SoCalBio Networking Forum: Crowdfunding for the Biosciences: A Real Prospect or Pipe Dream
Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PST)
Los Angeles, CA
Spurred by the passage of the Jobs Act, crowdfunding is the latest platform for companies and entrepreneurs to raise money. It is a way of raising capital that involves getting small amounts of money from a large number of investors. The Jobs Act has transformed the formerly "donate-to-my-cause" industry into a popular way for raising capital. This new source of money pushes behind some of the traditional sources like family and friends, angel investors and venture capital.
Crowdfunding promises to give some startups access to capital they wouldn’t have had otherwise, but it could also set up unprepared entrepreneurs for a headache. This SoCalBio mixer will provide a primer on this source of funding and discuss all the legal, accounting, and business strategy aspects of crowdsourcing for bioscience commercializatrion projects.
Our Speakers and panelists will touch on:
- How to crowdfund by reaching out to people in your network
- How to tap into their desire to support your project and believe in your claims
- How to keep crowdfunding legal
- Are there crowdfunding best practices?
- Is it realistic to crowdsource for biotech or medical device projects?
- Will crowdsourcing hurt your chances of tapping into institutional money?
Chairman & CEO
CA Stock Exchange
Founder & CEO
Joseph A. Boystak
President & CEO
Zickfeld Capital Advisors
Thanks to Mixer Sponsors & Underwriters
The SoCalBio Networking Forums bring together leaders from all segments of the life-science industry to share insights and learn about:
- Innovation best practices
- Device and biotech business trends
- Technology convergence opportunities, and
- Broad-reaching public policies shaping the commercialization of innovations and healthcare service delivery in the U.S. and abroad.