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SBA’s Incubator Competiton Open

The Small Business Administration has opened a new Growth Accelerator Fund competition for accelerators, incubators, co-working startup communities, shared tinker-spaces or other models. These entities can compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each, totaling $3.95 million. The application period is … Continue reading

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How To Become A Crowdfunding Portal

FINRA’s Funding Portal Rules became effective on January 29, 2016, which aligns with the effective date of the SEC’s registration rules under Regulation Crowdfunding. After receipt of the application: FINRA will conduct a preliminary review of the application, evaluate it … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Competition Expanded Nationwide

Kevin Plank, the founder of UnderArmour, is taking his Cupid’s Cup entrepreneur competition to more than 20 schools. Started at the University of Maryland, entrants, who must be younger than 30 and running a legal business entity, will have until … Continue reading

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How To Get A “Bad Actor” Waiver From the SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently published a policy statement that describes its “bad actor” waiver process. As you recall, if there is a bad actor involved in your deal, you may not use certain exemptions from registration, including Rule … Continue reading

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Will Crowdfunding Create Jobs?

Remember when the JOBS Act was passed and some people laughed that this was a pretty weak attempt by Congress to pass full employment  legislation (they’ve since yanked unemployment  benefits from the long term unemployed as of December 31, 2013). … Continue reading

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FINRA Proposed Regs Require Expertise

FINRA has issued new proposed rules for non-broker/dealer funding portals. Those entities must become FINRA members in order to list security selling crowd funding issuers. The good news is that  applications will generally be processed within 60 days after FINRA … Continue reading

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FINRA Releases Proposed Funding Portal Rules

FINRA released proposed new funding portal rules for non-broker/dealer websites that want to offer crowd funding deals under the proposed SEC crowd funding rules that were issued yesterday. The rules cover applications for FINRA membership, changes in control, the requirement … Continue reading

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