, Oakland-based coffee roastery with coffer subscription and a coffee shop at the Hub Oakland is working with ICA Fund Good Jobs and Wefunder to raise funds from the community.|
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When & Where
Slow Money, Inner City Advisors, ImpactHUB Oakland
In over 20 local Slow Money networks across the North America, entrepreneurs, investors, and localization activists have joined forces to rebuild local food systems by catayzing local investments.
ICA Fund Good Jobs educates, accelerates, and invests in high-growth small businesses in order to create accessible good jobs that lead to equitable communities for all.
Impact Hub Oakland is a member-based coworking space and event venue for entrepreneurs creating positive impact.