• Minimize Your Business Data Breach Risk - What you don't know CAN hurt you! #2

    BUY TICKETS HERE: https://asv-data-privacy-2.eventbrite.com/?aff=MeetUp Dinner, refreshments and networking included. Space is limited. Save your seat now. Join Access Silicon Valley for a Live Workshop on Data Privacy presented by Procopio Attorney Elaine Harwell. SUMMARY From Facebook to Equifax, the last couple of years have seen no shortage of high-profile privacy scandals and security mishaps. Given the seemingly constant barrage of headlines, it should come as no surprise that the legal landscape for data privacy laws has experienced a monumental shift. The damage from a data breach on an established business can be devastating. For startups and emerging growth companies, a data breach can be catastrophic, resulting in the loss of reputation, potential customers or even worse, investors. Data privacy now consistently ranks as a top issue Americans would like businesses to address. In this second part of this data privacy series, join us to discuss the particular risks startups face when utilizing customer data. We will discuss how to minimize those risks and instead design effective data management processes at the outset to create a competitive advantage for your business. Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is extremely limited. RSVP early. ******************************************************************* AGENDA 6:00pm - 6:45pm: Dinner/refreshments, networking 6:45pm - 7:00pm: Demo Table/Sponsor Introductions 7:00pm - 9:00pm: Live Workshop by Elaine Harwell, Procopio Attorney ******************************************************************* DEMO/ SPONSOR TABLES AVAILABLE Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure! Demo/Sponsor table includes: - 1 (one) event ticket - ½ shared Demo Table - Promotion to guests before the live event, from 5:30pm-6:45pm You will also be able to talk for one minute in front of the entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and tell them about your company from 6:45-7:00pm. Limited availability. ********************************************************************** ABOUT THE PRESENTER Elaine F. Harwell is an experienced business litigation attorney and a trained privacy professional. Her practice focuses on representing clients in privacy and data security matters, including litigating claims involving privacy issues, helping clients manage emerging risks and conduct privacy risk assessments, and advising on regulatory and compliance issues. Elaine thrives on counseling clients through a complex and ever-changing data privacy landscape and strives to find effective business solutions for clients in every situation. Elaine has also been involved in numerous trials as well as arbitration proceedings related to contract and general business disputes, complex unfair competition and business practice claims, and professional liability. She has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Elaine is also a frequent speaker and writer on legal issues surrounding privacy and data governance. READ FULL BIO HERE ORGANIZER www.AccessSiliconValley.net SPONSORS Premiere Sponsor Procopio.com Thu Nguyen Financial Services #ASV #startups #startupeducation #entrepreneurship #siliconvalley #siliconvalleyevents #workshop #dataprivacy #dataprivacylaws #cadataprivacy #riskmanagement Attendees (1)

  • What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You (#1/2): 3 Data Privacy Laws Startups Must Know!

    **BUY YOUR TICKET** for this event here: https://asv-startup-privacy-1.eventbrite.com Dinner, refreshments and networking included. Space is limited. Save your seat now. Join Access Silicon Valley for a Live Workshop on Data Security presented by Procopio Attorney Elaine Harwell. SUMMARY From Facebook to Equifax, the last couple of years have seen no shortage of high-profile privacy scandals and security mishaps. Given the seemingly constant barrage of headlines, it should come as no surprise that the legal landscape for data privacy laws has experienced a monumental shift. California has contributed to that shift by passing the nation’s first comprehensive data privacy law known as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). If you intend to collect information from your customers (and let’s be frank, who doesn’t?), join us for Part 1 of this 2-part data privacy series to discuss how the Top 3 Data Privacy Laws might impact your startup. ics Topics to be covered include: the CCPA, Europe’s compressive data privacy law, the GDPR and State Data Breach laws. Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is extremely limited. RSVP early. ******************************************************************* AGENDA 6:00pm - 6:45pm: Dinner/refreshments, networking, 6:45pm - 7:00pm: Demo Table/Sponsor Introductions 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Fireside discussion with Rayfe and Jan ******************************************************************* DEMO/ SPONSOR TABLES AVAILABLE Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure! Demo/Sponsor table includes: - 1 (one) event ticket - ½ shared Demo Table - Promotion to guests before live event, from 5:30pm-6:45pm You will also be able to talk for one minute in front of the entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and tell them about your company from 6:45-7:00pm. Limited availability. ********************************************************************** ABOUT THE PRESENTER Elaine F. Harwell is an experienced business litigation attorney and a trained privacy professional. Her practice focuses on representing clients in privacy and data security matters, including litigating claims involving privacy issues, helping clients manage emerging risks and conduct privacy risk assessments, and advising on regulatory and compliance issues. Elaine thrives on counseling clients through a complex and ever-changing data privacy landscape and strives to find effective business solutions for clients in every situation. Elaine has also been involved in numerous trials as well as arbitration proceedings related to contract and general business disputes, complex unfair competition and business practice claims, and professional liability. She has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Elaine is also a frequent speaker and writer on legal issues surrounding privacy and data governance. READ FULL BIO HERE ORGANIZER AccessSiliconValley.net visit our website to see more great startup events. SPONSORS Premiere Sponsor Procopio.com Sponsor Thu Nguyen Financial Services **VOLUNTEERS NEEDED** Volunteer before and after event with setup, media collection and clean up in exchange for FREE EVENT ENTRY. If interested please email [masked] with the subject line: I want to volunteer. #ASV #startups #startupeducation #entrepreneurship #siliconvalley #siliconvalleyevents #workshop

