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Aegis Capital Corp.

www.aegiscapcorp.com

Sponsorship Level: Platinum Sponsor

 

Aegis Capital Corp. is ranked as the #1 investment bank by number of US equity underwriting transactions for deals up to $50 million in size since the start of 2013. In that spot, Aegis has acted as book-running manager on 73 completed transactions.

 

Maxim Group LLC

www.maximgrp.com

Sponsorship Level: Platinum Sponsor

 

As a leading boutique investment banking, securities, and investment management firm, Maxim Group provides world-class investment banking, asset management, research and sales & trading to a diverse range of corporate clients, institutional investors and high net worth individuals. Building strong relationships with our clients is the cornerstone of the Maxim Group experience. Our approach, combined with investment flexibility and sharp insight, is what sets us apart from others in the industry.

 

Rodman & Renshaw

www.hcwco.com

Sponsorship Level: Platinum Sponsor

 

Rodman & Renshaw, a unit of H. C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, is dedicated to providing corporate finance, strategic advisory and related services to public and private growth companies across multiple sectors and regions. The Rodman team has been the leader in the PIPE (private investment in public equity) and RD (registered direct offering) transaction markets. According to Sagient Research Systems, the team has been ranked the #1 Placement Agent in terms of the aggregate number of PIPE and RD transactions cumulatively since 1998.

 

ROTH Capital Partners

www.roth.com

Sponsorship Level: Platinum Sponsor

 

ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors. As a full-service investment bank, ROTH provides capital raising, M&A advisory, analytical research, trading, market-making services and corporate access. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, ROTH is privately-held and employee owned, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. and Hong Kong.

 

 

DLA Piper

www.dlapiper.com

Sponsorship Level: Gold Sponsor

 

DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000 and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. As we build our global presence, we remain committed to maintaining regional practices around the world where we do great work for longstanding clients.

 

Financial Consulting Strategies LLC

www.fcstrategiesllc.com

Sponsorship Level: Gold Sponsor

 

Financial Consulting Strategies LLC is an experienced group of financial consultants who provide a broad range of accounting, financial reporting, and pre-audit expertise to a variety of clients from diverse industries. We go beyond the numbers to handle accounting and financial challenges with top-quality service based on more than 30 years of experience. FCS seeks to partner with small- to medium-sized businesses to help them achieve their financial goals. We provide our clients with cost-effective access to value-added financial expertise and solutions to complex accounting and financial reporting issues, enabling management to stay focused on growing their business.

We assist public companies in the preparation and/or review of regulatory filings, such as Forms 10-K and 10-Q, as well as initial or securities registration filings, such as Forms 10 or S-1. We are aware of the latest XBRL (interactive data file) standards and assist our clients in complying with these SEC requirements. We ensure that all regulations are met and that all necessary disclosures are included.

Our pre-audit services ensure that our clients are truly prepared for an audit. We take the lead in managing and organizing the pre-audit and audit process from start to finish.

FCS professionals have the knowledge and experience to guide private operating companies along their paths to becoming public reporting companies. Our experts lead clients through the preparation and completion of regulatory filings, whether the path is an alternative public offering with a public shell company, an initial public offering, or the initial registration of a publicly traded company. We can also guide companies in navigating through complex accounting transactions and managing their audits and quarterly reviews as a public company through our pre-audit services.

We assist companies in the evaluation of potential transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. We perform due diligence to evaluate accounting and tax records, identify risks, and objectively assess the financial condition and trends associated with the target business, enabling our clients to make informed strategic decisions. Once clients are ready to acquire a target business, we can assist with developing financial models, the valuation, and the accounting for the acquisition or merger. Through our pre-audit services, we can help ensure that an acquisition target is auditable.

 

Haynes and Boone, LLP

www.haynesboone.com

Sponsorship Level: Gold Sponsor

 

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in technology, financial services, energy and private equity. With more than 575 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal. The 2016 American Lawyer Corporate Scorecard rated the firm as one of the top two firms handling equities work for non-U.S. companies.

 

Loeb & Loeb LLP

www.loeb.com

Sponsorship Level: Gold Sponsors

 

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multiservice law firm with more than 300 attorneys and offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, and Beijing, as well as an affiliate office in Hong Kong.

 

M2 Compliance

www.m2compliance.com

Sponsorship Level: Gold Sponsor

 

M2 Compliance™ is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and the only provider of the UNLIMITED EDGAR & XBRL PACKAGE, starting at $4,995 per year – guaranteed to save you at least 40% versus any competitor. With hundreds of public company clients, M2 Compliance is one of the fastest-growing regulatory compliance firms worldwide.

 

Pharos Advisors

www.pharosadvisors.com

Sponsorship Level: Gold Sponsor

 

Pharos Advisors is a leading consulting firm providing a host of scalable accounting, financial and business advisory services. Our experienced professionals team with clients to deliver exceptional, value-adding results for all stakeholders.

Our services include:
 Due diligence and merger
 SEC and financial reporting
 Pre-audit
 Technical accounting
 Outsourced CFO/Controller
 Sarbanes Oxley compliance
 Bookkeeping and accounting

 

 

BANQ®

www.banq.co

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 

BANQ®, the online division of TriPoint Global Equities, LLC ("TriPoint ") a FINRA member, is an electronic investment banking platform that streamlines the matching of investors with quality growth companies and alternative investment opportunities. BANQ® provides investors access to exciting companies with exposure to rapidly growing sectors and new technologies. BANQ® takes the entire public and private offering process digital and online, providing access to U.S. opportunities and offerings in the U.S. markets. BANQ® widely markets its offerings utilizing the new general solicitation and advertising rules promulgated by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, in response to the passage of the JOBS Act of 2012 including Reg A+ and Reg D. TriPoint focuses on providingU.S. and non-U.S.companies of up to $500 million in revenue with capital raising, corporate finance advisory services and assistance with navigating the regulatory environment for companies listing onU.S.markets. TriPoint Global maintains specialized practices in institutional private placements, Reg A+ offerings, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. TriPoint has offices in New York City, Jericho, NY, Akron, OH, , Beijing China and Washington, D.C.

For more information, please visit: http://www.tripointglobalequities.com.

 

Brio Financial Group

www.briofinancial.com

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 

Brio Financial Group is a forward-thinking, full-service financial consulting firm that brings experienced finance and accounting expertise to both public and private companies.

Since 2010, we have served over 75 companies as well as numerous banks, hedge funds, venture capital funds and private equity firms. We have earned a reputation for exceptional client service as a leading outsourced CFO and financial reporting firm. Our management team consists of six seasoned executives supported by a professional team with experience in finance, complex accounting and reporting, valuation, modeling and taxation. This provides our growing client list the expertise they need when they need it.

