Alternative Finance UnConference set to explore the opportunities & challenges of the non-bank sect

As economic uncertainty reigns and conventional banking models go through microscopic analyses, the newly formed, All Street Foundation, has convened a timely learning opportunity to connect people with important conversations.
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Feb. 6, 2013 - PRLog -- All Street’s Alternative Finance UnConference is an unconventional platform bringing together both alternative and traditional financial players to discuss the benefits and impact of the significant shift in the global financial
paradigm. The event aims to provide an alternative to the traditional one-way conferences through a more collaborative social framework where attendees can be the speakers. So far, the proposed talks from the participants include:
 Baroness Kramer, Liberal Democrat peer, who will deliver a keynote about regulation and alternative finance
 John Spindler, Founder of Next Generation Finance Consortium and CEO at Capital Enterprise will explore the peer-to-peer finance space together with:
o Bruce Davis, Managing Director at Abundance;
o Theresa Burton, Buzzbank;
o Simon Dixon, CEO at Bank To the Future and
o Brett Scott, Finance Lab Fellow
 Nick Harris, Corporate Finance Director at Allenby Capital, will give an overview of alternative currencies
 Tara Swart, Executive Coach will talk about Neuroscience in Business or how the brain influences behaviour and performance in executives
 Andrew Jackson, Head of Research at Positive Money will talk about “Where does the Money Come From”

“All Street wants to provide to every individual the right to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction,” says founder Emanuela Vartolomei. “All Street is committed to giving free access of all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or solution may be explored”

With its inaugural Alternative Finance UnConference on 23 February, the first in a series of regular events, All Street places the focus on crowdfunding, inviting participants to explore the alternative finance landscape and asks key questions such as: Who and where are the main crowdfunding platforms? How much equity can you raise for your business? How to run an effective crowdfunding campaign and choose the right platform? What are the regulatory challenges? What tools does the crowd use to evaluate the potential of emerging businesses? What type of businesses do the models work best for? What level of returns can equity crowd funding deliver? What are the best ways of harnessing crowd investors to support business development? How successful are businesses at raising follow-up capital after crowdfunding?

Event Details:
Alternative Finance UnConference
Date: 23 February 2013
Time: 10:00 – 17:00hrs
Who should attend: Organisations and Individuals with interests and responsibilities in: Peer to Peer Finance; Receivables Exchanges; Microfinance 2.0; Alternative Currencies; Alternative Exchanges; New Type of Banks;
Foreign Exchange Clouds; Money Transfers; Online Trading Platforms; Innovative Financial Instruments; Bottom of the Pyramid Finance; Environmental Finance; Green Commodities Facilities and many more…

How to book:
Visit All Street’s UnConference event page
Location: London, United Kingdom
Address: Innovation Warehouse 1 East Poultry Avenue London EC1A 9PT UK
Please note that a buffet lunch will be provided

For interviews or further information please us contact at medar pysden International
Beverley Mason +44 (0)7809 194 949/Marius Maritz: +44 (0)7809 194 947 or email us at

Press passes are available to members of the media
General Public: This is an open event and members of the public are welcome to attend. To book a space at the UnConference please visit the All Street event page.

For further information, please contact:
medar pysden International
Beverley Mason: +44 (0) 7809 194 949/Marius Maritz: +44 (0) 7809 194 947 or email us at

Notes to Editors

About All Street Foundation —
All Street, the Wall Street Without Walls is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to bring thought leadership and clarity to the fast developing and increasingly complex alternative finance space. All Street’s mission is to
support the development of society by sharing knowledge about new forms of finance and inspire people around the world to create an inclusive, alternative financial system.

Launching on 23rd of February 2013, the website has been designed to be the place to go to find out what’s happening outside mainstream banking.
The All Street website is a global, independent resource hub, set up as an open source media platform where people from all over the world can share their knowledge about the new emerging forms of finance. All Street’s
concept is to enable the best minds to connect and to encourage both practitioners and general public to step forward on behalf of topics that most concern them in order to create a collective social impact. Traditional and
alternative finance players are welcomed so that an inclusive, independent and balanced collaboration can be fostered.

Further All Street UnConference events are planned for May, September and December 2013.

The All Street Foundation was founded by Emanuela Vartolomei, an experienced financial services and international business development expert. To read more about Emanuela Vartolomei’s vision please download:
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