Community Public Offerings: A New Way to Engage Markets (and Investors) in Oregon

Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 3:45 – 4:30pm in B301


Community Public what? This session will introduce the Community Public Offering - the vehicle for securities crowdfunding enabled by Oregon law this January (2015).


We will provide an introduction to securities crowdfunding and explain how the Community Public Offering works in Oregon, the 14th state to use state law to make local investing for regular people legal. You might think of it as democratizing business finance, or small batch investing. It’s all brand new. The nine companies that launched their raises through HatchOregon are learning a lot and so are we at Hatch. We’ll leave plenty of time for question. Let’s talk.


crowdfunding, kickstarter, capital, finance, equity, startup

Speaking experience

I have not given this talk before, but regularly speak in front of an audience. This week I'm in DC giving a talk about data, and in two weeks, I'll be talking to another DC group about Scrum and Innovation. Here is a recent clip from a small institute in support of the HUD project on sustainable development: (see around minute 14): See also my LI profile:
Simon regularly hosts gatherings at Hatch. and is an experienced public speaker on all things science and sustainability who, despite his New Zealand roots, is looking and sounding more Oregonian every day (yea!).