Tech Industry Luncheon
The Tech Industry Series is an interactive monthly program focused on technology applications and trends in the high-tech industry. Luncheons are held one Friday a month -typically the third Friday - and feature presentations by industry experts.
2013 Tech Industry Luncheon Series
The University of Texas at Dallas
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science, EC32
800 W Campbell Rd, Richardson 75080-302
Friday, June 21
11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Prestonwood Country Club
15907 Preston Rd., Dallas, TX 75248
The JOBS Act: Big Benefits for Emerging Growth Tech Companies
Featuring David Weild, former Vice Chairman of NASDAQ and Head of Capital Markets Thought Leadership at Grant Thornton
About the program
The enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups or JOBS Act in 2011 brought the term “Emerging Growth Company” to the forefront of government-sponsored business stimulus programs by relieving them of certain regulatory and disclosure requirements. Technology companies have the potential to take advantage of the Act’s provisions to raise capital and target institutional investors. David Weild, known as the “Father” of the JOBS Act for his preliminary studies on the issue, will provide an informative look at the benefits provided by the Act, including:
1. How and why did it happen? How did the definition of an Emerging Growth Company become so large?
2. How do the US equities markets rank for entrepreneurs vs. other notable foreign markets?
3. What are the implications to funding private and public companies? How are issuers using the JOBS Act today?
For problems with registration please contact Sara Bradley at 972-792-2870 or Paula Addison at 972-792-2865.
MTBC Registration/Cancellation Policy:
Reservations with payment are required. Because of facility requirements, we must charge for reservations not cancelled three days prior to the event. Cancellations after that date can be substitued, please provide name prior to event. On-site registration (walk-in's) will be charged an additional $10. Unclaimed reservations during the event will be relinquished at noon. On-site registrants (walk-in customers) will be seated based on space availability.
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