Tue 4/26

6pm – 8pm
Kick-off Reception

Enjoy local food and drink, mingle with speakers, entrepreneurs and other attendees, and see the home base of Hatch Innovation.

Wed 4/27

8am – 6:30pm
The National Conversation

Learn about trends and updates from national experts, and help create a shared vision for our country’s future.

Thu 4/28

8am – 5pm
State Implementation

A focus on how to improve state-level local investing efforts, from economic and community development to local investor education.

Topics include:


  • Changes in law from the SEC
  • Investment crowdfunding laws across the USA
  • State-by-state reports: what’s working and what isn’t
  • Local stockmarkets: What’s old is new
  • The JOBS Act updates
  • Creation of a national coalition
  • How national entities can get up to speed
Topics include:

  • Community Public Offering success stories
  • How to prepare entrepreneurs for community capital raises
  • How to build a strong statewide support network
  • Working with professionals in the ecosystem
  • What happens if federal rules come into play
  • Investor education programs that work
  • Creative ideas for local government and city leader involvement