Gene Simmons Takes the Stage at Inaugural Small-Cap Stars Conference at NASDAQ MarketSite on December 18, 2014

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LOS ANGELES, Calif., Nov. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --, Inc., an online financial publication and social community for investors, is excited to announce Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Gene Simmons of KISS, a New York Times best-selling author and Master of Brand Identity, will be speaking as a special guest of honor at the Inaugural Small-Cap Stars Conference at the world-famous NASDAQ MarketSite on December 18, 2014. For more details on the conference, please visit

The event is a gathering of the brightest emerging growth NASDAQ-listed small-cap companies to present and network with an exclusive group of top-level institutional investors. dedicated this full-day event to creating unparalleled discovery and exclusive networking sessions.

Simmons will be the special guest at the event's Holiday Cocktail party to cap off the conference, and he only has one message for those planning to attend:

"Business-to-business is wonderful, but conversations ultimately mean very little," Simmons said. "It's what you do that matters. So take heed, and write this down: The future is here. Now get up off your cushy asses and let's go make some money!"

In his latest book, Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business, Simmons shares a lifetime of field-tested and hard-won business advice that will provide readers with the tools needed to build a solid business strategy, harness the countless tools available in the digital age, network like hell, and be the architect for success in business and in life. Topics to be discussed will include some of the thirteen specific principles for success from his book. Click here to read an exclusive excerpt from Me, Inc. on will be handing out complimentary copies of Me, Inc. to the first 200 attendees of the Small-Cap Stars Conference.

"We are thrilled for the opportunity to bring Gene Simmons to the NASDAQ MarketSite," said Jonathan Bernard, Co-Founder and COO, Inc. "Our conference will feature a prominent audience of institutional investors and corporate executives of publicly traded companies, many of whom grew up as big fans of KISS. More importantly, Gene's insight and experience of building a multi-million dollar empire and creating a global strategic brand is incredibly pertinent to the CEOs and upper management teams at the Small-Cap Stars Conference."

The conference focuses on quality participation, with a more intimate format geared toward productive networking and deal making. Legendary money manager and small-cap investing pioneer Ken Fisher, CEO of Fisher Investments, will provide the keynote address. For more details on the conference, please visit

In an upcoming interview to be published on, Simmons discussed the importance of emerging growth companies effectively communicating to the capital markets and investment community. Here is a short excerpt of what he had to say:

"You don't have to actually have to be the technological wizard," Simmons told "Steve Jobs did not invent the Apple computer. Steve Wozniak did. Wozniak could tell you the sub-atomic structures of whatever the hell it is he's talking about, but it was Jobs who understood what to do with it. It's not what you make, it's if you know what to do with it, which is why Wall Street is so important. You've got the brainiacs who create something but have no idea how to implement and monetize, and all those other big words. That's why Wall Street is really good! They raise capital and go around and talk about it. Things, in and of themselves, are not exciting. It's all about how you describe them."

The Small-Cap Stars Conference is for an institutional crowd only. Attendees will include: Hedge Funds, Family Offices, Portfolio Managers, Investment Banks & Venture Capitalists interested in small-cap opportunities on the NASDAQ. One-on-One meetings are available for company management teams and qualified investors.

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