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StartupValley Attends SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation

Online Equity Crowdfunding Portal Participates in Annual Forum to Improve Capital Formation for Small Business

/EINPresswire.com/ StartupValley attended the annual SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation on November 15, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The forum was held to address the restrictions and impediments placed on small business capital formation, and give attendees an opportunity to make recommendations for the rules and regulations associated with the implementation of the JOBS Act.

The JOBS Act, passed in April 2012, will eventually allow non-accredited investors to devote capital to startups and small businesses. Most likely, the act will come into effect in early 2013 for accredited investors, but the rules and regulations for non-accredited investors are still in the process of finalization by the SEC for the full rollout expected by end of 2013. The forum also emphasized the legalization of equity crowdfunding, which is the foundation of StartupValley.

StartupValley joined small business executives, venture capitalists, lawyers and government officials at the forum to show support and participate in the conversation regarding equity crowdfunding for non-accredited investors.

Founder and CEO of StartupValley, Daryl H. Bryant, attended the forum with intentions of both learning from and contributing to the conversations of those concerned with the regulations of equity crowdfunding.

"We attended this forum because we needed to gauge where the SEC is in their rule making process so we can assess things moving forward for StartupValley. From our assessment, they have been working hard but it's important the SEC continues to push forward and realize how important equity crowdfunding is for economic growth and job creation in this country. Opposition to crowdfund investing will only further stunt the growth of small businesses and startups in America. "

The most crucial factor for successful crowdfunding is that entrepreneurs are compliant with the crowdfunding bill under the JOBS Act. It's important that there is a pipeline of entrepreneurs ready and compliant; otherwise it is unlikely that the SEC will allow non-accredited investors to fund up and coming businesses.

About StartupValley:

StartupValley is currently in Beta while regulations are being finalized by the SEC, but the site allows entrepreneurs and startups to pitch ideas and gain awareness from possible future investors. Once these rules are published, StartupValley will be a full functioning portal that will allow tech startups and businesses to raise capital for their company through the power of the crowd. Non-accredited investors will be able to provide early-stage investments in these tech-based businesses in exchange for an equity share in their company. Visit StartupValley.com to learn more.

Media Contact:
Adam Smith
Hudson Horizons
201-710-7126
http://www.hudsonhorizons.com





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