• How to Plan and Implement a Successful Exit Strategy!

    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 for 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-plan-and-implement-a-successful-exit-strategy-tickets-64345075854 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. The most important event of a startup company’s life is the exit, meaning the sale or initial public offering. At exit, the founders and team may cash out and realize the benefits of many long years of hard work. The M&A market is strong now, and many startup companies are actively seeking a buyer. Other startup companies should be preparing for an eventual sale by taking steps to increase their marketability and limit the risk of a failed acquisition. This presentation will cover: 1) When to start thinking about an exit 2) How to ensure the maximum after-tax returns to the sellers 3) Transitioning from being a founder to becoming an employee of an acquirer 4) Using earn outs to maximize sales proceeds 5) How to retain your most valuable asset – people – until a sale occurs 6) Using intellectual property to make your company an attractive target and more! The speaker is Silicon Valley attorney Roger Royse who will address not only the legal aspects of preparing for M&A but also the practical business and planning issues involved in a successful sale. Please come with questions, scenarios, and comments. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Program 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More 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 (http://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 international 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]

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  • Silicon Valley Midsummer TGIF Networking Mixer

    Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

    @ideatoipo (https://twitter.com/ideatoipo) PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. Enter the Hyatt Regency via the main entrance on the front side of the hotel. Look to your right. Go to the bar area in the hotel lobby. Look for people with name tags. Look for the Meetup sign. This event is free to attend. Attendees must purchase their own liquid refreshments and food. There's no content or speaker at this event -- just business and social networking. Build your business and social network - face to face! Come out and enjoy a great evening of good food, liquid refreshments, and connecting. Come prepared with your best smile, a firm handshake, and a great personality. You may meet your next business collaborator, client, employer, employee, friend, or tennis partner! Getting away from a screen for a few hours will do you some good! : -) Meet Silicon Valley movers and shakers - Internet entrepreneurs, developers, engineers, mobile app coders, attorneys, bloggers, academics, financiers, and investors! It's okay if you have to come late and/or leave early. Feel free to drop in whenever you can. You can stay for 30 minutes or for two hours. 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. PARKING: Park in the parking structure. Parking is free. COST: FREE to attend. All attendees will purchase their own liquid refreshments and food. Please support our host venue by purchasing at least one or two beverages. (Non-alcoholic beverages are okay.) DRESS CODE: BUSINESS ATTIRE Take the pledge: https://www.thelifeyoucansave.org/ This event is organized in collaboration with other groups. Join the Bay Club/Silicon Valley Capital Club for great networking opportunities, great facilities and social activities! https://www.bayclubs.com/ http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Silicon-Valley-Capital-Club Our meetup members get a discount! Contact Greg Gonazales at: [masked] Mention "Idea to IPO" for personalized attention!

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  • How to Successfully Pitch to Investors and Get Funded /Angel Investor Gary Jinks

    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 for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $13 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $17 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $20 plus Eventbrite fees Fourth Responders $25 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-successfully-pitch-to-investors-and-get-funded-angel-investor-gary-jinks-tickets-64342829134 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $30 (cash) at the door. Agenda 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm How the Funding Process Works ; What You Need to Do to Prepare; How to Formulate Your Message 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm How to Prepare Your Executive Summary and Investor Presentation - Step-by-Step This is an interactive and dynamic workshop to help anyone learn how to get his or her business message right and deliver it confidently to investors. · This workshop is designed to address your questions and assess your current strategy and business case. · Learn to clearly communicate your vision, plan, and value proposition. · Learn step-by-step bullets for your executive summary and pitch deck. · Match funding strategy to “needs” -- i.e., how much do you need and why? and more! There will be opportunities to practice your pitch and find out what you need to do to get it right! If you have an elevator pitch or a pitch slide deck you would like to have reviewed at the workshop, email Gary at: [masked] About the Speaker: Gary Jinks has spent his entire career in Silicon Valley producing innovative products and getting them into the hands of customers. Gary is the President of GLJ Group, a consulting firm which focuses on strategic planning and new market entry. Their efforts have resulted in over $300M in new business for clients. Gary is also the founder, managing director and chairman of the board of South Valley Angels, angel investor group which he was launched in 2011. Gary is highly respected and very active in the Silicon Valley innovation ecosystem, regularly mentor entrepreneurs at Santa Clara University, local accelerators and other investor organizations. In 2015 Gary worked with over 70 startups to establish strategic direction and launch. Previously, Gary spent 20 plus years at Fortune 1000 companies holding key positions in systems engineering, operations, project management and business development. If you have questions about the content of Gary's presentation, please email him at: [masked] 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.