 

Cherrytree Group

www.cherrytree-group.com

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 

The Cherrytree Group, based in Newton, Massachusetts, utilizes our staff to offer tax credit consulting, legal, accounting, brokerage and syndication services. We assist developers of all sizes, general contractors, accountants, engineers, individuals, and investment partnerships in applying for, securing, monetizing, and using available federal and state tax credits. We focus primarily on federal and state Historic Rehabilitation tax credits, Renewable Energy tax credits, such as the Solar ITC, and Massachusetts Brownfields tax credit. Our firm also consults with real estate professionals and investors with passive income to help save on their federal tax obligations. The Cherrytree Group has advised and closed on millions of dollars in state and federal tax credits.

 

Giordano Group, a Division of Network 1 Financial Securities

www.network1financial.com

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 

The Giordano Group Life Science Team operates within Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc. Our experienced team provides structured guidance and capital raising for both public and private early-stage Life Science companies. Our process seamlessly integrates collaboration with other investment banks when appropriate.

Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc., established in 1983, is a relationship driven full-service Investment Banking firm. We are dedicated to understanding our client's long term goals and ambitions and work with them every step of the way on the path to success.

 

GSS Capital Group

www.gardenstatesecurities.com

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 

GSS Capital Group is Garden State Securities, Inc.’s Corporate Finance and Investment Banking Department. We are a full service investment banking/brokerage operation with over 30 years of industry experience. We provide our corporate clients, as well as our institutional and sophisticated accredited investors, with unique and well-structured investment opportunities. Our investment banking team also brings a wealth of diversified industry knowledge and experience. Our primary objective is the satisfaction and solidification of long-term relationships with all of our clients. Member FINRA/SIPC.

 

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

www.hselaw.com

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is a full-service business law firm providing legal services to clients ranging from individuals and family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies and major regional institutions. With offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Corning, and New York City, New York, the firm is a recognized leader in litigation, corporate, employee benefits, environmental and land use, healthcare, higher education, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, and trusts and estate law. Harter Secrest & Emery has 33 U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2017 "Best Law Firms" top tier practice group rankings - more Western New York rankings than any other law firm. The firm has been top ranked in Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A, Litigation and Immigration law and 43 attorneys are recognized as The Best Lawyers in America in 2017.

 

Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li LLC

www.htflawyers.com

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 

The law firm of Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li LLC is committed to providing superior service while adhering to the highest ethical standards. We possess a broad base of knowledge and extensive experience – which provides a distinct advantage to our clients. Our team is committed to achieving professional excellence and providing exceptional service.

The firm offers services specifically designed to enable businesses to grow successfully & consistently. We primarily represent small to medium sized companies focused on increasing revenue and maintaining growth. Clients in a variety of industries and across all stages of development benefit from the sophisticated legal solutions and astute business acumen provided by the attorneys at the firm.

From routine business decisions to the most complex transactions, our clients rely on us to guide them through their legal needs.

 

Littman Krooks LLP

www.littmankrooks.com

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 

Since its inception in October 1990, Littman Krooks LLP has focused on counseling public and private companies, broker-dealers, investment banking firms and individual entrepreneurs. The firm's practice includes public and private offerings, broker-dealer and investment banking matters, secondary market transactions, venture and private equity capital investments and mergers and acquisitions. The firm has represented issuers, underwriters and placement agents in hundreds of private and public securities offerings, including reverse mergers, PIPEs, IPOs, SPACs and private investment funds.

The firm has been in the forefront of the secondary market, handling a broad variety of transactions involving the securities of well-known social media, clean-tech and similar issuers. Littman Krooks has also been consistently ranked in the top 20 of U.S. PIPE Market Placement Agent Counsel. Recent transactions by the firm, including public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, secondary market purchases and corporate transactions in the hospitality/advertising/marketing/sports areas may be found at the following link: http://www.littmankrooks.com/corporate-representative-transactions/.

Littman Krooks LLP offers legal services in several areas of law, including Corporate and Elder Law, Estate Planning and Administration. Their offices are located at 655 Third Avenue, New York, New York; 399 Knollwood Road, White Plains, New York; and 300 Westage Business Center Drive, Fishkill, New York.

 

OneMedMarket

www.onemedmarket.com

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 

OneMedMarket is a research and media firm focused on breakthroughs in health and medicine. The company conducts research, writes reports and provides communications and consulting services for emerging companies in the healthcare and life sciences industry. It publishes the OneMed Sentinel, a biweekly e-newsletter for investors who want to learn about the companies shaping the future of health and medicine.  OneMedMarket's major initiatives for 2017 include:

The Healthcare Microcap Report, which was created to identify undervalued microcap companies using a research process that eliminates bias by using experts to select the top 5 from a highly screened pool of companies.

China BioVentures is partnership with a leading Chinese development company supported by the Shanghai government that enables US companies to foster strategic partnerships with Chinese investors and publicly listed companies.

 

RHK Capitol

www.rhkcapital.com

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 

RHK Capital, founded in February of 2017, is a boutique investment banking firm specializing in small to medium-sized transactions. RHK is led by a management team with extensive financial industry experience and a desire to provide companies and individuals with the tools and expertise to accomplish their financial goals. In addition to investment banking, RHK has grown to include businesses in general securities, emerging market securities, distressed and high yield debt securities, investment management, mortgages, and business lending. As a division of AGES (TAG Group, Inc), all securities are offered through Advisory Group Equity Services Ltd., a registered broker-dealer, member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.

RHK's core mission is to provide excellent service and independent advice. We are not merely transaction-driven. We strive to maintain long-lasting client relationships built on trust and integrity. This philosophy has allowed us to achieve strong growth, and ever deepening client loyalty. Your success, and ultimately our success, is based on our seasoned professionals' ability to offer sound, independent investment advice to help investors and clients alike achieve their financial goals.

 

Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

www.sheppardmullin.com

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 

Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 law firm with 780+ attorneys in 15 offices located in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Since 1927, companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle complex financial transactions, corporate and technology matters, and high stakes litigation. Our seasoned team of securities lawyers offer practical, commercial and creative solutions for microcap, mid-cap and large-cap companies navigating the public markets. Our attorneys are experienced at structuring reverse mergers, secured and unsecured private equity financing transactions (PIPEs), as well as initial public offerings (IPOs), registered direct offerings (RDs) and shelf offerings.

 

Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP

www.srff.com

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 

Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP ("SRFF") provides experienced, professional representation in all matters involving the securities industry, as well as in all general corporate and litigation matters.

Our clients range from start-ups to established, listed companies. They include public and private corporations, partnerships, broker-dealers, investment banks, investment advisors, registered personnel, public and corporate customers and investors, and other entities. We also advise institutional investors on transactions involving complex securities laws. Our practice includes the representation of clients located in the United States and throughout the world with affiliated offices in Israel and Europe.

Our areas of expertise include corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities litigation and arbitration, administrative practice before regulatory agencies, and broker-dealer regulation. In addition, we provide guidance to Boards of Directors and corporate managers who now operate in an increasingly complex and changing landscape of securities rules, litigation risks, regulatory oversight and investor scrutiny.

