Santa Monica

StartEngine Founder's Summit

Helping companies to raise the capital they need.

The StartEngine Founder's Summit is a one-day event that features panels, speakers, and workshops to help educate companies and entrepreneurs on how to raise the capital they need to grow their business.

StartEngine Fonder's Summit

Why attend?

1. Learn About Fundraising

Get fundraising advice from entrepreneurs & investors who have been in your shoes.

2. The Path to Success - What It Takes

From marketing to management, what practices build a successful company.

3. Complimentary Services

Work one on one with lawyers and marketing experts (free for all attendees).

Startup Pitch Decks

San Francisco Event Details


44 Montgomery St


This event is FREE for all admitted applicants.


December 12th, 2019




Hear from entrepreneurs who are leveraging the crowd to fund their business and lawyers who know the regulatory ins and outs of equity crowdfunding.

$1.07M Raised

Joshua Resnick - CEO & President, Parallel Flight Technologies

Joshua brings years of hybrid and electric powertrain expertise to Parallel. Previously, he led system architecture and electrical engineering for the Tesla Semi Truck program. Before moving to California, he led state-funded research for the State of Alaska developing hybrid electric commercial fishing boats. 

$1.6M Raised

JD Claridge - CEO, Director & Co-Founder, xCraft

As a certified pilot, electrical engineer, airframe mechanic, and Designated Engineering Representative for the FAA, JD has held key engineering roles at several aerospace manufacturers. JD and xCraft co-founder Charles Manning were featured on ABC’s Shark Tank in 2015 and negotiated a deal with all five Sharks.

Summit Agenda

9 aM: breakfast & networking

9:30 aM: StartEngine Presentation

Allen Jebsen, VP Of Sales At StartEngine, walks through equity crowdfunding and the StartEngine platform.

10:30 AM: Founder Presentation

Hear from an entrepreneur that successfully raised capital on StartEngine

11:00 AM: Founder Presentation

Hear from an entrepreneur that successfully raised capital on StartEngine

11:30 AM: Conclusion & Next Steps

 Allen Jebsen takes the floor again to describe the onboarding process of StartEngine and how companies can take the next step to launching their campaign.

12 - 1 PM: Lunch And Networking

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How to Attend:

In order to attend the StartEngine Founder’s Summit, we require that you submit an application. To get started, apply below.

Relive Past StartEngine Summits

In the second keynote presentation of the day, PopCom’s founder & CEO Dawn Dickson took the stage after lunch to talk…

Watch JD Claridge’s keynote presentation from the August founder’s summit as he discusses his company’s journey…

During the last panel of the day, StartEngine’s Vice President of Sales & Business Development Allen Jebsen led a discussion with…

In one of the early afternoon panels, StartEngine’s Chief Marketing Officer Johanna Cronin led a discussion with marketing experts on creating…

Vice Presidents of Sales & Business Development Allen Jebsen and Josh Amster walk the audience through the StartEngine platform and how…

StartEngine’s Director of Compliance & Due Diligence Jon Reyes and Kristen Howell, a Partner at Fox Rothschild, walk the crowd through…

For the opening keynote of the StartEngine Founder’s Summit, the company’s co-founder & CEO Howard Marks shared his vision for the…

In a conversation with StartEngine’s co-founder & CEO Howard Marks, Ron Wilson, the CEO of Hylete, a community-driven fitness brand, discussed…

This event is a free event and StartEngine reserves the right to determine who can and who cannot attend based on their application. If accepted to the StartEngine Founder’s Summit, it does not guarantee that you will or can launch on

Founder's Summit Application