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University Crowdfunding Update: Opportunities and Challenges of Title III Equity Regulations for University Start-Ups

Format: On-Demand Video, DVD, or PDF Transcript
Originally presented: January 13, 2016

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The newly finalized Title III equity crowdfunding rules — originally part of the JOBS Act passed in 2012 but long delayed at the SEC — are set to open up critical funding opportunities for university start-ups.

While the regulations have opened the door to unaccredited investors, they also come with a slew of regulatory requirements and headaches. This one-hour distance learning program led by Kendall Almerico, named “one of the top crowdfunding and JOBS Act attorneys in the country” by Forbes, will dissect the regulations to provide you with practical advice and specific guidance on how to raise funds using this new option and manage the process appropriately.

Please join us as Mr. Almerico discusses:

  • Defining equity crowdfunding and understanding the rules and regulations
  • What will the new rules mean for mainstream platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo?
  • What the new rules mean for university-run fundraising platforms
  • JOBS Act Title II: Accredited Investor Equity Crowdfunding
  • JOBS Act Title IV: Regulation A+ and the Mini-IPO
  • JOBS Act Title III: The Real Equity Crowdfunding
  • What are the barriers to equity crowdfunding for university-based companies?
  • Crowdfunding marketing: You built It, will they come?
  • What does successful crowdfunding cost?
  • Potential impact of equity crowdfunding on future investment rounds
  • The five secrets to successful equity crowdfunding

Your Program Leader:

Kendall Almerico Kendall Almerico was named “one of the top crowdfunding and JOBS Act attorneys in the country” by Forbes and one of the 20 most influential thought leaders on crowdfunding in the world by Venture Beat. He has been interviewed and had his crowdfunding businesses featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Washington Post, The New York Daily News, Reuters, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Business Insider and on CNN, Fox News, CNBC, CBS, ABC and NBC. Mr. Almerico is also CEO of BankRoll Ventures LLC, which owns and operates BankRoll, an equity crowdfunding web site focused on Regulation A+ Mini IPOs and 506(c) and 506(b) private placements. He is a regular crowdfunding columnist for and a highly sought after international keynote speaker.  Mr. Almerico practices law with the prestigious law firm of DiMuro Ginsberg in the Washington DC area.

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