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SAN FRANCISCO — The Soho Loft Conferences with Victoria Global will present a conference on financing renewable energy and international solar development projects on January 28-29, 2015 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“RenewFi: New Industry Opportunities in Renewable Finance” will be held at the Topline Incubator 1402 S Marina Way, Richmond at the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. It will bring together the bigwigs in the fields of solar development, clean technologies and renewable energy, and intersect this with finance, enabling entrepreneurs to get the much needed investment to kick off their projects. It will be attended by individuals from different arenas including commercial real estate owners, impact investors, real estate investors, CFOs, accountants, solar executives, cleantech people and social and energy entrepreneurs.

David Drake, the Founder and Chairman of Victoria Global, LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft Media Group, says, “We are very excited about this conference. We will be showing the practical aspects of renewable energy financing – the benefits of increasing property values, tax breaks, while capturing your own energy. The conference aims to do exactly that – bring entrepreneurs, solar experts and investors together – to launch and strike a powerful conversation among all players thus showcasing the benefits of renewable energy.”

Renewable energy is the energy of the future with oil supply barely able to fulfill the world’s needs for another hundred years. Today, fossil fuels comprise 81.6 percent of our energy needs and the United States increasingly depends on fossil fuels. Ozone layer depletion and acid rain are just few of the effects of fossil fuels. Alternative energy, one the other hand, helps us to be environmentally safe. There is a lot to learn from the event, including how to best use renewable energy.

The conference topics include: cross-funding opportunities and cross-investment strategies on renewable energy and real estate; investment opportunities and strategies on solar energy projects; solar investment opportunities in Asia, South and Central America; tax incentives and financing opportunities; renewable energy equity based funds for commercial real estate; and waste conversion to energy.

The keynotes will be given by:

Scott Purcell, Founder and CEO of FundAmerica

Curtis Probst, Managing Director of Rocky Mountain Institute

Daniel Kammen, Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California in Berkeley

Mark Grobmyer, Managing Director of P80 Group Foundation and Chairman of Global Technology Deployment Initiative

Scott Jacobs, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Generate Capital

Moderators are:

David Drake, Founder and Chairman of Victoria Global, LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft Media Group

Corey Call, Chairman and CEO of WholeCom Corporation

Daniel Robin, Founder and Managing Partner of In3 Finance

The panel speakers include:

Adam Feldman, Director of GSSG Solar, LLC

Bob Hambrecht, Chief Financial Officer of Full Circle Biochar

Brad Copithorne, Vice President of Commercial PACE Programs at Renewable Funding, LLC

Chris Bennett, President of Municipal Solar

Ed Church, Executive Director of Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship

Elena Lucas, Co-Founder and CEO of UtilityAPI

John McDonnell, Managing Member of SunRenu Solar

Katie Bush– Director of Project Acquisitions & Finance at Bright Plain Renewable Energy

Matt Coleman, EVP Project Development of Clean Focus

Michael Blomquist, Co-Founder and Head of Sales of Open Energy Group

Michael Fakukasis, President and CEO of Mechatron Solar Inc.

Ryan Wartena, CEO of Growing Energy Labs

Stephen H. Leist, Managing Partner of Piedmont Partners Group Ventures, LLC

Tony Lebe, Principal at Renewable Energy & Cleantech Law (RECL)

Ty Jagerson, CEO of Village Power Finance

Victoria Vestal, Managing Partner of Variety Energy

Corey Call, CEO of WholeCom Corporation, a diamond sponsor of this conference says, “We make solar technologies simple and profitable for developers, and through this conference, we hope to make lasting partnerships to make this even better.” He further adds, “Seven or eight years ago, at the start of cleantech efforts, the solar panels were $3 a watt. Now, it costs $.60 a watt. The early cleantech entrepreneurs and investors drastically got the Industry ready and making the future possible. Everything has a trajectory and a group of people that pioneer great advancements. This is the time for leaps in Energy.”

Scott Purcell, CEO of FundAmerica that sponsors this conference, says “Education is the key to the success of the crowdfunding industry, and I am pleased to be a part of The Soho Loft Media Group’s efforts to work with portals, law firms and other key players at this conference.”

Topline Incubator, a silver conference sponsor, is “a revolutionary incubator focused on scale.” Allan Young, its Founder and CEO, says “It is the only one in existence with a built-in marketing and sales accelerator.”

Bruce Lipnick, Founder and CEO of Crowd Alliance, says “Conferences, such as this Renewfi, educate the general investing public, bridging the gap between and among the venture capital and crowdfunding world as well as sustainable green environment.”

Other sponsors and partnered companies of the event include Victoria Partners, LDJ Capital, Times Impact Publications, Times Realty News, GridSpeak, In3Finance, Energy Finance Strategies, RE3CAPiTAL, Mechatron Solar Inc.

