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September – December 2014

Sep
24
Wed
Finding Capital by Using the JOBS Act @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Finding Capital by Using the JOBS Act @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Santa Monica | California | United States

Title II of the JOBS Act gives companies a new way to raise capital and investors a new way to learn about and invest in deals.  Find out what types of crowdfunding are currently legal and what types are not yet legal.  Learn about crowdfunding from a panel of experts that are already changing the capital raising industry today.

Speakers include:

Michael Homeier of Homeier & Law, P.C., (Corporate/Securities Attorney)

Lewis Felman of Goodwin Procter (Crowdfunding Attorney)

Jor Law of VerifyInvestor.com (Accredited Investor Verification)

David Drake of LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft

 

Michael G. Homeier, a co-founding shareholder of the boutique business law firm of Homeier & Law, P.C.,  practices in the areas of general business, corporate, transactional, and business financing law (including securities).  With 30 years’ experience in the corporate and business transactional fields, both as in-house counsel and with private law firms, Michael’s practice emphasizes the drafting, negotiation, and review of contracts, including securities offering documents, commercial contracts, financing agreements, licensing agreements, new media and technology contracts, and entertainment industry agreements, along with a merger & acquisitions practice focused on the acquisition or sale of businesses and parts of businesses in a variety of industries.  In the highly challenging business financing arena, Michael has helped lead Homeier & Law’s rise to prominence in new and specialized areas of public and private securities law, assisting medium- and small-sized businesses in raising millions of dollars of equity and debt financing for projects ranging from hotel, hospital, and other real estate developments, to manufacturing, energy, entertainment, and technology ventures through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program and through crowdfunding, incorporating recent changes in securities practice engendered by the JOBS Act changes to Regulation D and Regulation A, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Dodd-Frank.  In addition to numerous engagements as a university law professor, Michael is a very active public speaker both in the business financing, securities, and business law arenas (in particular regarding EB-5, JOBS, and crowdfunding), and as an inspirational speaker to teenaged and young adult cancer survivors on finding psychological recovery and post-treatment life success.  He was awarded his J.D. from the University of Southern California and his B.A. from UCLA (double major in political science and history).

Lewis FeldmanLewis G. Feldman is a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Real Estate Capital Markets Group. He heads the firm’s Public Finance Practice and is co-chair of the firm’s Crowdfunding Practice. Mr. Feldman has been selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business every year since 2000 and is considered to be among the nation’s leading real estate and public finance attorneys, specializing in structuring, entitling and executing large-scale financings for government and the private sector.

Mr. Feldman is active in many industry and civic organizations including serving as a Founding Board Member and Chairman of the UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate at the Anderson School of Management, the leading research university for graduate real estate studies in the United States. He is also a member of the Milken Institute’s California Center Advisory Council, identifying emerging challenges and opportunities in the world of business law and policy.

Jor LawJor Law is a co-founder of VerifyInvestor.com, the resource for accredited investor verifications trusted by broker-dealers, law firms, companies, and investors who insist on safety and reliability.  These verification are required by federal laws for generally solicited Regulation D, Rule 506(c) capital raises.  In addition to being an entrepreneur, Jor is an active angel investor and crowdfunder, often servicing as a mentor and advisor to companies.  Jor is frequently sought out as a speaker internationally on the topics of capital raising, investing, EB-5 finance, securities, and other corporate matters relevant to attorneys, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Jor Law also practices corporate and securities transactional law in Los Angeles and is a founding shareholder of Homeier & Law, P.C. His practice primary involves representing companies and individuals in the areas of finance, secured and unsecured lending, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, securities, venture capital, internet and new media, technology, e-commerce, EB-5, crowdfunding, and other corporate transactions.  Jor received his J.D. from Columbia University and his B.A. from UC Berkeley.  Jor is licensed to practice law in California and New York.  For three consecutive years, Jor was recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as one of “Southern California’s Super Lawyers – Rising Stars,” placing him among the top 2.5 percent of the best up-and-coming attorneys in Southern California. Using a completely objective model to evaluate attorneys, Avvo rated Jor as a “Superb” attorney, the highest available rating offered by Avvo.

David Drake is an early-stage equity expert and the founder and chairman of LDJ Capital,  a New York City-based family office, and The Soho Loft Media Group - The Voice of Capital Formation – a global financial media company with three divisions: Victoria Global Corporate Communications, Times Impact Publications, and The Soho Loft Conferences with 200+ annual global summits and talks on finance and investments.

