Groundbreaking Event for Equity Seekers: Crowdfunding Bootcamp Kicks Off In Las Vegas October 9-11, 2012 at the Ravella Resort

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Entrepreneurs are descending on Las Vegas to join the crowd. Crowdfunding is allowing innovative businesses that would have been stopped dead in their tracks due to lack of funding an alterative to launch via collaborative capital.

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Crowdfunding Bootcamp

This past April President Obama signed the Jobs Act into law and included a unique component, Crowdfunding, where entrepreneurs seeking investors and equity in their companies can receive funding from outsiders via the Internet. This new trend has swept through our nation and given hope to those who may have had their own “light bulb” moment, but simply didn’t have enough capital to get their idea off the ground. Two companies at the forefront of the Crowdfunding craze, Laughlin Associates, Inc. and Crowdfunding Roadmap™, will co-host the first event of its kind for business owners looking to kick start the crowdfunding process. Crowdfunding Bootcamp will take place October 9-11, 2012 in scenic Lake Las Vegas at the Ravella Resort and Spa and feature some of the industry’s most highly sought-after speakers and experts.

    “Crowd funding offers hope to millions of creative people who, with the help of their grass roots community, will create, invent, and deliver the revolutionary products and services that will fuel the next economic boom” Aaron said. “The fact that the government is trying to put new opportunity and power into the hands of the small business sector is the most exciting news entrepreneurs have heard in a long time.”

Aaron Young, CEO of Laughlin Associates is a true advocate for small business growth.

    Ruth Hedges, CEO and founder of Crowdfunding Roadmap™ and advisory council member on the Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standards (CAPS) board, has witnessed the increased excitement around crowdfunding since early last year, which prompted the creation of this bootcamp-style event for crowdfunders of all ages.

    “Things are taking off like wildfire, and entrepreneurs need to be prepared as they move forward,” Hedges stated. “Entrepreneurs will receive the information they need to launch their dreams on a solid platform and gain instant exposure to the right investors. This is really designed as a one-stop shop for serious crowdfunders; here they’ll get access to the best and the brightest.”

    Crowdfunding Bootcamp will feature a unique component known as the Funding Portal Pavilion, where crowdfunders can meet face-to-face and collaborate with investors to discuss their funding options. This will offer start-ups and existing business owners the chance to examine the level of interest that investors have in their companies and ideas and see how much capital they can actually raise.

    Each and every segment of this 3-day event has been designed to educate business owners on the requirements they must meet in order to start crowdfunding. Past successful crowdfunders will share their experiences onstage and some of the industry’s top experts will come and share their knowledge with attendees for a complete journey during this hands-on, in-depth conference.

    The event has already procured sponsorships from the Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA), the Crowdfunding Professional Associates (CfPA), Ellenoff, Grossman and Schole LLP, 1-800 Accountant, Laughlin Associates, CaptureTrackConvert, Fund All Be All, Navocates and Crowdcheck.

    “Since announcing this event the response has been overwhelming.” Hedges said. “Between the attendees and the speakers we are going to have an amazing program.”

    To register for this dynamic event, please visit Crowdfunding Bootcamp to secure an early bird registration price before August 20, 2012.

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