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Funding Your Startup: Incorporation Workshop


    This event is organized by Fundavision.

    Idea to IPO is collaborating by promoting this event.


    There is a cover charge to attend this event.

    A "Yes" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your registration.

    In order to attend, register and pay here:


    Idea to IPO members receive a 30% discount.

    To get your discount, enter promo code:   IDEA-TO-IPO


    This is a workshop format. Space is limited.

    Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending.


    You will learn how to file the paperwork to incorporate your business at this event.  This is a hands on seminar where you will learn all the ins and outs of properly registering your business -- an important first step to getting funding.

    Instead of paying thousands of dollars to an overpriced attorney, get it done here at this workshop for a fraction of the cost.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • Best Methods for Incorporation
    • Company Name and Protection
    • How to Prepare Articles of Incorporation
    • How to Prepare a Pitch to Investors

    In this event, you will receive:

    • Corporate filing with the Secretary of State's office
    • Employer Identification Number
    • Tips on how to pitch to investors
    • Pride of ownership of a corporation

    What to bring :

    • Company name
    • Address for company mail
    • Checkbook for state fees ( multiple checks are required )

    BONUS :

    • Attorney on site for individual questions and additional services
    • Free startup checking account with multiple features

    Fundavision will be emphasizing California C corporations and  LLC's (limited liability corporations).  An attorney will be on hand to assist with filings for other states and other types of incorporations


    Erik Wixted

    Erik is the operations manager for U.S. Bank, overseeing 18 branches in the Bay Area. Erik  is well versed on banking issues for startups and is passionate about helping startups establish business credit.


    Soyeun Choi

    Soyeun is president of the Palo Alto Bar Association and a Palo Alto business attorney.  Her practice includes business law and intellectual property law.



    Workshop Benefits:

    • Learn how to protect the name of your startup
    • As an "official" business you will be able to look for funding with more credibility
    • Eliminate  risk to your personal assets
    • Set up business accounts and compartmentalize your assets
    • Establish a record of business credit
    • Have the ability to sell stock as a corporation



    5:30 Networking and Mediterranean Food

    6:00 Presentation, Turkish Coffee ,Tea

    6:45 Workshop

    7:45 Investor Pitch Practice

    8:00 End


    Presented By

    Marshall Childs


    FundaVision University


    For questions about the event, contact Marshall at:






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  • Rob

    Just a friendly reminder: there is a cover charge to attend this event. If you plan on attending, please register and pay via the Eventbrite link in the event description.

    July 2, 2013

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