It’s true. Almost anyone can become an investor in a startup thanks to the Texas State Securities Board, which approved the rules to regulate the way startups and investors conduct equity crowdfunding. As a result, more than 20 million unaccredited investors will soon be able to invest up to $5,000 per year in equity investments for small businesses raising under $1 million. The equity crowdfunding rules are important to Texas because of the many startups — especially technology companies — relying on investment capital to grow. Two companies in Texas have successfully raised capital using Texas’ new equity crowdfunding portals. The new regulation will help small, midsize, and high growth companies raise the capital they need to take their company to the next level. Additionally, crowdfunding will spawn innovation, prove business models and create new jobs. This new rule presents a tremendous opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors and the great state of Texas. “In order for equity crowdfunding to work effectively for all, we need more education for issuers and investors in the business community,” states Cynthia Nevels founder of Thinkcrowdfund.com.
Decks in the Park returns to Klyde Warren Park this Thursday at 7pm. Decks is Klyde Warren’s largest event of the year drawing nearly 5k in attendance to do one thing… dance the night away. Featuring Dallas’ most talented DJ’s and Producers like Paradise and DJ Souljah, it is no reason Decks has become one of Dallas’ hottest summer concert series. And what’s not to love? There are food trucks, live music and a massive dance floor. Can you paint a more perfect picture night in Dallas? I think not. After you are done busting a move on the dance floor, I highly recommend visiting Ruthies Rolling Cafe Food Truck. The brisket grilled cheese will change your life. Need something to do afterwards? Good because the party doesn’t stop! Head to Gatsby located in Downtown Dallas for the Official Decks in the Park Afterparty featuring the original Decks in the Park DJ’s. Don’t miss out! RSVP: bit.ly/Deck2015 Ps: This event is completely free. You’re welcome.