 

VRC | Valuation Research

www.valuationresearch.com

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 

Valuation Research Corporation (VRC) is an independent firm that has been providing valuations to the U.S. and international business communities for more than 40 years. Our core services include financial opinions with respect to valuation, solvency, capital adequacy and fairness in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, financings, and financial and tax reporting matters. Our in-house valuation capabilities include businesses, equity and debt securities, loans, derivative instruments, structured products, intangible assets, fixed assets and real estate.

Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to privately-held organizations. Our client base is derived from companies in a broad range of industries which affords us the opportunity to track and understand industry trends.

VRC has professional staff capabilities in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Milwaukee, Princeton, New York, San Francisco, and Tampa. In addition, the company has international capabilities with resources in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Our global network, Valuation Research Group (VRG), consists of more than 750 professionals, and has completed engagements in over 60 countries.

 

 

Albeck Financial Services, Inc.

www.albeck.com

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 

Albeck provides accounting and financial reporting expertise to both private and public companies.  With 30 years of client service experience, Albeck offers outsourced controller and CFO services. Albeck specializes in pre-audit services for public companies as well as those preparing to go public.  Also provided: IPO readiness, assistance with complex accounting issues, accounting for complex debt and equity transactions, purchase price accounting, valuation services, due diligence for M&A targeted companies, internal control documentation , testing and remediation, as well as back office accounting.

The firm prepares financial statements, footnotes, and assists with the preparation of SEC Forms 10K, 8K, 10-Q, and also with registration statements.  The firm has expertise in assisting companies with responses to accounting related questions in SEC comment letters. 

Albeck has professionals in Houston, New York, as well as in Mainland China and Hong Kong.  With US CPA's on the ground in China, Albeck is able to assist Chinese companies who are public or want to go public, by providing US GAAP conversions and SEC compliant financial statements, while being the liaison between the company and the US auditors.  The firm is also called upon frequently by underwriters to provide due diligence for companies in China, the US and other countries when an acquisition or a public offering is being considered.

A step by step advisory service is provided to companies who would like to become a public company on the major US, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen exchanges. Their assistance is invaluable in assisting their clients with referrals to auditors, attorneys, underwriters, transfer agents and other professionals pertinent to becoming a public company.

 

Centri Business Consulting, LLC

www.centriconsulting.com

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 

Centri Business Consulting, LLC is dedicated to providing the highest quality finance and accounting consulting services to its clients by being reliable and responsive to their needs. Centri provides companies with the expertise they need to meet their reporting demands. From SEC Reporting to SOX compliance to complex technical accounting transactions, our professionals can offer your organization the specialized expertise and multilayered skill sets necessary to ensure the work gets done right.

 

Chord Advisors, LLC

www.chordadvisors.com

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 

Chord Advisors, LLC provides accounting advisory services, SEC reporting advisory services, valuation services and IPO-readiness services. We have extensive experience in financial accounting and SEC reporting for complex business transactions and issues arising from the application of existing or proposed financial accounting guidance. We provide technical accounting advice and assistance to public companies, auditors and private equity firms on: Complex debt and equity offerings; fair value; stock-based compensation; mergers & acquisitions; consolidations; impairments; revenue recognition; leasing; and SEC rules & regulations, including responses to SEC comment letters.

 

Dawson James Securities

www.dawsonjames.com

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 

Dawson James Securities set out to create the highest-quality, full service investment firm specializing in the complex and fast-moving healthcare, biotechnology, technology and clean-tech sectors.

Whether you're an institutional investor seeking expert guidance, a corporation requiring timely financial transactions or an individual investor needing superior service, Dawson James Securities, Inc. aims to deliver. From investment banking and institutional research to private client services and wealth management, our reputation for quality and integrity is earned one client at a time.

 

EarlyBirdCapital, Inc.

www.ebcap.com

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 

EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. ("EBC") is a boutique investment bank that has developed an expertise in working with smaller capitalization companies, special situation investments and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs™), a concept we pioneered and developed that involves publicly-traded, industry-specific acquisition vehicles.

 

Marcum Technology LLC

www.marcumtechnology.com

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 

Marcum Technology LLC is a member of the Marcum Group of companies, founded in 2001. We are a full service integrated solutions vendor (ISV) specializing in data protection, disaster recovery, network infrastructure, talent acquisition and managed services.

Marcum Technology has grown to become a leading ISV in the Northeast region. Today, we partner with many of the world's leading solutions vendors—Citrix, EMC, HP, Microsoft, NetApp, Palo Alto Symantec, VMware, etc.— to bring our customer best-of-breed solutions that drive results. Marcum's customers include some of the region's largest banks, hospitals and retailers.

Marcum Technology is headquartered in Melville, New York, with 22 offices located throughout the United States, Grand Cayman, and China. We maintain a full staff of professional engineers and project managers with deep certification across multiple vendors and industry organizations and serve small, medium and large enterprises around the globe. We are committed to excellent customer service, a fact that is reflected in the long standing relationships we have with some of the world's largest financial institutions, insurance companies, retailers, manufacturers, hospitals and health care groups.

 

McLaughlin & Stern, LLP

www.mclaughlinstern.com

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 

McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, established in 1898, is one of New York's most distinguished law firms. The firm provides a diverse range of sophisticated legal services to businesses and individuals and has particular expertise in corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, hedge funds, corporate finance, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, employment law, trusts and estates, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy and reorganization, tax, family and matrimonial law, health care law, art law, environmental law, maritime law, international law, and other private client matters.

Since its inception, the firm has expanded in size and scope to meet the challenges of a changing world. Today, we number over eighty attorneys and represent clients in a variety of forums, both domestic and international, including in China, India, and other emerging markets. Indeed, as the economy has grown increasingly complex, so too have the services we offer, enabling us to resolve our clients' issues and help them attain their goals.

McLaughlin & Stern is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal counsel and representation on a cost-efficient basis. All matters receive the personal attention of our partners. We are proud of the close professional and personal relationships that we develop with our clients, which enable our clients to gain a competitive edge in today's challenging business environment. We have offices in New York City, Millbrook, New York, Great Neck, New York, West Palm Beach, Florida and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and invite you to contact us to discuss any legal matters.

 

Nasdaq

www.nasdaqomx.com

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and nearly 10,000 corporate clients.

 

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

www.ngkf.com.

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. With 12,800 professionals operating from more than 370 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents, we provide clients with a single-source solution for every phase of occupying or owning a property.

 

OTC Markets Group Inc.

www.otcmarkets.com

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates the OTCQX® Best Market, the OTCQB® Venture Market, and the Pink® Open Market for 10,000 U.S. and global securities.  Through OTC Link® ATS, we connect a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services.  We enable investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice and empower companies to improve the quality of information available for investors.

OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC regulated ATS.

 

TD Bank

www.td.com

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing nearly 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ., and Portland, Maine.

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America.

