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Startup Basics: Legal, Business, and Financing Strategies
This event is organized by: ( PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. There is a cover charge for this event. A "YES" RSVP on our meetup site does not confirm your reservation. Space is limited. Please only RSVP "Yes" if you will be attending. Take advantage of early responder pricing! Slots are limited. First come, first served! First Responders $9 plus Eventbrite fees Second Responders $12 plus Eventbrite fees Third Responders $15 plus Eventbrite fees In order to attend, you must register and pay here: Please bring your printed ticket to the event. Or, pay $20 (cash) at the door. Launching a startup - or starting a business - is challenging and is fraught with pitfalls. Roger Royse, the founder of Royse Law Firm, will discus the basics of building a successful business and how to what mistakes to avoid. Roger will discuss: 1) How should entrepreneurs structure their business? 2) How should founders divide equity? 3) What’s the difference between a contractor and an employee? 4) How does a startup get funded? 5) What is an ICO? 6) How does an entrepreneur successfully negotiate with a VC? 7) How viable is crowdfunding in 2018? 8) How should entrepreneurs protect their intellectual property? and more! Agenda 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Check In, Food, Networking Reception 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Presentation, Q & A 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm More Networking About the Speaker Roger Royse is the founder of Royse Law Firm, PC, a business and tax law firm with offices in Northern and Southern California ( ( )). Roger practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, domestic and international tax, mergers and acquisitions, and fund formation. His clients include international emerging and middle-market companies and high net worth individuals. Roger has represented companies in a variety of industries, including clean tech, Internet, life sciences, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate, retail and mobile devices and applications. Practicing since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is an adjunct professor at the Golden Gate University Law School Tax program (Corporate, International, Property Transactions) 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.


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