"Bringing together entrepreneurs and investors into the new era of Equity Based Crowdfunding"
Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 17, 2012
EarlyShares - http://www.EarlyShares.com - is the premier equity-based crowdfunding platform. In its 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 29th, EarlyShares is partnering with Innovation Works, Inc. for an event hosted by and held at AlphaLab located at 2325 E. Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 at 6:30 p.m. EarlyShares is introducing this new business-building and investment concept to Pittsburgh business owners and investors. EarlyShares is an innovative start-up itself, which provides a secure, user-friendly platform that connects entrepreneurs and investors. Innovation Works, one of the nation’s most active seed-stage investors, contributes capital, business expertise and other resources into high-potential companies. AlphaLab is a startup accelerator founded by Innovation Works to help innovative technology companies launch quickly and successfully.
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 29th 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.
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.
For more information on equity-based crowdfunding go to EarlyShares.com.
EarlyShares 24/24 Crowdfunding Event – Pittsburgh, PA
Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m.;
AlphaLab Offices, 2325 E. Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
See the details at: http://crowdfundingpittsburgh.eventbrite.com/
1200 Brickell Ave, Suite 1410
Miami, FL 33131