 

 

BTV-Business Television

www.b-tv.com

Sponsorship Level: Media Sponsor

 

BTV-Business Television produces company video features for broadcast on Bloomberg and Fox Business News.

 

Equities.com

www.equities.com

Sponsorship Level: Media Sponsor

 

Equities.com® is a fintech company connecting emerging growth companies, global investors, executives, fund managers, financial experts, and industry professionals on one platform. Equities.com® provides trading services, breaking editorial news coverage, and financial information on public and private companies. As an emerging growth and investor community with over 4.2 million visitors per year, Equities.com encourages investors to trade and consume independent news, content and data on fast growing companies while highlighting emerging market trends. Equities.com® helps public and private companies gain visibility in front of millions of potential investors, influencers, and decision-makers.

 

HealthCareMandA.com

www.healthcaremanda.com

Sponsorship Level: Media Sponsor

 

HealthCareMandA.com is a comprehensive data source that is devoted to health care mergers and acquisitions for the serious analyst and investor. This publication alerts you to developments in every key segment of the health care services and technology markets, including behavioral health care, biotechnology, eHealth, home health & hospice, hospitals, laboratories, long-term care, managed care, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physician medical groups, rehabilitation and more. You won’t find more comprehensive information anywhere else.

 

Small Cap Nation

www.SmallCapNation.com

Sponsorship Level: Media Sponsor

 

Small Cap Nation empowers Companies to engage, educate, acquire and manage investors. Our award winning anchors and correspondents produce engaging, HD-quality videos from our studios at NASDAQ & NYSE. We then distribute this content across our proprietary network of active investors, funds and institutions in the small & micro cap sector.

 

SNN Incorporated

www.stocknewsnow.com

Sponsorship Level: Media Sponsor

 

SNN Incorporated is a global multimedia financial news and publishing company providing market awareness and investor visibility for public and private micro-cap companies. The company publishes the Micro-Cap Review Magazine and StockNewsNow.com, and co-hosts the Growth Capital Expo.

 

StockVest

www.stockvest.com

Sponsorship Level: Media Sponsor

 

The StockVest Newsletter along with StockVest.com, a premier internet destination for investors seeking information on emerging high growth investment opportunities, introduces publicly traded companies to a wide audience of investors from around the globe and helps public companies attain maximum market awareness resulting in increased trading volume, a broadened shareholder base and increased share valuations.

 

 

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

www.schnader.com

Sponsorship Level: Wireless Sponsor

 

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is a law firm of approximately 160 attorneys with offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New Jersey and Delaware. Schnader serves local, national and international clients ranging from large corporations to start-ups and entrepreneurs to individual clients in more than 40 areas of the law. In addition to the Firm's traditional strengths in complex litigation, commercial transactions and, wealth management, the Firm has significant experience and depth in securities, intellectual property, international commerce and labor and employment laws, financial services, higher education, construction, real estate development, corporate governance, appellate services, technology, media and communications, environmental, energy, nonprofit, government relations and regulatory affairs, aviation, business reorganization, and securities and shareholder litigation.

 

 

Peak One Investments, LLC

www.peakoneinvestments.com

Sponsorship Level: Lanyard Sponsor

 

General Partner to Peak One Opportunity Fund, LP. We specialize in bridge and mezzanine capital for small and micro-cap companies.

 

 

eSignatureGuarantee.com

www.eSignatureGuarantee.com

Sponsorship Level: Conference Bag Sponsor

 

eSignatureGuarantee.com is a unique, patent pending online platform which allows stockholders to obtain a medallion signature guarantee which is necessary for the transfer of securities. The platform is available for individuals, corporate entities, trustees and executors and can be used to obtain a medallion signature guarantee for shares in physical certificate form or for shares held in an electronic book entry account via the submission of a signed stock power.

 

VSTOCK Transfer

www.vstocktransfer.com

Sponsorship Level: Conference Bag Sponsor

 

VStock Transfer is a NYC-based stock transfer and registrar firm servicing clients ranging from private companies to pre-IPO issuers to NASDAQ and NYSE MKT listed companies. VStock Transfer was founded by experienced securities lawyers to provide cost savings, DTC Eligibility, DWAC services, dedicated account managers, FREE 24-7 Issuer access online to shareholder reports, and outstanding customer service that will impress the Issuer and shareholders.

 

 

Pryor Cashman LLP

www.pryorcashman.com

Sponsorship Level: Conference Badge Sponsor

 

Pryor Cashman LLP is an independent full service law firm with over 130 attorneys in its main office at 7 Times Square in New York City and an office in Los Angeles. With broad and sophisticated transactional, intellectual property and litigation practices, Pryor Cashman provides a wide range of services to meet the varying legal needs of institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals. The firm has well-established relationships with firms throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world to serve its national and international clients.

 

 

Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC

www.josephgunnar.com

Sponsorship Level: Kick-Off Cocktail Sponsor

 

Joseph Gunnar & Co., LLC is a service broker-dealer which offers investment products and services. Its products and services include equities, options, fixed income, mutual funds, clearing services, investment banking, account protection, research, and RMA (Resource Management Account).

 

 

IRTH Communications

www.irthcommunications.com

Sponsorship Level: Beverage Sponsor

 

Seasoned Professionals with decades of public market experience and a passion for small cap companies. IRTH Communications delivers expert implementation and execution through an very active approach to investor relations. Our executives have many decades of small cap experience and our team of dedicated telephone outreach specialists utilize our proprietary databases of tens of thousands of stock brokers, registered investment advisors, certified financial planners, traders, research analysts, and investment funds. This approach, coupled with strategic capital markets consulting frequently results in increased access to capital, creating value and driving opportunities for our clients. Successfully outsourced IR and capital markets exposure enables client companies to focus on the business execution required to deliver the results investors seek.

 

 

CFO Squad

www.cfosquad.com

Sponsorship Level: Charging Station Sponsor

 

The CFO Squad is a leading financial & business advisory firm providing outsourced accounting & consulting services for emerging to mid-sized companies. We provide our clients with the professionalism and expertise of a large firm with the required responsiveness and client-centered services needed for a successful relationship. 

SEC & Financial Reporting Services
The CFO Squad streamlines the audit process and delivers quality results in a timely manner. We take the lead in managing and organizing the pre-audit and audit process from start to finish, following all AICPA and Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements.

CFO Consulting Services
The CFO Squad is a team that is comprised of highly trained accounting and finance professionals. We ensure that your finance department will always perform its core accounting and reporting compliance duties effectively, efficiently, & timely.

Tax Compliance & Planning
The CFO Squad is proficient in furnishing tax strategies for companies doing business across multiple tax jurisdictions and related tax treaties. Not only do we provide compliance and preparation services, we also ensure your company is taking advantage of every opportunity to reduce its tax burden.

