|By Marketwired .||
|December 27, 2013 06:00 AM EST||
HARTFORD, CT -- (Marketwired) -- 12/27/13 -- Like many immigrants, the Sfinarolakis family moved to the United States to live out the American dream. As a small boy, Manolis Sfinarolakis watched his parents navigate their way through the trials and tribulations of becoming entrepreneurs as they launched Constantine's, a family-owned and funded Greek restaurant. When his family needed money to renovate their restaurant and the banks would not give them a small business loan, Manolis learned the hard way about borrowing money from the wrong people.
Throughout Manolis' professional career in real estate, accounting and auditing positions, he learned firsthand how expensive and difficult the process was to take companies public through the Initial Public Offering (IPO) process.
On October 23, 2013, when Manolis received the SEC press release announcing unanimous approval of Title III equity crowdfunding rules, a torch began burning inside him to begin building a new business venture that would help promote the nascent crowdfunding industry.
The Reality Crowd TV team has written a reality TV show synopsis and is now planning its own crowdfunding campaign that will begin on January 14, 2014 to raise money to put together a professional pitch video and conduct a nationwide crowdfunding road show tour to raise awareness for the crowdfunding grassroots movement.
To raise money for the movement, the Reality Crowd TV show will be stopping at numerous cities throughout the United States and filming crowdfunding subject matter experts, conducting panel discussions and working with state, city and local officials to hold crowdfunding town hall meetings.
The crowdfunding campaign is currently setting up dates, locations, and guest appearances. Interested parties can sign up for consideration at www.RealityCrowdTV.com or by calling (203) 232-2462.
Top 10 Economic & Crowdfunding Industry Predictions in 2014
1. The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) thoughtfully incorporates Title III crowdfunding recommendations and finalizes the rules by early 2nd quarter 2014
2. Democrats, Republicans, and the President pass a budget they all can agree on
3. Social Entrepreneurship & Social Good organizations earn prominence in the news media
4. Traditional lending institutions relax their lending standards in response to the passage of Title III crowdfunding rules
5. Crowdfunding becomes as popular as Kim Kardashian
6. Countries around the world follow the lead of early adopters in the crowdfunding industry
7. Individual states introduce/adjust crowdfunding laws to promote economic development
8. Colleges begin to incorporate crowdfunding as part of their curriculum in entrepreneurship
9. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) hits 20,000 by 12/31/14
10. Greece becomes Crowdfunding leader in Europe; Offers most favorable crowdfunding laws
About Reality Crowd TV
Reality Crowd TV is the beginning of a grassroots movement to capture the entrepreneurial spirit of small businesses around the globe. A preview of what the TV program will deliver is showcased on the following PBS talk show segments: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FvaeWYt1hk and www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkn4f8THASs that were broadcast on December 26, 2013. The purpose of the program is to show exactly what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur and what will be needed to run a successful fundraising campaign.