EarlyShares Roadshow Stops in Boston, Local Entrepreneurs and Investors Learn about Crowdfunding

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EarlyShares - http://www.earlyshares.com is the premier equity-based crowdfunding platform. In it's mission to educate the nation about this revolutionary new way to fund startups, EarlyShares is hosting a 24/24 Nationwide Crowdfunding Educational Roadshow. On August 2nd, the roadshow is coming to Boston's Seaport Hotel from 1 - 5 p.m.

EarlyShares is introducing this new business-building and investment concept to Boston business owners and investors. EarlyShares.com is an innovative start-up itself, which provides a secure, user-friendly platform that connects entrepreneurs and investors.

This free event is part of EarlyShares’ 24/24 Nationwide Crowdfunding Educational Roadshow. Founded in 2011, EarlyShares launched its national roadshow, visiting 24 cities in 24 weeks, to educate local business owners and guide investors, entrepreneurs and local media on how equity-based crowdfunding can benefit their community. The August 2nd event is open to everyone looking to fund a startup and/or invest in new or growing businesses.

EarlyShares’ CEO and an equity-based crowdfunding pioneer, Maurice Lopes, will present and answer questions on how this brand new type of funding will soon build businesses and grow investment portfolios. Johan De Borst, founder of Find Boomer, a micro-accelerator that provides entrepreneurs with advice and funding, will also speak at the event. Find Boomer and Mass Innovation Nights (MIN) have partnered with EarlyShares for the daylong event. MIN offers an opportunity for people interested in innovative new products to connect both in person and online.

Crowdfunding is a newly created type of investing whereby groups of people make investments online so that new and existing businesses can grow and prosper. Until recently, crowdfunding has been used to donate money for artistic and philanthropic projects and applications. Equity-based crowdfunding uses the power of the crowd and the Web to provide capital to startup businesses in return for an investor stake. This way the new investor class, meaning every one of us, will have a stake in what they invest in! Who knows? You could be a shareholder in the next Instagram for as little as $100.

Equity-based crowdfunding is the most talked-about part of the April 2012 Congressional JOBS Act (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr3606). Regulations under this new legislation 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. Prior to the JOBS Act, only accredited investors could invest in start-ups; it was a “closed club”. Today, through portals like EarlyShares.com, there is no one in America who can’t get into the action with as little as $100.

“The June Jobs Report reflected a stagnant economy with only 8000 new jobs,” explained Lopes. “Fortunately with the law’s passage, Americans in the small business community have something to look forward to that will create new businesses in the economy and create more jobs and more opportunities.”

For more information on equity-based crowdfunding go to EarlyShares.com.
EarlyShares 24/24 Crowdfunding Event
Thursday, Aug. 2, from 1- 5pm; Seaport Hotel Boston, 2nd Floor Seaport Ballroom, 1 Seaport Lane, Boston. See the details at http://crowdfundingboston.eventbrite.com/

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