Mergers & Acquisitions
The CFO Squad can assist investment bankers, investors & business owners, to develop financial models, ensure the books and records are accurate, create investor presentations and manage the due diligence process.. We identify the risks and assess the targets company's current financial condition and future trends, enabling investors to make strong and informed strategic decisions.

 

 

Edgar Agents LLC

www.edgaragents.com

Sponsorship Level: Panel Room Sponsor

 

Edgar Agents LLC is a top-rated, full-service financial filing and printing firm that converts financial documents into Edgar and XBRL formatted files and files them directly with the SEC. We also offer newswire, financial typesetting and printing services.

Since 1997, Edgar Agents has been transmitting documents with the SEC and is one of the fastest growing Edgar/XBRL filing businesses in the market. With clients all over the world, our staff consists of highly trained individuals with degrees in various industries such as accounting, business and technology.

We continually update our clients on the current SEC guidelines and mandates. We also work very closely with our clients, their attorneys an audit teams to provide the highest quality results in the quickest turn-around times.

We are open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, including holidays, at no additional cost to you. Our detail to customer service, combined with very competitive rates, has earned us many client referrals.

 

 

anthonyBarnum

www.anthonybarnum.com

Sponsorship Level: Hotel Key Card Sponsor

 

anthonyBarnum is a national public relations and social media firm specializing in complex sectors. Representing high-growth midmarket and globally leading companies, anthonyBarnum’s approach is distinguished by the ability to create systematic campaigns with quantifiable and measurable impact. We develop advanced, sophisticated public relations and social media campaigns designed to deliver results in the world’s top media outlets and within the spheres of social media. Leading companies select anthonyBarnum to create a distinct, research and data-driven impact on their public perception and awareness among key stakeholders.

 

 

Aegis Capital Corp.

Aegis Capital Corp. is ranked as the #1 investment bank by number of US equity underwriting transactions for deals up to $50 million in size since the start of 2013. In that spot, Aegis has acted as book-running manager on 73 completed transactions.

Sponsorship Level: Platinum Sponsor

 
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Maxim Group LLC

As a leading boutique investment banking, securities, and investment management firm, Maxim Group provides world-class investment banking, asset management, research and sales & trading to a diverse range of corporate clients, institutional investors and high net worth individuals. Building strong relationships with our clients is the cornerstone of the Maxim Group experience. Our approach, combined with investment flexibility and sharp insight, is what sets us apart from others in the industry.

Sponsorship Level: Platinum Sponsor

 
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Rodman & Renshaw

Rodman & Renshaw, a unit of H. C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, is dedicated to providing corporate finance, strategic advisory and related services to public and private growth companies across multiple sectors and regions. The Rodman team has been the leader in the PIPE (private investment in public equity) and RD (registered direct offering) transaction markets. According to Sagient Research Systems, the team has been ranked the #1 Placement Agent in terms of the aggregate number of PIPE and RD transactions cumulatively since 1998.

Sponsorship Level: Platinum Sponsor

 
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ROTH Capital Partners

ROTH Capital Partners, LLC (ROTH), is a relationship-driven investment bank focused on serving emerging growth companies and their investors. As a full-service investment bank, ROTH provides capital raising, M&A advisory, analytical research, trading, market-making services and corporate access. Headquartered in Newport Beach, CA, ROTH is privately-held and employee owned, and maintains offices throughout the U.S. and Hong Kong.

Sponsorship Level: Platinum Sponsor

 
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DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with 4,200 lawyers located in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, positioning us to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000 and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. As we build our global presence, we remain committed to maintaining regional practices around the world where we do great work for longstanding clients.

Sponsorship Level: Gold Sponsor

 
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Financial Consulting Strategies LLC

Financial Consulting Strategies LLC is an experienced group of financial consultants who provide a broad range of accounting, financial reporting, and pre-audit expertise to a variety of clients from diverse industries. We go beyond the numbers to handle accounting and financial challenges with top-quality service based on more than 30 years of experience. FCS seeks to partner with small- to medium-sized businesses to help them achieve their financial goals. We provide our clients with cost-effective access to value-added financial expertise and solutions to complex accounting and financial reporting issues, enabling management to stay focused on growing their business.

We assist public companies in the preparation and/or review of regulatory filings, such as Forms 10-K and 10-Q, as well as initial or securities registration filings, such as Forms 10 or S-1. We are aware of the latest XBRL (interactive data file) standards and assist our clients in complying with these SEC requirements. We ensure that all regulations are met and that all necessary disclosures are included.

Our pre-audit services ensure that our clients are truly prepared for an audit. We take the lead in managing and organizing the pre-audit and audit process from start to finish.

FCS professionals have the knowledge and experience to guide private operating companies along their paths to becoming public reporting companies. Our experts lead clients through the preparation and completion of regulatory filings, whether the path is an alternative public offering with a public shell company, an initial public offering, or the initial registration of a publicly traded company. We can also guide companies in navigating through complex accounting transactions and managing their audits and quarterly reviews as a public company through our pre-audit services.

We assist companies in the evaluation of potential transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. We perform due diligence to evaluate accounting and tax records, identify risks, and objectively assess the financial condition and trends associated with the target business, enabling our clients to make informed strategic decisions. Once clients are ready to acquire a target business, we can assist with developing financial models, the valuation, and the accounting for the acquisition or merger. Through our pre-audit services, we can help ensure that an acquisition target is auditable.

Sponsorship Level: Gold Sponsor

 
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Haynes and Boone, LLP

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in technology, financial services, energy and private equity. With more than 575 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal. The 2016 American Lawyer Corporate Scorecard rated the firm as one of the top two firms handling equities work for non-U.S. companies.

Sponsorship Level: Gold Sponsor

 
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Loeb & Loeb LLP

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multiservice law firm with more than 300 attorneys and offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, and Beijing, as well as an affiliate office in Hong Kong.

Sponsorship Level: Gold Sponsors

 
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M2 Compliance

M2 Compliance™ is a full-service financial filing and printing firm and the only provider of the UNLIMITED EDGAR & XBRL PACKAGE, starting at $4,995 per year – guaranteed to save you at least 40% versus any competitor. With hundreds of public company clients, M2 Compliance is one of the fastest-growing regulatory compliance firms worldwide.

Sponsorship Level: Gold Sponsor

 
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Pharos Advisors

Pharos Advisors is a leading consulting firm providing a host of scalable accounting, financial and business advisory services. Our experienced professionals team with clients to deliver exceptional, value-adding results for all stakeholders.

