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CrowdIt CEO Jason Graf To Discuss Crowdfunding With Industry Thought Leaders At ITEN St. Louis Event

September 12, 2013

ITEN 2nd Thursday event brings companies, mentors, business professionals, investors and entrepreneurs together to discuss the JOBS Act and equity-based crowdfunding

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

    Who:     Jason Graf
             Co-founder and CEO
             CrowdIt
             (www.crowdit.com)

              Graf is the founder and concept-creator of CrowdIt. A
              SCORE mentor and avid entrepreneur, Graf has an
              unwavering drive to improve small business and startup
              success in the U.S. and all over the world. With his
              vision to modernize the current crowdfunding model to
              extend support beyond funding, CrowdIt is the first to
              incorporate business networking and much-needed support
              services into the crowdfunding experience. By acting as a
              virtual incubator, CrowdIt aims to rejuvenate the
              individual dreamer and reinforce the collective power of
              the crowd. With more than 13 years of experience in
              business and finance and as a business intermediary for
              Murphy Business & Financial Corporation, Graf's passion
              for business, marketing, planning and financing has
              helped other business owners get the support they need to
              flourish in today's economic climate. Please visit
              (www.crowdit.com).

    What:     ITEN 2nd Thursday Networking Event - "Crowdfunding About
              to Get Real"
              (https://www.itenstl.org/49-events/currentevents/
              191-iten-second-thursday)

              Recent legislation (JOBS Act) means that startups will
              soon be able to raise equity funding using crowdfunding
              solicitations. What will the impact be? On the face of
              it, this seems to be great news for startups seeking
              funding, are there any downsides, and if so what are
              they? As the rules landscape changes, how can
              entrepreneurs and investors be in the best position to
              take advantage? On September 12, guest speakers
              including: Gil Bickel, St. Louis Arch Angels; Jason Graf,
              CrowdIt; Paul Heirendt with Propelfund; and Scott Levine
              with AEGIS Professional Services will discuss these
              topics and answer questions from audience members.

              ITEN 2nd Thursday events are a great way for
              entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and business
              professionals to connect with and learn more about start-
              up tech ventures in the area. This event is open to the
              general public and is free to attend.

    When:     Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
              Central Daylight Time

    Where:   Tavern of Fine Arts
             313 Belt Ave
             St. Louis 63112
             (http://tavern-of-fine-arts.blogspot.com/)

    Engage:  Tweet This:
              CrowdIt @DontJustDreamIt CEO Jason Graf talks
              #crowdfunding at ITEN St. Louis @itenstl event on
              Thursday https://www.itenstl.org/49-events/
              currentevents/191-iten-second-thursday

    Contact: Jeremy Douglas
             Catapult PR-IR
             303-581-7760, ext. 16
             jdouglas@catapultpr-ir.com

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