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NMBio: INVESTMENT CROWDFUNDING
June 28, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
About this Event
Are you seeking start-up money for your newest innovation? Have you been turned down by VCs, banks, family and friends? If yes, join colleagues from ABQid, the New Mexico Technology Council and NMBio on June 28 for insights on investment crowdfunding and how you may benefit from this growing trend.
Karl Dakin, founder of Dakin Capital Services, is a national speaker and author. Mr. Dakin played a key role in the passage of the Colorado Crowdfunding Act and adoption of associated regulations. Since 2015, he has been engaged in the launch of Invest Local Colorado, a registered ‘intermediary’ and provider of online platform listing services.
He will gear his remarks to entrepreneurs active in the tech and bioscience sectors.
What you will learn
- Understand the potential of investment crowdfunding to provide needed capital while advancing the mission, customer relationships and sales of the business
- Learn key concepts in structuring investment crowdfunding capital campaigns from concept through implementation to realization
- Discover techniques companies use to identify prospective investors and align them with your mission by building a crowd
What Karl will discuss
- Stakeholder identification and investor profiling
- Engaging people in a relationship and managing that relationship to achieve a level of trust
- A process for designing, staging and conducting investment crowdfunding capital campaigns
- Fitting investment crowdfunding into a comprehensive investment strategy
Beginning in 2006, Mr. Dakin started teaching workshops on seed capital funding. He also published a blog on the topic. As these efforts were expanding, the Great Recession began, challenging classical approaches to raising capital. He began exploring alternative approaches, including online funding.
He developed a new approach to raising capital from people that care: Stakeholder Capital. A workshop on Stakeholder Capital was presented at the Blue Oceans Challenge at Colorado State University and at the DaVinci Institute earlier this year. An article entitled The Capital Café: Embracing Alternative Forms and Sources of Capital was published within the peer reviewed Journal on Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship by Bentham Science.
Mr. Dakin continues to speak and teach on capital topics. He is a coach on early stage capital within the Venture Accelerator program at Colorado State University and is a member of the faculty team within the Bio-Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center. He is a co-founder and a Director of the Colorado Community Capital PBC, a public nonpartisan action forum to improve the capital ecosystem in Colorado.
Mr. Dakin authored his first book, Technology Transfer: Financing and Commercializing the High Tech Product or Service, from Research to Roll Out, Probus Publishing, 1991. He later published the book Introduction to Investing in Startups, 2011, which is currently sold through Amazon Kindle.
He continues to speak and teach on capital topics. He is a coach on early stage capital within the Venture Accelerator program at Colorado State University and is a member of the faculty team within the Bio-Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center.
Mr. Dakin is a co-founder and a Director of the Colorado Community Capital PBC, a public nonpartisan action forum to improve the capital ecosystem in Colorado. He is a co-founder and President of Invest Local LLC, an investment crowdfunding platform to enable investing through the Colorado Crowdfunding Act and Limited Offerings.
This event is being co-hosted by NMBio, the New Mexico Technology Council and ABQid. The New Mexico Economic Development Department is sponsoring the event, as well as ABQid.
Seating is limited, register now. Fee: $15; Lunch Included.