Our services include:
 Due diligence and merger
 SEC and financial reporting
 Pre-audit
 Technical accounting
 Outsourced CFO/Controller
 Sarbanes Oxley compliance
 Bookkeeping and accounting

Sponsorship Level: Gold Sponsor

 
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BANQ®

BANQ®, the online division of TriPoint Global Equities, LLC ("TriPoint ") a FINRA member, is an electronic investment banking platform that streamlines the matching of investors with quality growth companies and alternative investment opportunities. BANQ® provides investors access to exciting companies with exposure to rapidly growing sectors and new technologies. BANQ® takes the entire public and private offering process digital and online, providing access to U.S. opportunities and offerings in the U.S. markets. BANQ® widely markets its offerings utilizing the new general solicitation and advertising rules promulgated by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, in response to the passage of the JOBS Act of 2012 including Reg A+ and Reg D. TriPoint focuses on providingU.S. and non-U.S.companies of up to $500 million in revenue with capital raising, corporate finance advisory services and assistance with navigating the regulatory environment for companies listing onU.S.markets. TriPoint Global maintains specialized practices in institutional private placements, Reg A+ offerings, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. TriPoint has offices in New York City, Jericho, NY, Akron, OH, , Beijing China and Washington, D.C.

For more information, please visit: http://www.tripointglobalequities.com.

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 
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Brio Financial Group

Brio Financial Group is a forward-thinking, full-service financial consulting firm that brings experienced finance and accounting expertise to both public and private companies.

Since 2010, we have served over 75 companies as well as numerous banks, hedge funds, venture capital funds and private equity firms. We have earned a reputation for exceptional client service as a leading outsourced CFO and financial reporting firm. Our management team consists of six seasoned executives supported by a professional team with experience in finance, complex accounting and reporting, valuation, modeling and taxation. This provides our growing client list the expertise they need when they need it.

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 
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Cherrytree Group

The Cherrytree Group, based in Newton, Massachusetts, utilizes our staff to offer tax credit consulting, legal, accounting, brokerage and syndication services. We assist developers of all sizes, general contractors, accountants, engineers, individuals, and investment partnerships in applying for, securing, monetizing, and using available federal and state tax credits. We focus primarily on federal and state Historic Rehabilitation tax credits, Renewable Energy tax credits, such as the Solar ITC, and Massachusetts Brownfields tax credit. Our firm also consults with real estate professionals and investors with passive income to help save on their federal tax obligations. The Cherrytree Group has advised and closed on millions of dollars in state and federal tax credits.

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 
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Giordano Group, a Division of Network 1 Financial Securities

The Giordano Group Life Science Team operates within Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc. Our experienced team provides structured guidance and capital raising for both public and private early-stage Life Science companies. Our process seamlessly integrates collaboration with other investment banks when appropriate.

Network 1 Financial Securities, Inc., established in 1983, is a relationship driven full-service Investment Banking firm. We are dedicated to understanding our client's long term goals and ambitions and work with them every step of the way on the path to success.

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 
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GSS Capital Group

GSS Capital Group is Garden State Securities, Inc.’s Corporate Finance and Investment Banking Department. We are a full service investment banking/brokerage operation with over 30 years of industry experience. We provide our corporate clients, as well as our institutional and sophisticated accredited investors, with unique and well-structured investment opportunities. Our investment banking team also brings a wealth of diversified industry knowledge and experience. Our primary objective is the satisfaction and solidification of long-term relationships with all of our clients. Member FINRA/SIPC.

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 
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Harter Secrest & Emery LLP

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP is a full-service business law firm providing legal services to clients ranging from individuals and family-owned businesses to Fortune 100 companies and major regional institutions. With offices in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, Corning, and New York City, New York, the firm is a recognized leader in litigation, corporate, employee benefits, environmental and land use, healthcare, higher education, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, and trusts and estate law. Harter Secrest & Emery has 33 U.S. News - Best Lawyers 2017 "Best Law Firms" top tier practice group rankings - more Western New York rankings than any other law firm. The firm has been top ranked in Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A, Litigation and Immigration law and 43 attorneys are recognized as The Best Lawyers in America in 2017.

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 
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Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li LLC

The law firm of Hunter Taubman Fischer & Li LLC is committed to providing superior service while adhering to the highest ethical standards. We possess a broad base of knowledge and extensive experience – which provides a distinct advantage to our clients. Our team is committed to achieving professional excellence and providing exceptional service.

The firm offers services specifically designed to enable businesses to grow successfully & consistently. We primarily represent small to medium sized companies focused on increasing revenue and maintaining growth. Clients in a variety of industries and across all stages of development benefit from the sophisticated legal solutions and astute business acumen provided by the attorneys at the firm.

From routine business decisions to the most complex transactions, our clients rely on us to guide them through their legal needs.

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 
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Littman Krooks LLP

Since its inception in October 1990, Littman Krooks LLP has focused on counseling public and private companies, broker-dealers, investment banking firms and individual entrepreneurs. The firm's practice includes public and private offerings, broker-dealer and investment banking matters, secondary market transactions, venture and private equity capital investments and mergers and acquisitions. The firm has represented issuers, underwriters and placement agents in hundreds of private and public securities offerings, including reverse mergers, PIPEs, IPOs, SPACs and private investment funds.

The firm has been in the forefront of the secondary market, handling a broad variety of transactions involving the securities of well-known social media, clean-tech and similar issuers. Littman Krooks has also been consistently ranked in the top 20 of U.S. PIPE Market Placement Agent Counsel. Recent transactions by the firm, including public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, secondary market purchases and corporate transactions in the hospitality/advertising/marketing/sports areas may be found at the following link: http://www.littmankrooks.com/corporate-representative-transactions/.

Littman Krooks LLP offers legal services in several areas of law, including Corporate and Elder Law, Estate Planning and Administration. Their offices are located at 655 Third Avenue, New York, New York; 399 Knollwood Road, White Plains, New York; and 300 Westage Business Center Drive, Fishkill, New York.

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 
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OneMedMarket

OneMedMarket is a research and media firm focused on breakthroughs in health and medicine. The company conducts research, writes reports and provides communications and consulting services for emerging companies in the healthcare and life sciences industry. It publishes the OneMed Sentinel, a biweekly e-newsletter for investors who want to learn about the companies shaping the future of health and medicine.  OneMedMarket's major initiatives for 2017 include:

The Healthcare Microcap Report, which was created to identify undervalued microcap companies using a research process that eliminates bias by using experts to select the top 5 from a highly screened pool of companies.

China BioVentures is partnership with a leading Chinese development company supported by the Shanghai government that enables US companies to foster strategic partnerships with Chinese investors and publicly listed companies.

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 
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RHK Capitol

RHK Capital, founded in February of 2017, is a boutique investment banking firm specializing in small to medium-sized transactions. RHK is led by a management team with extensive financial industry experience and a desire to provide companies and individuals with the tools and expertise to accomplish their financial goals. In addition to investment banking, RHK has grown to include businesses in general securities, emerging market securities, distressed and high yield debt securities, investment management, mortgages, and business lending. As a division of AGES (TAG Group, Inc), all securities are offered through Advisory Group Equity Services Ltd., a registered broker-dealer, member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.

RHK's core mission is to provide excellent service and independent advice. We are not merely transaction-driven. We strive to maintain long-lasting client relationships built on trust and integrity. This philosophy has allowed us to achieve strong growth, and ever deepening client loyalty. Your success, and ultimately our success, is based on our seasoned professionals' ability to offer sound, independent investment advice to help investors and clients alike achieve their financial goals.

