The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Independent Stock Market to host a Capital and Investment Conference in October.

The event will feature Adam Brandley, Founder and CEO of Independent Stock Market, who will address how he takes existing businesses public.

Brandley will also give an in-depth view of what the Independent Stock Market is and its benefits to businesses as well as investors.

The conference will be held throughout the day on Thursday, October 5th from 9 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.

Businesses may eventually have a chance to be on the new show airing in the spring, America’s Real Deal, where viewers can purchase products through an app and/or invest in companies.

Those in attendance will have the opportunity to pitch their businesses, privately, to Brandley, from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 5th and also on Friday, October 6th, from 9:00 2:00 p.m.

To reserve a pitching spot, contact Toni Tillis, Start-Up Funding Director, at

Speaker Line Up

  • Adam Brandley, Founder and CEO, Independent Stock Market
  • Norma Ritz Johnson, Executive Vice President, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
  • Carolyn Rowley, Director of Recruitment & Innovation, Lubbock Economic Development Alliance
  • Adrien Bennings, Regional Director, Small Business Development Center
  • Amy Marquez, Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), Community Development Director, Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

Event Schedule

October 5th

9 - 11:15 a.m. – Conference (Wells Fargo Center, 1500 Broadway, Second Floor, San Jacinto Room)

1:30 - 5 p.m. – Pitches-Private (Lubbock Chamber of Commerce)

6:30 - 8 p.m., 8:30 - 10 p.m. – Funding Presentations (Lubbock Chamber of Commerce)

October 6th

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Pitches-Private (Texas Tech Innovation Hub, 3911 4th Street, Board Room #211)

2 - 5 p.m. – Attending Red Raider Start Up

6:30 - 8 p.m., 8:30 - 10 p.m. – Funding Presentations (Lubbock Chamber of Commerce)

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