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Fund Your Startup or Existing Business Using Investment Crowdfunding

April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

NC IDEA presents an investment crowdfunding seminar at the American Underground training classroom at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. Mark Easley, the publisher and editor of CrowdfundNC.com will be the featured speaker, and he will be discussing how to use the new North Carolina Localstake NC investment crowdfunding platform to get funding for your startup or existing business.

Localstake NC enables startups and existing businesses to conduct a cost effective and professional debt or equity securities offering and get funding from new sources: their community, customers, partners, and supporters.

This seminar will help both entrepreneurs and investors understand these new funding options and how to make use of them.

Investment crowdfunding has been growing significantly around the nation, with billions of dollars raised across many different platforms. Now it’s our turn North Carolina! It’s time to start investment crowdfunding our most promising North Carolina startups and existing businesses to help grow the economy, create jobs, and enable new products and services in communities all over our state.

Localstake NC is the first investment crowdfunding platform exclusively serving North Carolina. Startups and existing businesses ranging from technology startups to retail shops and restaurants can use the platform to raise money using a variety of both private and public equity and debt offerings including priced equity rounds, convertible notes, SAFES, revenue share loans, and promissory note loans. Localstake NC supports various securities law exemptions, including 506(b) and 506(c), Regulation Crowdfunding, and the new NC PACES Act investment crowdfunding law, which provides a great new innovative option for raising money from all North Carolina residents.

Mark Easley has led the effort to bring investment crowdfunding to North Carolina, and will discuss the current state of the industry, how investment crowdfunding works, and answer your questions about how it might apply to your situation as an entrepreneur or investor.


11:45am Arrival, food and drinks will be served.

12:00pm Introduction by Lauren McCullough of NC IDEA

12:10pm Presentation by Mark Easley of CrowdfundNC.com

  • Investment crowdfunding overview
  • How to raise money on Localstake NC
  • What entrepreneurs need to know
  • What investors need to know

12:50pm Q & A

1:00pm Networking time

1:30pm End

Parking is available in the Corcoran Street Garage behind the 201 West Main Street building at the corner of Corcoran Street and Ramseur Street. There is a drive-in entrance to the garage on Corcoran Street.

American Underground @ Main – 201 West Main Street (West Main Street just west of Corcoran Street)

Corcoran Street Garage – 212 Ramseur St. Durham (Corner of Corcoran Street and Ramseur Street)

After parking walk to the 201 West Main Street building, enter through the lobby, and go downstairs to the American Underground Bullpen room.


Mark Easley Sr.


American Underground @Main
201 West Main Street Suite 100 (The Bullpen)
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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