EquityNet Partners with SXSW V2Venture to Showcase Companies

EquityNet Extends Largest Deal Distribution Network Beyond the Web

Salt Lake City, Utah, UNITED STATES

Fayetteville, AR, March 31, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EquityNet, the largest business crowdfunding platform, is pleased to announce its partnership with SXSW V2Venture, an in-person pitch competition that showcases the most innovative startups making advancements in various emerging technology sectors. EquityNet's CEO and Founder, Judd Hollas, will join the SXSW V2Venture Advisory Board where he will assist with the extensive online review process for competing startups, and all of EquityNet's 40,000 plus entrepreneurs will be invited to participate in the event, furthering EquityNet's efforts to expand its deal distribution network beyond the internet into live events.

Mr. Hollas commented, "I am delighted to serve on the advisory board of such a prestigious industry event. The SXSW V2Venture event presents a wonderful opportunity for EquityNet entrepreneurs to extend their fundraising efforts beyond the web, and is the first of many pitch contests and other events that EquityNet will partner with to generate more exposure to our entrepreneurs' fundraising needs."

The SXSW V2Venture event is part of SXSW V2V, the newest addition to the SXSW family of events which attract nearly a quarter of a million attendees annually worldwide. SXSW V2Venture brings the startup and venture capital communities together to make new connections and provide the education companies need to ensure entrepreneurial innovation and success. V2Venture is a fast-paced, pitch event designed to take the most innovative startups through a rigorous review and rehearsal process on July 21 before placing them in front of a live audience and panel of venerated judges the next day. To compete, startups must fall within one of the following categories: Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies, Entertainment and Content Technologies, Health and Wearable Technologies, Social Technologies, and Innovative World Technologies. The event is now in its third season and takes place July 19, 2015 through July 22 at Bellagio Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada.

EquityNet, which now has over 60,000 members and raised over $270 million for entrepreneurs from all industries, currently offers the largest online deal distribution network of any business crowdfunding platform. Entrepreneurs have the ability to showcase their private offerings on multiple websites including MarketWatch, CNBC.com, CrunchBase, CrowdneticWire, Crowdwatch, and more.

Now, EquityNet's partnership with the SXSW V2Venture event provides entrepreneurs with yet another avenue to generate exposure to their funding needs by placing them directly in front of industry visionaries and leaders in a live setting. This is the first of many such live events that EquityNet will continue to add to its innovative and rapidly expanding deal distribution network and is the next step towards the revolution of far reaching advertisement.

The deadline for entrepreneurs to register for the SXSW V2Venture event is Friday, May 1, 2015. Eligibility requirements and more information can be found at http://sxswv2v.com/v2venture.


About EquityNet

EquityNet has operated the largest business crowdfunding platform since 2005.  The multi-patented EquityNet platform has been used by over 60,000 individual entrepreneurs and investors, incubators, government entities, and other members of the entrepreneurial community to plan, analyze, and capitalize privately-held businesses.  EquityNet provides access to thousands of investors and has helped entrepreneurs across North America raise over $270 million in equity, debt, and royalty-based capital. For more information, visit www.equitynet.com.


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