Getting Started – The Foundation for Growth and Financing

September 18, 2012
University of Connecticut, Avery Point

Wiggin and Dana Partner Frank Marco will provide an overview of topics that an entrepreneur needs to address in order to be successful in starting, growing & financing their business and will address the following areas for existing entrepreneurs or folks that are thinking about a possible new technology start-up venture:

  • The essentials for building a scalable business
  • When to create a legal entity
      • LLC vs. corporate structure
      • Basic intellectual property
      • Equity Incentives/ Stock Options
      • Allocation of Equity Among Founders
  •  Considerations in financing a business
      • Valuation – the theory and the reality
  • Sources of financing and what is best for the business model
  • Getting investors
  • Use of angel investors
  • Common early stage issues to avoid
  • The role of mentors, advisors and directors
      • How to work with outside professionals

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