1415 Fifth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
$100 prepay online; $125 at the door.
This seminar has been pre-approved for 5.25 general CLE credit hours in Washington.
Heidi Haslip, 206.223.5496
We have joined forces with Puget Sound Business Journal to present our second annual seminar geared toward entrepreneurs, startups and emerging-growth companies at Motif Seattle on Wednesday, December 2. The seminar will be focused on the startup journey from idea to exit!
Gregory F. Wesner and Kevin Jablonski, Lane Powell PC, and Kevin Cranman, Ericsson
There will always be someone bigger, faster and better funded. Your best protection against these foes is a protective fortress of intellectual property rights. It is literally the first thing a startup should consider, and we will show you how to build the right protection at the right price.
Frances M. Jagla, Lane Powell PC, and Wendy Wheeler-Jacobs, Addison Whitney
Learn how companies address their corporation and product naming issues. We’ll investigate the spectrum from name development to the clearance, protection and enforcement of your trademark rights, because naming matters.
Keynote Speaker: John Gabbert, Founder and CEO of PitchBook Data, Inc.
The PitchBook platform delivers powerful insights about global M&A, private equity and venture capital transactions, along with companies, investors, funds, limited partners and executives involved. During his presentation, John will provide a glimpse into his company’s successful journey.
Patrick J. Franke, Lane Powell PC, and Kristina Bergman, Ignition Partners
Raising money is never easy, but there are ways to reduce deal friction and to make your company stand out from the other offerings that investors are considering. We will reveal some of these secrets.
D. Michael Reilly, Lane Powell PC, and Jean Marie Casper, Master Builders Association
Startups cannot afford to make hiring “mistakes” or lose key employees. This presentation will outline: how to make your startup a hiring magnet, effective retention strategies and perks that work for employees of startups. Checklists and forms will be provided with the presentation.
Steven B. Winters, Lane Powell PC, and Hank Thompson, Aviation Partners
We will discuss strategies for surviving and achieving (small) victories in contract negotiations with massively larger companies.
Brian B. DeFoe, Lane Powell PC, and Cameron Hewes, Greene Holcomb Fisher
The decisions you’ve made as an owner will affect your options as you look to exit the business and reap the rewards of your efforts. Join us as we discuss the pros and cons of common exit events, ways of addressing frequent acquirer concerns, and what you can do at startup to maximize your likelihood of achieving a successful transition for your established business.
Moderator: Frank Paganelli, Lane Powell PC
Panelists: Edith Dorsen, Women’s Venture Capital Fund; Mukund Mohan, Microsoft Ventures; and Kevin Ober, Divergent Ventures
Startups and Emerging Companies Partner Frank Paganelli will moderate a probing discussion with three of the Pacific Northwest’s most experienced venture capitalists.
There will be a networking event following the seminar with complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres, which will provide attendees with an opportunity to socialize and gain additional access to the seminar’s presenters and investors.
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