- About EquityVest
BLENDING A MIND FOR BUSINESS WITH THE HEART OF A NON-PROFIT…
EquityVest is a wholly-owned, single member LLC (“SMLLC”) of Significant Matters, Inc., a registered 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to advance sustainable solutions to material poverty through the faith-driven community. As far as we know, we are the only Reg CF funding portal wholly-owned by a non-profit organization. We have no “shareholders” expecting a high ROI on their investment in the platform itself. Instead, EquityVest has been funded entirely by faith-driven individuals who believe the faith-driven community can do as much good in this world through business as it has through traditional forms of charitable work.
WHAT DOES EQUITYVEST CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING COMPANIES WITH INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES?
We seek to support companies and entrepreneurs who believe that capitalism combined with faith and Christian virtues can generate lasting economic, social, environmental and spiritual benefits and act as a tempering agent against selfishness and greed. We believe such an approach advances social justice and inclusion that lifts individuals and whole communities out of material poverty while expressing God’s tangible love. While we do not require any particular statement of faith for either entrepreneurs or investors, why and what we do through EquityVest is rooted in our Christian faith. We aim to mobilize the faith-based world to more intentionally use enterprise solutions as a way to shape culture, address poverty, affirm human dignity and advance the gospel. We reserve the right to limit offers on our portal to those businesses whose activities reflect Judeo-Christian values and their mission seeks to generate lasting economic, social, environmental and spiritual benefits.
ABOUT SIGNIFICANT MATTERS
Check out the website Significant Matters for a closer look at the scope of our work. We also host a YouTube Channel called SaTtalks highlighting some of the most forward thinking models of sustainable and transformative (SaT) solutions within the faith-based world. We work with individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations to pursue and promote sustainable and transformative solutions for people and communities fighting poverty and seeking a better future. All as an expression of our love for God and neighbor. EquityVest is simply another piece of the puzzle demonstrating that God cares as much about the “here and now” as He does the “hereafter.”
Wayne McDaniel | CEOWayne is a Certified Financial Planning Practitioner (CFP) and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) with over 35 years’ experience. He’s also the founder of Generous Vision which helps people increase their capacity to live and give. Eternally curious, he is never satisfied with the status quo, but always seeks to find better, more successful approaches to solving problems. Wayne, and his wife, Jude, are committed to doing whatever they can to make the world a better place. They believe, “we are here on earth to help others and whatever God has blessed us with is for us to bless others.”
Tom Bassford | CCOTom Bassford is founder and President of Significant Matters, a nonprofit organization working with churches and other faith-based groups wanting to move beyond the "helping that hurts" narrative. He’s also the creator of SaTtalks. Before founding Significant Matters, he pastored for over 30 years and has been involved in the work of church missions both locally and internationally for over 40 years. “Our particular niche is to help churches reframe missions around sustainable solutions and create room for business-minded people who can help that happen.”
Dave Geenens | CFODave is an accomplished executive, CPA, educator, and author of four books, his latest: “Truth and the Transcendent Business.” He is Associate Professor and Assistant Director of the Thompson Center for Integrity in Finance and Economics at Benedictine College. He brings a passion for the role that business and virtue bring to the work of sustainable solutions. He also brings an understanding for how the faith-driven world can better utilize the marketplace person who wants to serve this world with their God-given talents.
Virtual Exhibit Schedule9:00-9:30am: What is Crowdfunding and who is it for?
9:30-10:00am: EquityVest Crowdfunding for Investors
10:00-10:30am: EquityVest Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs
10:30-11:00am: Lions Den EquityVest Interview
11:00-11:30am: Become an Investor in EquityVest with Tax-Deductable Dollars
11:30-12:00pm: EquityVest Demo for Investors
12:00-12:30pm: EquityVest Demo for Entrepreneurs
12:30-1:00pm: Q & A
1:00-1:30pm: What is Crowdfunding and who is it for?
1:30-2:00pm: EquityVest Crowdfunding for Investors
2:00-2:30pm: EquityVest Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs
2:30-3:00pm: Become an Investor in EquityVest with Tax-Deductable Dollars
3:00-3:30pm: Q & A
3:30-4:00pm: EquityVest Crowdfunding for Investors
4:00-4:30pm: EquityVest Crowdfunding for Entrepreneurs
4:30-5:00pm: Q & A
EquityVest for Investors
What is Reg CF Crowdfunding?
EquityVest for the Entrepreneur
EquityVest - Lion's Den DFW Partnership
EquityVest for The Entrepreneur
How to Invest in EuityVest
EquityVest Online Process for Entrepreneurs
EquityVest Online Process for Investors