NowStreet’s Evolving Capital Markets & Crowdfunding Symposium

Atlanta, Georgia
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Evolving Capital Markets & Crowdfunding Symposium
New Legislation, New Markets, New Opportunities


Raising Capital and Maximizing Returns as U.S. Market Structure transforms

8 to 9am – Registration, buffet breakfast

9am - Opening Remarks and Introduction

“Welcome to the Future of America’s Capital Markets” by Dara Albright, Founder of NowStreet

9:20 to 1015am - “How regulatory changes have undermined the market of small cap stocks and IPOs and what is being done to improve our capital markets system” by David Weild, Chairman and CEO of Capital Markets Advisory Partners and former Vice Chairman of The NASDAQ Stock Market

1015 to 1030am- “Introduction to the key Crowdfunding organizations: CfPA & CFIRA” by Berkeley Geddes, CEO of Crowdfunding Affiliates and Candace Klein, Founder and CEO of Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend and Executive board members of CfPA & CFIRA respectively

1030 to 1130am –“The JOBS ACT, Restoring Economic Prosperity” by Rep Patrick McHenry

1130 to 1145am – Networking Break

1145 to 1230pm - Panel: The JOBS Act: tossing out 80 year old securities rules and modernizing capital formation - Panelists include: 

  • Vince Molinari, CEO of GATE Technologies; Sara Hanks, Co-founder and CEO of CrowdCheck; John D'Agostino, global recognized leader in exchanges, asset management and market structure; Richard Salute, Capital Markets and SEC Practice Director with J.H. Cohn; Freeman White, CEO and Co-Founder of; Jonathan Wilson, Member of Taylor English

1230 to 130pm –Lunch Break, Showcase Platforms: MediaShares, Launcht, Rebirth Financial

130 to 215pm - Panel: Capitalizing with Equity-based Crowdfunding - Panelists include: 

  • Ryan Feit, CEO of SeedInvest; Kris Anderson, US Operations Manager for Grow VC; Scott Purcell, Founder of Arctic Island; Eric Corl, Co-Founder of Fundable; Richard Swart, Executive VP of Grow America

215 to 230pm – Crowdfunding Success Story - PID-Controlled Espresso Machine, by Gleb Polyakov

230 to 315pm – Panel: Raising Capital in a Social Media Driven World - Panelists include: 

  • Sean Carr, lecturer at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business; Gene Massey, CEO of Mediashares; Joe Omansky, Operating partner of venture-funded Trusted Insight; April Rudin, CEO of The Rudin Group; Robert Dobyns, Founder/CEO of Conzortia Business Funding, Inc.

315 to 330pm – Networking Break

330pm to 415pm - Panel: Angels, Incubators & P2P Lending - Panelists include: 

  • Candace Klein, founder and CEO of Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend; Connie Koch, President, Southern California Region of Keiretsu Forum; Dr. Charles Sidman, Managing Partner of ECS Capital Partners and Angels; Steve Cinelli, CEO of Primarq; Chochol Gupta, CEO of Rebirth Financial; Yvan De Munck, Principal of Eaglewood Capital

415 to 5pm - Panel: Foreign Funding for U.S. Venture Development -

This panel will educate U.S. commercial entities, Startups looking for Seed Financing, Early to Late Stage firms seeking Angel Financing & Venture Capital, Public Private Partnerships (PPP), Economic Development Councils (EDC/CDC), manufacturers and developers in how to raise capital from overseas investors, form Joint Ventures (JV), exchange Intellectual Property (IP) and technology with overseas manufacturers through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa Program and non-visa Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) options.  Overseas nationals are looking to invest in the United States and these experts will describe the process, pitfalls and issues of acquiring funding from overseas for all stages of venture funding.  

Panelists include: 

  • Michael Gibson, Managing Director of USAdvisors, Overseas Funding; Teri Simmons, Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP; John Gornall, Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP; Mike Xenick, Co-founder of LCG

5 to 520pm – “Capitalizing on Innovation” by Steve Repetti, CEO of RadWebTech

520 to 540pm - “Buying and Selling Private Secondary Shares” by Vince Molinari, CEO of Gate Technologies

540 to 6pm – “Structuring Retirement Accounts to Gain Diversified Exposure to Today’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” by James A. Jones, Director of Business Development at Accuplan

6pm Closing Remarks, Sponsor Acknowledgment

610 to 730pm – Cocktail Reception



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