Village Power Finance, Allotrope Partners, Rocky Mountain Institute, Clean Path, Clean Fund, GSSG Solar, Energy Ensemble, Full Circle Biochar, Renewable Funding, LLC, Municipal Solar, Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship, UtilityAPI, SunRenu Solar, Bright Plain Renewable Energy, Clean Focus, Open Energy Group, Growing Energy Labs, Piedmont Partners Group Ventures, LLC, and Variety Energy.

For more details, visit:

http://thesoholoft.com/conferences/renewfi-new-industry-opportunities-in-renewable-finance/

Watch for more conferences produced or supported by The Soho Loft Media Group that are happening across the country and around the world, the next one may be in your city. To get VIP access to major conferences that intersect finance with key industries and for other exciting perks and benefits, consider the annual membership programs at www.thesoholoft.com/vipmembers.

Visit www.thesoholoft.com for more information on upcoming and past events.

About THE SOHO LOFT Media Group (www.thesoholoft.com)

The Soho Loft Media Group is a global financial media company with 3 divisions:

TIMES IMPACT PUBLICATIONS produces relevant content on investing and entrepreneurship that are published and syndicated in 100+ leading online publications and growing.

THE SOHO LOFT CONFERENCES organizes up to 200+ investor-focused global summits, talks and events annually.

VICTORIA GLOBAL Corporate Communications specializes in client Investor Relations, Public Relations, Branding and Social Media Marketing.

The Soho Loft Media Group is your global partner for your investment and business strategies.

For inquiries, contact info@thesoholoft.com or call 212.845.9652

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SAN FRANCISCO — The Soho Loft Conferences with Victoria Global will present a conference on financing renewable energy and international solar development projects on January 28-29, 2015 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“RenewFi: New Industry Opportunities in Renewable Finance” will be held at the Topline Incubator 1402 S Marina Way, Richmond at the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. It will bring together the bigwigs in the fields of solar development, clean technologies and renewable energy, and intersect this with finance, enabling entrepreneurs to get the much needed investment to kick off their projects. It will be attended by individuals from different arenas including commercial real estate owners, impact investors, real estate investors, CFOs, accountants, solar executives, cleantech people and social and energy entrepreneurs.

David Drake, the Founder and Chairman of Victoria Global, LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft Media Group, says, “We are very excited about this conference. We will be showing the practical aspects of renewable energy financing – the benefits of increasing property values, tax breaks, while capturing your own energy. The conference aims to do exactly that – bring entrepreneurs, solar experts and investors together – to launch and strike a powerful conversation among all players thus showcasing the benefits of renewable energy.”

Renewable energy is the energy of the future with oil supply barely able to fulfill the world’s needs for another hundred years. Today, fossil fuels comprise 81.6 percent of our energy needs and the United States increasingly depends on fossil fuels. Ozone layer depletion and acid rain are just few of the effects of fossil fuels. Alternative energy, one the other hand, helps us to be environmentally safe. There is a lot to learn from the event, including how to best use renewable energy.

The conference topics include: cross-funding opportunities and cross-investment strategies on renewable energy and real estate; investment opportunities and strategies on solar energy projects; solar investment opportunities in Asia, South and Central America; tax incentives and financing opportunities; renewable energy equity based funds for commercial real estate; and waste conversion to energy.

The keynotes will be given by:

Scott Purcell, Founder and CEO of FundAmerica

Curtis Probst, Managing Director of Rocky Mountain Institute

Daniel Kammen, Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California in Berkeley

Mark Grobmyer, Managing Director of P80 Group Foundation and Chairman of Global Technology Deployment Initiative

Scott Jacobs, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Generate Capital

Moderators are:

David Drake, Founder and Chairman of Victoria Global, LDJ Capital and The Soho Loft Media Group

Corey Call, Chairman and CEO of WholeCom Corporation

Daniel Robin, Founder and Managing Partner of In3 Finance

The panel speakers include:

Adam Feldman, Director of GSSG Solar, LLC

Bob Hambrecht, Chief Financial Officer of Full Circle Biochar

Brad Copithorne, Vice President of Commercial PACE Programs at Renewable Funding, LLC

Chris Bennett, President of Municipal Solar

Ed Church, Executive Director of Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship

Elena Lucas, Co-Founder and CEO of UtilityAPI

John McDonnell, Managing Member of SunRenu Solar

Katie Bush– Director of Project Acquisitions & Finance at Bright Plain Renewable Energy

Matt Coleman, EVP Project Development of Clean Focus

Michael Blomquist, Co-Founder and Head of Sales of Open Energy Group

Michael Fakukasis, President and CEO of Mechatron Solar Inc.

