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The CCA team travels the world providing a global perspective on crowdfund investing and their leadership of the movement to legalize it in the United States and abroad.

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Overview of Past Engagements:

 

Selected U.S. Speaking Engagements

Organization Event
The White House White House Celebration for Global Entrepreneurship – Washington, DC Speaking on panel with Asst. Sec. State, Director of Nat’l Security Council and Director of Govt Relations with Bloomberg
US Senate Congressional Testimony – Senate Banking Committee Provided testimony on newly issued crowdfunding regulations for Title III of the JOBS Act
US House of Representatives Congressional testimony – House Govt. Oversight Committee – Washington, DC Comment on crowdfunding’s viability 
US House of Representatives Congressional testimony – House Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee – Washington, DC Discuss opportunities and challenges posed by crowdfunding
US House of Representatives Crowdfunding Industry – House Luncheon – Washington, DC Update to House and committee staff on status of SEC rule making and industry leadership
US Treasury Department Financial Data Jam Event – Washington, DC Thought leaders convene to discuss how to deploy government data to benefit businesses and consumers
US State Department Global Entrepreneurship Program – Web Interview One hour Web interview with the Director of the program that was live-streamed to 130 embassies 
Securities and Exchange Commission Private Speaking Engagement – Washington, DC Invited to speak on crowdfunding topics TBD
Securities and Exchange Commission 15 meetings with SEC officials – Washington, DC Have held individual meetings with the last 2 Chairs of the SEC as well as all 4 current SEC commissioners and have good working relationship with current Chief of Staff of SEC Chair.
The United Nations The United Nations Global Compact Conference – New York, NY This event is held once ever three years and convenes the signatories to the UN Global Compact for businesses.  Our presentation was a preview of some of our research on crowdfunding
South by Southwest (2013 and 2014) largest digital / interactive event in the US, Austin, TX 2 speaking engagements:  Panelist with Steve Case and Senator Mark Warner and also Duo speakers at the session on “The Global Fight for Crowdfunding”
World Economic Forum World Economic Forum Media Policy Event – New York, NY Moderator of panel on crowdfunding and social media
Brookings Institute Agenda for The Next Administration Working Summit – Palo Alto, CA A summit of 20 thought leaders from various industries and backgrounds to create common consensus on agenda to move the US economy and society forward
Angel Capital Association  ACA Annual Summit – San Francisco, CA Panelist on the crowdfunding panel for  the ACA meeting
Univ. of CA, Berkeley, Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology  Innovation in Entrepreneurial Finance Academic Symposium Speaker at the premier academic symposium to to set the global agenda for academic research in  crowdfunding
Fortune Magazine / Aspen Institute Fortune / Aspen Institute Tech Brainstorm – Aspen, CO Crowdfunding panelist at invitation-only tech/media event
University of California, Berkeley Richard A. Newton Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series – Berkeley, CA graduate and undergraduate lecture on the path to legalization for crowdfunding and market opportunity
Startup America Startup America Events at South by Southwest, Austin, TX Panelists for crowdfunding panel 
Harvard Business School HBS Event – Boston, MA Panel speaker for Innovations in early stage finance session
Global Venture Labs UC Berkeley Event – Berkeley, CA Speaker at annual event with 45 leading universities from Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa – to discuss innovation and entrepreneurship
Golden Seeds Angel Group Quarterly Meeting Speaker – New York, NY Panelist to discuss Title II and Title III of the JOBS Act
Center for International Private Enterprise Annual Conference – Chicago, IL Speaker to discuss international crowdfunding 
Global Innovation Summit Inaugural Event – San Jose, CA Speaker on the innovation of crowdfunding and its global opportunity
Global Innovation Summit 2nd Annual Event* – San Jose, CA Invited back to report on World Bank research and global crowdfunding trends
Western Regional Chambers of Commerce  Annual Conference – Redwood City, CA Speaker to inform attendees of crowdfunding’s opportunities for main street businesses 
NestGSV – Accelerator Crowdfunding Conference – Redwood City, CA Conference to inform bay area entrepreneurs re: crowdfund investing
North American State Securities Association NASSA Capital Markets Conference – Pittsburg, PA Conference to provide state securities regulators with information regarding the JOBS Act
Stockholm School of Economics in Riga Innovation Riga Conference Robert Mitchell delivers a keynote address, as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, on on Crowdfunding for Innovation, Job Creation, and Entrepreneurship

