TSL Announces the Agenda for its Capital REformation and Crowdfunding Conference in San Francisco

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PRLog (Press Release) – Apr 17, 2012 –
The SoHo Loft is pleased to announce the agenda for its upcoming Capital REformation and Crowdfunding Conference which will take place in San Francisco on Thursday, May 10, 2012.

TSL’s Capital REformation and Crowdfunding Conference will provide key insight into the direction of the U.S. capital markets during this period of regulatory transformation and the emergence of a marketplace rapidly taking over NASDAQ’s most crucial function: incubating young companies to success. The same principles and innovation that once propelled NASDAQ to unforeseen heights is now fueling the private company marketplace (PCM) as an aggressive new generation of technology companies, able to create value far faster than was ever possible before, remain private longer. Coinciding has been the mass materialization of Crowdfunding platforms aimed at helping small businesses and start-ups obtain necessary growth capital from benevolent funders who possess similar interests and ideologies.

TSL’s Capital REformation and Crowdfunding Conference is the ideal forum for the investing as well as the entrepreneurial communities to not only get to know the industry leaders who are shaping this promising marketplace but to learn how to capitalize in the new paradigm. Participants will discover how the fusion of new legislation, social media and a cutting-edge marketplace for private company stock is revolutionizing the capital markets and giving rise to new leadership on Wall Street.


• 8am – Registration, pre-networking, Buffet Breakfast

• 9am – Opening Remarks and Introduction:

• “Utilizing Hindsight to Rebuild The Capital Markets”, by Dara Albright, Founder of NowStreet & Co-Founder of The Soho Loft Capital Creation Events

• “Growing America / Growing the World” by Berkeley Geddes, CEO of Grow America Insight

• 940am – 1015am – Speech by Johan Gorecki, Founder of Globe Forum and Co-Founder of Skype

• The Capital Markets of Tomorrow – Crowdfunding: A new Asset Class

• 1015 to 1045am Panel: The Current Genesis of Crowdfunding:
• Panelists include:
1. Lina Constantinovici, Head of US Operations at GrowVC
2. Steven Cinelli, CEO of PRIMARQ Inc.
3. Ryan Caldbeck, CEO of CircleUp
4. Alon Hillel-Tuch, Co-Founder of RocketHub
5. Danae Ringelmann, CFA, Founder & COO, Indiegogo

• 1045 to 11am – Coffee Break: Snacks and Networking Under the Buttonwood Tree

• 11am to 1130am Panel: The JOBS Act: tossing out 80 year old securities rules and modernizing capital formation:
• Panelists include:
1. Don Reinke, Partner and Chair Securities & Capital Markets Practice, Reed Smith
2. Mitchell Littman, Esq., founding partner of Littman Krooks LLP
3. Jason Best, Co-Founder of Startup Exemption
4. Candace Klein, Founder and CEO of Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend
5. John Katovich, Co-founder of Cutting Edge Capital

• 1130am to 12pm Panel: The infrastructure of the equity-based Crowdfunding marketplace and the new Angel / Issuer Dynamic:
• Panelists include:
1. Gene Massey, CEO of MediaShares
2. William Davis, President of Gate Impact
3. Julia Dilts, CEO of Maverick Angels
4. Connie Koch, President, So. Cal. Region of Keiretsu Forum
5. Howard Leonhardt, CEO of The California Stock Exchange

• 12pm to 1230pm Panel: Capitalizing with equity-based Crowdfunding:
• Panelists include:
1. Ruth Hedges, Founder of FundingRoadMap
2. Scott Sanborn, CMO of LendingClub
3. Wil Schroter, Serial Entrepreneur & CEO of Virtucon Ventures
4. Scott Purcell, Founder of Arctic Island
5. Chance Barnett, Founder and CEO of crowdfunder

• 12 to 1215pm – Crowdfunding Success Story – “The Tiltpod” by Eric Strasser

• 1215 to 1245pm – Networking Lunch Break

• The Capital Markets of Tomorrow – The Rise of The Private Company Marketplace (PCM)

• 1245pm – 130pm – “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 and executive committee member of The NASDAQ Stock Market

• 130pm 150pm – “The Market For Private Company Stock” by Tim Sullivan, Managing Director of Sharespost

• 150pm to 235pm – Panel: How the new regulatory environment will fuel the expansion of The Private Company Marketplace (PCM), Moderated by Christopher Grey, COO/CFO/Co-Founder of Caplinked
• Panelists include:
1. Vince Molinari, CEO of Gate Technologies
2. Peter Healy, Partner at O’Melveny & Myers LLP
3. Boaz Rahav, General Partner of Greencrest Capital
4. Jason Jones, Portfolio Manager of HighStep Capital
5. Tim Sullivan, Managing Director of Sharespost

• 235pm to 255pm – “Development of the Infrastructure of the PCM” by Vince Molinari, CEO of Gate Technologies

• 255pm to 320pm – Coffee Break: Snacks and Networking Under the Buttonwood Tree

• Social Media and The Private Markets: The Symbiotic Relationship:

• 320pm – 340pm – “Finding the Next Facebook” by Michael Moe, CFA, Chief Investment Officer of GSV Asset Management (NASDAQ: GSVC)

• 340pm to 4pm – “The Up and Comers” by Jason Jones, Portfolio Manager of HighStep Capital

• 4pm to 430pm – “The Social Internet” by Lou Kerner

• 430 to 450pm – “Conventional Wall Street enters the Private Markets” by Boaz Rahav, Partner of Greencrest Capital

• 450pm to 510pm – Coffee Break: Snacks and Networking Under the Buttonwood Tree

• 510pm to 530pm – “Using Social Media Platforms to Find Investment Opportunities” by Howard Lindzon, CEO of StockTwits

• 530pm – Closing Remarks, Meet our Sponsors, Announcement of Raffle Winners

• 6pm – Cocktail Party, Extensive Networking

To register for tickets, please go to http://tslccac51012.eventbrite.com/. Only ticket holders will be permitted into the event. Press Passes will be provided to qualified members of the media at no charge. To receive press passes, please contact [email protected]. To view speaker bios, please visit http://www.thesoholoft.com/our-network/speakers-2/.

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