EarlyShares to Participate in Miami VC & Angel Event on February 28, 2013

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Panel of investors and Industry Experts will focus on Early-Stage Venture Investing tips for Entrepreneurs.



With trillions in savings across America, tapping into 1% of that and converting it into investment on local businesses, Equity Crowdfunding will revive the economy from the inside out,” says Maurice Lopes, co-founder of EarlyShares

EarlyShares, the Equity Based Crowdfunding platform whose mission is to connect investors and entrepreneurs, will participate in an upcoming networking event targeted towards entrepreneurs and early stage startups: The Miami VC and Angel Investors Event. The Soho Loft and FundingPost are co-hosting along with Greenberg Traurig as a sponsor. The networking event will take place Thursday, February 28th, 2013 from 2pm to 6pm at 333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400, Miami, FL 33131. Both The Soho Loft, a global events platform, and FundingPost, a networking platform for Investors and Entrepreneurs, have successfully hosted other events like this throughout the country, bringing great insight to business owners and entrepreneurs directly from angel investors and venture capitalists. The Miami event will primarily focus on “Early-Stage Venture Investing: How to meet investors, pitch them, and what it really takes for them to invest”.

EarlyShares’ co-founder and an Equity Based Crowdfunding pioneer, Maurice Lopes, will provide investors and business owners’ vital and up-to-date information related to Equity Based Crowdfunding, a new method of investing in start-ups that pools from a large and diverse group of investors, which includes both VCs and Angel Investors. He will also be answering attendees’ questions. At this event, the panel of investors will be discussing trends in Early-Stage Investing, giving their views on hot industry sectors and best strategies to capture the attention of an investor. There will also be a networking mixer after the presentations. Registration is required to attend this event.

Founded in 2011, EarlyShares launched a national roadshow in 2012, and has continued its efforts to educate local business owners, investors, entrepreneurs and local media on how Equity Based Crowdfunding can benefit their community during 2013. “Crowdfunding is a hot topic at the moment and the public is thirsty for knowledge. There is great opportunity for both Investors, whether it is VC, Angels or the new class of investors. With trillions of dollars in savings across America, if we tap into 1% of that and convert it into investment on local businesses and entrepreneurs, with Equity Based Crowdfunding going mainstream, we will revive the economy from the inside out,” says Maurice. "It seems crowdfunding for equity in the US will take at least another year before it transforms the legislative and regulatory Securities & Exchange Commission Act of 1933 and 1934. The US is the first and only country in the world actually changing its charters to allow crowdfunding for equity to be available to all its citizens. We maintain that the industry is estimated to reach $6 billion in 2013," explains David Drake, founder of TheSohoLoft.com.

The panel will be comprised of experienced investors, venture capitalists and seasoned entrepreneurs including:

  •     Gregory Borchardt - Managing Director, Caerus Ventures
  •     Marc S. Billings - Founder, Incubate Miami
  •     Franc Nemanic - Angel Investor, New World Angels
  •     David Freschman - Managing Partner, Innovation Venture Fund
  •     Steve Repetti - Angel Investor, Miami Innovation Fund
  •     Maurice Lopes - Co-Founder, EarlyShares.com

In addition to the panel and networking, there is also the opportunity for entrepreneurs to present their business pitch in front of attendees and participate at a Pitching Workshop Lunch, for an additional fee. For more information on Equity Based Crowdfunding go to EarlyShares.com

Miami CV & Angel Event
Thursday, February 28, 2013, 2pm - 6pm;
333 SE 2nd Avenue, Suite 4400, Miami, FL 33131
See details at: http://entrepreneurs-miami-vc-angel-investor-event-feb28.eventbrite.com/

1200 Brickell Ave. Suite 1410 Miami, FL, 33131 | (786) 565-3344

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