A month on from the May 16 Equity Crowdfunding New Guidelines listen to the experts discuss the benefits and potential downsides from the viewpoints for both startups and investors.
Entrepreneur – Ed Damiano from BetaBionics which is developing a bionic pancreas system called the iLet, a fully integrated and wearable bionic pancreas medical device platform that automatically and autonomously manages blood sugar levels in people with insulin-dependent Type 1 Diabetes. A clinical trial is expected to begin mid-2017 and is required before any FDA approval can be received. More on their Wefunder campaign here. TedX talk given by Ed Damiano here.
Investor – Ben Littauer is a business and technology management consultant with expertise in Internet and communications technologies, as well as healthcare IT and is an active angel investor, member of Walnut Venture Associates & Boston Harbor Angels. Ben was Technology Strategist for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he defined the architecture for PatientSite, a system that allows patients to communicate securely with their healthcare team and view their own medical records. He also was a consultant to the Massachusetts Health Data Consortium on healthcare data security projects.
Investor – Christopher Mirabile (@cmirabile) is the Chair of Angel Capital Association and an early stage investor in Boston MA, USA. He is the co-Managing Director of Launchpad Venture Group and the co-Founder of angel portfolio management tool www.Seraf-Investor.com.
Lawyer – Jerry O’Connor – The Founder of O’Connor Law Office which provides comprehensive transactional legal counsel to entrepreneurs and business ventures at all stages of their life cycles in many industries including: software and technology, life science, medical device, manufacturing, cleantech, including storage, solar and wind technology, waste-to-energy and fuel cell, professional services, franchising…
Areas of practice include: Start-Up and Early Stage, General Counsel and Exits and Transitions.
Moderated by Kevin Wiant, Executive Director of the Venture Cafe Foundation