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NYC Mobile App Developers (iPhone, Droid, iPad) Message Board General News & Information › Raising Capital and Securing Patents Workshops

Raising Capital and Securing Patents Workshops

A former member
Post #: 52
Hi there,

Here are some events on May 9th and May 22nd I am working with that I thought would be useful to the group, surrounding the themes of raising capital for your business and securing patents/intellectual property. They are great, informative, FREE events that many can benefit from.


Application Developers Alliance

Selecting a Business Entity and Raising Capital
Some of the most important decisions you'll make for your company are the first ones - what corporate form should I select? Where should I look for investors, and how can I successfully pitch and close a cap raise?

We've all heard of LLCs and corporations, but maybe you are wondering what the differences are and what form is best for you and your business plans. Once you select your entity, maybe you are wondering how best to approach venture capital firms and other investment sources, and what you can do to best position your company to raise money. Depending on whether your investments are to come from angel investors, friends and family, venture capitalists or crowdfunding, there are various different steps you can take to help you close your funding and get to work.

Agenda: May 9, 2013, 7pm - 9pm
7:00PM Registration, food and drinks (courtesy of SorinRand and Application Developers Alliance)
7:30PM-8:30PM Seminar with SorinRand, Q&A
8:30-9:00PM Network and enjoy pizza and drinks

Scott Smedresman, Senior Associate, SorinRand
Jay Rand, Partner, SorinRand
Dror Futter, Partner, SorinRand


Developer Patent Summit: NYC
We’re talking about software patents, join us! May 22nd in New York City
The software patent system poses a significant challenge for developers. Patent trolls, product life cycles shorter than the patent process, and general uncertainty threatens to stifle innovation and growth in the app industry. The Application Developers Alliance is connecting experts with developers to discuss this critical issue. Join us along with industry leaders to enjoy a great conversation, food, beverages, and networking.

DATE: May 22nd, 2013 | FREE
LOCATION: Projective Space | 72 Allen Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10002
7:00pm Welcome (registration, drinks, food, and mingling)
7:30-8:00pm Brief presentation followed by a panel-led conversation, and Q&A
8:00pm Enjoy beer, wine and food, meet the panel, and network­
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