  • Fireside Chat "UNLEASHED" w/ Apex.AI & Canaan (Match.com, Ebates, Lending Club)

    **THERE IS A COVER CHARGE FOR THIS EVENT** BUY TICKETS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y5yznwfr Networking, dinner and refreshments are provided. ASV Firesides frequently sell out quickly; get your tickets now to reserve your seat. Access Silicon Valley invites you our next Fireside Chat-- "Investors and Their Portfolio Companies," where investors and their star portfolio companies discuss topics relevant to entrepreneurs and investors. Joining us for this rare edition is Jan Becker, founder of Apex.AI, one of the hottest companies in the mobility software space. He is joined by Rayfe Gaspar-Asoaka, a VC (Principal) at Canaan Partners, one of the hottest, most innovative and sought after venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. You may have heard of a few of their investments: Match.com, Ebates, Kabam and Lending Club, along with many more, some of which are listed below. Founded in 2017, Apex came to Canaan in October/November of 2018 seeking funding. After connecting with Rayfe, the group was able to raise a $15.5 Million Series A round led by Canaan, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners who invested in Apex’s seed round. Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is extremely limited. RSVP early. Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/y5yznwfr *************** AGENDA 6:00pm - 6:45pm: Dinner/refreshments, networking, 6:45pm - 7:00pm: Demo Table/Sponsor Introductions 7:00pm - 8:30pm: Fireside discussion with Rayfe and Jan *************** Roger Rappoport, founder of Access Silicon Valley, and leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice group, will moderate this Fireside Chat “Unleashed” discussing: the most efficient and effective ways to raise capital in today’s environment; the do's and don'ts of fundraising and, building and scaling a company and the culture of that company, from both the investors' and founder's perspective. Guests will gain a practical perspective and insight into: - the fundraising process, - what investors are looking for, - how to reach them, - what entrepreneurs need to do (and not do) to get a meeting and raise a successful round, - common early stage mistakes that entrepreneurs make that can impact fundability, Additionally Roger will explore Apex’s relationship with Canaan, honing in on that unique bond between a VC and entrepreneur, as well as Jan’s journey, from his early days and what led up to him becoming the CEO and co-founder of Apex.ai. Join ASV for this interactive, audience-driven evening of insights from the perspectives of two of the most interesting and inspiring leaders who’ve made it big in Silicon Valley! Don't miss RAYFE GASPAR-ASAOKA & JAN BECKER “UNLEASHED”!! Reserve your seat now: https://asvfireside-apex-canaan.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup ABOUT THE SPEAKERS About Rayfe Gaspar-Asaoka Principal/ West Coast With engineering roots, Rayfe brings technical knowledge to Canaan. He focuses on deep tech investments including AI / ML, Space, Robotics, and Autonomous Vehicles, as well as enterprise and infrastructure software. Rayfe previously worked on Cloud and IoT projects at Keystone Strategy. Prior to that, he developed machine learning algorithms for Wolverine Trading and was a hardware engineer at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. About Jan Becker Co-founder & CEO Apex.AI, Lecturer at Stanford University Pioneering Automated Driving and Robotics leader who has been engineering innovations in autonomous/automated driving, robotics, artificial intelligence, and hardware/software design and development. History of working on robotics and automotive projects in the US & Europe. Learn more about the speakers and their companies HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y5yznwfr

