How to Survive a Recession

A Webinar with Kevin O'Leary and StartEngine's CEO Howard Marks

Santa Monica

How can small businesses survive a recession?

Renowned businessman and investor Kevin O’Leary sits down with StartEngine’s CEO Howard Marks, and the two share their advice on what entrepreneurs can do to ensure their business weathers an economic recession and comes out stronger on the other side.

Why attend?

1. Meet Mr. Wonderful

(Virtually) meet renowned businessman and investor Kevin O'Leary and hear what advice he has for entrepreneurs in this difficult time.

2. Learn How to Find Investors

Learn how businesses can still get funding today, from SBA loans to equity crowdfunding on platforms like StartEngine.

Webinar Details


Your Living Room


This event is FREE.


Thursday, April 30th


10am-10:30am PDT/
1pm-1:30pm EDT

Webinar Speakers

Learn how you can leverage the crowd to fund your business.

Kevin O'Leary
Strategic Advisor, StartEngine

Kevin O’Leary is a renowned businessman and investor. He founded SoftKey, an educational software company, that he led to a $4B acquisition. After the acquisition, Kevin eventually found himself on television, quickly becoming a sought-after host and personality on a range of shows – including Discovery’s Project Earth, CNBC, and ABC’s Shark Tank.


Kevin has since launched O’Leary ETFs; O’Leary Fine Wines; and a best-selling book series on financial literacy. In 2014, Kevin founded O’Leary Financial Group – a group of brands and services that share Kevin’s guiding principles of honesty, directness, convenience, and above all, great value.


Kevin has joined StartEngine as a Strategic Advisor. He is a StartEngine shareholder and a paid spokesperson to help bring awareness to equity crowdfunding and StartEngine’s platform.

Howard Marks
CEO, StartEngine

Howard is an experienced entrepreneur and CEO with a history of building successful businesses. Before launching StartEngine, Howard co-founded Activision and was the Chairman of Activision Studios from 1991 until 1997. As a former Board Member and Executive Vice-President of video-game giant Activision, he and a partner took control in 1991 and turned the ailing company into the $37 billion market cap video game industry leader, selling millions of games.


Howard was also the founder and CEO of Acclaim Games, a publisher of online games that was later sold to The Walt Disney Company. Howard is the 2015 “Treasure of Los Angeles” recipient, awarded for his work to transform Los Angeles into a leading technology city.


Howard is a member of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s technology council and a 4-year member of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s 500 Most Influential People in LA. He is bilingual and is a triple national of the United States, United Kingdom, and France.

Webinar Agenda

9 AM: Raising Capital in the Time of COVID-19

Kevin O’Leary and Howard Marks, StartEngine’s CEO, discuss how Coronavirus has impacted the ways in which entrepreneurs can raise funding today. The two talk about what options entrepreneurs have today, from the Paycheck Protection Program to equity crowdfunding.

9:15 AM: Q&A

Ask your questions directly to Howard and Kevin in a Q&A.

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