SmartMoney Entrepreneurs Hosts "How To Get Funding From A Shark"

Smart Money Entrepreneurs will host “How To Get Funding From A Shark.” The event will feature Daymond John of the hit television show, Shark Tank. The event will also introduce equity crowdfunding as a new avenue of funding for entrepreneurs.
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Oct. 4, 2012 - PRLog -- SmartMoney Entrepreneurs Hosts “How To Get Funding From A Shark”

SmartMoney Entrepreneurs, an online equity-based Crowdfunding portal will host “How To Get Funding From A Shark.”  The event will feature Daymond John, Founder of FUBU, and one of the panelist in the hit television show, Shark Tank.  Daymond and other well-known panelist will talk to entrepreneurs about what investors look for in attractive startup companies. The event will also introduce equity crowdfunding as a new avenue of funding for entrepreneurs. “With the growing popularity of the equity crowdfunding industry and the launch of SME, now is the perfect time to match up entrepreneurs with potential investors, whether they be traditional or the crowd” says SME Founder & CEO, Jeremy Andrews. Event attendees will have time to network, and meet Daymond John.  

The event will take place at Alley New York on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.  It kicks off with a reception and networking at 6:00pm.  At 7:00pm, Jeremy Andrews, Founder and CEO of SmartMoney Entrepreneurs will open the main event with “Different Ways to Raise Capital.”  Then attendees will watch a live one-on-one negotiation between a CEO and an Investor. After the CEO/Investor negotiation, Daymond John, Founder of FUBU and star of the hit ABC show Shark Tank will open the conversation about what he looks for in startups as he considers investing in the company.  Daymond will be joined by Charlie O'Donnell, Partner of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, and other popular panelists in the NYC startup scene. The final culmination of the main event will be 5 well-vetted entrepreneur’s delivering five minute business pitches to the Panelist and the crowd, entitled “Pitch to the CROWD”.  

This is a live event and tickets are selling out. However SME will host a live webcast for people who cannot make the event, or miss purchasing a ticket. Those who will be watching the Webbing can pre-purchase tickets beginning now.

Ticket price for the live event is $100.00 after November 1st.  A limited number of “Early Bird Tickets” will be available at SME’s Eventbrite page.  Live webcast ticket price is TBD, available on Eventbrite.

The event has some more treats for attendees.  On-site event attendees will have a chance to enter a giveaway for a new and unlocked iPhone 5.  Also, the first twenty attendees will receive one $5.00 iTunes gift cards.  

Sponsorship levels are available for companies interested in reaching the event’s participants. A platinum sponsor will have one-on-one time with Daymond John to discuss their business.  Gold sponsors will be promoted on all event marketing collateral to reach both attendees and webcast viewers. Silver sponsors will have company details included in on the event brochure, and have the opportunity to drive new customers to their business.  

More information about the event, the business pitch competition, and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the event’s webpage, (

Colette Davis


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