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4/27/2015

Press Release - EquityNet Presents and Exhibits at 2015 Annual NBIA International Conference

EquityNet’s CEO to Speak on the Current State of Crowdfunding

Denver, CO, April 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EquityNet, the largest business crowdfunding platform, 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 will bring 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 has 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 will provide 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.

The four day event held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel will offer daylong workshops on the most relevant topics that pertain to business incubation. It will also include nearly 60 sessions led by some of the most experienced practitioners in the field, incubator program tours, and several networking events organized specifically to help entrepreneurs gain professional contacts.

This press release was originally published in Globe Newswire.