CrowdFunding Conference, Ontario California - Planning for Success

posted May 11, 2013, 2:37 PM by David Khorram   [ updated May 12, 2013, 10:38 AM by Rene Bayani ]
David Drake, founder of The Soho Loft and chairman of LDJ Capital, successfully organized and managed a large gathering of CrowdFunding antithesis this week in Ontario, California. David,, as the main speaker and moderator of CrowdFunding session, brought together some of the best CrowdFunding innovators and entrepreneurs in Southern California.  David's CrowdFunding panel included:

David Khorram 

CKO at 

Michael Fultz

Michael Fultz

Founder and CEO of Fund All Be All 


Aggie Kobrin

Director, CEC Global Events 


Jilliene Helman

Founder and CEO of Realty Mogul 

Joseph Barisonzi

Jeffrey Henderson

VP of Sales & Marketing at 

Joe Rubin

Director and Co-Founder of 

Paul Cummings
Head, Fundamental Technology Partnering, Honda Research Institute 


Andrew Tweed

Associate, Thomvest Ventures 

Larry Ransom

Founder and President of The Synergy Network 

Hector V. Barreto
International Business Owner; Former Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration;

Chairman, The Latino Coalition; Board Member, U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

David Drake 
Moderator (Crowdfunding Panel)

The audience asked their questions and got them answered by the above panel, many topics were discussed  among them:
  • Davdi Dreke - State of CrowdFunding pre-order / award and CrowdFunding equity in the United States 
  • David Khorram of CrowdFunding planning -  CrowdFunding early adopter and backers psychology. 
  • Jilliene Helman of Realty Mougl -  Crowdfunding for real estate, a marketplace for accredited investors to pool money online and buy shares of pre-vetted investment properties.
  • Jeffrey Henderso -  Social Fundraising and Crowdfunding
  • Aggie Kobri - CrowdFunding best practices 
  • Joseph Barisonzi - innovative crowdfunding platform with products for businesses, investors and intermediaries

At a time when we need it the most, business leaders, educators and policymakers are coming together under the common believe that a solid small business sector, growing through innovation, benefits everyone.

The Innovation Economy Expo is an annual, day long, interactive forum designed to connect businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs with the global resources needed for growth.

With participation ranging from sole proprietors to large international organizations, Innovation Economy Expo is attracting global attention as one of the largest collaborative efforts focused on advancing business creation and growth. 

This is the first step in creating a crowd-driven global collaboration platform to advance innovation and build high-growth companies in today's new innovation economy.  


The mission of Innovation Economy Expo is threefold:


 1.    Promote a culture of international collaboration by linking innovators and entrepreneurs to the global resources needed for growth;

 2.    Help educators and students stay in step with an ever-changing business environment by connecting them with businesses; and

 3.    Engage policy-makers in a dialogue on the economic and social benefits of business success.


A high-growth, sustainable economy can only be created if we foster collaboration amongst all stakeholders.


The only businesses that will succeed are those who have access to the global resources they need to compete.

David Drake to Speak at Water 2.0 Conference


Here’s a list of our upcoming alternative investment events happening all around the US and elsewhere around the world.

June 6 Thu Boston MA ¤ Boston VC, Angel and Crowdfund Investors Event ¤ A very efficient VC, angel and crowdfund investors event – network with investment professionals, top VCs, business leaders and successful entrepreneurs. Pitch to your pre-selected investor one-on-one. Learn what it really takes to get investors to write you that check.


Other events coming up:


¤ June 18 Tue Auckland, New Zealand

¤ July 1-2 Mon-Tue Wuhan, China

¤ July 3-4 Wed-Thu Hangzhou China

¤ July 5-6 Fri-Sat Suzhou China

¤ July 17 Wed Philadelphia PA [New Event]

¤ July 18 Thu Washington DC

¤ July 19 Fri Phoenix AZ

¤ July 20 Sat Phoenix AZ

¤ July 21 Sat Phoenix AZ

¤ Aug 29 Thu New York NY


We will continue to keep you posted on new events as they come. We hope to see you soon.