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Mock Negotiations: Negotiating with Big Media and Brands

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Price: $20.00 /per person
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Negotiating with Big Media and Brands

So you’ve built your product, you’ve raised your money, and now it’s time to close those strategic deals, get some traction and create growth. In this mock negotiation a start-up company that has created a new disruptive product will try to get a major media company on board for a bet-the-company, make-it-or-break-it strategic deal.

If you loved our mock negotiations before, you'll love this one. Investors, media companies, and New York style entertainment lawyers - hot stuff.

We will cover issues that must be overcome when any early stage tech company tries to do business with a major media company, and some of the things on the major media company side for which entrepreneurs should be prepared; things like approved vendor lists, conflicts with other technologies and companies already owned or controlled by the media company, contract negotiation issues, ballooning legal bills and how to deal with them, etc.

Tom Chernaik, Co-Founder, (, (playing the role of CEO, Bit Music)

Josh Sessler, Partner, CDAS, as counsel

Kathleen Utecht, Senior Associate, Comcast Ventures (playing role of Chief Digital Officer for Zorin Industries Entertainment Group)

Steve Masur, Partner, CDAS, as counsel

Happy hour to follow at 5pm :)


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Imagine you had a meeting with these angels and access to ask anything. The audience is kept small to allow for that engagement. More hard to reach guys are brought each Friday for real conversations. Come learn about what you can't "google" to stay updated on what the market wants and share a beer.