Ryan Wartena, CEO of Growing Energy Labs

Stephen H. Leist, Managing Partner of Piedmont Partners Group Ventures, LLC

Tony Lebe, Principal at Renewable Energy & Cleantech Law (RECL)

Ty Jagerson, CEO of Village Power Finance

Victoria Vestal, Managing Partner of Variety Energy

Corey Call, CEO of WholeCom Corporation, a diamond sponsor of this conference says, “We make solar technologies simple and profitable for developers, and through this conference, we hope to make lasting partnerships to make this even better.” He further adds, “Seven or eight years ago, at the start of cleantech efforts, the solar panels were $3 a watt. Now, it costs $.60 a watt. The early cleantech entrepreneurs and investors drastically got the Industry ready and making the future possible. Everything has a trajectory and a group of people that pioneer great advancements. This is the time for leaps in Energy.”

Scott Purcell, CEO of FundAmerica that sponsors this conference, says “Education is the key to the success of the crowdfunding industry, and I am pleased to be a part of The Soho Loft Media Group’s efforts to work with portals, law firms and other key players at this conference.”

Topline Incubator, a silver conference sponsor, is “a revolutionary incubator focused on scale.” Allan Young, its Founder and CEO, says “It is the only one in existence with a built-in marketing and sales accelerator.”

Bruce Lipnick, Founder and CEO of Crowd Alliance, says “Conferences, such as this Renewfi, educate the general investing public, bridging the gap between and among the venture capital and crowdfunding world as well as sustainable green environment.”

Other sponsors and partnered companies of the event include Victoria Partners, LDJ Capital, Times Impact Publications, Times Realty News, GridSpeak, In3Finance, Energy Finance Strategies, RE3CAPiTAL, Mechatron Solar Inc.

Village Power Finance, Allotrope Partners, Rocky Mountain Institute, Clean Path, Clean Fund, GSSG Solar, Energy Ensemble, Full Circle Biochar, Renewable Funding, LLC, Municipal Solar, Institute for Environmental Entrepreneurship, UtilityAPI, SunRenu Solar, Bright Plain Renewable Energy, Clean Focus, Open Energy Group, Growing Energy Labs, Piedmont Partners Group Ventures, LLC, and Variety Energy.

For more details, visit:

http://thesoholoft.com/conferences/renewfi-new-industry-opportunities-in-renewable-finance/

Watch for more conferences produced or supported by The Soho Loft Media Group that are happening across the country and around the world, the next one may be in your city. To get VIP access to major conferences that intersect finance with key industries and for other exciting perks and benefits, consider the annual membership programs at www.thesoholoft.com/vipmembers.

Visit www.thesoholoft.com for more information on upcoming and past events.

About THE SOHO LOFT Media Group (www.thesoholoft.com)

The Soho Loft Media Group is a global financial media company with 3 divisions:

TIMES IMPACT PUBLICATIONS produces relevant content on investing and entrepreneurship that are published and syndicated in 100+ leading online publications and growing.

THE SOHO LOFT CONFERENCES organizes up to 200+ investor-focused global summits, talks and events annually.

VICTORIA GLOBAL Corporate Communications specializes in client Investor Relations, Public Relations, Branding and Social Media Marketing.

The Soho Loft Media Group is your global partner for your investment and business strategies.

For inquiries, contact info@thesoholoft.com or call 212.845.9652

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Is FinTech a crowdfunding offspring?

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Wikipedia describes FinTech as: Financial technology, also known as FinTech, is a line of business based on using software to provide financial services. Financial technology companies are generally startups founded with the purpose of disrupting incumbent financial systems and corporations that rely less on software. Global investment in financial technology more than tripled to $4 billion in 2013 from $930 million in 2008. The nascent financial technology industry has seen rapid growth over the last few years, according to the office of the Mayor of London.

So FinTech may or may not have been born alongside the crowdfunding phenomenon but the dates work and no one can deny that disruptive trends grow faster when hand in hand with larger overriding developments and so it may be that FinTech starts to break out as one of the children of crowdfunding ready to grow up and fulfil its destiny.

In a recent Financial Times article on the subject “McKinsey warns banks on earnings threat from technology” FT talks about the digital revolution preparing to wipe out two-thirds of the banking sector earnings. According to FT the McKinsey benchmark global banking annual review speaks to a “high –stakes struggle” to defend a business model. The article goes on to mention sectors that will be affected such as non-mortgage retail lending, credit card and car loans, payment processing, SME enterprise lending, wealth management and mortgages.

