To schedule a seminar or webinar, please email us at and visit our CrowdfundNC Services page.

Investment Crowdfunding Events Schedule:

5:30pm to 7:30pm Wednesday March 7th, 2018
The Frontier (Training Classroom) 
800 Park Offices Drive, Durham, NC 27709


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

American Underground (Training Classroom) at American Tobacco Campus 
318 Blackwell Street, Durham, NC 27701


Investment Crowdfunding Seminar Description

These seminars will be held at various locations around the state in conjunction with our crowdfunding partners. Mark Easley, the publisher and editor of 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, 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
  • How to find investors.
12:50pm Q and A

1:00pm Networking time

1:30pm End


Recent Events:

5:30pm to 7:30pm Thursday February 15th, 2018
Spectrum Business Training Center 
6501 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513


5:00pm to 7:00pm Thursday February 8th, 2018
Biotech Place 575 Patterson Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27101