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Why Crowdfunding Is A Gamechanger For Texas Startups

Why Crowdfunding Is A Gamechanger For Texas Startups

By | June 24, 2015 | Fort Work Blog

It’s true. Almost anyone can become an investor in a startup thanks to the Texas State Securities Board, which approved the rules to regulate the way startups and investors conduct equity crowdfunding. As a result, more than 20 million unaccredited investors will soon be able to invest up to $5,000 per year in equity investments for small businesses raising under $1 million. The equity crowdfunding rules are important to Texas because of the many startups — especially technology companies — relying on investment capital to grow. Two companies in Texas have successfully raised capital using Texas’ new equity crowdfunding portals. The new regulation will help small, midsize, and high growth companies raise the capital they need to take their company to the next level. Additionally, crowdfunding will spawn innovation, prove business models and create new jobs. This new rule presents a tremendous opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors and the great state of Texas. “In order for equity crowdfunding to work effectively for all, we need more education for issuers and investors in the business community,” states Cynthia Nevels founder of Thinkcrowdfund.com

Are you interested in learning more? We invite you to join us to hear from the experts on how the new rules work, meet leaders from approved equity crowdfunding portals and network with investors. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/ThinkCrowdFund

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11/20/13 – Houston Becoming a Hot Bed for Technology Innovation

Greater Houston Partnership and TechStreet Houston Team Up to Host Technology Conference

TechStreet HoustonThe City of Houston has teamed up with TechStreet Houston to offer a full-day conference with onsite workshops, tech expos and a Mayor Roundtable.  It is a non-traditional meetup on steroids with over 2,000 attendees expected. TechStreet Houston takes place Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in the heart of downtown Houston, Texas.

“Houston is fast becoming a true hot bed of innovation and technological breakthroughs, especially in energy, life sciences and healthcare.  These breakthroughs will attract jobs, investment and talent to our region now and into the future,” states Greater Houston Partnership President & CEO Bob Harvey.

Innovators, developers, and tech leaders are coming together to learn, share, showcase and promote their creative ideas, expertise, and technologies.  The conference is free of charge and open to the general public. To learn more visit www.techstreethouston.com.

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11/5/13 – After the Fight: Women Veteran Entrepreneurs Talk Business

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Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence is the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education and community support for women entrepreneurs seeking to grow micro-businesses into million dollar enterprises.  Count Me In has a new initiative Women Veterans Entrepreneur Corps (WVEC).  (WVEC) is a three-year business growth initiative for women business owners who are veterans or spouses/domestic partners of veterans looking to grow their small businesses quickly and sustainably and significantly contribute to the growth of local economies and create new jobs. WVEC was developed by Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence with generous support from Capital One. Disrupt Radio host, Cynthia Nevels, takes a moment to talk to Count Me In’s Founder and President, Nell Merlino about her quest to help women turn their dreams into million dollar enterprises and their upcoming pitch competition. Airs live on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 on Disrupt Radio at 11:30 AM CST. Follow us on Facebook for an exclusive offer. #wvectx