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Crowd funding conference and seminar portal  


Crowd funding conference and seminar ( CFCS ) portal is a collaboration of SMBs, entrepreneurs and academia to create an Ecosystem supporting Crowd funding concept which is build on Google apps, Google app engine and Google business solution .

We did not want to  make a prior assumptions about how the work needs to be done, we want to leave it really open -ended, giving you ( the  CFCS  members ) the tools you need to talk and give you the tools you need to self organize since the technology and procedures changes all the time and Crowd funding is a new concept in the United  States

We know , its is a very human process of members talking and could not replicate that by baking a centralized voting mechanism in to  Crowd funding conference and seminar portal.

It is very important that we continually work on  maintaining an atmosphere of professionalism , trust and respect .

The idea is simple . " in order for us to do well, we need to do Good ".

Crowd funding conference and seminar Vision, mission and goals 

CFCS  Vision

Leading the way for small business and entrepreneurs to get to the next level and be the engine of economic recovery using new business cloud technology and crowdfunding JOBS Act . ( entrepreneur factory )

CFCS Mission

Providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with up to date information, cloud based tools and expert consulting in conjunction with  crowdfund provision of the JOBS Act assisting them to raise up to $1 million in capital per year via crowdfunding platforms through effective training, access to crowdfunding experts, cloud based technology and resources.

CFCS Goals

CFCS  has five main goals:

1. Provide valuable resources and connections to help SMBs and entrepreneurs  grow
2. Support regional start-up Crowdfunding and crowdsourcing ecosystems throughout the country
3. Recognize startups as the drivers and backbone of our economy and their founder's  entrepreneurs 
as true American champions
4. Collaborate, cooperate and coordinate events that empower crowdfunding and crowdsourcing initiatives  
5. Promoting crowdfunding portals 

Why to learn about Crowd funding now  and get prepared ?


When we look at successful individuals, or companies that achieve market share beyond belief you can quickly see that Everything is Timing . This true about Crowdfunding .

Crowdfunding is an avenue for entrepreneurs,  startups and SMBs to solicit capitalfrom non-accredited investors. The Crowdfund provision of the JOBS Act allows companies to raise up to $1 million in capital per year via crowdfunding platforms from individual investors without needing tot registering with the  SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission ). Many investors will come from, family, friends ,Venture  caps,  entrepreneurs’ preexisting networks, mentors, former and colleagues.

Clearly, There are many unknowns as the SEC has until January 2013 to regulate these crowdfunding platforms. However, there are many steps that small businesses can take to get ready.  It Pays to learn, be Prepared and Practice .

 Level of Annual Crowdfunded Capital Required Financial Statements 
 Less than $100,000 Internally Generated Financial Statements 
 From $100,000 to $500,000 Reviewed Financial Statements 
 From $500,000 to $1,000,000 Audited Financial Statements 

Crowd funding conference and seminar is consist of :

  1. Community manager
    1. Our 1st Community manager is Mr. David Khorram .  http://www.linkedin.com/pub/david-khorram-shahi/2/8a6/421  ( MSEE - SMB owner and  entrepreneur )
  2. Community organizer
    1. Dr. Joe Greco   -    http://business.fullerton.edu/finance/jgreco/biography.htm ( PHD ) 
  3. Community portal developers
    1. Rafael Hernandez -  http://www.seowebpower.com/services/crowd-Funding-pr
  4. Community board of advisers
    1. Dr. Joe Greco   -    http://business.fullerton.edu/finance/jgreco/biography.htm ( PHD ) 
    2. David Khorram -    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/david-khorram-shahi/2/8a6/421 ( MSEE ) ( SMB with 20 years of IT system installation. integration , and national deployment experience ) 
    3. Erick Kreidler   -    http://www.usc.edu/dept/ise/directory/kreidler.htm ,  http://www.linkedin.com/in/erichkreidler (MBA - MS )
    4. Stephen Gutierres - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/stephen-anthony-gutierrez/19/512/776    ( MIT- USC school of management  )   

Crowd Funding 

Crowd funding refers to the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. The purpose of crowd funding varies, from disaster relief to citizen journalism to artists seeking support from fans, to political campaigns. Crowd funding is also used for startup companies. 

Introduction 

Ever since the burst of the dotcom bubble  and also due to emerging companies are no longer able to root in a public marketplace . US capital markets that was once the envy of the world has regrettably become an hindrance and obstruction to job creation and economic growth.

