SOURCE: Metropole Capital Group

October 27, 2016 13:22 ET

Entrepreneurs and Fintech Leaders to Crowdsource Letter to the Next President of the United States at 5th Annual Global Alternative Funding Forum

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - October 27, 2016) - The 5th annual Global Alternative Funding Forum is set on November 11, 2016, from 8 AM to 6:30 PM at the Skirball Center, Los Angeles, CA 90049. About 300 world-class fintech leaders, next generation financiers, most active angel investors, venture capitalists, prominent entrepreneurs and authorities will be uniting forces at what has become a high-end annual gathering with this year's theme "The Future is Now – Access to Capital, Redefined".

As this year's event is set to be only three days after the elections, the forum aims to utilize its collective knowledge beyond highly educational and forward-looking discussions on modern financing tools and will also be crowdsourcing recommendations from its participants to form a letter to the elected President of the United States.

"We believe this letter is important because it advocates on behalf of the interests of small business entrepreneurs. Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy and job creation, yet are often underrepresented at the highest levels of government. Crowdfunding offers entrepreneurs a more democratic avenue to create, innovate, and build their business. We hope that the recommendations provided in this letter will help guide the new administration towards a creating a greater ecosystem for small businesses to thrive," - said Amy Wan, crowdfunding and securities attorney at CrowdfundingLawyers.net

The forum, with a limited by design seating, has attracted an all-star speakers line up which includes Cromwell Coulson, the President, CEO & Director of OTC Markets Group (OTCM), Arthur Lipper, a Wall Street legend and fintech inventor for the past 50 years; David Weild, the "father" of the JOBS ACT, Mona DeFrawi‏, Founder at InsideVenture (acquired by SecondMarket) and named as one of the most powerful women in fintech by Forbes, Jenny Kassan‏, Member of Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies at U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Vivian Shimoyama, Regional Executive Director Southern California Region for 10,000 Small Businesses, Goldman Sachs; Corey Egan, Co-Founder & CEO at Ilumi, "Shark-Tank" winner backed by Marc Cuban, Josh Maher, Angel Investor and author of Startup Wealth: How the Best Angel Investors Make Money in Startups, David Hornik, the Midas List Tech's Top Investors by Forbes and many others.

KEY TOPICS:

  • Redefining Securities Distribution through Crowdfinance/Reg A+
  • Unleashing the $14 trillion retirement industry as the next generation funding source
  • Access to Liquidity and Rise of Venture Exchanges
  • Funding Options Under the JOBS Act: Building Brand Loyalty via Stock-Ownership
  • Royalties as the Alternative Way for Investing & Financing
  • Federal and Corporate Financing Programs in support of SMB
  • EB-5 programs as a financing tool
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Rise of Robotics in Financial Services
  • The Changing Face of Angel Investors
  • Venture Capitalists on the Future of Venture Capital
  • How and Why Blockchain is Transforming the Venture Financing industry

"America can expand its leadership in crowdfinance by proactively improving its laws. We have an opportunity to take what was a small step in the right direction with the JOBS Act and transform it into a giant leap for our economy and the world that depends on it," - echoed Jor Law, crowdfunding attorney at Homeier Law PC and co-founder of VerifyInvestor.com, a provider of accredited investor verification services for the crowdfunding industry.

Michael G. Homeier, EB-5 and crowdfunding attorney at securities / corporate law firm of Homeier Law PC added: "With legislative improvements fast approaching adoption, the US EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, which has generated over $15 Billion of immigrant financing invested into US businesses since 2008 resulting in over one hundred thousand new American jobs at zero taxpayer expense, is poised to resume its explosive growth in 2017 – promising more funding for US companies, and thousands more jobs for American workers. Truly, 'EB-5 is working.'"

"We need to remember that the government is the largest financier in the entrepreneurial world outpacing VC and angel investments and I predict the next fintech disruption will be the public-private partnerships. I am looking forward to utilizing our forum as a platform for what should become a powerful collaboration to foster meaningful innovations and impactful investments," stressed the Global Alternative Funding Forum founder and CEO of Metropole Capital Group Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D., an economist turned entrepreneur and an alternative funding expert who use to work with Michael Milken and Dr. Arthur Laffer.

About the Global Alternative Funding Forum

  • The premier event in entrepreneurial ventures financing and fintech
  • On a mission to bridge the worlds of alternative and traditional finance to foster entrepreneurship, innovations and diversity
  • Brings together prominent business leaders, private investors, world-class financiers and top experts in the field of capital formation and emerging growth ventures
  • Designed as an intense day of highly educational discussions and outstanding networking opportunities
  • Non-partisan

See the Agenda at: http://metropoleglobalforum.com/agenda/

MASTER OF CEREMONIES:

Sandro Monetti, a CNN and BBC weekly contributor and television host.

SPONSORS and COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Long Beach City College, CrowdfundingLawyers.net, California Lutheran University, The Blaine Group,HOMEIER & LAW, VerifyInvestor.com, ROCK.com, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Republic, Funders Club, FOCUS INVESTMENTS, ANGELOOP, Bridges to Italy, Cal-X Crowdfund Connect, CROWDFUND INSIDER©, Equities.com, LAVA, LEONHARDT Ventures, MARKET WIRED, Nature's Bakery, Wall Street Oasis, Women Who Code, Women Investing in Women, Angel Capital Association and Intelliversity.

PRODUCER:

METROPOLE Capital Group

Registration for the full-day conference, 8 AM to 6:30 PM is $295 until October 31, 2016. The standard rate of $395 will apply to those who register after October 31. Sign up by going to metropoleglobalforum.com/registration.

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