StartEngine Brings Industry Leaders Together to Discuss the Future of ICOs

April 2nd, 2018 at 9:13 am UTC · 2 min read

StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. will host the StartEngine ICO 2.0 Spring Summit on April 20th, 2018 in Santa Monica, CA. Business leaders from around the world will discuss ICO 2.0 and the next phase of the marketplace: how companies can sell security tokens using exemptions from registration under the Securities Act.

StartEngine expects over 1,000 attendees, 40 speakers and panelists, and 20 ICO pitches at the summit. Keynote speakers include Patrick Byrne (CEO of, tZERO), Gil Penchina (Investor in Brave, Ripple, Filecoin, Civic, Paypal, Polychain, AngelList), Tai Lopez (Investor, Entrepreneur, Author, Forbes Top 20 Influencer), and Lou Kerner (Partner, CryptoOracle).

This is the second time that StartEngine has hosted the ICO 2.0 Summit. The first StartEngine ICO 2.0 Summit on November 10, 2017 was a sold-out success, with more than 500 attendees and over 5,000 viewers tuning into the livestream.

At the event, entrepreneurs and business innovators discussed the regulatory landscape of ICOs. This year, the topic of discussion is the path to liquidity for security tokens and how they will be traded on the secondary market.

“We are excited to continue the tradition of the StartEngine biannual summit,” said Howard Marks, co-founder and CEO of StartEngine. “Much has changed since November with the SEC taking action and issuing subpoenas to existing ICOs. It’s more important than ever that the industry learns about the ICO 2.0 and how to move forward with government regulation along the path to liquidity.”

StartEngine helps companies issue securities through crowdfunding and ICOs, utilizing exemptions from registration under the Securities Act. To date, StartEngine has launched more than 150 capital raises and is ushering in a new securities market in which companies can sell securities and investors can trade them all on one platform.

The StartEngine ICO 2.0 Spring Summit will be an all-day event, taking place at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. Panel topics include token airdrops, structuring and marketing an ICO 2.0, ICO rescissions, how ICOs are disrupting venture capital, and more.

About StartEngine

StartEngine is the leading regulated ICO 2.0 platform in the U.S., connecting everyday investors with tomorrow’s progressive companies. Utilizing its expertise in regulated exempt offerings under the Securities Act, StartEngine has raised capital for more than 150 companies and has nearly 140,000 registered investors. Based in Los Angeles, the company was created in 2014 by Howard Marks, co-founder of Activision, and Ron Miller.

StartEngine is committed to revolutionizing the ways companies raise capital and to helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.


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