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 
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Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 law firm with 780+ attorneys in 15 offices located in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Since 1927, companies have turned to Sheppard Mullin to handle complex financial transactions, corporate and technology matters, and high stakes litigation. Our seasoned team of securities lawyers offer practical, commercial and creative solutions for microcap, mid-cap and large-cap companies navigating the public markets. Our attorneys are experienced at structuring reverse mergers, secured and unsecured private equity financing transactions (PIPEs), as well as initial public offerings (IPOs), registered direct offerings (RDs) and shelf offerings.

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 
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Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP

Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP ("SRFF") provides experienced, professional representation in all matters involving the securities industry, as well as in all general corporate and litigation matters.

Our clients range from start-ups to established, listed companies. They include public and private corporations, partnerships, broker-dealers, investment banks, investment advisors, registered personnel, public and corporate customers and investors, and other entities. We also advise institutional investors on transactions involving complex securities laws. Our practice includes the representation of clients located in the United States and throughout the world with affiliated offices in Israel and Europe.

Our areas of expertise include corporate and commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities litigation and arbitration, administrative practice before regulatory agencies, and broker-dealer regulation. In addition, we provide guidance to Boards of Directors and corporate managers who now operate in an increasingly complex and changing landscape of securities rules, litigation risks, regulatory oversight and investor scrutiny.

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 
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VRC | Valuation Research

Valuation Research Corporation (VRC) is an independent firm that has been providing valuations to the U.S. and international business communities for more than 40 years. Our core services include financial opinions with respect to valuation, solvency, capital adequacy and fairness in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, financings, and financial and tax reporting matters. Our in-house valuation capabilities include businesses, equity and debt securities, loans, derivative instruments, structured products, intangible assets, fixed assets and real estate.

Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to privately-held organizations. Our client base is derived from companies in a broad range of industries which affords us the opportunity to track and understand industry trends.

VRC has professional staff capabilities in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, Milwaukee, Princeton, New York, San Francisco, and Tampa. In addition, the company has international capabilities with resources in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Our global network, Valuation Research Group (VRG), consists of more than 750 professionals, and has completed engagements in over 60 countries.

Sponsorship Level: Silver Sponsor

 
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Albeck Financial Services, Inc.

Albeck provides accounting and financial reporting expertise to both private and public companies.  With 30 years of client service experience, Albeck offers outsourced controller and CFO services. Albeck specializes in pre-audit services for public companies as well as those preparing to go public.  Also provided: IPO readiness, assistance with complex accounting issues, accounting for complex debt and equity transactions, purchase price accounting, valuation services, due diligence for M&A targeted companies, internal control documentation , testing and remediation, as well as back office accounting.

The firm prepares financial statements, footnotes, and assists with the preparation of SEC Forms 10K, 8K, 10-Q, and also with registration statements.  The firm has expertise in assisting companies with responses to accounting related questions in SEC comment letters. 

Albeck has professionals in Houston, New York, as well as in Mainland China and Hong Kong.  With US CPA's on the ground in China, Albeck is able to assist Chinese companies who are public or want to go public, by providing US GAAP conversions and SEC compliant financial statements, while being the liaison between the company and the US auditors.  The firm is also called upon frequently by underwriters to provide due diligence for companies in China, the US and other countries when an acquisition or a public offering is being considered.

A step by step advisory service is provided to companies who would like to become a public company on the major US, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen exchanges. Their assistance is invaluable in assisting their clients with referrals to auditors, attorneys, underwriters, transfer agents and other professionals pertinent to becoming a public company.

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 
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Centri Business Consulting, LLC

Centri Business Consulting, LLC is dedicated to providing the highest quality finance and accounting consulting services to its clients by being reliable and responsive to their needs. Centri provides companies with the expertise they need to meet their reporting demands. From SEC Reporting to SOX compliance to complex technical accounting transactions, our professionals can offer your organization the specialized expertise and multilayered skill sets necessary to ensure the work gets done right.

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 
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Chord Advisors, LLC

Chord Advisors, LLC provides accounting advisory services, SEC reporting advisory services, valuation services and IPO-readiness services. We have extensive experience in financial accounting and SEC reporting for complex business transactions and issues arising from the application of existing or proposed financial accounting guidance. We provide technical accounting advice and assistance to public companies, auditors and private equity firms on: Complex debt and equity offerings; fair value; stock-based compensation; mergers & acquisitions; consolidations; impairments; revenue recognition; leasing; and SEC rules & regulations, including responses to SEC comment letters.

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 
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Dawson James Securities

Dawson James Securities set out to create the highest-quality, full service investment firm specializing in the complex and fast-moving healthcare, biotechnology, technology and clean-tech sectors.

Whether you're an institutional investor seeking expert guidance, a corporation requiring timely financial transactions or an individual investor needing superior service, Dawson James Securities, Inc. aims to deliver. From investment banking and institutional research to private client services and wealth management, our reputation for quality and integrity is earned one client at a time.

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 
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EarlyBirdCapital, Inc.

EarlyBirdCapital, Inc. ("EBC") is a boutique investment bank that has developed an expertise in working with smaller capitalization companies, special situation investments and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs™), a concept we pioneered and developed that involves publicly-traded, industry-specific acquisition vehicles.

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 
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Marcum Technology LLC

Marcum Technology LLC is a member of the Marcum Group of companies, founded in 2001. We are a full service integrated solutions vendor (ISV) specializing in data protection, disaster recovery, network infrastructure, talent acquisition and managed services.

Marcum Technology has grown to become a leading ISV in the Northeast region. Today, we partner with many of the world's leading solutions vendors—Citrix, EMC, HP, Microsoft, NetApp, Palo Alto Symantec, VMware, etc.— to bring our customer best-of-breed solutions that drive results. Marcum's customers include some of the region's largest banks, hospitals and retailers.

Marcum Technology is headquartered in Melville, New York, with 22 offices located throughout the United States, Grand Cayman, and China. We maintain a full staff of professional engineers and project managers with deep certification across multiple vendors and industry organizations and serve small, medium and large enterprises around the globe. We are committed to excellent customer service, a fact that is reflected in the long standing relationships we have with some of the world's largest financial institutions, insurance companies, retailers, manufacturers, hospitals and health care groups.

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 
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McLaughlin & Stern, LLP

McLaughlin & Stern, LLP, established in 1898, is one of New York's most distinguished law firms. The firm provides a diverse range of sophisticated legal services to businesses and individuals and has particular expertise in corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, hedge funds, corporate finance, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, employment law, trusts and estates, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy and reorganization, tax, family and matrimonial law, health care law, art law, environmental law, maritime law, international law, and other private client matters.

