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Technology Association of Georgia

Tony Cooper

tony@tagonline.org

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

TAG Corporate Development Presents: 

Crowdfunding in Georgia – 2016

 

Georgia, a Crowdfunding pioneer, marks another first for Intrastate Crowdfunding with the new $5 Million amount startups can raise through the Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE) program.

ATLANTA, GA--April 19, 2016-- The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) in partnership with the TAG Corporate Development Society announced that it will host its ‘Crowdfunding in Georgia’ legislative and executive panel discussion on Thursday, May 5th at the Atlanta Tech Village in Buckhead, GA.

Featuring Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp, this event will discuss the positive implications of the new U.S. JOBS Act and the Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE) program. Additional presenters include the CEO of the first business in the nation to qualify under the new federal crowdfunding rule (Regulation A+), the Assistant Regional Director of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Assistant Commissioner of Securities for the State of Georgia.

Georgia was the second state in the country to pass legislation allowing crowdfunding for companies. Secretary of State Brian Kemp said in a recent interview, “We had some good feedback from companies that the $1 million cap was really limiting the type of projects that could use the exemption, so we are looking into raising the limit to allow even more investment into Georgia companies.” In late 2015, the offering limit was raised to $5 million, the highest in the country.

TAG Corporate Development board member Jim Forbes commented, “Secretary Kemp’s leadership of innovative funding opportunities for Georgia-based startup companies continues to lead the nation.”

More than 200 entrepreneurs, startup companies and other professionals are expected to attend.

Learn more about this TAG event (May 5th) at: Crowdfunding in Georgia

About TAG Corporate Development

Forum for industry thought Leaders to share the latest real-world insights and best-practices in the implementation of corporate development strategies & initiatives. Learn more at: TAG Corp. Dev.

TAG Corporate Development Society is sponsored by: Morris, Manning & Martin; Cherry Bekaert; Deloitte Consulting; Fulcrum Equity Partners; and Arpeggio Advisors.

Follow us on Twitter: @TAGCorpDev and join our LinkedIn Group: TAG Corporate Development

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy.

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.  TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies. For more information visit the TAG website at: http://www.tagonline.org/

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