Mr. Drake has been involved in technology, media and telecom (TMT) and impact investments for more than 20 years.  He is an advocate of the US JOBS Act and innovations in capital formation policies and developments globally. He advances the growth in this area through his work as an international speaker and writer for major publications like WSJ, Forbes and Thomson Reuters. He is the co-author of the books Planet Entrepreneur, Crowdfunding and Other Animals, Investors of Italy and  is the author of the upcoming books Crowd Fund Economics, and The SPPICE of Crowdfunding. Because of his work, he was invited to the White House for the Champions of Change ceremony and was a U.S. Commerce Department expert representative to the EU in Rome and Brussels on Small and Medium-sized Enterprise policy.

Previously, Mr. Drake has acted as general partners in fund-of-funds, realty funds, venture capital funds, seed-funds and hedge funds.  Mr. Drake’s holdings have media partnership with the European Business Angel Network and Angel Capital Association of North America.  He sits on 4 angel networks and has co-founded two angel networks.

Born in Sweden and fluent in six languages, he holds an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Law and Economics from George Washington University, where he was awarded the Wallenberg Scholarship for academic merit.

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Sep
25
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Come check out BLANKSPACES in Mid-Wilshire for a FREE day of coworking

Sep
27
Sat
AXURE Training Workshop for UX Designers & Product Managers @ BLANKSPACES Santa Monica
Sep 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
AXURE Training Workshop for UX Designers &  Product Managers @ BLANKSPACES Santa Monica | Santa Monica | California | United States

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Beginner: $25/person (3 hours)

An introduction to using AXURE and overview of how to incorporate it into the design/development process.

Intermediate: $50/person (3-4 hours)

Utilizing AXURE to improve your workflow when working with design and development teams. Explore how to organize and export AXURE prototypes and share your prototypes using Axshare.

Advanced: $75/person (5 hours)

A look into AXURE’s adaptive views and capabilities to design for various screen sizes (breakpoints). How to effectively use widget libraries and widget styles to speed up your design process.

Enterprise: $100/person (5 hours)

Learn how to effectively use AXURE to collaborate on documents with multiple designers. How to create and manage AXURE team project files. Export AXURE prototypes into a Word document in order to align business requirements and functional specifications alongside wireframes.

Sep
28
Sun
Script Anatomy Advanced Script Writing Lab @ BLANKSPACES LA
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This 6-week intensive lab, limited to 8 writers, will function and be run like a professional writers room.Every writer will be expected to actively participate: read materials, pitch ideas, give notes and work together as a room to help fellow writers in the story breaking process each week.This fast paced class requires that each writer devote outside class time to writing, homework and, at certain points along the process, reading of other classmate’s material to give feedback. In a professional writers room you must participate if you want to keep your job. Working this muscle will benefit you.

Tawnya Bhattacharya currently writes for TNT’s hit seriesPerception.  In the past she’s written on season two of both The Client List on Lifetime and USA’s  Fairly Legal.

Visit Scriptanatomy.com for information

Sep
29
Mon
MARKETING BLAST OFF WORKSHOP @ The Belmar Hotel
Sep 29 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

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In this short, jam-packed workshop we will pull back the curtains on the most effective ways to attract more clients.The fastest way to grow your business is to use clever marketing! And the good news is that it’s not really rocket science, but there are a few key elements you must know about marketing a business.

You must understand the latest strategies and tactics to ensure continual growth. Marketing is like oxygen for your business, so let’s turn it on!

Marketing Blast-Off is a popular 3.5-hour intensive workshop where you will discover the steps to make your business stand out from the crowd, attract new clients and add more money to the bottom line. This is not your ordinary workshop (come and see for yourself!).

Basic Bananas are well known internationally for thinking out of the box and not playing by the rules of convention and they won’t hold back!