  • What Every Startup Needs to Know about Hiring Immigrants- Immigration Law Part 2

    **BUY TICKETS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y4za64hu Networking, dinner and refreshments included in ticket price. Space is limited so secure your spot early. This second part of a 2-part series will be presented by Sophie Alcorn, Silicon Valley Immigration Attorney. Sophie’s firm, Alcorn Immigration Law, helps corporations, start-ups and small businesses in Silicon Valley sponsor the biggest talent in technical fields for U.S. Immigration. Alcorn Immigration Law has a 95% success rate in defending immigration and innovation with visas, green cards and citizenship. Through her practice Ms. Alcorn has come to find the most commonly asked question around Startups and immigration is “How can I stay in the United States or how can I get into the United States”. Even though there are so many options and so many laws that allow for legal immigration to the United States it’s so confusing to try to decipher them and navigate them. This second part in the 2-part series will focus on the following topics: - How Founders Can Immigrate to the U.S. - What Every Startup Needs to Know About Immigration for International Employees - Watch Out! Immigration Red Flags for Startups You need not have attended session one to attend this LIVE attorney hosted workshop. The content is stand alone. AGENDA 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - networking, food and refreshments 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - speaker and sponsor introductions 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM - startup workshop and Q & A ******************************************************************* DEMO/ SPONSOR TABLES Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure! Demo/Sponsor table includes: 1 (one) event ticket ½ shared Demo Table Promotion to guests before live event, from 5:30pm-6:45pm You will also be able to talk for one minute in front of the entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and tell them about your company from 6:45-7:00pm. Limited availability. ********************************************************************** About Alcorn Immigration Law: Alcorn is the fastest growing immigration law firm in Silicon Valley. It empowers global companies to influence change and connect people, regardless of geography. Although no outcome can be guaranteed, its H-1B approval rating has remained over 90% despite national average declining to approximately 70%. Alcorn specializes in visas and green cards for rapidly scaling companies, regularly helping rapidly growing technology companies backed by investors such as Sequoia, a16z and Softbank. LEARN MORE AND BUY TICKETS HERE: **BUY TICKETS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y4za64hu Premiere Sponsor: www.Procopio.com

  • What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About US Immigration

    Buy tickets through the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y2ztvg7z This 2-part workshop will be presented by Sophie Alcorn, Silicon Valley Immigration Attorney. Sophie’s firm, Alcorn Immigration Law, helps corporations, start-ups and small businesses in Silicon Valley sponsor the biggest talent in technical fields for U.S. Immigration. Alcorn Immigration Law has a 95% success rate in defending immigration and innovation with visas, green cards and citizenship. Through her practice Ms. Alcorn has come to find the most commonly asked question around Startups and immigration is “How can I stay in the United States or how can I get into the United States”. Even though there are so many options and so many laws that allow for legal immigration to the United States it’s so confusing to try to decipher them and navigate them. Many judges have complained that it’s even more complicated than our complex tax law system, which is made even more difficult given that most people who need to navigate U.S. immigration laws are from countries where English is not the first language. If you want to confidently navigate this process or have an informed perspective on next steps either for yourself, your startup or your employees, then you will benefit from this workshop. This live workshop will include topics related to: - How to Come to the U.S. Temporarily to Begin Your Startup - How to Move to the U.S. Permanently and Get a Green Card - How to Sponsor Your International Employees for U.S. Immigration AGENDA 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - networking, food and refreshments 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - speaker and sponsor introductions 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM - startup workshop and Q & A ******************************************************************* DEMO/ SPONSOR TABLES Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure! Demo/Sponsor table includes: - 1 (one) event ticket - ½ shared Demo Table - Promotion to guests before live event, from 5:30pm-6:45pm You will also be able to talk for one minute in front of the entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and tell them about your company from 6:45-7:00pm. Limited availability. ********************************************************************** About Alcorn Immigration Law: Alcorn Immigration is the fastest growing immigration law firm in Silicon Valley. It empowers global companies to influence change and connect people, regardless of geography. Although no outcome can be guaranteed, its H-1B approval rating has remained over 90% despite national average declining to approximately 70%. Alcorn specializes in visas and green cards for rapidly scaling companies, regularly helping rapidly growing technology companies backed by investors such as Sequoia, a16z and Softbank. Space is extremely limited. To secure your seat, buy your ticket now: https://tinyurl.com/y2ztvg7z Premier Sponsor: Procopio.com

