We are excited to have such a distinguished group of guests, all of whom were instrumental in creating the JOBS Act, which legalizes equity crowdfunding in America
Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
JOBS Act experts Kendall Almerico and Ruth Hedges announced a stellar guest list of crowdfunding industry luminaries who will appear on the first episode of Crowdfunding Radio Live on April 5, 2014. The premier episode will celebrate Global Crowdfunding Day: the second anniversary of the signing of the JOBS Act which legalizes equity crowdfunding in the United States. Crowdfunding Radio Live will be streamed live and be available for replay at http://www.CrowdfundingRadioLive.com and will also be available as a podcast download for Apple and Android devices. The two hour debut, which will air live at 1:00 P.M. EST on Saturday, April 5 will feature the following guests:
Paul Spinrad - The original petitioner of the SEC in 2010 who sparked the grass roots movement for the JOBS Act. Paul is a broad-spectrum writer and editor based in San Francisco who is a former Section Editor at Wired magazine and Executive Editor at MAKE magazine. Paul attended the signing of the JOBS Act at the White House in 2012.
Sherwood Niess - Co-founder of Crowdfund Capital Advisors (CCA) and a co-founding member of Startup Exemption, Sherwood co-authored the Crowdfunding Framework used in the JOBS Act that was signed into law by President Obama on April 5, 2012 and attended the signing of the JOBS Act at the White House.
Karen Kerrigan - President & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, and the group’s chief advocate for its members. Karen successfully advocated for the crowdfunding legislation that legalized equity crowdfunding in April, 2012 and attended the signing of the JOBS Act at the White House.
Freeman White - CEO and Co-Founder of Launcht.com, who also successfully advocated for the crowdfunding legislation that legalized equity crowdfunding in . He is a Founding Member and former Executive Committee Member of CFIRA (Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates)
Daniella M. Foster - serves as a Director of Public-Private Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, where she leads the establishment of partnerships which commit skills and capital for social impact projects in over 165 countries.
Howard Leonhardt - a long time entrepreneur, inventor, politician and writer.
Leonhardt serves as state spokesperson in California on the JOBS Act and Crowdfunding for StartupCalifornia, a unit of the White House initiated Startup America Partnership and attended the signing of the JOBS Act at the White House.
Kim Wales - is the founder of Wales Capital, a strategic business development company. Kim is a thought leader on the subjects of small and mid-cap businesses seeking private placements using crowdfund investments as an alternative asset class and is on the board of CFIRA.
Barry James - Founder and CEO of The Crowdfunding Center, Barry is a serial entrepreneur, patent holder, columnist and advocate of broader UK Crowdfunding laws. Barry is Britain's foremost commentator on crowdfunding and the founding editor of the TheCrowdfundingCentre.com and TheCrowdDataCenter.com.
Crowdfunding Radio Live is the first weekly national radio program about the booming multi-billion dollar crowdfunding industry. After the initial special edition on April 5, 2014, renowned crowdfunding experts Ruth Hedges and Kendall Almerico will host a live, two-hour call-in show every Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. EST beginning April 9, 2014. Crowdfunding Radio Live will include interviews with crowdfunding industry movers and shakers, live calls from listeners around the country, and crowdfunding news and practical tips from insiders in the rapidly-growing crowdfunding industry. Crowdfunding Radio Live will be streamed live and be available for replay at http://www.CrowdfundingRadioLive.com and will also be available as a podcast download for Apple and Android devices.
Crowdfunding Radio Live is the flagship program of the Crowdfunding Radio Network, where anyone involved in crowdfunding can produce their own radio shows.
Join in at http://www.CrowdfundingRadioLive.com or call (347) 989-1713 to speak to the hosts of guests.
About Ruth Hedges
Ruth Hedges is one of the original pioneers of the legislation that was ultimately signed into law as the JOBS Act on April 5, 2012 and was honored with an invitation to the White House for its Crowdfunding Champions of Change event. Ruth created and operates the worlds largest annual crowdfunding conference in the world: 3rd annual Global Crowdfunding Convention and Bootcamp that is hosted every year in Las Vegas NV. Ruth is a co-founding board member of CFIRA (CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates), and the CEO of CrowdU, the nation’s first crowdfunding college. Ruth is also the CEO of Crowdfunding Roadmap, an innovative SaaS platform for businesses to use in preparing to raise capital via exemptions pursuant to the JOBS Act. As an industry expert, Ruth has been interviewed or quoted in over 40 major publications, and was selected to teach the first university-level course on securities-based crowdfunding in the nation at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
About Kendall Almerico
Kendall Almerico, is a crowdfunding and JOBS Act attorney with 25 years of legal experience, and was ranked 17th on the list of 800 “Most Influential Leaders in the Crowdfunding Industry” by VentureBeat. Kendall is a regular crowdfunding columnist for Entrepreneur.com and Crowdfund Insider. Kendall and his crowdfunding sites have appeared in USA Today, the Washington Post, Forbes, the Washington Times, Huffington Post, the New York Daily News, Business Insider, Fox Business Network and hundreds of newspaper, blog, radio and television interviews including CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX and The Sean Hannity Show. Kendall is the CEO of FundHub, a JOBS Act and equity crowdfunding compliance web site. Kendall is also the founder of Crowd It Forward a charity-based crowdfunding site that performs “Random Acts of Crowdfunding” and raises money for people in need through a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation. Kendall is also CEO of ClickStartME, a crowdfunding site that provides individuals and businesses with an easy-to-use website to raise funds through online rewards-based crowdfunding. Kendall’s offical website is http://www.Almerico.com