Past Meetup

Fund Raising and Legal Challanges for Startups – seminar #2

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Following the positive feedback and requests for more content, we are happy to invite you to a second seminar on legal and IP for startups.

The objective of this Meetup is to present and discuss major issues that entrepreneurs and startup executives are concerned with, from both legal and practical perspectives. The seminar will address questions such as: How can you protect your sourcecode, and what pitfalls you should avoid? What are the basic principles of early stage equity financing? What are the differences between angel and VC investment? In addition, we will discuss dilemmas around software licensing and compare the benefits of partnering with a global leader vs. local distributor. Looking forward to see you!


15:30 Registration, refreshments, networking

16:10 Welcome notes - HTS

16:20 Copyrights in Software and Open Sourcecode- Haim Ravia, Partner, Chair of the Internet, IT & Copyright Group PCZL

The basic protections available to all software programs and the pitfalls and lessons of using open sourcecode.

17:00 Start Up Financing: From Angles to VC - Inbal Perlstein, Senior Associate, PCZL

Introduction to the main concepts of Equity Financing of technology companies: How to keep it simple when raising from friends and family and learning the complexities of VC financing.

17:40 Coffee break / networking

18:00 Software Licensing: Global Leaders or Local Distributקrs? - Joel Stein, Partner, PCZL

An OEM with HP, Nokia or Cisco may be part of the dream of every small HighTech company. It may also be the biggest and most expensive challenge the company ever faces. Compare the benefits and detriments of signing with a market leader versus going with a local distributor.

18:40 Q&A panel

19:00 Adjourn