Investment Crowdfunding Masterclass

Bambucorn is conducting an exclusive Equity Crowdfunding Masterclass organized in partnership with Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA) USA, taught by CfPA and Columbia University and UNH School of Law professors alongside Dubai based KARM Legal Consultants Finance Expert on the 20th of October 2021.
This is an intensive deep dive into investment crowdfunding for individuals that are looking to understand how they could leverage crowdfunding to raise funds for their startups and businesses and want to formulate and understand potential risks and opportunities. This masterclass is designed to demystify crowdfunding and empower the attendee to evaluate their crowdfunding options.

Minimum Learning Outcomes:
• Business financing options and their selection
• Crowdfunding rules
• Tips for start-ups and investors
• Intersection of blockchain, tokens and cryptocurrencies with equity crowdfunding
• Putting it all together

Event Agenda

1. 9.30 – 10.30 AM – Panel Discussion
• Bahrain start-up ecosystem

2. 10.45 – 11.45 AM: Introduction
• (20 mins) – Current start-up and investment landscape in the US and MENA region
• (20 mins) – Types of business financing options available & Selection
• (20 mins) – Why investment crowdfunding and what can you expect?

3. 11.45 – 12.45 PM: Strategizing
• (25 mins) – How to be successful in your crowdfunding campaign? Personalize your crowdfunding process, marketing plans, strategy and goals & defining your investment strategy and understanding the qualitative and quantitative metrics
• (10 mins) – Start-ups and Investors – A quick but deeper dive into Security Tokens
• (25 mins) – Crowdfunding Perspective USA and Crowdfunding Perspective MENA respectively

12.45 – 1.30 PM – Lunch Break

4. 01.30 PM – 02.30 PM: Regulations (Bahrain and UAE) RISKS/THINGS to consider when crowdfunding
• (20 mins) – Regulations DFSA and CBB
• (20 mins) – Start-ups – Step by step checklist of core compliance & regulatory requirements for raising capital via crowdfunding
• (20 mins) – Investors – Key investor protection provisions in the regulations

5. 2.30 – 3.30 PM: Socialization (Start-ups)
• (30 mins) – Tips on entrepreneurship and raising funds for an existing business or start-up
• (30 mins) – Tools and resources that will help you become “investor-ready” beyond compliance requirements

6. 3.30 – 4.30 PM: Socialization (Investors)
• (30 mins) – Accessing deal opportunities via equity crowdfunding platforms – What are the best practices to be followed?
• (30 mins) – Conducting due diligence on deals – What are the best practices to be followed?

7. 4.30 – 5.30 PM: Intersection of Blockchain, Tokens and Cryptocurrencies with Equity Crowdfunding
• (30 mins) – Kinds of tokens and STOs
• (30 mins) – Business, Blockchain, Crowdfunding and Operations

8. 5.30 -6.30 PM: Putting it all together
• (30 mins) – The 12 steps to organizing your crowdfunding campaign
• (30 mins) – Review of successful crowdfunding campaigns