The StartEngine ICO 2.0 Summit

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November 10, 2017 | Santa Monica, CA

Hear from top leaders in cryptocurrency, blockchain, and equity crowdfunding about how the U.S. is already positioned to accommodate regulated coin offerings.

And meet the ambitious entrepreneurs who are going to make it all happen.



8:00 AM -
Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM - Keynote Speaker

9:00 AM - Panel 1: The Regulated ICO

9:45 AM - Fireside Chat with Lou Kerner

10:15 AM - Networking

11:15 AM - Panel 2: Dude, Is My Token a Security?

11:45 AM - Panel 3: The Regulated Blockchain

12:30 PM - Lunch

1:30 PM - Breakout Groups

Breakout Track A:

1:30PM | Workshop

3:00PM | Networking

3:30PM | ICO Pitches

Breakout Track B:

1:30PM | ICO Pitches

3:00PM | Networking

3:30PM | Workshop

5:30 PM - Cocktail Hour



Speakers for the ICO Summit Panel

Lou Kerner: Partner, Flight VC

Howard Marks: CEO, StartEngine

Sara Hanks: CEO, Crowdcheck

David Lee: Partner, K&L Gates

Lee Schneider: Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton

Susan Gault-Brown: Partner, Wilson Sonsini

Stephen Wink: Partner, Latham & Watkins

Additional Speakers to Be Announced Soon!



On August 30, 2017, StartEngine announced that it would be the one of first Regulation Crowdfunding and Regulation A+ platforms to accept Initial Coin Offerings, better known as ICOs. The platform was one of the first in the U.S. to accommodate Online Public Offerings, doing so through crowdfunding regulations made possible through the JOBS Act.

Join on November 10 for the very first regulated initial coin offering conference: - StartEngine's ICO 2.0 Summit.

In July, the SEC released a memo describing the risks of ICOs, indicating that some coins may be considered securities and thereby subject to Federal securities laws. Investors were also cautioned of the consequences of investing in a fraudulent ICO: There is no central authority, recovery options are limited, and virtual coins are susceptible to hacks. Inadequate disclosure of these issues could lead to significant repercussions from the SEC.

Though often described as "crowdfunding contracts," offerings for virtual currency have not yet been hosted on platforms like StartEngine. Launching an ICO outside of an exemption from SEC registration can be risky for both companies and investors.

In the spirit of democratizing capital safely, StartEngine will now accept and host Initial Coin Offerings. Companies that wish to issue ICOs will operate under Regulation Crowdfunding, Regulation A+ or Regulation D funding, all of which are already facilitated compliantly on the StartEngine platform. By funneling ICOs through already-established crowdfunding systems, StartEngine aims to make the trade of digital currency safer for both investors and companies.

Companies issuing coins on StartEngine must be incorporated in the United States. Payment for StartEngine's hosting services may be made in US Dollars or in cryptocurrency.

StartEngine welcomes cryptocurrency to its fleet of diverse offerings. In just two years, companies of varying types have raised nearly $40 million on the platform from over 22,000 investors. Based in Los Angeles, StartEngine provides democratized funding opportunities-unlike those made via Silicon Valley venture capitalists.

It's an exciting time to be offering shares, or coins, to the crowd.


I'm a company and I would like to be part of the ICO pitch competition. How do I apply?

Apply here to participate in the ICO pitches.

Are there student discounts?

Yes! In order to receive a student discount, email johanna@startengine.com from your .edu email address.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email johanna@startengine.com with any questions regarding the StartEngine ICO Summit.

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