Events

To schedule a seminar or webinar, please email us at crowdfundnc@nc.rr.com and visit our CrowdfundNC Services page.

Investment Crowdfunding Events Schedule:

6:00pm to 8:00pm Monday December 3rd, 2018
Funding Options for Your Small Business Panel
Hosted by Operation Hope
Registration info coming soon.

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Investment Crowdfunding Seminar Description

For a preview of the seminar, please see this video of the Investment Crowdfunding Introduction presentation done at a 1 Million Cups meetup.

You can also watch the full seminar here which was recorded at American Underground in Durham. 

These seminars are held at various locations around the state in conjunction with our crowdfunding partners. Mark Easley, the publisher and editor of CrowdfundNC.com will be the featured speaker, and he will be discussing how to use the new North Carolina Localstake NC investment crowdfunding platform to get funding for your startup or existing business.

Localstake NC enables startups and existing businesses to conduct a cost effective and professional debt or equity securities offering and get funding from new sources: their community, customers, partners, and supporters.

This seminar will help both entrepreneurs and investors understand these new funding options and how to make use of them. 

Investment crowdfunding has been growing significantly around the nation, with billions of dollars raised across many different platforms. Now it's our turn North Carolina! It's time to start investment crowdfunding our most promising North Carolina startups and existing businesses to help grow the economy, create jobs, and enable new products and services in communities all over our state.

Localstake NC is the first investment crowdfunding platform exclusively serving North Carolina. Startups and existing businesses ranging from technology startups to retail shops and restaurants can use the platform to raise money using a variety of both private and public equity and debt offerings including priced equity rounds, convertible notes, SAFES, revenue share loans, and promissory note loans. Localstake NC supports various securities law exemptions, including 506(b) and 506(c), Regulation Crowdfunding, and the new NC PACES Act investment crowdfunding law, which provides a great new innovative option for raising money from all North Carolina residents.

Mark Easley has led the effort to bring investment crowdfunding to North Carolina, and will discuss the current state of the industry, how investment crowdfunding works, and answer your questions about how it might apply to your situation as an entrepreneur or investor.

Agenda (start times vary, typical lunch and learn schedule shown):

11:45am Arrival, food and drinks will be served.

12:00pm Introduction by sponsoring partner

12:10pm Presentation by Mark Easley
  • Investment crowdfunding overview
  • How to raise money on Localstake NC
  • What entrepreneurs need to know
  • What investors need to know
12:50pm Q and A

1:00pm Networking time

1:30pm End


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Recent Events:

12:00pm to 1:15pm Friday November 2nd, 2018
Lunch and Learn
Hosted by Wake Tech Community College at Cary Chamber of Commerce
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Includes lunch, Cary Chamber members $10, non-members $20
Please register here:
Cary Chamber of Commerce
307 N Academy St, Cary, NC 27513

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11:30pm to 1:00pm Wednesday October 10th, 2018
Lunch and Learn
Hosted by Wake Tech Community College at Loading Dock Raleigh
Panel Discussion: Raising Capital for your Small Business
Loading Dock Raleigh
1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd #115, Raleigh, NC 27604

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9:30am to 10:30am Friday October 5th, 2018
Crowdfunding Session hosted by NCBIA
9:30am: UNC Charlotte Ventureprise, Charlotte, NC 28223

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11:45am to 1:30pm Friday October 5th, 2018
Lunch and Learn
Hosted by The Garage at Packard Place
Register for the Meetup here:
Event will be held at:
222 S. Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202

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12:00pm to 1:30pm Friday September 7th, 2018
Lunch and Learn
Hosted by the Launch Chapel Hill
Please register for your free ticket here:
Launch Chapel Hill
306 West Franklin Street, Suite F, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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7:30am to 8:45am Thursday September 13th, 2018
Reverse Pitch Panel - Funding Sources for Your Business
Hosted by CED Tech Conference (Will be rescheduled due to hurricane)
Raleigh Convention Center
306 West Franklin Street, Suite F, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601

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9:00am to 5:30pm Thursday September 20th, 2018
Bunker Labs Muster Conference for veteran entrepreneurs
Panel Session: Where's the Money? at 11:15am
(Will be rescheduled due to hurricane)
We will discuss the crowdfunding options at the panel session.
More information and tickets and register here.
Metlife GTO 
101 Metlife Way, Cary, NC 27513

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12:30pm to 6:00pm Thursday August 16th, 2018
Raleigh Chamber of Commerce BizFest
Breakout Session: Gaining Access to Business Capital.
More information and register here.
Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown 
3415 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609

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11:30am to 1:00pm Thursday August 2nd, 2018
Lunch and Learn
Crowdfunding panel hosted by the FosythTech Community College
More information and register for your free ticket here:
Small Business Roundtable - Crowdfunding
Winston Salem State University Enterprise Center
1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr Drive, Winston Salem, NC 27107

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12:00pm to 1:30pm Wednesday June 13th, 2018
Hosted by the Family Legacy Financial and Cambiare
Please register for your free ticket here:
Family Legacy Financial Solutions in Centregreen office park
1000 Centregreen Way Suite 190, Cary, NC 27513

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6:00pm to 7:00pm Tuesday June 7th, 2018
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Venture Cafe Winston-Salem 
Bailey Power Plant @ 486 Patterson Ave., Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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11:45am to 1:30pm Tuesday May 22nd, 2018


Hosted by Wilson Chamber of Commerce
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Wilson Chamber of Commerce (in the Boardroom) 
200 Nash Street NE, Wilson, NC 27893

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11:45am to 1:30pm Thursday May 17th, 2018

Hosted by Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Launch Greensboro and ActionCOACH Team Hauser
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Co//ab Co-Working Space 
229 N. Greene Street, Greensboro, NC 27893

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9:00am to 9:30am Wednesday May 2nd, 2018

Hosted by 1 Million Cups RTP - weekly pitch meeting
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
At the Frontier in Durham.

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5:30pm to 7:00pm Tuesday April 24th, 2018

Hosted by HQ Raleigh and Fallon SV Law
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
HQ Capital Club (The Cannon Room) 
16 West Martin Street, 12th Floor, Raleigh, NC 27601

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11:45am to 1:30pm Wednesday April 18th, 2018

Hosted by NC IDEA
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
American Underground @ Main (The Bullpen Room) 
201 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701

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9:00am to 10:00am Thursday April 19th
Investment Crowdfunding Introduction
RTP Headquarters
12 Davis Drive , Research Triangle Park, NC

Raleigh, NC 27709

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11:45am to 1:30pm Wednesday April 11th, 2018

Hosted by Loading Dock Raleigh
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Loading Dock Raleigh (The Classroom) 
1053 East Whitaker Mill Road, Suite 115, Raleigh NC 27604

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5:30pm to 7:30pm Wednesday March 7th, 2018
Hosted by Entredot and TriNet
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
The Frontier (Training Classroom) 
800 Park Offices Drive, Durham, NC 27709

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Noon to 1:00pm Friday March 16th, 2018
Hosted by The Garage at NC State Entrepreneurship Program
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Innovation Hall at NCSU.

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5:30pm to 7:30pm Thursday February 15th, 2018
Hosted by Spectrum and PayChex
Please register for your free ticket here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Spectrum Business Training Center 
6501 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513

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5:00pm to 7:00pm Thursday February 8th, 2018
Hosted by the Venture Cafe Winston-Salem
This is a free event. Details here:
Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding
Biotech Place 575 Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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