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FREE! How International Startups Can Move to Silicon Valley

This is an online event. Participation is 100% online. Participants can be located anywhere in the world! This event is FREE to attend. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. In order to participate, you must register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-how-international-startups-can-move-to-silicon-valley-tickets-135427281645 Hurry! Slots are limited! (Participants who have registered via Eventbrite will be emailed the login link right before the start of the event.) Silicon Valley contains the greatest concentration of wealth in the world, housing companies representing trillions of dollars of market capitalization on a short stretch of land between San Francisco and San Jose, California. Companies from around the world come to Silicon Valley for access to markets, financing and talent. Many of the most successful companies have started in other countries and moved to Silicon Valley. Please join us for a presentation on how international startups can move to Silicon Valley. The speakers will discuss the legal, business and practical aspects of moving your company, funding your startup and tips on how to comply with legal, tax and regulatory requirements. The presentation will cover: 1) How to make your company fundable to venture capitalists 2) How to protect you foreign intellectual property 3) The importance of limiting your potential liability 4) Complying with federal immigration and California’s byzantine employment law rules 5) Attracting and incentivizing employees 6) Raising money in general in Silicon Valley And much more! Please come with your questions, comments and scenarios. About the Speakers: Roger Royse is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Haynes and Boone, LLP and practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, tax, mergers and acquisitions and fund formation. He works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to publicly traded multinationals in a variety of industries. Roger has been an instructor or professor of legal, tax and business topics for the Center for International Studies (Salzburg, Austria), Golden Gate University School of Law and Stanford Continuing Studies 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.. Roger is the author of Dead on Arrival: How to Avoid the Legal Mistakes That Could Kill Your Startup and has been interviewed and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fox Business, Chicago Tribune, Associated Press, Tax Notes, Inc. Magazine, Nikkei Asian Review, China Daily, San Francisco Chronicle, Reuters, The Recorder, 7X7, Business Insurance and Fast Company. Roger can be reached at: [masked] Virginia Slutu is a licensed attorney in California and France (Barreau de Paris). She advises startups and investors on a wide range of corporate matters covering startup formation, fund formation, funding, and corporate maintenance. She also focuses on transactional matters, strategic alliances, and commercial agreements. She has performed legal work on more than $1 billion worth of contracts. Moreover, she advises clients on US and European regulatory compliance matters and corporate legal strategy. Virginia has distinctive international background and experience, and is particularly versed in advising international clients. Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Virginia was an attorney with Royse Law Firm. She received law degrees from top law schools in France, Australia, and the U.S. She regularly speaks about startup formation, funding, and trends in Silicon Valley. Virginia can be reached at: [masked]

Critical Immigration and Tax Issues for Startups from Founding through IPO

This event is 100% online. Participants can be located anywhere in the world! This event is organized by WR Immigration and DLA Piper Global Law Firm. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. This event is FREE to attend! In order to attend, please register here to receive the webinar login link: https://wolfsdorf.com/news_posts/free-webinar-january-20-critical-immigration-and-tax-issues-for-start-ups-from-founding-through-ipo/ Hurry! Slots are limited! Register now for the free webinar, Critical Immigration and Tax Update for Startups from Founding through IPO. Presented by WR Immigration and DLA Piper Global Law Firm. Part 1 of this webinar series will provide essential information and guidance to startups on immigration and tax challenges. The webinar will last approximately one hour, including Q&A, and CLE will be offered for California lawyers. Topics: Immigration· 1) Work visa and green card options for entrepreneurs and investors from early stages through an exit· 2) Employer considerations when hiring foreign nationals to work for startups· 3) Current state of limitations on work visas and green card programs, and upcoming changes· 4) Biden Administration policy considerations for startups U.S. Tax Considerations for Internationally Expanding Companies· A) Structure considerations related to U.S. investment/financing· B) Overview of U.S. corporate income tax system for U.S. companies expanding abroad· C) Critical tax issues when hiring (i) employees located outside the U.S. and (ii) mobile employees· D) Documenting tax structure and transfer pricing Moderator: Farshad Owji, Partner, WR Immigration Panelists: Christopher J. Feldman, Partner, DLA Piper International Tax Charina P. Garcia, Partner, WR Immigration Nathan D. Grow, Senior Associate, WR Immigration WR Immigration Established in 1986, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP (“WR”) is a full-service, top-rated immigration law firm with offices located in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Monica, and Shanghai.In addition to our National Tier 1 ranking, WR has also been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Regional Tier 1 Immigration Law Firm in California and New York for 2020. View our rankings.

