Governing Board Member of Crowdfunding Professional Association and EarlyShares Founder Attend Champions of Change, Event Hosted by the White House

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Along with distinguished personalities in the Crowdfunding industry, EarlyShares co-founders Maurice Lopes and Stephen Temes will attend ceremony held on June 4th to celebrate America’s entrepreneurs and Crowdfunding leaders.

“We are very excited for the progress that the Crowdfunding industry has made thus far, and look forward for the opportunities that this democratization of our capital markets will offer to entrepreneurs and the new class of investors," says Maurice Lopes

Founders of different platforms, including and organizations like the Crowdfunding Professional Association ( will attend the prestigious event celebrating America’s entrepreneurs and thought leaders, Champions of Change, hosted by the White House on June 4th, 2013. The event is expected to bring together the leaders of the Crowdfunding industry who have made an impact in defining the industry.

The White House’s Champions of Change is a program that commemorates everyday people that have made a difference in their communities through dedication and innovation. This event will honor entrepreneurs who exemplify the promise of Crowdfunding to fuel economic growth and community empowerment through innovative Crowdfunding projects across the country.

Founded in 2011, EarlyShares is transforming capital markets as the Crowdfunding platform of the future where small investments ignite big ideas. Its mission is to create a secure, user-friendly platform that connects entrepreneurs, business owners and innovators to the newest investor class: everyday Americans. "Crowdfunding" means raising money in small increments from many individuals, typically using an Internet platform. Donation-based Crowdfunding has already empowered many innovators, while investment-based Crowdfunding platforms will soon be facilitated by the bipartisan Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, which the President signed last year and the SEC is expected to implement.

Representing EarlyShares will be successful entrepreneur and founder Maurice Lopes, also a governing board member of Crowdfunding Professional Association (, along with Chairman Stephen Temes, a highly successful trader with over 25 years of experience in the equity and option markets. "It's been a privilege to have a leadership role in the emergence of Crowdfunding. Platforms like EarlyShares are creating a seismic shift in how businesses and local projects are funded. The last few years have been exciting, but really, EarlyShares, and the entire industry are just getting started! In the not too distant future, Crowdfunding will be considered commonplace," says Temes. Both co-founders have had an active role in supporting the passing of the law, having petitioned thousands of signatures before it was signed into law in April 5th 2012. “We are very excited for the progress that the Crowdfunding industry has made thus far, and look forward for the opportunities that this democratization of our capital markets will offer to small business owner and entrepreneurs, as well as the new class of investor” says Maurice Lopes, Founder of

The event will be held on June 4 from 2:30-4:00pm EST in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium.

About EarlyShares is a Crowdfunding platform based in Miami, FL. The company is creating the funding platform of the future, where small investments fund big ideas. EarlyShares connects individuals, investors and communities enabling them to invest in companies, support projects, and earn rewards in an efficient, trusted and secure environment. During development, has focused its efforts on educating entrepreneurs, business owners and investors on the benefits and key strategies of Crowdfunding. To learn more visit

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The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) is dedicated to facilitating a vibrant, credible and growing crowdfunding community while advocating for an industry view versus a single company perspective. The association's collaborations and insights are shared broadly to avoid onerous, stifling bureaucracy that can endanger innovation, idea generation and job creation. To learn more visit

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