• 2018 Tax Reform: How You & Your Small Business Can Take Advantage of It
    Overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the resulting individual, business, and other tax changes beginning in 2018. Primary focus will be on small businesses and their owners, including individual income tax deductions, the new qualified business income deduction, depreciation changes, and accounting method changes. Speaker Bio: Scott Paterson, JD, LLM Scott Paterson is a Tax Manager at Withum and is a member of the firm’s life science and professional services groups. Scott has 10 years of professional experience specializing in taxation, including tax planning and advisory, with a particular focus on partnership and flow-through tax. Scott is also heavily involved in mergers and acquisitions, and is a frequent presenter on tax reform. Scott has a JD From Seton Hall University School of law and a LLM from New York University School of Law, and is a member of the New York and New Jersey bar. Your ticket includes 1-on-1 consulting with advisors from Withum, a desk in our common area for the day, and catered lunch from a local Asbury restaurant! Lunch will be served promptly at noon. FREE RSVP: Overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the resulting individual, business, and other tax changes beginning in 2018. Primary focus will be on small businesses and their owners, including individual income tax deductions, the new qualified business income deduction, depreciation changes, and accounting method changes. Speaker Bio: Scott Paterson, JD, LLM Scott Paterson is a Tax Manager at Withum and is a member of the firm’s life science and professional services groups. Scott has 10 years of professional experience specializing in taxation, including tax planning and advisory, with a particular focus on partnership and flow-through tax. Scott is also heavily involved in mergers and acquisitions, and is a frequent presenter on tax reform. Scott has a JD From Seton Hall University School of law and a LLM from New York University School of Law, and is a member of the New York and New Jersey bar. Your ticket includes 1-on-1 consulting with advisors from Withum, a desk in our common area for the day, and catered lunch from a local Asbury restaurant! Lunch will be served promptly at noon. FREE RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-tax-reform-how-you-your-small-business-can-take-advantage-of-it-tickets-51563953172

    Cowerks at the Lakehouse

    619 Lake Ave, 3rd Floor · Asbury Park, NJ

  • TechLaunch Virtual Business Accelerator Hosts BullPen #11
    TechLaunch is a virtual business accelerator for tech startups. BullPen #11 is being hosted at Monmouth University. The series of “BullPen” pitch events (similar in concept to “Shark Tank”) is where a select handful of (3-4) tech startup companies pitch their business plans to a panel of investors and mixed audience. Winner gets $20,000 of business services from our sponsors. Each presenting team is screened, mentored and prepared to make a 10 minute Investor type presentation to a panel of 4 Investors and successful Entrepreneurs. The audience is encouraged to participate in the 7 minute Q & A session. Afterwards, the Investor panel will have 7 minutes to provide constructive feedback. BullPen is aimed at serious early stage tech startup companies with high growth potential, an experienced team, a demonstrated Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and at least one potential customer who is prepared to pay for your product. BullPen #11 Distinguished Panelists: Jeff Weinstein, Angel Investor and Managing Director at SpringSeed Ventures Krishnamurty Kambhampati (KK), Angel Investor and Founder & CEO monitor.io Louis Wagman, Angel Investor and Entrepreneur-In-Residence at NJIT Meg Columbia-Walsh, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder & CEO Wylei Agenda: 4:30 - 5:00 Registration/Pizza/Networking 5:00 - 5:15 Introductions 5:15 - 7:00 BullPen Program (4 Investor Pitches) 7:00 - 7:15 Winners announced 7:15 - TBD Networking with Entrepreneurs and Investors RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/techlaunch-bullpen-11-november-14-2018-monmouth-university-registration-51766687556