  • Fireside Chat with SC Moatti, Managing Director, Mighty Capital

    To attend YOU MUST purchase tickets at the following link: https://buff.ly/2ZDA6Wf About SC Moatti: SC Moatti is the managing partner of Mighty Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Products That Count, one of the largest communities of early adopters in the world. Previously, she built products that billions of people use at Facebook, Nokia and Electronic Arts. Andrew Chen, one of Uber’s top executives, called SC “a genius at making mobile products people love.” For more information, visit scmoatti.com. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Informal Q & A, Networking About Mighty Capital: Mighty Capital is a boutique venture capital firm that invests in companies building “products that count:” products that transform lives and create value at scale. Its unique model relies on a handpicked group of extremely successful Silicon Valley investors, and proprietary access to one of the largest pools of product managers in the world (>200,000). Our portfolio companies said that we provide the “best value for the dollar invested,” Business Insider said that we came up with “a new way of doing venture capital,” and our full coverage is at mighty.capital/category/news. About the Host and Moderator: Roger Rappoport, Partner at Procopio Law Firm and Founder of AccessSiliconValley.net. Roger is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Venture Capital practice group. He has extensive experience in advising startup and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and clean tech industries. Roger’s practice focuses on venture capital and angel investor financings (including convertible notes, SAFEs and other debt financings), mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, distribution, development, manufacturing and licensing transactions, executive compensation, including the establishment of equity incentive plans and general corporate governance. Roger is a frequent speaker on topics related to “doing it right” from inception, developing an appropriate funding strategy and negotiating term sheets. For more info on Roger and how he can be reached, visit: https://www.procopio.com/attorneys/view/roger-c-rappoport\ Space is limited. Reserve your seat now here: https://buff.ly/2ZDA6Wf

  • Understanding and Negotiating the "terms" in Term Sheets (for Startups)

    **TO ATTEND REGISTER/ BUY TICKETS HERE** https://asv-startup-fun-3.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup SEATING IS LIMITED -RESERVE YOUR SEAT EARLY - THIS EVENT SELLS OUT! This workshop will focus on terms and term sheets for a seed, angel, convertible debt, and Series A (including a "Series A Lite") round, in an interactive, informative session with great take away materials and actionable items. In this session you will learn: • when and from whom to take money; • when is an amount raised too much or too little, and the perils of both; • the anatomy of a term sheet; • understanding the structure of, and the provisions that will most likely be included in, a convertible debt, angel and venture financing term sheet; • how to arrive at a realistic pre-money valuation; • the impact of term sheets on existing shareholders; • the provisions that will impact control of major and day-to-day decisions at your startup; • the most recent trends relating to: - liquidation preferences - participation rights - anti-dilution provisions - pay-to-play provisions - redemption rights - registration rights - rights of first refusal - drag along rights - co-sale rights MATERIALS A comprehensive printed workbook and reference materials is included in the price of the admission. ___________________________________________________________________________________ AGENDA: 6:00 P.M. - Networking, food and refreshments 6:45 P.M. Sponsor introductions 7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. - Startup workshop and Q & A __________________________________________________________________________________ SPEAKER BIO: Roger Rappoport is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology Practice Group. He has extensive experience in advising startup and emerging growth companies in the information technology, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries. His practice is focused on assisting companies at all stages in their life cycle, from inception through seed, angel and venture capital raises, mergers and acquisitions and, drawing on his experience as an entrepreneur of 10 years, the implementation of effective strategies to achieve business objectives and ultimately a successful exit. Roger is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics and issues related to the development and implementation of a company's formation and funding strategy. SPONSORS: Procopio.com Thu Nguyen Financial Services Inception To Exit VOLUNTEERS WANTED - Dinner and admission are complimentary when volunteering. If interested please contact [masked] for more details on how to participate. #ASV #accesssiliconvalley #startupeducation #entrepreneurship #siliconvalley

