October 16-17 Coastal Shows will be putting on the CFGE: Crowdfund Banking and Lending Summit in San Francisco. The CFGE: Crowdfund Banking and Lending Summit is a two day event featuring new opportunities in finance and peer-to-peer crowdfunding. The event is designed to be the premier networking and educational event for new financial opportunities in 2014.
The event features more than two dozen speakers including Founder and Managing Partner of Breakaway Funding, Kim Kaselionis. Ms. Kaselionis founded Breakaway Funding, an equity and debt based crowdfunding platform earlier this year. As the former CEO/Chairman of Circle Bank, where she led the Northern California Community Bank to 53 consecutive profitable quarters and developed the brand from a single-branch bank to one with six locations, managing more than $300 million in total assets. Under Ms. Kaselionis’s leadership the once near-insolvent bank was sold to Umpqua Bank in late 2012.
Thanks to the 2012 JOBS (Jumpstart our Business Startups) Act, entrepreneurs and small business owners have a new avenue for accessing capital and can do so by offering equity or debt in return for the investments they receive. The SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) is in the process of finalizing the final rules for Title III of the JOBS Act which would allow unaccredited investors to invest in equity and debt based crowdfunding campaigns.
Ms. Kaselionis will give a presentation on Day 1 of the CFGE: Crowdfund Banking and Lending Summit from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM. Her keynote presentation is titled Equity Crowdfunding for the Financial Institutions – Making it Easy for the Banks to Say “Yes” to New Loans.
For those of you attending this premier event outlining new opportunities in finance and peer-peer crowdfunding, please stop by and see us at the Breakaway Funding booth. We look forward to connecting with everyone attending the event. We won’t be hard to find, just look for the orange and blue balloons. Stop by and say hello! We will also be live tweeting under the hashtag #CFGE.
If you are interested in attending this event, there are still tickets available. You can register here.