• How to Pitch Your WOW! to Investors / Bill Reichert, Garage Technology Ventures

    The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge to attend this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-pitch-your-wow-to-investors-bill-reichert-garage-technology-ventures-tickets-68547014967 Take advantage of online advance registration and early responder pricing. Slots are limited! First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Bill Reichert, one of the most prominent venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, will discuss getting to WOW! when delivering an elevator pitch. Bill will also listen to some elevator pitches and provide feedback. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6MS9AtJDTE If you would like to apply to pitch to Bill send an email message to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: Th 8/22 Pitch Applicant - Pitch Your WOW! to Bill Reichert Pitching slots in the formal line up are limited. Even if you are not slotted to pitch, you will learn a lot from listening to Bill's presentation and hearing his feedback to presenting startups. All are welcome to attend and learn from Bill! There will be demo showcase tables for startups and tables for startup service providers on display during the networking portions of the event. If you would like table space for your startup or if you are a startup service provider and would like a sponsor table, please send an email message to: [masked] Please put this in the subject header: Th 8/22 Tabler - Pitch Your WOW! to Bill Reichert Agenda 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking, Demo Tables 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm Networking About the Speaker: Bill Reichert - Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures http://www.garage.com/ Bill spent most of his early career as an entrepreneur and operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. Bill and Garage have helped many great companies get their start, including Pandora Media, LeftHand Networks, Kaboodle, and Tripwire. Bill has been a board director or board observer at CaseStack, WhiteHat Security, ClearFuels Technology, Simply Hired, MiaSole, D.light Design, ThermoCeramix, and VisaNow, among others. He is a co-founder of F50 and TimeJoy, and is an advisor to Playlist. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank. Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and served as chairman of the Churchill Club. He is an advisor to the Women’s Startup Lab, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Organizational Sponsor: Generate Your Patent Application 100% Free at https://www.getmeapatent.com/. This free system is provided as a courtesy by Chhabra Law Firm, PC. No Credit Card/Payment/Commitment Needed.

  • Top Ten Legal Mistakes that Could Kill Your Startup

    The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge to attend this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/top-ten-legal-mistakes-that-could-kill-your-startup-tickets-69404034335 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Silicon Valley attorney Roger Royse, the founder of Royse Law Firm, will deliver his popular presentation: “Top Ten Legal Mistakes that Could Kill Your Startup", which is based on his popular book, Dead on Arrival, Avoiding the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your StartUp The presentation will summarize the most common legal mistakes that startup companies and their lawyers make and how to avoid making those mistakes. Some of those mistakes can be rectified, but many will result in your startup company being "dead on arrival" when it come time for for funding or acquisition opportunities. Knowing what those mistakes are and how to avoid them is essential to starting and building a successful company. Roger will cover corporate, securities, tax, employment and technology law and more! 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 Networking About the Speaker Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California (www.rroyselaw.com). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. His clients include nternational emerging and middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. Roger has represented companies in a variety of industries, including clean tech, Internet, life sciences, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate, retail and mobile devices and applications. Practicing since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University Law School Tax program (Corporate, International, Property Transactions) and is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups. Roger is a Northern California Super Lawyer, is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo.

  • How to Get Your Startup Ready for Venture Capital Funding

    The deadline to register and pay online is 2 pm the day of the event. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge to attend this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-get-your-startup-ready-for-venture-capital-funding-tickets-69543168489 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Venture capital funding is seen as the holy grail for a startup, often improving the company’s chances of a big IPO or exit dramatically. Most companies start their lives with the hope, if not the expectation, that they will eventually receive venture funding. This presentation will cover what a company should do to prepare for venture funding, what steps to take, what the venture capitalists expect and how to avoid venture capital deal breakers. The speaker will discuss: 1) what types of companies are candidates for venture capital funding 2) the essential assets, qualities or aspects that your company must have to approach a venture capitalist 3) how (and when) you should value your company for venture capitalists 4) how you can protect yourself against dilutive rounds, losing control and being removed from management 5) how to get your company in front of venture capitalists and more! Please come with your questions, comments and scenarios. 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 Networking About the Speaker Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California (www.rroyselaw.com). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. His clients include nternational emerging and middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. Roger has represented companies in a variety of industries, including clean tech, Internet, life sciences, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate, retail and mobile devices and applications. Practicing since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University Law School Tax program (Corporate, International, Property Transactions) and is a frequent speaker, writer, radio guest, blogger and panelist for bar associations, CPA organizations, and business groups. Roger is a Northern California Super Lawyer, is AV Peer-Rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has a “Superb” rating from Avvo. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, you can reach Roger at: [masked]