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
- IP Ownership
- 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