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Kickercon Crowd Funding Conference & Expo


The Kickercon Crowd Funding Conference & Expo, organized by the Sircap Corporation will take place from 28th August to the 30th August 2014 at the Hilton Americas Houston in Houston, United States Of America. The conference will cover areas like Building Powerful Connections, Real Estate Lending, Jobs Act for Regulation A+, Self-Directing IRAs or 401Ks Into Private Investments, Debt vs. Equity Crowd Funding, Perfecting Your Pitch Through Storytelling Techniques, Crowdfunding - Great Idea But Does it Work for Real Estate, Why Net Lease Properties Make Compelling Investments.

Visitors Attending

Mohammed Alshaer

Mohammed Alshaer

Engineer at Al Mansouri 3b General ConstructionAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
亚鹏 李

亚鹏 李

资深产品经理 at 阿里巴巴Hangzhou, China
Sampson Offei Omane

Sampson Offei Omane

Accra at GhanaAccra, Ghana
Wesley Okeke

Wesley Okeke

Business Development Consultant at Fruition Technology LabsHouston, United States Of America
Christian

Christian

Children Right at Children Right25779308440, Burundi
Stephen Bishop

Stephen Bishop

None at Stephen BishopHouston, United States Of America
Richard Schwager

Richard Schwager

Vice President at FegHouston County, United States

Speakers

Utz Baldwin

Utz Baldwin

CEO at Plum, Inc.Austin, United States Of America
Christian Johan Smith

Christian Johan Smith

Founder at Phone HaloSanta Barbara, United States Of America
Sonny Vu

Sonny Vu

Founder at Misfit WearablesNew Hampton, United States Of America
Naeem Randhawa

Naeem Randhawa

Vice President, Channel Ops & Client Services at Predictive ScienceAustin, United States Of America
Scott Burton

Scott Burton

Corporate Finance Consultant at Renewable Energy Industry ExperienceAustin, United States Of America
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Co-Founder / Director at Emition.com / BlackStar Property Inc.Houston, United States Of America

