Retail, Consumer Technology and Crowdfunding to Be Focus of May 24 Workshop in Los Angeles

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/UCW/ – SANTA MONICA, CA – OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), operator of the OTCQX®, OTCQB® and Pink® markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, today announced the details for its workshop, “Consumers as Investors – Redefining Financing Options for Entrepreneurs,” taking place Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 7:30-10:00 a.m. at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, CA.

This is OTC Markets Group’s second event designed to educate startup companies and entrepreneurs about the financing options and exits available under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. Speakers include Hil Davis, Founder and CEO of BeautyKind, a Los Angeles-based online beauty retailer and charitable giving company that has announced it is seeking to raise up to $10 million under the JOBS Act Title IV, “Regulation A+,” and go public on the OTCQX Best Market; Gil Luria, Managing Director and E-Commerce/Technology Analyst at Wedbush Securities; and Jeremy Glaser, Chair of the Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Practice at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Additional speakers will include retail/consumer technology and crowdfunding industry experts from B. Riley & Co., Breakaway Funding LLC; FlashFunders; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.; Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP and ROTH Capital Partners, LLC.

Topics covered in the workshop will include:

  • How companies are evolving to meet the shifts in consumer and millennial behavior
  • The new mode of “customer experience” and innovation in e-commerce, payment processing and direct marketing
  • Building brand loyalty through stock ownership
  • The “Mini IPO” – financing options and exits for early investors
  • General solicitation, crowdfunding and online capital raising under the JOBS Act

“The JOBS Act has revolutionized capital raising for small companies, allowing them to harness the power of the Internet and social media to raise capital and go public without the pain and expense of a traditional IPO and exchange listing,” said Jason Paltrowitz, EVP of Corporate Services at OTC Markets Group.  “We are thrilled to be hosting our second crowdfunding-focused event in the heart of Silicon Beach where some of the nation’s most innovative technology and startup companies have taken root.”

Small private and publicly-traded companies, attorneys, advisors, investment banks, crowdfunding portals, investors and others interested in learning more about raising capital and going public under the JOBS Act are encouraged to attend.

To register or for more information, contact Josette Menge at (212) 220-2204 or events@otcmarkets.com . The event is free and open to the public, however space is limited so advance registration is recommended.

About OTC Markets Group Inc.
OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates the OTCQX® Best Market, the OTCQB® Venture Market, and the Pink® Open Market for 10,000 U.S. and global securities. Through OTC Link® ATS, we connect a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services. We enable investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice and empower companies to improve the quality of information available for investors.

To learn more about how we create better informed and more efficient markets, visit www.otcmarkets.com.

OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC regulated ATS.

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