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Howard Leonhardt Crowdfunding $15M From Accreds For Cal-X Stars Accelerator Portfolio

HowardLeonhardtBioHeart1Howard Leonhardt and his venture firm Leonhardt Ventures are making use of a new exemption under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D to solicit funding from accredited investors. The money will go towards funding a cadre of businesses participating in his Cal-X Stars accelerator.

Leonhardt explains how Cal-X Stars is different from other accelerators. “Other leading accelerators launch up to 16 new startups every 12 weeks in all sectors of business.  Our...

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POSTPONED Crowdfunding Healthcare: Secrets from Industry Insiders

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER All are invited to join us for this program co-hosted with the HBS Healthcare Alumni Association. Hear about the real life experiences from the practitioners how crowdfunding benefits both healthcare companies and investors. Overview Almost two years has passed since the congress approved JOBS act, which would allow small businesses to raise capital from ordinary people. The long-anticipated September 23, 2013 repeal of the ban on public advertising of private securities offerings will help to usher in a...
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From Main Street To Wall Street And Back: Cal-X Determined To Help Startups Succeed

Investment crowdfunding isn’t an idea born on Capitol Hill. It is an idea forged in the minds of entrepreneurs, a child of their own difficulties accessing capital. California-Stock-Exchange As Howard J. Leonhardt sat in the White House Rose Garden watching President Obama sign the JOBS Act into law on April 5, 2012, he was overwhelmed with a feeling of relief that future entrepreneurs may not be faced with the difficulties and the frustrations he faced...
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Howard Leonhardt of Leonhardt Ventures to Present at World Stem Cell Summit December 6th

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Howard Leonhardt of Leonhardt Ventures and the Cal-X Stars Innovation and Business Accelerator team will present at the 2013 World Stem Cell Summit on Friday, December 6, 2013 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego in two sessions. 2pm Harbor Room AB - Developing Combination Products Cells, Genes, Devices 3pm Harbor Room DE - Startup Considerations for Stem Cell Companies - Getting Funding and Avoiding Pitfalls Cal-X Stars Business Accelerator, Inc. is an innovation accelerator with...
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A Crowdfunding Pioneer Psychoanalyzes Crowdfunding’s True Believers

Editor's Note: Paul Spinrad is the guy who gave the movement for a crowdfunding exemption in the U.S. its first big shove towards becoming law. In the first part of this exclusive series on, he recalled those early days and the efforts that have since begun to blossom in the form of the JOBS Act. Below, in the second half of the series, he also gives us an inside look at the fanatical devotion of some...
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