May 15, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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The JOBS Act has changed the way we can raise money! We will go through the fundamentals and weigh the pros and cons of new offerings like crowdfunding, general solicitation, and the new Reg A+. We will also see some unique exemptions that can be used in California.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Jay Goth is an entrepreneurial veteran, having worked in a variety of industries including hospitality, energy, real estate, insurance, finance and technology. Since 1987, Jay has been involved in many entrepreneurial ventures as founder, executive and consultant. As a consultant for Tritech SBDC, Jay helps early stage and startup companies develop business models and investment proposals for seed and angel capital. The SBA administers the Small Business Development Center Program to provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners.
As a founding executive of Commonwealth Energy in 1997, Jay helped to define and write the initial business plan, raise over $60M in private capital, build a customer base of almost 100,000 prior to the electricity deregulation in California, and expand the company's operations into additional markets. The company became one of the largest unregulated retail electricity providers in the country, with third year revenues approaching $100M. In 2004 the company registered its shares with the SEC and went directly to AMEX.
Jay is working closely with local economic development agencies in the Temecula Valley. He sits on the steering committee for InSoCal Connect; the City of Temecula’s business incubator TVE2; and the City of Murrieta’s Innovation Center. He is a featured speaker at several local investment conferences and conducts business management and financial workshops.