Talk Tech: Virtual Mini-Series

October 16, 2019 • October 16, 2019 - November 13, 2019 • 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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Join the SBDC online in a 5-week web mini-series discussing startup equity opportunities. You will learn what investors are funding, how to protect your IP, different equity funding options, and how to build a strong founding team.


Webinar 1 – Wednesday, October 16th @ 12PM

Guide to Raising from Angels
Speaker: Lisa Tsou, Women Founders Network

  • What’s an Angel and Why Are They Important?
  • Finding and Approaching the Right Angel
  • What You Need to Make a Great Pitch
  • Building a Relationship with Your Investor

Webinar 2 – Wednesday, October 23rd @ 12PM

Venture Financing Options, Structures, and Risks
Speaker: Bardia Moayedi, Troutman Sanders

  • Equity funding options
  • Structures – SAFEs, Convertible Notes, Seed, and Series A
  • Legal/Financial Risks
  • Where to start? Which structure is best for you? How do you safeguard as best as you can?

Webinar 3 – Wednesday, October 30th @ 12PM

Making IP Part of Your Startup’s Strategy & 5 Ways to Keep Those Trade Secrets Safe
Speaker: Bryant Lee, Co-Founder, Patent Attorney, Cognition IP

  • Identifying IP – An overview of what, where, and why you need to protect
  • IP Strategy – Need it? Counsel, your plan, budget, and filing
  • Keeping IP Safe
  1. IP Ownership
  2. NDAs
  3. Confidentiality + Your Employees and more!

Webinar 4 – Wednesday, November 6th @ 12PM

Your Entity Formation Cheat-Sheet
Speaker: Azad Virk, Stradling

  • Legal Structure – What option is right for you? The short of pros/cons, and the cost.
  • Registration- What’s with Delaware?
  • Is there a time to incorporate? Should I do it online?
  • Do investors favor certain structures – like C-Corps?
  • We can help you do it – here’s how – DIY vs. lawyers

Webinar 5 – Wednesday, November 13th @ 12PM

Building a Healthy Founding Team for Funding and the Future
Speaker: Ike Kavas, Ephesoft

  • It’s one of the top 20 reasons startups fail – find out why?
  • Diverse skill sets/ Checks and Balances/ Roles & Responsibilities
  • Why do funders look at your team?
  • What does leadership mean – self-awareness?
  • Key areas of focus – sales, finance, industry, the doer, etc.
  • Building a team not just for a startup but for the long haul

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