SOURCE: Metropole Capital Group

October 17, 2016 22:10 ET

Fifth Annual Global Alternative Funding Forum is Set to Be One of the Most Impactful Business Events of the Year

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - October 17, 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. A truly unique and one of a kind Forum with its 360-degree view of modern financing options for emerging ventures continues to unite the most influential players in FinTech with traditional financing forces including Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and SBA officials in charge of financing programs for small businesses.

The goal of such an exclusive gathering is to assess and feature the most objective and unbiased view of the next generation financing tools and programs that would trigger creativity further and help the next generation entrepreneurs and financiers to fortify their positive impact now and in the near future given the rapid developments in technology and regulations that are ultimately catching up.

Called by many observers a "Davos of Entrepreneurship" and one of the most forward-looking gatherings in the world, this pitch-free knowledge intense exclusive gathering is themed as "The Future is Now: Access to Capital, Redefined" has attracted an unprecedented mix of 40 world-class speakers including Cromwell Coulson, president, CEO and a director of OTC Markets Group; David Weild IV, the "father" of the JOBS Act, Arthur Lipper, a Wall street legend, investor and inventor, Andrea Lamari, Director, West Coast NASDAQ Private Market, Josh Maher, Angel Investor and world renowned author, David Hornik, VC at August Capital and creator of the first VC blog and podcast, Connie Harrell, Angel Investor and Region President of Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest network of accredited investors, Vivian Shimoyama, Regional Executive Director for Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Manny Fernandez, Angel Investor and Micro VC & Equity Crowdfunding Pioneer and many other game-changers and top experts in capital formation. See metropoleglobalforum.com/speakers for a completed list of speakers.

Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D., a leading alternative funding expert, educator, one of the fist supporters and advocates of the JOBS ACT and the forum founder, has stressed: "We believe that progress happens only through engagement with all vital parts of the financial system and strive in all our efforts to bridge the worlds of alternative and traditional finance to foster entrepreneurship, creativity and diversity while building the most informed and impactful community. The United States, the world's largest economy took only No. 8 place in the 2016 Bloomberg Innovation rankings -- it is time to regroup and think how to redefine the access to capital on the one hand, while engaging new businesses in resolving the actual societal problems on the other hand."

"We are in the early days of a revolution that will make capital markets work again for the growth economy. We have a lot more work to do to bring back the ecosystem that once made the United States equities markets the envy of markets around the world," noted David Weild, who will be speaking at the Forum for a second year in a row.

"To keep it simple, the best most interesting, intelligent, and encompassing perspective on alt investment that I've attended," according to Tony Quinones, Principal at Seed Equity Capital Partners and one of the past attendees. See Testimonials at http://metropoleglobalforum.com/abouttestimonials/

The Forum plans to propose several new policy initiatives that address challenges and changes in capital formation for entrepreneurial ventures and small businesses to the next President of the United States. Those who are interested in contributing their knowledge, skills and passion are invited to send them to SBMadvocacy@gmail.com.

The Agenda has a truly eclectic mix of topics adding experts who share their thoughts on Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence.

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

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

MASTER OF CEREMONIES:

Sandro Monetti, a CNN and BBC 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 and Angel Capital Association.

PRODUCER:

METROPOLE Capital Group

Registration for the full-day conference, 8 AM to 6:30 PM is $295 until October 21, 2016. The standard rate of $395 will apply to those who register after October 21. Sign up by going to metropoleglobalforum.com/registration.

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