The article goes on to quote Philipp Harle, a co-author of the report “The most significant impact we see is in price erosion as technology companies allow delivery of financial services at a fraction of the cost”. To me this now sounds a lot like crowdfunding in the macro sense, startups, SMEs and others designing, producing and implementing smarter, more efficient and cost effective tools disrupting industries. It also tells me that the process overall is doing very well thank you very much – consolidation, specialization and vertical growth and development are healthy evolutions of business trends.

FinTech makes perfect sense and there are many verticals like this that will break out and grow in of themselves. I am not predicting a divorce from Crowdfunding which is estimated to have reached over $16 billion in 2014 and projected to grow in excess of 100% in 2015, but rather the opportunity for models and technologies developed within the crowdfunding ecosystem to participate and disrupt additional significant markets. The McKinsey report goes on to estimate banks revenues from some of these technologies at $1.75 trillion.

This week we saw a clear example of this, GrowVC which is one of the crowdfunding pioneers and leaders announced the sale of its equity crowdfunding service StartupCrowdfunding.com. Jouko Ahvenainen, Grow VC Group Chairman and Co-founder commented “For Grow VC Group this is an important step to execute our strategy and concentrate resources on the digital finance where a real disruption is underway for the entire finance industry and our position is strong to be one of engines for change.” And Ahvenainen adds “We focus on business models that are truly global and, for example, work then with local partners that can offer services locally to consumers.”

Source: ICNW

Adrien Brody, Jude Law, Bill Murray of Wes Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel” inspire Ariane Smith’s new animated ‘tween TV series Willow B. Star

 

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Global distributors and broadcasters eagerly wait the launch of the new animated TV series “The Peculiar Adventures of Willow B. Star” in MIPCOM, the world’s entertainment content market, this 5-8 October 2015  in Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France

 

NEW YORK – Sept. 30, 2015  – The only female head of an animation studio operating in NYC, Ariane Smith was inspired by Wes Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel” and David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” in writing this ‘tween series titled “The Peculiar Adventures of Willow B. Star.”

 

Ariane Smith, a master storyteller, has always been inspired by David Lynch and the Twin Peaks music. She combines this with her admiration of the style shot, visualization and speed of Wes Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel.” Portrayal of Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Willem DaFoe, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Jeff Goldblum and Ralph Fiennes certainly influenced the impact of the stylistic inspiration Ariane exudes in her heroine, Willow B. Star – a two dimensional character in a three dimensional presentation. This 2.5D structure is accentuated in juxtaposition with an eclectic style of humor and some sarcasm with sharp conversation.

 

The romantic surrounding of action and suspense from Alfred Hitchcock’s quirky shooting style is incorporated with the grandiosity of Agatha Christie’s mysteries and pervades the adventures of Willow B. Star.

 

Mark Simon, the director of this TV series says, “I always love Ariane’s writing. But this animated series is different, with a distinctive point of view and a great sense of humor. This show was hysterical and a lot of fun to work on.”

 

Will “The Peculiar Adventures of Willow B. Star”, with its unique set design, mystery, adventure and humor, be acclaimed by critics and viewers alike? Will it follow in the footsteps of “Grand Budapest Hotel” which garnered the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and the Academy Awards for Best Production Design, Best Original Score, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling?

 

The book will be simultaneously released with the initial airing of the TV series, and Ariane Smith is bringing the first of 26 episodes to Marché Internationale de Programmes Communications (MIPCOM), International Market of Communications Programmes in Cannes, France.

 

About Ariane Smith and Enchanted Thyme Entertainment LLC

Ariane Smith, the CEO and Founder of Enchanted Thyme Entertainment LLC, is a master interactive storyteller, author of children’s books, and an award winning writer-producer. “Enchanted Thyme, Book One In The Delicious Adventure Series” is the first title in her 6-part series. Children are her passion, reaching them through entertainment, her goal.

She just finished writing her third book entitled, “The Peculiar Adventures of Willow B. Star” which is currently in production as a television series for ‘tweens.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

THE SOHO LOFT Media Group (www.thesoholoft.com)

The Soho Loft Media Group is a global financial media company with 3 divisions:

THE SOHO LOFT CONFERENCES organizes up to 200+ investor-focused global summits, talks and events annually.

TIMES IMPACT PUBLICATIONS produces relevant content on investing and entrepreneurship that are published and syndicated in 100+ leading online publications and growing.

VICTORIA GLOBAL Corporate Communications specializes in client Investor Relations, Public Relations, Branding and Social Media Marketing.

The Soho Loft Media Group is your global partner for your investment and business strategies.

For inquiries, contact info@thesoholoft.com or call 212.845.9652

 

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Global distributors and broadcasters eagerly wait the launch of the new animated TV series “The Peculiar Adventures of Willow B. Star” in MIPCOM, the world’s entertainment content market, this 5-8 October 2015 in Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France
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