EarlyShares and Gold Coast Venture Capital Association (GCVCA) to Host Pitch Event: ‘An Evening at the Omphoy’ April 30, 2014

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Experienced Entrepreneurs to Pitch Equity Crowdfunding Investment Opportunities at Exclusive Event


'EarlyShares is committed to giving South Florida investors access to unique investment opportunities,' said Joanna Schwartz, CEO of EarlyShares.

EarlyShares, the funding platform that connects smart investors with unique opportunities, today announced that it will team up with the Gold Coast Venture Capital Association (GCVCA) to host “An Evening at the Omphoy.” The pitch event will give accredited investors the opportunity to hear in-person pitches from several experienced South Florida entrepreneurs who are hosting investment offerings on the EarlyShares platform.

“An Evening at the Omphoy” will take place Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm EDT at the Omphoy Ocean Resort in Palm Beach, Florida. If you qualify as an accredited investor, you are encouraged to register and attend. (Registration is limited to accredited investors, GCVCA board members, GCVCA sponsor and co-sponsor firms, and the media.)

Space is limited to the first 100 registrants. For more details or to register, click here.

The event agenda includes a welcome reception from 5:30 to 6:30, entrepreneur pitches from 6:30 to 7:30, and networking from 7:30 to 8:30. The entrepreneurs scheduled to present their investment opportunities are:

  •     Brian Garr, CEO of LinguaSys
  •     James Rosenberg, Founder & CEO of Kleo
  •     Andrew Sturner, Chairman & CEO of BoatSetter

For more information on LinguaSys, Kleo, and BoatSetter, go to earlyshares.com/projects.

“EarlyShares is committed to giving South Florida investors access to unique investment opportunities,” said Joanna Schwartz, CEO of EarlyShares. “We’re excited to take our online process offline with this event, and to introduce GCVCA investors to some of the area’s most accomplished entrepreneurs.”

"We at the GCVCA are very excited to be hosting this event with EarlyShares. This is a great opportunity for EarlyShares’ issuer companies to connect with quality investors in the Palm Beach area,” said Bob Fitts, President of GCVCA.

“This is yet another new idea from the GCVCA after our Expo in February, which attracted 350 participants, and is another example of how our organization plays an important role in the South Florida entrepreneurial ecosystem,” Fitts continued. “We plan on having more interesting events this year and encourage people to visit our website GCVCA.org and LinkedIn page for information."

EarlyShares, founded in 2011, is a funding platform that hosts general solicitation investment offerings and rewards-based crowdfunding campaigns. To register and gain access to all equity investment offerings and crowdfunding campaigns on EarlyShares, click here.

About EarlyShares
EarlyShares, based in Miami, FL, is the funding platform that connects smart investors with unique opportunities. EarlyShares provides issuers and investors with a trusted, secure, compliant environment to capitalize on new regulations and engage in smooth, efficient transactions. On EarlyShares, investors diversify their portfolios while helping entrepreneurs drive progress, create jobs, and generate economic growth. We call it Passionomics™ – the science of creating value at the intersection of personal passion and investing. To learn more, visit EarlyShares.com.

The Gold Coast Venture Capital Association is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide information, association and capital formation opportunities in support of the entrepreneurial community in South Florida. Although the Association does no direct funding or matching of investors with those seeking funding, it develops and presents monthly programs which are designed to provide information and assistance to start-up, emerging and established growth companies while offering a unique venue for investors and invests to come together. The GCVCA meets the last Wednesday of every month at the Embassy Suites in Boca Raton. Please visit GCVCA.org for additional information.

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