Nov. 18, 2012
-- SmartMoney Entrepreneurs (www.smartmoneyentreprenurs.com/
, a new broker dealer, equity crowdfunding company, is following on the success of ABC’s hit TV Show Shark Tank, by hosting “the shark” Daymond John, Brian Cohen, and other major investors together at the largest live entrepreneurial event this year. Cory Booker, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, is now a confirmed distinguished guest speaker. “We are excited to add a public official who has founded a technology startup to our list of distinguished presenters,”
says Jeremy Andrews, founder of Smart Money Entrepreneurs, the host of the event.
“How To Get Funding From A Shark,” will take place in Manhattan on November 27, 2012, and will offer an insider’s view into what investors look for in a fundable startup company. “Investors like Daymond John, and Brian Cohen, who was one of the first investors in Pinterest, use their own capital to fund startups. Booker co-founded #waywire earlier this year, with the support of high profile investors Oprah Winfrey, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, and Lady Gaga’s manager Troy Carter. These are the type of investors you want in your business as they are not afraid to get their hands dirty,” says Jeremy. Cory Booker, who is no stranger to the tech community, launched #waywire, a media news site that features original and syndicated video content, that allows viewers to record and share their responses. In a recent statement to TechCrunch, Cory Booker stated, “There’s an oligarchy in the media and that needs to be broken up. Traditional news sources aren’t in any way talking to millennials, so #waywire is designed to deliver them content from their perspective.”
“In many ways, Cory Booker’s #waywire, and Brian Cohen’s Launch.it, are disrupting the traditional media space, which is what innovation is all about,” says David Brown-Landron, Co-Founder of SmartMoney Entrepreneurs.
Tickets to “How to Get Funding from a Shark” start at $35 for students and seating is limited. The event will be held at AlleyNYC, 500 7th Ave., 17th Floor, New York, NY, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 6-10 p.m. More information about the event, speakers, ticket information, entering the business pitch competition, and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the SmartMoney Entrepreneurs Eventbrite website.