Crowdfunding Pro and Contra

crowd funding event in colorado 2013


8-30am – 9-00am Registration

9-00am – 9-25am Keynote: “Crowdfunding Developments” Jed Cohen, Founder and COO of RocketHub

9-30am – 10-20am First Panel: “Rewards Based Crowdfunding”

  • Jed Cohen, Founder and COO at RocketHub, New York, NY
  • Jonathan Beninson, Founder at First Funder, Denver, CO
  • Dan Salganik,  Founder at FunderHut, Chicago, IL
  • Christopher Olenik, Founder and CEO at Agency2.0, La Jolla, CA

10-30am – 11-20am Second Panel: “Crowdfunding Success Stories”

  • Christopher Olenik, La Jolla, CA
  • Will White, Caveman Caffeteria, Denver, CO
  • Dwight Houser, Gekko Stand, Denver, CO
  • Chris Taylor, Arakion, Arvada, CO
  • Robert Scott, The TapIt Cap, Denver, CO
  • Marty Koenig, Founder and CEO of CxO to Go, Author, Denver, CO

11-30am – 12-00pm Presentation “No-Failure Story” Gannon Merrel, Co-Founder of Oogave Natural Soda (read their story on

12-00pm – 1-30pm Break

1-30pm -2-00pm Keynote: “ Business Financing through CrowdfundingMonisha Merchant, Senior Advisor for Business Affairs at US Senate

2-10pm – 3-00pm Third Panel: “Business of Crowdfunding” (Legal, CPA, Marketing, Technology)

  • Markus Lampinen, Founder and CEO at Crowd Valley, Senior Partner at Grow VC Group, New York, NY
  • Justin Maddox, Founder and CEO at CrowdTrust, Washington, DC
  • Craig Denlinger,, Deloitte&Touche, Chair of Finance Committee at National Crowdfunding Association, Denver, CO
  • Jeffrey Henderson, VP Sales and Marketing at, Los-Angeles, CA
  • Shane Fleenor, Chief Legal Officer at Funding LaunchPad, member of CFIRA, Boulder, CO
  • James Dowd, Managing Director at North Capital, INC., San Francisco, CA

3-05pm – 3-30pm Presentation: Legal Framework for Business Financing in the US

3-40pm – 4-30pm Debate: “Equity Crowdfunding in the US – Fools Money or Financial Revolution?”

  • Kim Wales, Founder at Wales Capital, Founding member at CFIRA, Chair, a Board Member and Founding Member of the the CfPA, New York, NY
  • Nicholas Thomas, Founder and President at Fincity, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Dave Milliken, Founder and CEO of FundingLaunchPad, Boulder, CO
  • Benjamin Hardley, Managing Director and President, Latin America at Clicksco, Vail, CO
  • James Dowd, Managing Director at North Capital, INC., San Francisco, CA
  • Heather Schwarz-Lopez, Founder and CEO at Early Shares, Miami, FL

CALL FOR SPEAKERS for “Anti-Crowdfunding” TEAM!

4-40pm – 5-30pm Fourth Panel: “Alternatives to Equity Crowdfunding”

  • Rob Carpenter, Founder and CEO at AppItVentures, Denver, CO
  • Jed Cohen, Founder and COO at RocketHub, New York, CO
  • Scott Jordan, Owner at All Credit Lending Solutions, Denver, CO
  • Scott McIntyre, Managing Director at Phabriq Development,, Co-Chair, of Education and Training Committee at CfPA, Perrysburg, OH

5-35pm – 6-00pm Keynote: “Making Investment Eco System Work for Progress and Innovation”

6-30pm – 8-00pm Cocktail Party


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