    Monmouth University

    400 Cedar Avenue · West Long Branch

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  • Lunch & Learn: Employee Considerations While Scaling Your Business
    Founders, entrepreneurs and innovators of startup and emerging growth companies have a lot to think about and do to best position themselves for success and to achieve their goals. Often they are intensely focused on developing their products, software or solutions, creating a sustainable strategy and business model, and raising the capital necessary to fuel their success. As a result, they can forget, or ignore, the fact that they also are employers. Because the human capital of startup and emerging growth companies is mission critical to their success, it behooves them to pay close attention to employment law matters. The discussion will focus on five employment law tips that every startup needs to know and consider. Your ticket also includes a day of coworking and lunch from a local Asbury restaurant! - Lunch will be served promptly at noon. - At 1pm, we will break into the conference room for an informal presentation. - After the presentation, Lindsay will be available in the afternoon to consult with you one-on-one. SPEAKER BIO: Lindsay M. Sorin represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters including harassment, discrimination and whistleblower litigation. She has worked on matters for clients in cases before federal and state courts in New Jersey and New York and has handled matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights and the New York State Division of Human Rights, as well as the federal Department of Labor, New Jersey Division of Labor and Workforce Development and New York Department of Labor. As a member of Littler’s Emerging Technologies and Venture Capital Industry Group, Lindsay works frequently with emerging growth companies, incubators, and accelerators on all aspects of the onboarding process. Lindsay leads manager trainings, reviews employment agreements, drafts handbooks and advises on human resources decisions. Lindsay has also developed Littler’s New Jersey X-celerator, the firm’s onboarding tool for tech startups. RSVP NOW: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-learn-employee-considerations-while-scaling-your-business-tickets-51346464658

    Cowerks at the Lakehouse

    619 Lake Ave, 3rd Floor · Asbury Park, NJ

  • Asbury Agile 2018
    TICKET LINK https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asbury-agile-2018-tickets-47519699701 DESCRIPTION Asbury Agile is a friendly, informal, single-track conference for technology professionals & students held annually in Asbury Park, NJ. Our 8th annual conference will be held at the The Asbury Hotel on Friday, October 5th, 2018. This year's event will also include a series of 1/2 day workshops the prior day. 2018 FEATURED SPEAKERS Brenda Storer Software Engineer, Deft Services Amélie Lamont Product Designer / thoughtbot Fiona Rolander Lead Product Designer, Bontouch Ricky Saporta Vice President, Data - Vydia Ted Goas Senior Product Designer, Stack Overflow Devon Yarbrough Senior Blockchain Consultant at Ernst & Young More Speakers Forthcoming. THE CONFERENCE LOCATION The Asbury Hotel The Asbury hotel mashes up Asbury Park's Victorian-era history, rock-n-roll present, and shiny future into a new kind of social hub. Learn much more on their website because there's too much goodness for what we can tell you here and if you plan on staying the night then make sure to book your room! Use the promo code "Cowerks" to reserve your discounted room rate (please note that you must call). See Our 2017 Recap Video: https://youtu.be/0HBvOnsFWng TICKET LINK https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asbury-agile-2018-tickets-47519699701

    The Asbury Hotel

    210 5th Avenue · Asbury Park, NJ

  • Vydia Presents - Asbury Agile 2018 Pre Conference Networking Party
    Come out for a drink, meet and greet with speakers, enjoy some pre-conference networking at the official 2018 Pre-Party event brought to you by Vydia. We will be camped out in the Hotel's Event Space - just go to the glass doors next to the Danny Clinch Gallery or ask at the lobby of the Asbury Hotel. This event is FREE to everyone but you must register via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vydia-presents-asbury-agile-2018-pre-conference-networking-party-tickets-50624283595

    The Asbury Hotel

    210 5th Avenue · Asbury Park, NJ

  • Lets Play Agile! [Asbury Agile Workshop Series]
    Lets Play Agile! In this workshop you will work in both small and large teams to tackle situations that mimic real life scenarios: handling shifting priorities, maintaining flexibility, collaborating across teams, working with limited resources, resolving conflicting objectives, and managing various stakeholder opinions. Join us for an interactive session where you confront these challenges and get a chance to debrief on some key takeaways and lessons - emphasizing group communication, leadership dynamics, cooperation, patience, strategy, and problem solving skills. Presenters: Neha Agarwal, Rakesh Gidwani, Daniella Schneider, Chris Shei REGISTER NOW: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lets-play-agile-asbury-agile-workshop-series-tickets-49044614763

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    Cowerks at the Lakehouse

