What we're about

https://www.meetup.com/SoftwareEntrepreneursMeetup/

As a software entrepreneur’s meetup, our purpose is to help each other commercialize a software service or product. Our objective is to first learn together from successful area entrepreneurs, educators and facilitators. Then to work on individual ideas, projects and prototypes about to be launched. Lastly to evolve a network of contacts in the area ready to help one another.

Our meetings are held the First Wednesday of Every Month at 6pm CT.

We have booked area luminaries to our recent meetups including distinguished successful entrepreneurs (meaning they cashed out with incredible deals!), directors of entrepreneurship programs at area universities, and even a radio / podcast talk show host on entrepreneurship!

We are also making progress, ever modifying our program, to allow for increased focus on individual entrepreneurial initiatives (read "your idea"), and do breakouts to further explore how to get those initiatives off the ground! We welcome on-line cloud services, smart phone applications, and embedded systems products.

So join us for an evening of professional networking, the opportunity to practice your "elevator pitch," and catch up on area happenings for entrepreneurs.

And if you cannot make it, try to watch our (experimental - beta version) streaming video You Tube Channel – and subscribe!

https://www.tinyurl.com/psemYouTubeLiveFeed
( https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7dINyC8KSa1zQ_-N2h6bdQ/live )

See you soon!

Tony

Founder

Upcoming events (4+)

" 'Power Panel' on Tech Business Finance with Must-Know Tips, Tools & Resources"

Come hear industry leading tech business lawyers and bankers share "Must-Know" Business Finance Tips, Tools & Resources for Techpreneurs

Hear attorneys from who have represented Network Associates now known as McAfee, and more, a former software co. CEO now VP of Business Finance, on Alternative Financing, and banking VPs on Commercial Banking, and SBA Loans, co-hosted by Valuation Expert!

6:00 PM Start - Dinner sponsored by Objective, Investment Banking and Valuation
When: Wed., July 6th - free - donation suggested
Where: 4800 Preston Park Blvd. Rm 122, Plano
RSVP Here by Clicking on Attend in Meetup

The Panel will discuss the following:
o The profile a business needs to have, reporting requirements, typical range of interest and fees, costs and benefits of:
--- Commercial loans
--- SBA loans
--- Alternative financing from factoring
o How to avoid crashing or burning if you crash on death, divorce or disenchantment of a co-founder
o Buy-Sell Agreements
o How Often to Seek Valuation Updates
o Stories from experience of seasoned panel members

Bios of Panel Members:
Russell Duckworth: Former software company CEO with enterprise clients who became a VP of business financing and has been for 20 years+ at American Bank, Business Finance, ABDallas.bank, [masked].

Laura Jones: Over her 10-year tenure with Texas Security Bank, Laura Jones has served on the Loan Operations Team, as a Credit Analyst and Portfolio Manager and is currently a VP Relationship Manager.
In her current role as a commercial lender, Laura works with SBA and conventional lending products to help business owners realize their goals. TexasSecurityBank.com [masked]

Robert Hanley: VP Business at PNC Bank with more than 20 years as a business banking executive at BBVA, and JP Morgan Chase, with a degree from Texas Tech U. He has specialized in SBA loans for more than 12 years. PNC.com, 8080 North Central Freeway, Dallas.

Atty David Wills: David Wills is an Associate in Scheef & Stone’s Litigation section. His practice focuses on litigating the breach of business contracts and representing companies in employment disputes. At Scheef & Stone, David has worked on a wide variety of commercial law issues.

Among other things, while at Harvard Law School, David worked on cases for commercial law firms such as representing Google in their antitrust investigation.

David Wills is also an entrepreneur. He built and operated a mixed martial arts business from the ground up before law school.
www.solidcounsel.com | [masked]

Atty Roger Crabb: Mr. Crabb is a Partner at Scheef & Stone, has over 25 years of experience negotiating and documenting corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private and public market financings and general commercial transactions. While in the corporate world, he handled all aspects of SEC, banking, insurance and risk management, and sophisticated transactions, both in the U.S. and internationally.

With Scheef & Stone, Mr. Crabb advises publicly-held and private clients on acquisitions and other commercial transactions, SEC compliance and filings, financings, risk management and insurance, general contract law, corporate ethics and compliance programs and corporate governance.

Prior to joining Scheef & Stone, he served as Director of Legal Affairs, Global Corporate, for Network Associates; General Counsel, Secretary and Executive Committee Member, for Thomas Group; and Associate General Counsel for Triton Energy. www.solidcounsel.com | [masked]

In this meetup, you will also take advantage of:
ELEVATOR PITCH. Take this opportunity to pitch to our friendly group!
NETWORKING. Bring business cards!
JOB SEEKER – HIRING MANAGER/RECRUITER? - Share it with the group.
RAFFLE. We will have a raffle of a token of our appreciation.
DONATION. Please donate to keep these meetings going! (Bring the recommended $10 cash).

SPONSORS:

Collin College provides our location, equipment, and brochures and resources on courses and the on-campus Small Business Development Center. John Byers, Jr. leads sponsorships and more.

Objective, Investment Banking and Valuation, at ObjectiveCP.com sponsors dinner for our in-person guests. Their Managing Director for DFW is Jeffrey Brewster. Jeffrey Brewster focuses on Valuation.

AppJaxx at Appjaxx.com provides our members a 10% discount on LinkedIn message Campaigns. CEO: Josh Detweiler.

Bring:
1 Something to take notes on.
2 Business cards for networking and the raffle.
3 Cash for the donation.
4 Your elevator pitch for the group (if you wish).
5 Events info. you know about of interest to Entrepreneurs.

First Wednesday - Plano Software Entrepreneurs! (Details TBD)

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First Wednesday - Plano Software Entrepreneurs! (Details TBD)

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Fireside Chat with Founder and CEO of Software Business

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