EquityNet is proud to announce its participation at the National Business Incubation Association’s (NBIA) 29th annual International Conference on Business Incubation from April 26-29 in Denver, Colorado. The event brought together over 600 incubation and entrepreneurial support professionals from all over the world to connect with others in their fields, learn new techniques, and explore new trends.
NBIA invited EquityNet CEO and Founder, Judd Hollas, to speak on the current state of crowdfunding. Widely considered a pioneer in the crowdfunding industry, Mr. Hollas provided an update on the rapidly changing face of crowdfunding in his session “Crowdfunding Update,” including changes in platforms and regulations in North America. It is expected that $20 billion in funding transactions will occur globally through crowdfunding in 2015 and estimates from a variety of sources indicate that the yearly total market potential of the entire crowdfunding industry could average around $300 billion by 2025.
“The crowdfunding industry has made great strides in just a few short years, so I’m very excited to share new insights on crowdfunding that have developed since I last spoke at the 26th annual NBIA International Conference back in 2012,” says Mr. Hollas. “I’m also pleased to continue our longstanding association with NBIA and commend the guidance it provides to incubators, accelerators, and entrepreneurs worldwide.”
The National Business Incubation Association is the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. Since 1985, NBIA has provided industry professionals with the information, education, advocacy and networking resources they need to bring excellence to the process of assisting early-stage companies.
“This is our 29th International Conference on Business Incubation and we truly value the support we’ve received from organizations such as EquityNet,” said John Gaset, Vice President of Development and Operations from NBIA. “EquityNet’s participation demonstrates their commitment in supporting NBIA and our members.”
Business incubation programs and consulting groups are designed to support and accelerate the process of starting, funding, and growing companies by providing entrepreneurs with the proper facilities and tools along with access to experts and various network channels they need to make their venture efforts a success. In 2011 alone, NBIA estimates North American incubators assisted more than 49,000 startup companies that provided full-time employment for more than 200,000 employees and generated annual revenue of over $15 billion.
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