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Ruth Hedges
Ruth Hedges is the CEO of Unismart Capital Software Inc, creator and key architect of the Funding Roadmap online licensable business plan and due diligence reporting system platform. Ms. Hedges has been responsible for pioneering a new and innovative virtual system for business planning, crowdfund compliance and due diligence reporting on the cloud.

Ms. Hedges, the creator of Crowdfundingroadmap, has been active in pioneering this new industry and from the beginning of 2010 helping the startup exemption to move the bills passage through Congress. She has since been building awareness through her global event in Las Vegas and development of best practices, compliant technology and educational material. Ms. Hedges currently teaches on equity based crowdfunding at UNLV, making it the first university in the United States to cover this information.

Ms. Hedges is a founding board member of the Governance committee for the Crowdfunding Professional Association Organizing (CFPA) and also a founding board member of CrowdFund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA). She is a council member of the Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standards (CAPS) program, a Crowdsourcing.org initiative that promotes the adoption of best practices for the operation of crowdfunding platforms globally.

In 2000, Ms. Hedges started and developed an incubation company in Pasadena California helping dot-com companies properly structure their operations, write business plans, and raise venture capital. Her lifelong entrepreneurial experience was a resource many companies needed. Helping those companies became the inspiration for the idea behind http://fundingroadmap.com.