Crowdfunding forum set for Dec. 6 in Denver to discuss SEC's proposed crowdfund rules

By: InnovatioNews Wednesday November 27, 2013 0 comments Tags: Bret Fund, Chris Hazlitt, Crowdfund Act, Crowdfunding, Denver, James Olander, Nikki Braziel, Octa, SEC, Sen. Michael Bennet

DENVER - A forum to discuss rules proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that will allow businesses to use crowdfunding to raise capital from main street investors will be held Dec. 6 in Denver.

The SEC set a comment period on the proposed rules that ends Feb. 3, 2014. The new rules are based on the Crowdfund Act co-authored by Colorado Democratic Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts).

The Dec. 6 event will be held from 8:30 to noon at Colorado State University Denver Center Event Atrium, 475 17th St. For those outside the Denver area, live satellite streaming will be available in Durango, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction.

Among the event's activities will be remarks by Bennet, a crowdfunding rules overview by Douglas Ellenoff, a panel discussion and a business showcase by entrepreneurs who have used crowdfunding.

Panelists include Nikki Braziel, co-founder and COO of Octa; Bret Fund, assistant professor at UC's Leeds School of Business; Chris Hazlitt, partner with Bryan Cave LLP; and James Olander, founder of The Roost.

The event is free and open but attendees should RSVP by Dec. 2.

For more information, contact Monisha Merchant at [email protected].

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