 

Selected International Speaking Engagements

Organization Event
The World Bank  The Global Forum for Innovation and Entrepreneurship – East London, South Africa Speaker at the event held every 2 years to bring together leaders from the developing world to discuss new strategies and trends.  Crowdfunding was a significant topic
TED TEDx – San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Speaker at TEDx in Mexico to discuss crowdfunding in Mexico and Latin America
US State Department Global Entrepreneurship Summit – Dubai, UAE Speaker at Global event bringing together primarily Muslim majority countries to discuss economic innovation/entrepreneurship 
MIT Pan-Arab Business Forum Pan-Arab Business Plan Competition – Doha, Qatar Spoke on crowdfunding at the event that brought together top entrepreneurial talent from the Mid-East North Africa region
Parliament of The United Kingdom Testimony at Parlimentary Committee on Crowdfunding Presented CCA’s World Bank Report findings on crowdfunding in developing economies
Globe Forum Globe Forum Annual Conference – Stockholm, Sweden Speaker at this Conference and media platform created by one of the Skype co-founders.  Described as TED for Scandinavia.  Joined the Skype co-founder for a private dinner for 14 at his home where he toasted our initiative
US State Department Official Departmental Mission Trip to Israel  6 day mission with over 20 speeches to government, NGOs, entrepreneurs, investors, academics and regulators.  Israeli crowdfunding legislation introduced the week following the visit
Hong Kong Science and Technology Ministry Science and Technology Park – Hong Kong Speaker at a leading incubator/accelerator in Hong Kong
US State Department Global Entrepreneurship Summit* – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Invited back to speak at GES again for the 2nd year.  Track speaker and also giving presentation on Islamic Finance and Crowdfunding
World Economic Forum Global Shapers Event – Rome, Italy Keynote speaker at this inaugural Event for the Rome Global Shapers event – young leaders section of the World Economic Form
iNNpulsa / Development Bank of Colombia Entrepreneurship Development Summit – Cartagena and Bogota, Colombia Speaker at events to train entrepreneurs in crowdfunding and building businesses.  We also met the ecosystem in Colombia
iNNpulsa / Development Bank of Colombia Angel Investing Network Training – Cartagena Colombia Speaker/Trainer at event bringing together the 3 angel networks in the country to learn how to collaborate and syndicate deals
Turkish Government / MIT / US State Department Entrepreneurship Summit – Istanbul, Turkey brought together the Turkish entrepreneurial community
World Economic Forum Rome Global Shapers Forum / European Maker Faire First European Maker Faire and innovation conference by the Rome Global Shapers  Provided perspective oncurrent status of crowdfunding innovation globaly
Italian Entrepreneurial Ecosystem/Dpixl Courageous Capital Conference – Rome, Italy Keynote speaker at a conference convened to engage Italian policy makers in the conversation to create crowdfunding legislation in Italy.  Discussed our work in the US legislation.
AMP – one of the largest financial institutions in Asia Amplify Fest – Sydney and Melbourne, Australia two different speaking engagements in both cities at the “Australian South  by Southwest”
ArabNet ArabNet Digital Summit – Dubai, UAE The speaker on crowdfunding at the “TechCrunch of the mid-east”.  Over 900 attendees from across the region.  
The Pacific Alliance / Government of Chile Latin American Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum Speaker on crowdfunding at inagural Pacific Alliance (Chile, Mexico, Colombia, Peru) Forum.  Also met with government officials and regulators in Chile
US State Department Official mission visit to Croatia to train entrepreneurs  4 crowdfunding presentations, trained entrepreneurs, met with the ecosystem in the region
European Crowdfunding Network Launch Event for the ECN – Brussels Belgium Spoke at launch event for the European Crowdfunding Network and asked to become advisors to the entity
Canadian Technology Alliance Conference  – Toronto, Canada speaker at their Toronto event.  We are not advisors to the CATA and on their initiative to legalize securities crowdfunding
US State Department Official diplomatic mission visit to Latvia  8 presentations in 5 days Educating policy makers  and training entrepreneurs across the country