Investment Crowdfunding – Call for Papers

October 08, 2017 3:58 PM | Anonymous

Individuals interested in authoring a paper on investment crowdfunding are requested to submit an abstract for possible publication in a special edition of the Bentham Sciences Journal on Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurshiphttp://benthamscience.com/journal-files/flyers/tte-flyer.pdf

Karl Dakin will act as the editor of the edition.  Mr. Dakin is a principal in the Dakin Capital Guild, the Local Money Marketplace and Invest Local Colorado.  He has previously authored articles in the Journal and is a frequent speaker, educator and author on topics related to early stage capital formation with a focus on investment crowdfunding.  Mr. Dakin may be reached by email at kdakin@dakincapital.com.

The special edition will be limited to the general topic of investment crowdfunding and will focus on investments from average people (non-accredited investors) into Main Street businesses (average profit and growth performers).

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Market differentiation between accredited and non-accredited investors
  • Designing offerings to attract investments from average people
  • Building an ecosystem within the capital industry that supports investment crowdfunding
  • Building crowds
  • Overcoming cultural expectations by average individuals that they must outsource investing or depend upon advice or services of others
  • Scoring systems to enable average people to select and evaluate Main Street businesses
  • Cooperation and collaboration in conducting investment crowdfunding campaigns
  • Overcoming current challenges and criticisms of investment crowdfunding
  • Combining investment crowdfunding with other forms of capital and capital sources
  • Optimal skills and experiences for an investment crowdfunding management team
  • Setting standards for individuals and best practices for service providers supporting investment crowdfunding
  • Financing investment crowdfunding campaigns
  • Technical challenges and opportunities in investment crowdfunding
  • Potential for additional government deregulation of investment crowdfunding
  • Projecting the future impact of investment crowdfunding on Main Street businesses and local communities
  • In depth examination of investment crowdfunding on any business or social cause vertical: real estate, education, creative arts, homelessness, etc.

For consideration for inclusion, an abstract of the article should be submitted to Mr. Dakin in the same format that it would be published in the Journal.  It “should be its clear, concise and accurate summary, having no more than 250 words, and including the explicit sub-headings (as in-line or run-in headings in bold). Ideally, each abstract should include the following sub-headings, but these may vary according to requirements of the article.

  • Background
  • Objective
  • Method
  • Results
  • Conclusion”

To be considered for acceptance, abstracts must be submitted by October 31.  Complete articles are due by December 31.  The projected publication date of the special edition is March 2018.

Karl Dakin

Dakin Capital Guild LLC

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Centennial, CO 80016


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