Schedule & Agenda

Thu, 28 Aug08:00 AM - 09:00 AMNetworking Breakfast (LIMITED)
Thu, 28 Aug09:00 AM - 09:40 AMKeynote Speaker Presentation on Building Powerful ConnectionsMark E. Sackett will be speaking on building powerful connections why we connect and his concept of 'Networking' called The Art of Active Networking. He'll also address collaboration vs competition, the do's and don'ts of connecting and something he calls Rubber-band Syndrome.
Thu, 28 Aug09:40 AM - 10:00 AMReal Estate LendingWhy would someone crowd fund real estate?SpeakersBrian DallyCo-Founder & CEO
Thu, 28 Aug10:00 AM - 10:20 AMNetworking Break
Thu, 28 Aug10:20 AM - 11:00 AMJobs Act for Regulation A+Why is regulation A+ important to the Jobs Act?
Thu, 28 Aug11:00 AM - 11:20 AMSelf-Directing IRAs or 401Ks Into Private InvestmentsWhat are self-directed IRAs and how can they be used in crowd funding?
Thu, 28 Aug11:20 AM - 01:00 PMNetworking Lunch(LIMITED)
Thu, 28 Aug01:00 PM - 02:00 PMDebt Crowd FundingHow to Use the Top of the Capital Stack Effectively.
Thu, 28 Aug02:00 PM - 03:00 PMDebt vs. Equity Crowd FundingWhat Are the Differences, Pros and Cons for a Real Estate Operator Seeking Financing?
Thu, 28 Aug03:00 PM - 03:30 PMNetworking Break
Thu, 28 Aug03:30 PM - 05:00 PMCrowdfunding an IPOIPOs for the Real Estate Corporation 1- The coming Regulation A+ (second tier) and how it will impact small companies (may be implemented by the SEC by conference time) 2- Regulation 506C and how companies are reaching out to Accredited investors 3- The CrowdFinanced IPO and its actual advantages over an underwritten offering 4- How online equity offerings are successfully marketed 5- Requirements and methodologies for transacting online stock sales with the crowd 5- What the future looks like for corporate finance due to the disruption happening now on the Internet
Thu, 28 Aug05:00 PM - 07:00 PMTexas Intrastate Laws
Thu, 28 Aug07:00 PM - 08:30 PMVIP Networking Event (LIMITED)
Thu, 28 Aug08:30 PM - 08:30 PMOpen Networking Event ( at the Grove)
Fri, 29 Aug08:00 AM - 09:00 AMVIP Networking Breakfast (LIMITED)
Fri, 29 Aug09:00 AM - 09:30 AMIndieGoGo™ on Campaign Development Keynote SpeakerDevin Thorpe will cut through the hype to tell you exactly how investment crowdfunding is already changing the world for the better. He will explain the challenges in the JOBS Act and explain how you will be able to take full advantage of crowdfunding. Finally, he will explain how adding a social mission to your profit mission could make your launch even more successful.
Fri, 29 Aug09:30 AM - 09:40 AMPerfecting Your Pitch Through Storytelling TechniquesNo, this isn't a literature lesson. But words do matter, and the words around which you frame your crowdfunding campaign require your attention. The Internet offers an opportunity of global proportions to be heard by people who want to listen. If your story is highly shareable, you're golden. Learn to gain control over your narrative through storytelling concepts that have been around for millennia and retrofitted for the 21st century crowd.
Fri, 29 Aug09:40 AM - 10:00 AMCrowdfunding - Great Idea But Does it Work for Real EstateMichael JP Fitzgerald will moderate this informative discussion on does CrowdFunding work for real estate. Is real estate funding really possible with CrowdFunding? In this informative panel we will discuss the merits and pitfalls of trying to raise capital for real estate through the Crowd. We will discuss some of the different funding platforms that are available and a few alternatives that few people have even heard of.
Fri, 29 Aug10:20 AM - 10:40 AMBusiness Structure Training
Fri, 29 Aug10:20 AM - 10:40 AMShark Tank™ + IndieGoGo™ Lessons Learned LIMITEDNathan will be discussing his experience running a successful crowdfunding campaign as well as his experience on Shark Tank. When the company set off on the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign they had a prototype and a videographer and in less than a year were sitting in front of Mark Cuban and crew on ABC’s Shark Tank pitching to investors in California. There were many things done right and many done terribly wrong, Nathan will be having a frank discussion regarding the ups and downs of his lessons with the hope that insight will be gained pit falls avoided for others.
Fri, 29 Aug10:20 AM - 10:40 AMWhy Net Lease Properties Make Compelling Investments
Fri, 29 Aug10:40 AM - 11:00 AMPublic Relations TrainingWhatever you’re industry and whatever your business goals, you should have a strategic public relations plan in place, to ensure that your digital presence, your speaking engagements and your media activity are all representing your brand well. Crowdfunding consultants and professionals will discuss how entrepreneurs can get the word out about their crowdfunding efforts. Social media and other online platforms have definitely helped to grow the industry, but learning insider tips on how to truly work with reporters, share company updates and connect with followers can grow your business even more.
Fri, 29 Aug11:00 AM - 11:10 AMRealty Crowdfunding Trends in the USA and Internationally
Fri, 29 Aug11:10 AM - 11:40 AMSocial Media & Marketing Training
Fri, 29 Aug11:40 AM - 12:10 PMNetworking Lunch (Real Estate) LIMITED
Fri, 29 Aug12:10 PM - 01:00 PMLunch
Fri, 29 Aug01:00 PM - 01:10 PMBranding and Media Workshop LIMITED
Fri, 29 Aug01:00 PM - 01:10 PMHow to Crowdfund your Realty InvestmentsMichael JP Fitzgerald will moderate this informative discussion on how to CrowdFund Realty Investments. You have made the decision to move forward on CrowdFunding your real estate project. Now what are some of the options that are available to you. What are some of the common issues that come up when trying to CrowdFund a realty investment in today's market. An informative discussion on where to go to get the needed resources before you try and launch your real estate venture into the Crowd.
Fri, 29 Aug01:10 PM - 01:40 PMIntellectual Property Law
Fri, 29 Aug01:40 PM - 02:00 PMUS Business & Tax Law
Fri, 29 Aug02:00 PM - 03:00 PMEquity vs. Reward Crowd Funding
Fri, 29 Aug02:00 PM - 03:00 PMLegal Developments and Compliance in Crowdfunding - State vs Federal
Fri, 29 Aug03:00 PM - 03:20 PMBreak
Fri, 29 Aug03:20 PM - 04:00 PMCase Study on Specialized Portals LIMITEDEver wondered what these small crowd funding platforms are all about? Here is your chance to find out from the owners why they are so vitailly important to the wide world of crowd funding. -- Yes, you may ask questions.
Fri, 29 Aug03:20 PM - 04:00 PMGeneral Solicitation Do's and Dont'sThe ban has been lifted off of general solicitation, meaning companies can now market capital raises publicly. Who can advertise their offerings, though? How has this changed how investors hear about deals? Crowdfunding experts will gather to discuss the opportunities and challenges this has brought about, for entrepreneurs and investors alike, and what is next for general soliciting crowdfunding campaigns.
Fri, 29 Aug04:00 PM - 07:00 PMCase Study on Specialized Portals (LIMITED)Ever wondered what these small crowd funding platforms are all about? Here is your chance to find out from the owners why they are so vitailly important to the wide world of crowd funding. -- Yes, you may ask questions.
Fri, 29 Aug07:00 PM - 08:30 PMVIP Networking Event (LIMITED)
Fri, 29 Aug08:30 PM - 08:30 PMOpen Networking Event ( at Gaudalahara's)
Sat, 30 Aug08:00 AM - 09:00 AMCivic Crowdfunding TownMeet by Kickercon™ (LIMITED)This is a free event designed for city, state, educational, and non-profit organizations planning to engage in crowdfunding. This town hall is a free event to collaborate and learn how to creative utilize crowdfunding for projects.
Sat, 30 Aug08:00 AM - 09:00 AMNetworking Breakfast (LIMITED)
Sat, 30 Aug09:00 AM - 09:30 AMKeynote Speaker
Sat, 30 Aug09:30 AM - 10:00 AMKeynote Speaker - CrowdFunding Lean Start-UpsMichael JP Fitzgerald will be speaking on how to analyze your personal situation to determine what you have and how you should use it before you start your CrowdFunding campaign. An in depth discussion on the business side of CrowdFunding and how to structure your operations for optimal CASH FLOWS. Remember it is about being in business, not playing at business.
Sat, 30 Aug10:00 AM - 10:30 AMHow Equity Crowd Funding is Changing Everything
Sat, 30 Aug10:30 AM - 10:50 AMNetworking Break
Sat, 30 Aug10:50 AM - 11:20 AMTypes of Equity Crowd Funding
Sat, 30 Aug11:20 AM - 12:00 PMTexas Legislation
Sat, 30 Aug12:00 PM - 01:20 PMNetworking Lunch
Sat, 30 Aug01:20 PM - 03:00 PMDebt vs. Equity Crowdfunding
Sat, 30 Aug03:00 PM - 03:20 PMNetworking Break
Sat, 30 Aug03:20 PM - 03:20 PMCreating a No-Drama Company: Conflict Resolution Skills for Entrepreneurs
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