Events Calendar

September 4, 2014:

SOCAP, San Francisco, CA

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Panel: Community Capital and Alternative Finance in the Sharing Economy
Time: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m PT
Location: Southside Theater

Sharing Economy start ups, as well as many social enterprises, cannot offer exits to investors. New investment models are needed to address the financing gap for the good economy. This panel will look at latest trends in crowd investing, DPOs, revenue loans and other non-traditional investment mechanisms that start-ups in the sharing economy can use.

Jenny Kassan of Cutting Edge Capital will be speaking on the panel.

Please see the panel listing at this link. For ticketing and registration information, please visit:


September 24-27, 2014:

35th Annual IRTA International Convention – Cancun, Mexico






The International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA) is is the world’s leading association and advocate for the barter and trade industry. 

Cutting Edge Capital’s Jenny Kassan will be speaking at IRTA’s 35th Annual International Convention.

The Convention will have events featuring:

  • Nationally renowned speakers
  • Broker training
  • Technological developments in the field
  • Complementary currency programs

Please refer to IRTA’s website for more information:


October 6-8, 2014:

SXSW ECO – Austin, TX







As part of the Business and Finance programming track at SXSW ECO, John Katovich from Cutting Edge Capital will present a Straight to the Point Talk on Direct Public Offerings for Healthy Communities.

During his Straight to the Point, John will address the problems inflicted on communities by mainstream capital raising, and the solution that Direct Public Offerings provide. He will explain how the direct and more personal nature of investment crowdfunding can foster community and loyalty for a healthier neighborhood, and encourage growth of socially responsible companies.

For more information and to attend, please visit:


October 8-11, 2014:

Sierra Business Council 2014 Conference – Lake Tahoe, CA




Sierra Business Council presents three days of conversations, new ways of thinking about old issues and creative models for bringing about large scale social, economic and environmental change in the Sierra Nevada. The 20th Anniversary Conference in Lake Tahoe will ignite and inspire innovation and action to build and sustain flourishing Sierra communities. The conference will bring together a lineup of thought leaders and practitioners who are designing and implementing cutting-edge solutions to the most difficult social and environmental issues of our time. Tracks for the Conference include:

  • Examining critical Sierra issues and exploring best practices for leveraging water and forest resources for economic and environmental good
  • Exploring ways to advance innovation in rural communities
  • Skill-bulding workshops designed to equip regional leaders with the tools to measure and move the needle on triple bottom line efforts

The conference will explore the evolving opportunities and challenges in creating, measuring and implementing sustainable solutions to local and Sierra-wide issues.

Cutting Edge Capital’s Jenny Kassan will be speaking on a panel about impact investing.

Please refer to the conference website for more information:


October 10-13, 2014:

Local Money UnConference – Spokane, WA


The Local Money UnConference will be October 10-13, 2014 in Spokane, WA.

Guests can expect to participate in strategic educational workshops based on systems of local community investing, the sharing economy, and effective pathways of moving social capital to financial capital — establishing a relationships platform for a business culture dedicated to local-ism.

The event promises to guide attendees through a unique and empowering experience designed to focus energy around the region’s strongest models of local living economies.

Cutting Edge Capital’s Jenny Kassan will be delivering the conference keynote on October 12.

Please refer to Sustainable Resources INW’s website for more information:


October 23-26, 2014:

Living the New Economy Convergence – Oakland, CA






The LNE Convergence will feature two days of learning and inspiration followed by two days of problem-solving and collaboration. The event aims to convene and support all those who might contribute to an economy that is restorative to people, place, and planet, and that operates according to principles of democracy, justice and appropriate scale. Work from local musicians, poets, and artists will be featured throughout the event, supporting us in deepening this local movement.

Cutting Edge Capital’s Jenny Kassan will be a speaking at the event. Please refer to the conference website for more information:


November 9-11, 2014:

SRI Conference – Colorado Springs, CO

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Celebrating 25 years, the SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing will be November 9-11, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The SRI Conference is an annual gathering of the responsible investment industry designed to stimulate, inspire, and serve the needs of investment professionals, as well as institutional and high net worth investors who seek to direct investment capital in positive, healthy, transformative ways—toward a truly sustainable future.

Hundreds of financial professionals and industry practitioners will attend The SRI Conference, including: 1) licensed investment professionals serving investor clients; 2) SRI mutual fund companies, asset managers, social research organizations, and other product/service providers to the industry; and 3) investors, nonprofit organizations including community development banks and credit unions, faith based organizations, and other groups that work with investors on various social change initiatives.

Cutting Edge Capital’s John Katovich will be participating in a breakout session at the conference.

Please refer to the conference website for more information:


November 10-12, 2014

Annual Slow Money Gathering – Louisville, KY

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Details forthcoming.