  • Leveraging Intellectual Property for Funding and Growth w/ Efrat Kasznik (#2)

    **TO ATTEND, BUY TICKETS HERE: https://asv-financial-fun-2.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup RSVP'ing on MeetUp alone WILL NOT save your seat. Networking, dinner and refreshments included in ticket price. Space is limited so secure your spot early. OVERVIEW This two-part series explores the fundamentals of financial modeling and valuation involving startups and emerging technologies, and how to leverage your intellectual property (IP)portfolio for funding and growth. Part 1 in the series, Telling Your Story with Numbers: Building a Fundable Financial Model, lays the foundation for the creation of a balanced, realistic and fundable financial model, while highlighting some of the pitfalls to avoid when presenting your financial plan to investors. Part 2 in the series, Monetizing Innovation: Leveraging Intellectual Property for Funding and Growth, explores the interaction between IP assets and corporate value, and how to manage your IP portfolio to support funding and growth. Efrat Kasznik, President of Foresight Valuation Group, Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Chair of the High Tech Sector of the Licensing Executives Society (USA-Canada), will share insights from her 25 years of experience as an IP valuation and strategy expert, as well as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, CFO, investor and advisor. Throughout her career, Efrat has advised hundreds of companies of all sizes and across a wide range of industries, on how to extract value from innovation. Part 2 - Monetizing Innovation: Leveraging Intellectual Property for Funding and Growth Want to leverage your intellectual property (IP) for fundraising and exit? Want to become a Unicorn but not sure how your IP portfolio can support your valuation and growth? IP assets are the most valuable assets for high-tech startups, and yet companies are often struggling with how to manage and grow these assets so they adequately protect their core ideas and products, while at the same time increase corporate value and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. This is not a legal session, but rather a session exploring the intersection of IP management and corporate value, and is based on the curriculum of Ms. Kasznik’s MBA class at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Some of the topics that will be covered include: - How to create an IP portfolio that will increase your startup valuation - How to leverage your IP assets for funding - What are the types of IP value that investors are looking for - What are the common valuation methods for valuing IP - What are some of the mistakes to avoid when managing an IP portfolio for startup growth - How does IP impact Unicorn valuations ------------------------------------------------------------------- AGENDA 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - networking, food and refreshments 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - speaker and sponsor introductions 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM - startup workshop and Q & A SPEAKER BIO Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group & Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business Ms. Kasznik is an intellectual property (IP) and valuation expert, with 25 years of consulting experience, focusing on assisting clients with the creation, commercialization and monetization of their IP assets. She specializes in analyzing and valuing IP portfolios for a range of purposes, including: mergers & acquisitions, financial reporting, technology commercialization decisions, tax compliance, transfer pricing, litigation damages and business liquidations. She has worked with hundreds corporate clients that range in size from Fortune 100 to start-ups, as well as law firms, universities, research institutions, inventors, IP brokers and patent funds. LEARN MORE & GET TICKETS HERE: https://asv-financial-fun-2.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup

  • Developing an Appropriate Funding Strategy for Your Startup (Fundamentals #2)

