By Janice Cheng, Market One Media Group
Hosted at TubeScience Studios in sunny Los Angeles, Equity Crowdfunding Week by StartupStarter is back for three world-class days. This immersive investment conference will take place online and in person from November 9 to 11, 2022 — and is one you don’t want to miss.
Over the past few years, digital platforms have emerged as a viable means of disrupting industries, and the finance sector is no exception. And with the way inflation is trending, knowing how to invest is key to playing the game – and playing it smart.
New to the investing landscape is equity crowdfunding – a way for businesses to raise capital that is growing rapidly in popularity. According to research by Valuates Reports, the global crowdfunding market was valued at $12.27 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $25.8 billion by 2026.
Equity crowdfunding is the medium that allows anyone to become a shareholder of promising startups for as little as $50 a share. It involves exchanging relatively small amounts of cash allowing investors to own a proportionate slice of equity in a business. Designed to educate the public on how to invest and tackle the lack of education on the subject, this highly anticipated conference is here to make investing a tangible, accessible experience for all.
“2022 Equity Crowdfunding Week is our answer to the economic downturn. As the world is bracing for impact and the financial markets are being shaken up, Equity Crowdfunding is uniquely positioned to highlight some of the most innovative companies in the private markets while helping thousands of entrepreneurs weather the storm. As a business dedicated to democratizing entrepreneurship, this is how we are able to help our audience access capital at scale.” says Jose Barrera, co-founder and CEO of StartupStarter.
“Our goal is to take this mainstream and open up the world of investing to the general public,” he adds. Of course, this is also for angel investors, VCs, family offices and entrepreneurs alike. Safe to say that all eyes are on the event.
Six different industry tracks to explore
Known as the Coachella of equity crowdfunding events, Equity Crowdfunding Week is unlike any other. Stacked with an all-star lineup of industry leaders and moguls, the conference is structured around six different industries, including blockchain & Web3, cannabis & wellness, cleantech, ecommerce & retail, real estate, and startups. With over 150,000 square feet of conference grounds, TubeScience Studios will be lively and energized, full of exhibitions over two floors. Exhibitions will range from multiple houses (boxabl, azure printed homes) to electric & performance vehicles (Aptera, Eli, Saleen), robotics, Web3, food and beverage and many others.
Find your next (best) investment
Learn about the future of industries directly from world-class leaders as they take the stage for thought leadership sessions on the current state and future of their industries. On day one “who is who” of the equity crowdfunding industry, a very prestigious group, will come together to spill their wealth of knowledge. On day two, Galiano Tiramani, the founder of Boxabl, will sit down with Etan Butler, the chairman of Dalmore Group, two giants under one roof — to name a few, followed by Weedmaps opening on day three and the Dapper Labs crew, DJ Skee & Solana closing the event with "The Future of Blockchain"
Daily investing workshops will be held for different sectors such as space, real estate and Web3. They’ll also give you behind-the-scenes access into founder stories and how to raise capital from those who’ve done it best. Within the conference is a full investment trade show to take this discovery experience to a whole new level, and experience first-hand the companies that will be exhibiting.
“We’re also collaborating with Dapper Labs to release an NFT wallet for everyone at the conference. It’ll come empty and the attendees can go to every booth and scan a POPL NCF device on the exhibitor’s artwork and collect NFTs that give them special gifts and codes throughout the conference. It’s a bit of a treasure hunt, so you have to go to every booth to see what you’re going to get next,” says Barrera.
If you’re ready to discover the future of investing, StartupStarter will help you get there. Nothing gives you more leverage to getting rich than a fully immersive conference to learn and meet with industry leaders and (future) investors.
Equity Crowdfunding Week has a stacked, world-class lineup of events hitting Los Angeles this week. Look below to see what piques your interest:
Industry + startups + retail investment exhibitions
Over 50 sessions with founders, investors, & industry giants
Open-air food + food trucks + parties every night (unwind, mingle, and make friends!)
Also included with your ticket: conference app, community activations, live-streamed sessions, partner offers, conference recordings, NFT wallet - by Dapper Labs, investment workshops, wifi + co-working area, capital raising workshops and free products
Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event! Buy your ticket to the annual Equity Crowdfunding Week directly from the ticket page.