Oct
2
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Come check out BLANKSPACES in Downtown LA for a FREE day of coworking

Oct
7
Tue
BFG Recruiting Insights Presentation @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Oct 7 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
BFG Recruiting Insights Presentation @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States
Brett Fisher Group – Recruiters and Search Consultants will present findings from their annual recruiting survey of over 35 companies throughout greater Los Angeles in a 45 minute interactive presentation, Recruiting Intelligence from the L.A. Business Community.  Learn current hiring trends, market insights, and leave with tips on how to find, attract, and retain top candidates in this market.  Tue. 10/7 (DTLA), Fri. 10/10 (Mid City), and Tue. 10/14 (Santa Monica.)  Breakfast and networking starts at 7:30am, presentation from 8-9am.  Free to attend, RSVP required, space is limited.
 
RSVP – DTLA:

 

Oct
9
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Oct 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Come check out BLANKSPACES in Mid-Wilshire for a FREE day of coworking

Oct
10
Fri
BFG Recruiting Insights Presentation @ BLANKSPACES LA
Oct 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
BFG Recruiting Insights Presentation @ BLANKSPACES LA | Los Angeles | California | United States
Brett Fisher Group – Recruiters and Search Consultants will present findings from their annual recruiting survey of over 35 companies throughout greater Los Angeles in a 45 minute interactive presentation, Recruiting Intelligence from the L.A. Business Community.  Learn current hiring trends, market insights, and leave with tips on how to find, attract, and retain top candidates in this market.  Tue. 10/7 (DTLA), Fri. 10/10 (Mid City), and Tue. 10/14 (Santa Monica.)  Breakfast and networking starts at 7:30am, presentation from 8-9am.  Free to attend, RSVP required, space is limited.
RSVP – Mid City: http://bit.ly/WgWgMm

 

 

Oct
14
Tue
BFG Recruiting Insights Presentation @ BLANKSPACES Santa Monica
Oct 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
BFG Recruiting Insights Presentation @ BLANKSPACES Santa Monica | Santa Monica | California | United States
Brett Fisher Group – Recruiters and Search Consultants will present findings from their annual recruiting survey of over 35 companies throughout greater Los Angeles in a 45 minute interactive presentation, Recruiting Intelligence from the L.A. Business Community.  Learn current hiring trends, market insights, and leave with tips on how to find, attract, and retain top candidates in this market.  Tue. 10/7 (DTLA), Fri. 10/10 (Mid City), and Tue. 10/14 (Santa Monica.)  Breakfast and networking starts at 7:30am, presentation from 8-9am.  Free to attend, RSVP required, space is limited.
RSVP – Santa Monica:http://bit.ly/1waYWbr

 

Oct
16
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Come check out BLANKSPACES in Downtown LA for a FREE day of coworking

Oct
23
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Come check out BLANKSPACES in Mid-Wilshire for a FREE day of coworking

Oct
28
Tue
COINVENT LA STARTUP HAPPY HOUR @ BLANKSPACES @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
COINVENT LA STARTUP HAPPY HOUR @ BLANKSPACES  @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

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We are excited to announce our LA launch event special guest – Espree Devora, known as “the Girl who Gets it Done.” I met with her during my last trip to LA. My encounter with her helped me learn two things: 1). it feels great and productive to have a long morning walk along the Santa Monica beach; 2). don’t underestimate the LA tech/startup scenes. There are a lot more actions there than you can expect. You can read about the announcement here. Look forward to meeting movers and shakers!www.coinvent.co/events/coinvent-LA6. [Blankspaces, Los Angeles] October 28th - CoInvent LA Startup Happy Hour @ Blank Spaces (October, 2014)

Networking reception for startups, founders and entrepreneurs in LA. RSVPs required.www.coinvent.co/events/blankspaces

 

 

Oct
30
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Come check out BLANKSPACES in Downtown LA for a FREE day of coworking

Nov
6
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Come check out BLANKSPACES in Mid-Wilshire for a FREE day of coworking

Nov
13
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Come check out BLANKSPACES in Downtown LA for a FREE day of coworking

Nov
20
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Come check out BLANKSPACES in Mid-Wilshire for a FREE day of coworking

Nov
27
Thu
Closed for Thanksgiving @ Both BLANKSPACES Locations
Nov 27 @ 2:00 am – Dec 1 @ 7:00 am
Dec
4
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Mid-Wilshire | Los Angeles | California | United States

Come check out BLANKSPACES in Mid-Wilshire for a FREE day of coworking

Dec
11
Thu
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Coworking Day @ BLANKSPACES Downtown LA | Los Angeles | California | United States

Come check out BLANKSPACES in Downtown LA for a FREE day of coworking