Space Entrepreneurship: Founder Challenges


Interested in starting a business that involves space in some way? Come hear from attorneys at Davis Wright Tremaine about common challenges for company founders. DWT will provide light appetizers and beer/wine, and will discuss the topics below. We'll close with an overview of our follow-on event - Startup Weekend Space in November.

Topics will include:

· Forming a company and establishing the respective rights and responsibilities of the founders

· Preparing for equity and debt financing and an exit event

· Understanding the patentability of your technology and the value of having patent protection

· Key considerations in intellectual property licenses and supply chain contracts

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP has a long history of advising Northwest aerospace and technology companies, including on issues relating to formation, capitalization, equity and debt financings, tax, immigration, patent prosecution, intellectual property, and labor and employment. Join us in DWT’s Bellevue office for a discussion of key legal issues for emerging space companies.

Speakers will include Scott MacCormack (corporate finance), Scott Adams and Dylan Adams (patent), and Jose Hernandez (technology and licensing.)