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  • Startup Matchup and Networking Event at Founders Floor

    Founders Floor, LLC.

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This this event is organized by Founders Floor. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay below. DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. SECURE YOUR TICKET: https://foundersfloor.com/startup-matchup-networking-event-07-11-19/?utm_source=meetup-idea-to-ipo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sumu-07-11 Connect with Founders, Investors, Developers & More! Startup Matchup is a networking event unlike any other. Founders Floor helps tech startups matchup with investors, skilled professionals, and quality business resources from the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Silicon Valley. At this startup event you will meet and network with: = Founders looking for Co-founders = Investors looking for quality early-stage startups. = Developers and engineers looking to work with interesting startups. = Marketers, designers and business developers who want to work with startups. = Entrepreneurs looking for their next big idea or startup to join. = Skilled persons in the corporate world who want to build their entrepreneurial network or join a startup. You must purchase a ticket to attend. Food, beer and wine are provided. /////////////////////////////////////////// *** SECURE YOUR TICKET: https://foundersfloor.com/startup-matchup-networking-event-07-11-19/?utm_source=meetup-idea-to-ipo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sumu-07-11 /////////////////////////////////////////// Come to this event to GIVE just as much as you GET. Our event structure allows attendees to briefly introduce themselves and share what they are looking for. As you hear people state their needs during the introductions, think about how you can help other attendees. Then, reach out to these individuals during general networking time, just the same as others will reach out to you with ways that they can help you. The network effect of all attendees helping each other magnifies the total reach and increases the chances of finding what you are looking for. /////////////////////////////////////////// *** SECURE YOUR TICKET: https://foundersfloor.com/startup-matchup-networking-event-07-11-19/?utm_source=meetup-idea-to-ipo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sumu-07-11 /////////////////////////////////////////// [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] AGENDA: 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Registration, Dinner & Networking 7:00pm – 7:30pm – Startup Introductions 7:30pm – 9:00pm – Networking BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT YOU AGREE TO THIS LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: http://foundersfloor.com/disclaimer [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] WHO IS FOUNDERS FLOOR? Founders Floor is a co-working accelerator for tech startups. We provide low cost co-working office space to select startups including mentorship & advice, a 3 month accelerator program, funding opportunities via our VC network, & monthly events . Find out more about our coworking options (http://foundersfloor.com/coworking) and accelerator program (http://foundersfloor.com/accelerator-program). Find out more about our upcoming events here: http://foundersfloor.com/events [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] FREE PARKING: Free street parking and free parking garage. Easy access to public transportation. See event description link above for details.

  • What Every Startup Founder Needs to Know About US Immigration

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Access Silicon Valley. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. Our MeetUp members get 10% OFF! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO GET TICKETS HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y2vcckcx ***DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE.*** 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/y2vcckcx Premier Sponsor: Procopio.com

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  • Decision-Making for Entrepreneurs

    SVI HUB

    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/decision-making-for-entrepreneurs-tickets-63918501960 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. In Silicon Valley the buzz is: “Data is the new currency”. Yes! We are in the age of big data. In a world of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity), common sense and gut feel decisions can often lead to serious consequences. Dr. Errol Wirasinghe has been working in the field of decision-making for over 20 years. He will provide insights into how you can make better decisions in the face of big data. This workshop will give participants the knowledge, tools, and techniques to make decisions that are timely, consistent, optimal, and defensible in today’s world of information and choice overload. Attendees will gain insight on how to: 1) Recognize human irrationality and illusions that creep into decision making and put multi-dimensional, real world problems into proper perspective ·2) Master the skill of making optimal decisions 3) Use analytic, hierarchical methodology to make optimum decisions 4) Minimize risk by validating decisions 5) Handle uncertainties when making decisions 6) Understand what-if decision validation 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 More Q & A, Networking About the Speaker: Dr. Errol Wirasinghe has over 40 years of experience as a research scientist, university professor, oil and gas engineer, and management consultant. He is the author of two books (1) "The Art of Making Decisions" (2) “Better Defensible Decisions” and (3) "The Negotiator’s Handbook". He is the developer of the XpertUS Decision Support System. He has published papers on topics relating to management, engineering and economics and has been a corporate trainer at several Fortune 500 companies. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston’s MBA program and has been honored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers as a Distinguished Lecturer. "Dr. Errol" has lived, worked and trained professionals in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America and South America, working for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Petroleos de Venezuela, British Gas, Enron Corp., and the University of Zulia (where he lectured in Spanish). Dr. Errol graduated as the undergraduate valedictorian from The Teesside University, U.K. in mechanical engineering, and went on to obtain his Ph.D. in fluid mechanics, having won a scholarship from the prestigious “Confederation of British Industries”. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, you can contact Dr. Errol at: [masked]