Also getting funded is one of the biggest challenges for startups. Venture capitalists and angel investors are bombarded with “great” ideas for businesses, and they can only invest in so many. 

SMBs and entrepreneurs can not raise capital  to:
  • generate R/D budget to carry on innovation and build new ideas  due to economic down turn  
  • secure loan or line of credit or loan from banks
  • ability to successfully IPO as a small cap stock, investors have less access to quality growth companies and fewer opportunities for impressive appreciation. Furthermore, emerging companies are left with limited appealing options for raising growth capital.

What has historically been NASDAQ’s most essential and crucial function, incubating young companies to enormous success, is today being replaced by the private markets.  Investors are also not trusting the market specially after recent Facebook IPO . Investor want to be able invest on new ideas and  private companies .

Facebook IPO   situation is a good case in point. An investor could put everything they own into an investment like Facebook, and look what’s happened following that IPO. You could lose everything.

And you can’t call up a company like Apple or Facebook and get the kind of candid and full information that would help you make a better investment choice for yourself ( In crowd funding ) . This a good argument in favor of the more open communication we expect and hope the SEC rules will allow for in crowdfund investments.

Also, the inherent limits in how much you can invest in a crowdfund offering creates a scenario that limits the amount of money an investor could potentially lose, and in some respects that actually makes it a safer environment than a traditional investment in a public company stock

Attracting shareholders not traders

The same principles and innovation that once propelled NASDAQ to unforeseen heights is now fueling the private company marketplace as an aggressive new generation of technology companies, able to create value far faster than was ever possible before, remain private longer.

Crowd funding conference and seminar ( CFCS )  event platform is part of an overall attempt  to repair a damaged capital markets system with the inclusion of this marketplace that encourages growth not speculation, thus attracting shareholders not traders.

Crowdfunding  is  proven concept

The best indication of how equity-based crowdfunding will work is to look at the places it already exists and works. The Australian platform ASSOB that was founded in 2005, so  there are  6-7 years of data to look at. Through  Australian 's platform, they’ve helped fund 176 companies so far. Nearly 6% have gone on to register on traditional securities exchanges and forty percent have exited through trade sales. But here is the real big point : 86% of these companies are still in operation. Clearly, ASSOB has a long-enough history of successful funding to demonstrate that it can work.

Research has  identified a total of $112.6M of equity-based crowdfunding in 2011, globally with just over half of this in Europe, most of which is in the UK and Ireland. The largest platform is SEEDUPS. Launched in February 2011 in the UK and Ireland, SEEDUPS has attracted over 1,400 entrepreneurs and nearly 700 investors and has raised over $65m in capital funding for Tech start-ups. Other new equity-based platforms in Europe are showing early signs that they are performing well: CrowdCube, another UK equity-based platform, launched just over a year ago and has already funded 11 projects raising just under $2.5 million pounds. Symbid, the first Dutch platform, has funded 5 projects and is gaining in traction as well.

Transforming  ideas into actual businesses

During the past two years, we have been observing the rapid evolution of such a market, the Private Company Marketplace (PCM), where our fastest growing private companies are now being exchanged. Coinciding has been the mass materialization of crowd funding platforms aimed at transforming mere ideas into actual businesses. By providing fairer and more liquid markets for emerging private companies to thrive, the private markets have become an integral part of the capital formation process. 

With mounting national debt and unemployment  going above  10%, it is of the utmost importance that we encourage more efficient ways of creating capital so that our emerging companies can do what they have always done best: innovate, expand, compete effectively in a global economy and most importantly, create jobs.

In this remarkable moment in history, the U.S. regulatory environment, its capital markets and the innovation that drives those markets are simultaneously on the threshold of dramatic change. We are currently witnessing the embryonic period of this cutting-edge stock market just as we usher in a new era of mass media. At the same time, new legislation aimed at facilitating capital formation is presently being introduced to support this modern infrastructure.  There has never been a more opportunistic time to capitalize on change.

The  Crowd funding conference and seminar ( CFCS )  event platform  and our series is an unparalleled educational and networking platform and event will  provide attendees with insight into the direction of the U.S. capital markets during this period of regulatory transformation and the rapid progression of the developing ecosystem.   CFCS  introduces the investing community to the key players shaping this expanding marketplace including the private shares desks, private exchange platforms, secondary share buyers, private stock analysts and senior executives of rising private companies so that they may learn how to successfully transact and maximize returns in this new paradigm.

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