    BUY TICKETS TO THIS EVENT HERE:https://asv-startup-fun-2.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup ***RSVPing on MeetUp alone will not get you a seat. *** Dinner and refreshments are provided. Space is limited. RSVP early. This is a workshop for startup founders, startup executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, designers and developers only. MATERIALS A comprehensive printed workbook and reference materials are included in the price of the admission. CURRICULUM Getting funding from investors is always a challenge for startups. Avoiding common pitfalls when raising money can make the difference between your startup's success or failure and the amount of dilution that founders will suffer that can mean the difference between a great or a dismal exit. In this session you will learn: • how to develop a funding strategy appropriate for your startup • when to raise funds, how much to raise, and from whom; • the danger of taking too much or too little from investors; • identifying the valuation inflection points of your company; • the differences between seed, angel and venture capital funding; • alternative funding sources; • appropriate funding instruments for each round of funding, including convertible notes, SAFE's, common stock and preferred stock ; • the pros and cons of selling equity, convertible instruments, and venture debt; • selecting and gaining access to the right investor; and • what to do to increase the pre-money valuation of your company. AGENDA: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM networking, food and refreshments 6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Sponsor introductions and demonstrations 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. - startup workshop and Q & A ************************** DEMO/SPONSOR TABLES Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure. Demo/Sponsor table includes: - 1 (one) event ticket - 1/2 (half) table - promotion before and during the event Your logo will be displayed on the event description (if submitted 24h before the event). You will also be able to talk for one minute in front of the attendees and tell them about what you do. Limited availability. ************************** Space is limited. Secure your spot now here:HERE:https://asv-startup-fun-2.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup SPEAKER BIO: Roger Rappoport is the leader of Procopio's Emerging Growth and Technology Practice Group. Roger has extensive experience in advising startup and emerging growth companies in the Internet, software, telecommunications, life sciences and cleantech industries. His practice is focused on assisting companies at all stages in their life cycle, from inception through seed, angel and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions and, drawing on his experience as an entrepreneur of 10 years, the implementation of effective strategies to achieve business objectives and ultimately a successful exit. He also represents investors who invest in these areas, Roger is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics and issues related to the development and implementation of a company's formation and funding strategy. Before attending law school, he was the founder of a company . EVENT HOST: www.AccessSiliconValley.net PREMIER SPONSORS: Procopio.com #ASV #accesssiliconvalley #startupeducation #entrepreneurship #siliconvalley

  • Telling Your Story with Numbers: Building a Fundable Financial Model

    GET TICKETS HERE: https://asv-story-telling-with-numbers.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup This two-part series explores the fundamentals of financial modeling and valuation involving startups and emerging technologies, and how to leverage your intellectual property (IP)portfolio for funding and growth. Part 1 in the series, Telling Your Story with Numbers: Building a Fundable Financial Model, lays the foundation for the creation of a balanced, realistic and fundable financial model, while highlighting some of the pitfalls to avoid when presenting your financial plan to investors. Part 2 in the series, Monetizing Innovation: Leveraging Intellectual Property for Funding and Growth, explores the interaction between IP assets and corporate value, and how to manage your IP portfolio to support funding and growth. Efrat Kasznik, President of Foresight Valuation Group, Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Chair of the High Tech Sector of the Licensing Executives Society (USA-Canada), will share insights from her 25 years of experience as an IP valuation and strategy expert, as well as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, CFO, investor and advisor. Throughout her career, Efrat has advised hundreds of companies of all sizes and across a wide range of industries, on how to extract value from innovation. Part 1 - Telling Your Story with Numbers: Building a Fundable Financial Model If you are looking to build a successful, fundable startup that is based on a sound financial model that is ready to be pitched to investors in Silicon Valley, you won’t want to miss this workshop! Creating a set of realistic financial projections is critical to effectively communicating valuation expectations to investors and potential business partners, while at the same time serving as an important tool to prioritize spending and guarantee the economic survival of your startup. Based on her experiences as a valuation expert, CFO, start-up advisor and Stanford Lecturer, Efrat Kasznik will provide practical insights and hands-on tools on: Growing startup value through the funding cycle Startup valuation methods in the early stage Selecting the right business and revenue models for your venture Understanding your cost structure and funding needs How to build a balanced financial model using Unit Economics and People Metrics Key mistakes to avoid in your financial model How to successfully communicate your financial plan to investors --------------------- AGENDA 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM - networking, food and refreshments 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM - speaker and sponsor introductions 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM - startup workshop and Q & A ************** DEMO/ SPONSOR TABLES Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure! Demo/Sponsor table includes: 1 (one) event ticket ½ shared Demo Table Promotion to guests before live event, from 5:30pm-6:45pm You will also be able to talk for one minute in front of the entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and tell them about your company from 6:45-7:00pm. Limited availability. *************** SPEAKER BIO Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group & Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business Ms. Kasznik is an intellectual property (IP) and valuation expert, with 25 years of consulting experience, focusing on assisting clients with the creation, commercialization and monetization of their IP assets. She specializes in analyzing and valuing IP portfolios for a range of purposes, including: mergers & acquisitions, financial reporting, technology commercialization decisions, tax compliance, transfer pricing, litigation damages and business liquidations. She has worked with hundreds corporate clients that range in size from Fortune 100 to start-ups, as well as law firms, universities, research institutions, inventors,.... SEE FULL BIO & GET TICKETS HERE: https://asv-story-telling-with-numbers.eventbrite.com/?aff=meetup