Archive for May 2012

LION:PDX at Re:Forum, take 2

LION:PDX will be presenting on its latest activities at Springboard Innovation’s upcoming Re:Forum on local investing. Amy Cortese, Author of “Locavesting,” will be there, it should be a great evening! Details as follows, visit Springboard Innovation’s website for more information and to register.

“Locavesting” Comes to Portland!
Re:Forums 2012 – People Powered Portland

Crowdfunding, the JOBS Act, and direct, local investing by average citizens are the hottest topics and the most promising pathways to growing local economies. If this sounds like something you want to learn more about, this series is a great opportunity.

Join Amy Cortese, former editor with Businessweek and author of “Locavesting: the Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit from It” in kicking off the series in Portland on June 15th. She will share success stories of how communities are turning to their neighbors to build strong, local economies. Registration open now!

Each evening forum is followed by half-day workshops designed to help us move into action. For more information, check out the event page. Join us to power a resilient local economy.

Re:Forums 2012: Jumpstarting Local Investing

June 15th 5:30 – 8:00
Natural Capital Center
Billy Frank Jr. Conference Center, 2nd Fl.
721 NW 9th Ave. Portland, OR 97213

Workshop 1: Tools for Raising Community Capital
The Direct Public Offering: What if you could raise investment dollars from 500 of your neighbors? If you provide assistance to entrepreneurs or are an entrepreneur seeking startup or scale capital, this workshop will provide an important overview.

What’s a Direct Public Offering?
June 16th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
PREM Meeting Space
NW 12th and Flanders

Workshop 2: Becoming a Smart Local Investor
How do I put my money towards building a resilient local economy? How do other smart, responsible investors do it? Join a cohort and begin to develop your approach, even if you’ve never done a direct loan or investment before.

What’s so great about local investing?
June 16th
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
PREM Meeting Space
NW 12th and Flanders