The Houston Crowdfunding Roundtable

A Panel of Houston's First Crowdfunding Executives

Thursday, June 25th 2015 at Giulietta Sociale 5:30-7:00 pm, followed by networking reception

$25 in advance | $35 day of the event | REGISTER NOW (Very Limited Seating)

Presented by Trout Payment Systems | Includes hors d'oeuvres and drink ticket

Crowdfunding firms like Kickstarter, GoFundMe, and Indiegogo have helped numerous charities, artists, entrepreneurs, and businesses raise money over the internet. Meet executives from Houston based crowdfunding firms NextSeed, EnergyFunders, and Crowdlender, and spend an evening networking.

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Websites like Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, and GoFundMe have helped popularize crowdfunding as a means for sourcing funds directly from donors, investors, and lenders over the internet. As a whole, the crowdfunding industry raised $16.2 billion in 2014, a 167% increase over the $6.1 billion raised in 2013 and shows no signs of slowing down.

Last November the Texas State Securities Board voted unanimously to allow Texas-based businesses to raise up to $1 million annually through online crowdfunding platforms.

The potential for growth as both a funding source and an investment platform within the state of Texas will likely accelerate. Our carefully selected Houston based panel of experts will discuss fundamental aspects of crowdfunding and how it could be of benefit to local business owners, entrepreneurs, and investors.


5:30-6:00 pm Check in and open networking.

Introductory remarks by Napoleon T. Butic, Trout Payment Systems

6:00-7:00 An Introduction to Crowdfunding: A Source of Capital, An Investment Opportunity, A Nascent Industry

Panelists: Eugene Kim, VP of Strategy and General Counsel, NextSeed, Philip Racusin, CEO, EnergyFunders, Donald F. McGraw II, President, Crowdlender

7:00-8:00 Networking Reception. Complimentary appetizers included.

This event is ideal for:

* Investors
* Entrepreneurs
* Small business owners
* Start ups

* Business service providers such as Accountants,Bankers, Business Brokers,Business Lawyers,Business Investors,Commercial Real Estate Brokers,HR & Payroll Firms,IT Consultants,Insurance and more!

Registration Fees :

Registration BEFORE 6/25 $25 | Day of event $35


Houston Crowdfunding Roundtable

Thursday, June 25th, 5:30-7pm

Giulietta Sociale, 5102 Washington Ave, Houston, Texas 77002

For more information, visit the event page on Eventbrite.

About Trout

Trout Payment Systems helps Houston area businesses with credit card processing systems and gaining access to alternative funding sources such as merchant cash advance, secured and unsecured short term business loans, SBA loans, receivables factoring, etc.