FREE WEBINAR: How to Outsource Development of Your App

This event is organized by TechSpeak. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. This event is FREE to attend! In order to attend, please register here: https://www.techspeakforentrepreneurs.com/outsource/?utm=ideatoipo (Registrants will receive login info right before the start of the event.) If you are a non-technical person with an idea for an app, you’re probably looking for a technical co-founder to help you build the app. However, you can launch a tech startup by outsourcing code! In the early days of your startup it can be challenging to attract a technical co-founder to build your app. But by knowing how to efficiently outsource the building of your MVP and gain some traction, you can de-risk the opportunity for the tech person and change the conversation from "I Need You" to "Here's an Opportunity". In this webinar, the speaker will discuss the best way to outsource the development of your app, including: 1) Why outsourcing may be the best way to find a technical co-founder 2) Outsourcing best practices 3) How not get ripped off in the process and more! About the Speaker Nelly Yusupova is a CTO, with over 18 years experience, leading companies to technical excellence. She is a startup tech advisor, outsourced CTO, and the creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs. Nelly is on a mission to help entrepreneurs minimize technology mistakes. Through her online master class TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, she provides the roadmap to successfully manage technology teams and projects. Just recently included in Fast Company’s, “League of Extraordinary Women”, Nelly has been at the forefront of the women’ s movement online since 1999 and is one of the Wall Street Journal’s “Women on the IT Fast Track”. Nelly is a speaker and presenter for many organizations and major industries events including: Women’s Enterprise Center, New York Entrepreneurs Business Network, Small Business Summit, BlogHer, Social Media Jungle, Mom 2.0, BlogWorld, and more. She has been featured in Inc. Magazine, NBC's Today Show, Fast Company, NewsDay.com, O’Reilly, Smart Money, Small Biz, TechRepublic, Women’s Radio and more. Nelly can be reached at: [masked]

How to Build an MVP without a Technical Co-Founder

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This event is organized by TechSpeak. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. This event is FREE to attend! In order to attend, please register here: https://www.techspeakforentrepreneurs.com/outsource/?utm=ideatoipo (Registrants will receive login info right before the start of the event.) Yes, you can launch a tech startup without a technical co-founder! In the early days of your startup it will be hard to attract a technical co-founder to build your app. However, by knowing how to efficiently build your MVP and thus get some traction, you can de-risk the opportunity for the potential tech co-founder and change the conversation from "I Need You" to "Here's an Opportunity". Learn how you can make the shift from struggling to develop your MVP and feeling uncertain of what you should be doing to successfully building your MVP in the next 3-4 months -- and start getting traction for your product and attract a technical co-founder or CTO! The speaker will discuss: 1) Why it’s so hard to find a technical co-founder or CTO 2) A strategy for attracting a a technical co-founder or CTO 3) How not get ripped off in the process and more! About the Speaker Nelly Yusupova is a CTO, with over 18 years experience, leading companies to technical excellence. She is a startup tech advisor, outsourced CTO, and the creator of TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs. Nelly is on a mission to help entrepreneurs minimize technology mistakes. Through her online master class TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs, she provides the roadmap to successfully manage technology teams and projects. Just recently included in Fast Company’s, “League of Extraordinary Women”, Nelly has been at the forefront of the women’ s movement online since 1999 and is one of the Wall Street Journal’s “Women on the IT Fast Track”. Nelly is a speaker and presenter for many organizations and major industries events including: Women’s Enterprise Center, New York Entrepreneurs Business Network, Small Business Summit, BlogHer, Social Media Jungle, Mom 2.0, BlogWorld, and more. She has been featured in Inc. Magazine, NBC's Today Show, Fast Company, NewsDay.com, O’Reilly, Smart Money, Small Biz, TechRepublic, Women’s Radio and more. Nelly can be reached at: [masked]

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