Investing in NC Entrepreneurs Event
You love where you live. Did you know you can own a piece of your community?
National Entrepreneur Week is Feb 17th -21st. To honor it TiE Carolinas & CrowdfundNC are co-hosting an interactive panel about how anyone in NC invests in local private businesses. Whether your favorite coffee shop looking to expand or the next potential high growth company, everyone has access to invest and entrepreneurs have more options than ever to raise investment capital. This alternative source of capital is called “Investment Crowdfunding” and is being used to invest side-by-side with experienced investors.
Goal: Educate the audience on the funding aspects of entrepreneurship. From 3 different perspectives.
6 to 7 pm: Networking and Dinner
7 to 8 pm: Panel Discussion
Attendees: Established Entrepreneurs, Budding Entrepreneurs, Investors, Charter Members of TiE.
Alex Smereczniak – Moderator
Alex Smereczniak is the co-founder and CEO of Charlotte-based startup, 2ULaundry, which Alex launched with co-founder, Dan D’Aquisto in January of 2016. Alex earned a BS in Finance from Wake Forest University and successfully ran and sold another laundry business prior to moving to Charlotte and joining EY as a financial services consultant. More information can be found here.
David Jones – Panelist
David is the co-founder of BCVP and a partner with Southern Capitol Ventures. He is also the co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer of the medical device portal, Orthocopia.com. David sits on the board of numerous companies. More information can be found here.
Cliff Minsley – Panelist
Cliff is responsible for the development side of 10 Federal including development, general contracting, site work, and finance. More information about 10 Federal can be found here.
Rebecca Corbin – Panelist
Rebecca Corbin is President & CEO of the Entrepreneurship (NACCE), a leading non-profit membership organization dedicated to increasing entrepreneurship offerings and thinking at over 300 community colleges across the country. She has forged several new partnerships with national Foundations to advance STEM education, ecosystem mapping, and intellectual property curriculum knowledge in community colleges across the United States. More information about Rebecca and NACCE can be found here.
William McGuire – Panelist
Will is the CEO and Chief Crowdfunding Officer of CrowdfundNC. He has been an investor and advisor since 2016. His vision is for everyone to have greater opportunity to provide impact to their families, entrepreneurs and those most in need in the community through the potential returns Investment Crowdfunding unlocks. More information about William and CrowdfundNC found here.
What will the panel cover?
- How does Investment Crowdfunding work for investors?
- How does it work with “traditional” Angel investing?
- What funding methods can my business leverage?
- How is this type of investing different than investing in the stock market?
- Live Q&A from the audience
Who Should Attend?
- Potential investors, including those who have never invested before. This is for both accredited and non-accredited investors looking to gain insight and knowledge
- Startup owners that are preparing to raise funds at seed stage or series A and beyond, and existing profitable business owners who need to raise funds for growth.
- Food and beverages will be provided
About TiE Carolinas
The International Entrepreneurs (TiE) Carolinas is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to foster and support entrepreneurship in the Carolinas. We have three objectives: Facilitate networking among members, foster and nurture entrepreneurship and integrate our membership with the mainstream community. Learn more about TiE Carolinas here.
About TiE Carolinas Angels
TiE Carolinas Angels was launched in partnership with the TiE South East chapters as a new capital raise platform designed to invest in high growth entrepreneurial startups with a primary focus in the Carolinas. We are an organization of like-minded accredited investors who wish to partner with other investors in a portfolio approach. In our first 15 months, the TiE South East chapters have completed investments into 10 companies for a total of $2.4 million, making us one of the fastest-growing angel groups in the southeast. Learn more here.
Our mission is to enable North Carolina startups and existing businesses to get funded using a variety of online private and public offering strategies including Investment Crowdfunding. CrowdfundNC is a Public Benefit LLC (for profit) aiming to create a community that invests in each other for sustainable impact. Learn more here.
12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709