Since its inception, the firm has expanded in size and scope to meet the challenges of a changing world. Today, we number over eighty attorneys and represent clients in a variety of forums, both domestic and international, including in China, India, and other emerging markets. Indeed, as the economy has grown increasingly complex, so too have the services we offer, enabling us to resolve our clients' issues and help them attain their goals.

McLaughlin & Stern is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal counsel and representation on a cost-efficient basis. All matters receive the personal attention of our partners. We are proud of the close professional and personal relationships that we develop with our clients, which enable our clients to gain a competitive edge in today's challenging business environment. We have offices in New York City, Millbrook, New York, Great Neck, New York, West Palm Beach, Florida and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and invite you to contact us to discuss any legal matters.

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 
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Nasdaq

Nasdaq (Nasdaq:NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today's global capital markets. As the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, its technology powers more than 70 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Nasdaq is home to more than 3,700 listed companies with a market value of approximately $9.6 trillion and nearly 10,000 corporate clients.

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 
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Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms. With 12,800 professionals operating from more than 370 offices in established and emerging property markets on six continents, we provide clients with a single-source solution for every phase of occupying or owning a property.

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 
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OTC Markets Group Inc.

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates the OTCQX® Best Market, the OTCQB® Venture Market, and the Pink® Open Market for 10,000 U.S. and global securities.  Through OTC Link® ATS, we connect a diverse network of broker-dealers that provide liquidity and execution services.  We enable investors to easily trade through the broker of their choice and empower companies to improve the quality of information available for investors.

OTC Link ATS is operated by OTC Link LLC, member FINRA/SIPC and SEC regulated ATS.

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 
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TD Bank

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing nearly 8 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,300 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ., and Portland, Maine.

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America.

Sponsorship Level: Marketing Sponsor

 
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BTV-Business Television

BTV-Business Television produces company video features for broadcast on Bloomberg and Fox Business News.

Sponsorship Level: Media Sponsor

 
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Equities.com

Equities.com® is a fintech company connecting emerging growth companies, global investors, executives, fund managers, financial experts, and industry professionals on one platform. Equities.com® provides trading services, breaking editorial news coverage, and financial information on public and private companies. As an emerging growth and investor community with over 4.2 million visitors per year, Equities.com encourages investors to trade and consume independent news, content and data on fast growing companies while highlighting emerging market trends. Equities.com® helps public and private companies gain visibility in front of millions of potential investors, influencers, and decision-makers.

Sponsorship Level: Media Sponsor

 
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HealthCareMandA.com

HealthCareMandA.com is a comprehensive data source that is devoted to health care mergers and acquisitions for the serious analyst and investor. This publication alerts you to developments in every key segment of the health care services and technology markets, including behavioral health care, biotechnology, eHealth, home health & hospice, hospitals, laboratories, long-term care, managed care, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physician medical groups, rehabilitation and more. You won’t find more comprehensive information anywhere else.

Sponsorship Level: Media Sponsor

 
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Small Cap Nation

Small Cap Nation empowers Companies to engage, educate, acquire and manage investors. Our award winning anchors and correspondents produce engaging, HD-quality videos from our studios at NASDAQ & NYSE. We then distribute this content across our proprietary network of active investors, funds and institutions in the small & micro cap sector.

Sponsorship Level: Media Sponsor

 
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SNN Incorporated

SNN Incorporated is a global multimedia financial news and publishing company providing market awareness and investor visibility for public and private micro-cap companies. The company publishes the Micro-Cap Review Magazine and StockNewsNow.com, and co-hosts the Growth Capital Expo.

Sponsorship Level: Media Sponsor

 
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StockVest

The StockVest Newsletter along with StockVest.com, a premier internet destination for investors seeking information on emerging high growth investment opportunities, introduces publicly traded companies to a wide audience of investors from around the globe and helps public companies attain maximum market awareness resulting in increased trading volume, a broadened shareholder base and increased share valuations.

Sponsorship Level: Media Sponsor

 
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Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP is a law firm of approximately 160 attorneys with offices in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New Jersey and Delaware. Schnader serves local, national and international clients ranging from large corporations to start-ups and entrepreneurs to individual clients in more than 40 areas of the law. In addition to the Firm's traditional strengths in complex litigation, commercial transactions and, wealth management, the Firm has significant experience and depth in securities, intellectual property, international commerce and labor and employment laws, financial services, higher education, construction, real estate development, corporate governance, appellate services, technology, media and communications, environmental, energy, nonprofit, government relations and regulatory affairs, aviation, business reorganization, and securities and shareholder litigation.

Sponsorship Level: Wireless Sponsor

 
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IRTH Communications

Seasoned Professionals with decades of public market experience and a passion for small cap companies. IRTH Communications delivers expert implementation and execution through an very active approach to investor relations. Our executives have many decades of small cap experience and our team of dedicated telephone outreach specialists utilize our proprietary databases of tens of thousands of stock brokers, registered investment advisors, certified financial planners, traders, research analysts, and investment funds. This approach, coupled with strategic capital markets consulting frequently results in increased access to capital, creating value and driving opportunities for our clients. Successfully outsourced IR and capital markets exposure enables client companies to focus on the business execution required to deliver the results investors seek.

Sponsorship Level: Beverage Sponsor

 
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CFO Squad

The CFO Squad is a leading financial & business advisory firm providing outsourced accounting & consulting services for emerging to mid-sized companies. We provide our clients with the professionalism and expertise of a large firm with the required responsiveness and client-centered services needed for a successful relationship. 

SEC & Financial Reporting Services
The CFO Squad streamlines the audit process and delivers quality results in a timely manner. We take the lead in managing and organizing the pre-audit and audit process from start to finish, following all AICPA and Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements.

CFO Consulting Services
The CFO Squad is a team that is comprised of highly trained accounting and finance professionals. We ensure that your finance department will always perform its core accounting and reporting compliance duties effectively, efficiently, & timely.

Tax Compliance & Planning
The CFO Squad is proficient in furnishing tax strategies for companies doing business across multiple tax jurisdictions and related tax treaties. Not only do we provide compliance and preparation services, we also ensure your company is taking advantage of every opportunity to reduce its tax burden.

Mergers & Acquisitions
The CFO Squad can assist investment bankers, investors & business owners, to develop financial models, ensure the books and records are accurate, create investor presentations and manage the due diligence process.. We identify the risks and assess the targets company's current financial condition and future trends, enabling investors to make strong and informed strategic decisions.

Sponsorship Level: Charging Station Sponsor

 
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anthonyBarnum

anthonyBarnum is a national public relations and social media firm specializing in complex sectors. Representing high-growth midmarket and globally leading companies, anthonyBarnum’s approach is distinguished by the ability to create systematic campaigns with quantifiable and measurable impact. We develop advanced, sophisticated public relations and social media campaigns designed to deliver results in the world’s top media outlets and within the spheres of social media. Leading companies select anthonyBarnum to create a distinct, research and data-driven impact on their public perception and awareness among key stakeholders.

Sponsorship Level: Hotel Key Card Sponsor

 
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