EquityVest Exhibit

Hosted by Tom Bassford



Crowdfunding for the Faith-Driven Community

Tom Bassford, CEO | COO EquityVest

Tom Bassford is founder and President of Significant Matters, a non-profit organization working with churches and other faith-based groups wanting to move beyond the “helping that hurts” narrative.  He’s also the creator of SaTtalks. Before founding Significant Matters, he pastored for over 30 years and has been involved in the work of church missions both locally and internationally for over 40 years.  “Our particular niche is to help churches reframe missions around sustainable solutions and create room for business-minded people who can help that happen.”


EquityVest is a crowdfunding platform that brings together entrepreneurs and investors who believe it is possible to run a business that both fuels the enterprise and evidences the virtues and vision of our Christian faith. We leverage both the passion and compassion of the faith-driven community to help launch businesses as a God-ordained means of overcoming poverty, extending the gospel, and creating a free and virtuous society.



2:00 – 3:00 PM (CST) – EquityVest: With You Every Step of the Way 

w/ Jerry Fultz & Tom Bassford of EquityVest

Regulation Crowdfunding may be one of the best solutions to come along in a long time but it’s not necessarily a simple solution.  In fact, there are a lot of rules and regulations around what you can and cannot say and a boat load of disclosures, financials, organizing documents, corporate structure, etc. that need to be filed in the process. 

Many portals have automated their process and if you’re an entrepreneur with a question, you won’t find a number to call or a person to talk to but a drop down of FAQs.  That’s not us.  With EquityVest, you’ll have our number and we’ll be on a first name basis.  We’ll help you or point you to folks who can every step of the way.  We will walk you through our process in this workshop.


3:00 – 4:00 PM (CST) – Cracking the Crowdfunding Code: Unlocking Success with Savvy Marketing in Reg CF Campaigns 

w/Summer Crenshaw of Crenshaw Consulting

Get ready to unravel the secrets to a successful Reg CF campaign. We’ll explore why your biggest fans could be your crowdfunding superheroes, and how you can turn campaign funds into marketing magic through clever use of rolling closes. Plus, we’ll navigate through the do’s and don’ts from the SEC to ensure your message hits the right note. Whether you’re a filmmaker dreaming of your next big project, an entrepreneur working to disrupt the world or just curious about the crowdfunding world, this session promises to be both engaging and insightful.

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