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Global Alternative Funding Forum (A LAVA Promoted Event)
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Since our very first edition in 2012, we’ve been setting an exceptional precedent by uniting world-class FinTech innovators, next generation investors, recognized authorities and the new players of Main Street, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, Silicon Beach and Washington D.C. who are transforming capital markets and financing models in favor of small businesses, entrepreneurial ventures and local communities.

When: Friday, November 11, 2016
8:00am - 6:30pm
Where: The Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, California  90049
United States
Contact: Victoria Silchenko

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Welcome to the Premier Forum on Venture Financing and FinTech



We are changing the status quo. With the new Digital Age, financial-technology innovations and changes in the regulatory landscape have unlocked new financing models for entrepreneurial ventures and redefined the IPO market for small businesses. Called by many observers a “Davos of Entrepreneurship” and one of the most forward-looking gatherings in the world, our forum is now in its 5th year which is a result of an unprecedented collaboration with some of the most progressive businesses, organizations, and authoroties as well as foreign governments’ representatives and media outlets. We believe that progress happens only through engagement with all vital parts of the financial system and strive in all our efforts to bridge the worlds of alternative and traditional finance to foster entrepreneurship, creativity and innovations.


Held in an exclusive, intimate setting, our Forum provides an unmatched opportunity to meet the world’s foremost FinTech innovators and crowdfunders, some of the most influential “entrepreneurial friendly” financiers, venture capitalists, money-managers, angel investors, academics, lawyers, regulators and entrepreneurs while featuring the entire panorama of next generation financing tools and existing programs for entrepreneurial ventures, creative projects and S&M businesses. 


We recognize and appreciate the fact that we live in a globally interconnected ecosystem and have been honored to have formidable business  leaders and FinTech innovators from different parts of the world including the U.K., Argentina, Brazil, Russia, India, China, Rumania, Netherlands, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Poland, Hong Kong and Canada. 


Key Topics 2016:

• Artificial Intelligence in finance and investing

• Top investing platforms for accredited investors

• New regulatory landscape: rules enforced under the JOBS ACT

• Equity crowdfunding for non-accredited investors: Reg A+ & Title III

• Royalty based financing and royalty crowdfunding

• Peer-to-peer lending platforms for growth capital

• Alternative venture exchanges and secondary markets for small businesses

• Alternative currencies as a new funding source

• Next generation VC funds, micro-funds and angel investors’ syndicates

• EB-5 financing programs to attract foreign investors

• Bridge financing for small  businesses

• Business grants, SBA loans and government funding programs

• New financing alternatives for TV, Media & Entertainment projects

The best way to predict the future is to create it. Join us for this exclusive limited seating, one-day only annual gathering, meet the influencers and empower yourself with practical knowledge and the most up-to-date information on modern venture financing options featured in the most objective and impartial way.



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When and where is the 2016 Global Alternative Funding Forum?

November 11th (Friday), 2016, 8 am-6:30 pm

The Skirball Center Address:  2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049   


  What is the dress code for Global Forum? 

Business Attire is required for all sessions and functions


Are there ID requirements?

Security will require you to show photo ID at all registration check-points. Entry to the event will be limited to guests who present their Global Forum credentials


What are my parking options getting to the event?

Enjoy free parking right at the venue for the whole day of the event


Is my registration/ticket transferable?

Your ticket is transferable but not refundable. You must inform us at least 24 hours before the event if you don’t attend and you are welcome to suggest who you would like us to transfer your ticket to.  Please note, there is no badge sharing.  If a badge is shared, it will be forfeited.


Are there student discounts?

There are no student discounts but we have a limited number of volunteer opportunities


Can I suggest a speaker for the Global Forum?

Please make sure the speaker you are recommending meets our requirements as follows: 

– Recognized expert on a national and/or global level

– Founder, C-suite executive and/or Board member  

– Charismatic and fun public speaker who speaks from the heart


How can I contact the organizer with my questions?

Victoria Silchenko, Ph.D.




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The hosts reserve the right to arrange a substitute speaker, if this is absolutely necessary due to an unforeseen problem with the speaker, or other unforeseen reasons which are out of the control of the organizer.

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