EarlyShares to Participate in The 5th Annual Create West Virginia 2012 Conference

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Local Grassroots Organization whose vision is to empower innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity in West Virginia launches conference in October 2012. EarlyShares will award a grand prize to the winner of the conference.

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“West Virginia needs to support local entrepreneurs and small businesses. Only through a grassroots approach integrating all these different communities will America be able to grow its economy and create new jobs,” says Maurice Lopes.

EarlyShares, the Equity Based Crowdfunding platform with a mission to connect investors and entrepreneurs in a safe and secure way, will sponsor The 5th Annual Create West Virginia 2012 Conference (Create WV 2012) on October 26 - 27th. Being a Startup itself, EarlyShares’ mission is to help entrepreneurs and small businesses find the funding they need through Equity Based Crowdfunding. Create WV 2012 will include panels with industry experts, including EarlyShares’ CEO Maurice Lopes, to guide participants in leveraging opportunities for raising capital and launching a successful business.

West Virginia is characterized by its diversity in artistic vision, innovation and entrepreneurship in different industries. The conference will bring those characteristics together into an educational forum. Rising entrepreneurs need to connect with their community on an early stage to test their product or service, get access to the necessary funding and launch their business. Create WV 2012 presents a great opportunity for networking and competing in a challenge where entrepreneurs will polish their pitch and business plan. Create WV 2012 will be held at the Charleston House Ramada Inn Hotel and the Charleston Civic Center. Participants can register prior to the date.

As part of EarlyShares’ sponsorship, Maurice Lopes – Founder & CEO, will grant the 1st place winner a check representing the ability to raise $150, 000 commission free on their platform, which equates to around $50,000 cash value. Participants will be able to take part in a Q&A with Maurice, as he is the keynote speaker of the lunch on Saturday October 27th. “Communities such as West Virginia need to support local entrepreneurs and small businesses. Only through a grassroots approach integrating all these different communities will America be able to grow its economy and create new jobs,” says Maurice Lopes.

Equity Based Crowdfunding is a new form of raising capital whereby groups of people come together online and make small investments in new and existing businesses. In other words, it eases the regulatory burden on startups and small companies seeking to raise capital and will swiftly increase economic growth and job creation. Until recently, general crowdfunding has been targeted and limited to donation and philanthropic projects. Equity Based Crowdfunding is part of the April 2012 Congressional Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr3606). Regulations under the JOBS Act are being drafted by the Securities Exchange Commission and will be finalized by early 2013. Prior to the Act, accredited investors were the only ones able to invest in start-ups; it was a “closed club.” Today, through portals like EarlyShares.com, everyone can invest with as little as $100.

For more information on the event and Equity Based Crowdfunding go to EarlyShares.com

Create WV 2012 – EarlyShares Sponsor & Speaker
Friday, Oct 26 – Saturday, Oct 27, 2012
Charleston House Ramada Inn Hotel and the Charleston Civic Center
See the details at: [http://www.createwv.com/building-creative-communities-new-economy

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