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  • FREE! Friday Night Social Night / Movie Night - "Avengers: Infinity War"

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized in collaboration with SVI Hub. Visit: http://svihub.com/ This event is free to attend! In order to attend, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-friday-night-social-night-movie-night-avengers-infinity-wars-tickets-64146805823 Hang out on Friday night at Silicon Valley's newest hub! Meet other entrepreneurs and techies. Network, socialize, and connect! SVI Hub is the place in Silicon Valley where business meets innovation, where startups, entrepreneurs and corporations work side-by-side in a vibrant and nurturing community. Enjoy snacks, beverages, and pizza! Watch the 2018 blockbuster, "Avengers: Infinity War" in SVI Hub's event room. Or, you can hang out in the community area and just network, socialize and connect all night! There will be startup demo tables and startup service provider tables. If you would like a table, send an email message to: [masked] Put this in the subject header: F 6/28 Tabler Agenda 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm Network, Socialize and Connect 7:45 pm to 8:00 pm Announcements 8:00 pm to 10:40 pm Movie: "Avengers: Infinity War" (watch it in the event room) Or, hang out and network, socialize and connect in the social hub area. 10:40 pm to 11:00 pm Networking and Wrap Up About "Avengers: Infinity War", the Movie: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1SQJL_enUS812US812&ei=XQ4QXfT1Mv640PEPm-SFmAg&q=avengers+infinity+wars&oq=aveng&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.35i39j0i67l7j0l2.58934.60681..62296...1.0..2.113.1702.20j1......0....1..gws-wiz.....6..0i71j0i131j0i20i263.vkyd-9dNAFM Venue Sponsor: SVI Hub http://svihub.com/ SVI Hub is the place in Silicon Valley where business meets innovation. Here, start-ups, entrepreneurs and corporations work side-by-side in a vibrant and nurturing community. You have access to exclusive meetups, workshops and networking events that encourage startups to learn from each other, generate mutual feedback in a safe and friendly environment, meet investors and expand business. For discounts, mention: Idea to IPO Questions? Contact: [masked]

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  • How You Can Become a Silicon Valley Success : Angel Investor Andre Gueziec

    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-you-can-become-a-silicon-valley-success-angel-investor-andre-gueziac-tickets-63795549205 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. Andre Gueziec, Silicon Valley entrepreneur and angel investor, will describe how he became a Silicon Valley success -- and provide tips on how entrepreneurs can succeed in today's startup ecosystem. Andre will discuss the following: 1) how to start and grow your high-tech business. 2) alternative paths to Silicon Valley ventures 3) creative ways to raise money (if you need to) 4) discerning the fine line between persistence and obstinacy 5) how you can create a positive, vibrant culture 6) how to sell your high tech business and more! Please come with your questions and comments. 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 More Q & A, Networking About the Speaker: André Gueziec is an entrepreneur and executive with a unique combination of product vision, technical depth, and start-up expertise. André founded Beat the Traffic and sold it to the Pelmorex Canadian media group (“The Weather Network”). André is an angel investor and advisor to selected technology companies. His sweet spot is to be a catalyst in early stage opportunities where it also makes sense for him to actively participate in an advisory role. He has published forty peer-reviewed papers, journal articles and book chapters and is an inventor of about 35 U.S Patents. He also wrote a book entitled “You can be a Silicon Valley Success”. Books will be on sale for $15 and Andre will be signing books! https://www.amazon.com/You-can-Silicon-Valley-Success/dp/1520616813

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  • Pitch Night & Investor Panel With Unshackled Ventures & Harvard Angels

