Raising Equity Online with Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D at Conejo Valley Startup Week
February 2, 2016 -
Join us on February 18 from 2-3:30 pm for a discussion on Raising Equity Online: Groundbreaking Developments and What to Expect in 2016 with Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D.
2015 was the decisive point for the Security and Exchange Commission which has moved forward with both Title IV (Reg A+) and Title III bringing to life a long-waited regulation which would allow start-ups and emerging ventures to solicit money from the general public on-line in exchange for equity.
Key questions to discuss: – Overview of the process: Reg A+ and Tittle III of the JOBS Act, finalized– What kind of companies and businesses would benefit the most from the new legislation? -What are the requirements, costs and risks that entrepreneurs should be aware of?-How to select the operational platform, legal adviser and other incumbents?-Secondary markets and liquidity for start-ups – what is on?-What might be expected in 2016 and in the longer term?
Bio: Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D. is one of the leading alternative funding experts in the nation, an educator and a prominent voice in the entrepreneurial community on modern capital formation issues and venture financing opportunities, including crowdfunding, crowdinvesting and venture capital. She was one of the first supporters of the JOBS Act and has been at the forefront of crowd-finance since, helping to re-shape capital markets via educating entrepreneurs, publishing thought provoking data-driven articles & producing world-class high-end industry conferences and round-tables with think-tank themes.
Recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a Woman Making a Difference, she has been invited to both the White House and the UN Leadership Summit in recognition of her efforts.
Victoria writes for the Huffington Post and is an Op-Ed guest writer for Los Angeles Business Journal, she has been also featured and interviewed by numerous other media channels including Forbes, Crowdfund Insider, Equities.com, etc.
Dr. Silchenko is the founder & which she launched in 2004 in Los Angeles, California to provide strategic and capital formation advisory services and since then she has served numerous startups and emerging growth ventures in a broad range of industries throughout the U.S. and BRIC.
On a quest to inform entrepreneurs with fundraising opportunities given the JOBS Act development and to unite “entrepreneurial friendly” financiers, in 2012 she launched the first Next Generation Entrepreneurship and Global Crowdfunding Forum which later was rebranded as the Global Alternative Funding Forum, based in Los Angeles. The unique annual gathering has quickly become the premier event in entrepreneurial venture financing uniting FinTech innovators, investors, entrepreneurs and leading authorities from Wall Street, Main Street, Silicon Beach, Silicon Valley, Washington DC and around the world. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Californian Lutheran School of Business teaching an “Entrepreneurial Finance” course for MBA students, a course she created based on her years of related experience.
Dr. Silchenko currently serves on the Board of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA), The California Stock Xchange & TradeUpFund.com.
Formerly Victoria worked at the Milken Institute, a leading economic “think tank” managed by Michael Milken and as a post-doctoral researcher directly with Dr. Arthur Laffer (former economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan) at Laffer Investments, a global economic research and consulting firm.
Registration is free and open to all during Conejo Valley Startup Week