    619 Lake Ave, 3rd Floor · Asbury Park, NJ

  • Generative Art with Tim Holman [Asbury Agile Workshop Series]
    Generative Art with Tim Holman Generative art is a fantastic way to fall in love with development all over again. As well as a way to explore your more creative, artistic and scientific side! Join Tim for this workshop and you'll come away with a better understanding and appreciation for your craft, and perhaps take something physical away at the end of the day as well! Your ticket also includes access to our morning coffee networking, lunch event, and Thursday evening party. Full schedule will be posted at http://www.asburyagile.com in September. About The Presenter: Tim Holman Product Engineer/Artist Tim's a tinkerer, tuner & tamperer who's been around the block. Check out Tim's on github, codepen, and Twitter. Also check out his two recent talks (JSConf.Asia 2018and CSSConf Australia ), and his guest appearance on the popular ShopTalk podcast Episode 165. REGISTER NOW: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/generative-art-with-tim-holman-asbury-agile-workshop-series-tickets-48880907109

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    Cowerks at the Lakehouse

    619 Lake Ave, 3rd Floor · Asbury Park, NJ

  • Cryptocurrency as a New Capital Raising Tool [Asbury Agile Workshop Series]
    Cryptocurrency as a New Capital Raising Tool - The “New” Choice: Debt, Equity or Tokenization In this workshop we will explore using cryptocurrency as a means of raising capital for your startup. We will cover topics such as: The historical reasons one could choose debt vs. equity based financing The advantages tokenization offers as an alternative or a hybrid solution for fundraising The ability tokens have to mimic debt and equity based financing You will also learn when tokenizaation is a good choice over debt or equity financing Your ticket also includes access to our morning coffee networking, lunch event, and Thursday evening party. Full schedule will be posted at http://www.asburyagile.com in September. About The Presenter: David Sorin Partner, McCarter & English Dave Sorin is an office managing partner of McCarter & English and the head of the Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice. He focuses primarily on privately- and publicly-owned startup, early stage, emerging growth, and middle market technology, tech-enabled and life science enterprises, as well as the investors, executives, and boards of directors who support and lead them. Dave has a long track record of successful representation of growth companies, having been repeatedly recognized by well-known periodicals for a unique combination of legal acumen and sound business judgment. He also brings to bear his broad range of knowledge and experience in counseling enterprises and investors in diverse emerging growth markets, technology industries (including software, information technology, e-commerce, cybersecurity and communications), and life sciences. Many of the companies he represents are well-known names throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. RSVP NOW: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cryptocurrency-as-a-new-capital-raising-tool-asbury-agile-workshop-series-tickets-48880434696

    Cowerks at the Lakehouse

    619 Lake Ave, 3rd Floor · Asbury Park, NJ

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  • Leveraging The New Opportunity Zone Incentive for Real Estate Tax Breaks
    Brian Lovett will cover Opportunity Zones, a new tax incentive intended to connect private investment capital to low-income communities nationwide. Your ticket also includes a day of Coworking and lunch from a local restaurant! -Lunch will be served promptly at noon. -At 1pm we will break into the conference room for an informal presentation. -After the presentation, Brian will be available to consult with you one-on-one. Cowerks Members: FREE Non-Members: $25 REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-and-learn-with-withum-tickets-49713862501 Speaker Bio: BRIAN T. LOVETT - CPA, JD, PARTNER Brian is a tax partner based in Withum’s East Brunswick office and is a certified public accountant in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He has extensive experience serving the tax needs of both public companies and closely-held businesses, including all aspects of tax compliance for partnerships and corporations. Brian advises clients with regard to the structure and tax consequences of new business ventures, and assists with restructuring existing businesses for increased tax efficiency. Prior to joining Withum, he was with a “Big 4” accounting firm, working closely with large, multinational real estate investment companies. A graduate of The College of New Jersey with a BS degree in accounting, Brian also received his juris doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in the state of New Jersey. Brian is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, (NJSCPA), the American Bar Association, the Mercer County Bar Association and the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants (AAA-CPA). Active in his community, Brian serves on the board of directors of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mercer County and the Lawrence Township Education Foundation. He resides in Mercer County, NJ.

    Cowerks at the Lakehouse

    619 Lake Ave, 3rd Floor · Asbury Park, NJ