Crowdfunding and Small Businesses

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2012
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • World Centric, 2121 Staunton Court, Palo Alto, CA 94306
You are invited to an in-depth Dialogue with Jenny Kassan, CEO Cutting Edge Capital, on Crowdfunding: Pushing the Envelope with Collaborative Funding.

Sustainovation invites HTP members and other local business owners to an exciting evening of networking, learning together, and conversation.

All around us new models of business have emerged with the explosion of the internet and social media. With economic and environmental challenges in our future, new approaches and platforms to raise capital for start-up ventures are on the rise.

What is crowdfunding? How does this form of funding complement others? Why do some start-up ventures care? How did it get started? What needs does it address? What are the possibilities? What are the barriers? What is the JOBS Act? How is it evolving? What’s next? 

Tuesday, October 30th
Registration and Networking start at 6:30 pm; 
Presentation 7:00 pm, Dialogue 8:00-9:00 pm Flyer

$15 advance online   (plus processing fees), 
$20 at the door (Cash only)

Jenny Kassan is CEO of Cutting Edge Capital, a consulting firm that helps small businesses raise community capital and pioneers tools for a more inclusive and values-driven economy. Jenny Kassan is also an attorney at Katovich & Kassan Law Group, a law firm that serves social enterprise. Her legal practice areas include small business start-up and financing, securities regulation, nonprofit law, and cooperatives.

Sustainovation is dedicated to inspiring environmentally and socially sustainable business practices. Its mission is to promote sustainability as the driver of business innovation in Silicon Valley and beyond. It envisions a new industrial revolution led by the principles of sustainable design and development. Through educational events, it forms and inspires networks of innovators who share the belief that sustainable practices are essential to business success and the future of the world we share. 

This event is presented by Sustainovation and co-sponsored by the Bay Area Society for Organizational Learning, World Centric, Shareable and 
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