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SXSW Interactive 2016

Funding the American Dream: CaptainSparklez & Elio

Innovator Paul Elio and YouTube star Jordan “CaptainSparklez” Maron strive to achieve the Millennial American Dream: building companies of scale and real consequence. With the power of equity crowdfunding, they’re broadening their supporters and seizing new investment opportunities.

Sharing their inspiring stories, Elio and Maron will explain equity crowdfunding and show how it’s this generation’s biggest investment advancement, bringing investment equality to all and creating a group of brand ambassadors. It gives startups control over their fundraising, increases their transparency and enables investors to support entrepreneurs building modern solutions to positively impact the world.

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  1. How has crowdfunding evolved in the past year, both in terms of legislation and real-world implications? How will it bolster entrepreneurship?
  2. Why does equity crowdfunding matter, and how is it the most viable option to help today’s Millennial achieve their financial dreams?
  3. How can equity crowdfunding eliminate gender and ethnic discrimination for investors and issuers? What new financial roads have opened for investors?



Richard Jones, Sr Acct Exec, Fortyseven Communications

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