EarlyShares is a Bronze Sponsor at DCWEEK 2012

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Entrepreneurs, businesses owners and investors learn about crowdfunding: A new way to start-up or invest at week long festival for social innovators of all kinds. Over 10,000 attendees are expected to gather from around the world at different events presented by Ford.

“EarlyShares is excited to bring crowdfunding to DCWEEK 2012, a gathering of highly influential people, exactly the crowd we want to jump in the Crowdfunding bandwagon,” says Maurice Lopes

EarlyShares (http://www.earlyshares.com), a leading Crowdfunding platform with a mission to connect investors and entrepreneurs in a safe and secure way, is excited to announce that they are a Bronze Sponsor with Tech Cocktail for the outstanding Digital Capital Week Conference (“DCWEEK”) that will take place in Washington, DC starting November 2nd. Maurice Lopes, CEO and Founder of EarlyShares, will be part of a panel focusing on Crowdfunding on Thursday, November 8th at 4:00PM EST at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209.

“Crowdfunding: Exciting New Hope for Entrepreneurs” will look more in depth at how this new industry will affect entrepreneurs, investors and the entire startup ecosystem from multiple viewpoints. Following the panel there is a Tech Cocktail from 6-9PM, bringing together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, employers, job seekers or those simply looking for a fun environment to network. To attend DCWEEK Tech Cocktail (only) please register online or you can also purchase a badge for access to the session.

After years of conceptualization and planning the “pipedream of an idea” called DCWEEK was finally launched in June of 2010, with full support and excitement of the city and the national community. Tech Cocktail is a co-producer of DCWEEK along with iStrategyLabs. “The enthusiasm they had was infectious,” says Audrey Matthias, one of iStrategyLab’s first hires. DCWEEK 2010, the first of a series of conferences, saw an overwhelming amount of attendees. Known as one of the most progressive, creative, and fun parties that D.C. has seen, the opening ceremony of DCWEEK 2012 was over capacity even involving extra security. Learning from year one DCWEEK 2012 is now extremely well organized with the best lineup of speakers, projects, and events Washington has to offer and over 10,000 expected attendees throughout the week.

“EarlyShares is extremely excited to represent the crowdfunding industry at DCWEEK 2012, such a prestigious and diverse conference that will include a highly influential crowd, exactly the people we want to jump in the Crowdfunding bandwagon,” says Maurice Lopes, Founder and CEO of EarlyShares.com. Founded in 2011, EarlyShares launched its national roadshow earlier this year, visiting 24 cities in 24 weeks, to educate local business owners, investors, entrepreneurs and the media on how Equity Based Crowdfunding can benefit their community. DCWEEK 2012 is one of EarlyShares’ Educational Roadshow stops. DCWEEK 2012 is sure to be an event to remember!

Equity Based Crowdfunding is one of the most buzz worthy and beneficial parts of the April 2012 Congressional JOBS Act (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr3606). Regulations under this new will be finalized in early 2013. Equity Based Crowdfunding eases the regulatory burden on startups and small companies seeking to raise capital and will swiftly increase economic growth and job creation in the U.S.A. Prior to the JOBS Act, only accredited investors could invest in start-ups; it was a “closed club”. Today, through portals like EarlyShares.com, anyone in America can get into the action with as little as $100.

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

Session: “Crowdfunding: Exciting New Hope for Entrepreneurs”
Thursday, November 8th, 4 p.m.;
Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22209
See details at: http://digitalcapitalweek.org/#badges

Tech Cocktail Event

Thursday, November 8th, 6-9 p.m.;
Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209
See the details at: http://digitalcapitalweek.org/schedule/


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