Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 20, 2013
Equity investing doesn’t have to mean being thrown in a shark tank, according to David Lilenfeld, CEO and Co-founder of SterlingFunder, the nation’s first equity and debt crowdfunding portal for both accredited and non-accredited investors. Lilenfeld will join Shark Tank star and successful entrepreneur Mark Cuban on a panel discussing investing in emerging markets during the Kingonomics Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Investment Conference in Washington, D.C. on Aug. 22 and Aug. 23.
The Kingonomics Conference seeks to financially embolden all communities through entrepreneurship, as inspired by the philosophies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This idea mirrors SterlingFunder’s commitment to empowering a larger percentage of the population to participate in equity and debt crowdfunding.
“SterlingFunder was founded on the vision that we can shift investment power from Wall Street to Main Street,” said Lilenfeld. “That’s why we are particularly excited to be part of this event.”
Lilenfeld and Cuban are expected to speak on the “Invest Up” panel, which focuses on investing in emerging markets both in the United States and globally. Other panelists include Dr. Ayman El Tarabishy, research professor at George Washington University and executive director at the International Council of Small Businesses, and Henry Turner, strategic growth advisor at the Maryland Small Business and Technology Development Center.
“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to speak on a panel with such influential names in the small business and entrepreneurship sector,” Lilenfeld said.
SterlingFunder is a sponsor of the Kingonomics Conference, which will also feature talks and appearances by David Weild, former vice president of NASDAQ; Congressman John Lewis; activist Al Sharpton; and Annie Jean-Baptiste of Google, among many others. Register for the conference by clicking here.
SterlingFunder is the nation’s first equity/debt crowdfunding portal for both accredited and non-accredited investors. We connect entrepreneurs and investors and provide a marketplace for equity-based crowdfunding. Our role in the startup and growth ecosystems is helping businesses get funded. The SterlingFunder web-based platform serves both investors and entrepreneurs with innovative tools and an extensive Learning Hub. Investors and entrepreneurs can sign up at http://www.sterlingfunder.com and create a Company and/or Investor Profile. SterlingFunder is a member in good standing of the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFRIA), Georgia Crowdfunding Association, and Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) and has earned accreditation from the Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standards (CAPS) program. Accreditation from CAPs is awarded after passing qualification criteria in four categories of platform operation: Operational transparency, security of information and payments, platform functionality, and operational procedures.