Please join us to hack California’s securities laws and open doors to community-sourced capital for our local businesses! Securities regulations have created a two caste system among investors: accredited (meaning: rich) and not. Accredited investors are assumed to be capable of taking the risk of investing in small local businesses, in farms, in new solar projects, and a wide variety of opportunities while such investments are rarely open to regular investors due to our existing legal regime. Cutting Edge Capital CEO and attorney Jenny Kassan will give an overview of current laws and options, including an update on how she has helped businesses to navigate the legal hurdles and do Direct Public Offering (DPOs). Janelle Orsi and Christina Oatfield of the Sustainable Economies Law Center will then give you the scoop on California’s current crowdfunding legislation (AB 2096), discuss its possibilities and limitations, and lead a brainstorm of proposals for a potential 2015 bill to create more nuanced and easy-to-navigate crowdfunding laws for California. Please RSVP through Impact Hub Oakland.