    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This this event is organized by Founders Floor. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay below. DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. 🚀LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT HERE: https://foundersfloor.com/startup-event-pitch-night-06-26-2019/?utm_source=meetup-idea-to-ipo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pitchnight-06-26 Date: Wednesday, June[masked] Pitch your startup to Lucas Rocha of Unshackled Ventures and Tony Clemendor of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels at our Pitch Night and Investor Panel Discussion on Wednesday, June 26th! Lucas is an investor at Unshackled Ventures, a pre-seed stage fund that invests in immigrant-founded startups in the US, and actively investing out of their most recently raise second VC fund. Tony is an active angel investor with Harvard Business School Alumni Angels and serves on their Selection Committee. Now a mentor and advisor to startups, Tony was previously co-founder of Optionetics, Inc. which he grew to over $80 mill in revenue before it’s successful sale. Dinner and drinks are provided. Free parking available. Seating is limited, so reserve your ticket now. /////////////////////////////////////////// 🚀SECURE YOUR TICKET: https://foundersfloor.com/startup-event-pitch-night-06-26-2019/?utm_source=meetup-idea-to-ipo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pitchnight-06-26 ////////////////////////////////////////// [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] EVENT DETAILS The event will start with a round-table discussion where our investors will talk about the fundraising process and what it takes to successfully fundraise, and take questions from the audience via our online portal. Pre-selected startups will pitch to the investor panel for 5 minutes with their slide deck, followed by feedback and Q&A from the investor panel. Whether you are attending as an audience member or have been selected to pitch, all attendees can learn from these investors, their quality feedback and unique insights. Connect with these investors afterward during general networking, and create a relationship with them and their firms. If you are a startup founder or entrepreneur, this is an event you don’t want to miss! ////////////////////////////////////////// 🚀SECURE YOUR TICKET: https://foundersfloor.com/startup-event-pitch-night-06-26-2019/?utm_source=meetup-idea-to-ipo&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pitchnight-06-26 ///////////////////////////////////////// HOW TO APPLY TO PITCH Apply using the link below for an opportunity to pitch your company to the investor panel. You must purchase a General Admission ticket to submit your pitch deck for consideration. All pitch deck submissions must be in a PDF format. www.FoundersFloor.com/Pitch Selected companies will have 5 minutes to pitch their company, including slide deck, to the investor panel. Questions and feedback from the investor panel will follow for an additional 5 minutes. There are a limited amount of pitch slots available, so submit your pitch deck now for consideration. [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] AGENDA 6:00pm – 7:00pm Registration and Networking 7:00pm – 8:00pm Investor Discussion & Startup Pitches 8:00pm – 8:30pm Meet the Investors and Network BY PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT YOU AGREE TO THIS LIABILITY DISCLAIMER: http://foundersfloor.com/disclaimer [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] FREE PARKING: Free street parking and free parking garage. Easy access to public transportation. See event description link above for details. [][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][][] SPONSORS FOUNDERS FLOOR Coworking accelerator for startups and entrepreneurs. Office space, partnerships, and funding. PROCOPIO Ranked among the 2014 Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report. Procopio works with early stage startups.

  • How to Get the Patent Protection VCs Crave and Cut Patent-Related Costs by 90%!

    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-the-patent-protection-vcs-crave-and-cut-patent-related-costs-by-90-tickets-63410579751 Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $25 (cash) at the door. VCs love it when they know you’re protecting a critical component of your company’s value -- your intellectual property (IP). From patent prosecution to patent litigation defense, statistical analysis suggests that most startups are probably paying up to 10X more than necessary for potentially worse results. At this event, the speakers will discuss how entrepreneurs can cut their patent-related expenses by 90 percent and get the patent protection that venture capitalists want to see in the startups they invest in. Please come with your questions, concerns and scenarios. Agenda 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Q & A, Networking About the Speaker: Bill Ahmann is founder and managing partner of Ahmann Law Firm. Bill focuses on intellectual property law in the fields of wireless networks, telecommunications, computers, software, semiconductors, electronics, security, business methods, and the Internet. Other areas of his practice include patent prosecution, licensing, litigation, copyright, trademark procurement, and designs protection. Bill has worked with a number of clients, rendering patent opinions, including invalidity and noninfringement opinions, focusing on patent prosecution and patent analysis, and establishing internal patent procurement programs and competitive analysis. Bill has drafted, supervised, and/or prosecuted approximately 600 patent applications, and has filed and/or prosecuted dozens of reexaminations. He has been involved in multiple litigations matters and monetization efforts. He also has served as primary counsel in many licensing negotiations. Bill holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Missouri.

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