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CONNECT’s FrameWorks Workshop: Introduction to Startup Funding

August 26, 2014

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Event date: Tues, August 26th
Event location: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, 10905 Road to the Cure, San Diego, CA 92121
Event contact: Jackie Leard,
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Program Overview:

In the current economic environment, founders and executives need to take steps to prepare their company for receiving outside investment long before approaching potential investors. In this workshop, a TCA presenter will explain their Seed Track program.  Peter Townshend of Perkins Coie will discuss entity formation and how to structure and prepare your company to be an enticing funding candidate for outside investors.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Learn how to structure a company for seed, angel and venture capital investment
  • Learn the ABCs of early-stage funding
  • Develop connections with other early stage entrepreneurs
  • Learn about the Tech Coast Angels Seed Track program
  • Federal & SBA funding options

Who should attend:
Founders, officers and owners of companies that are seeking seed, angel and venture funding, as well as experts who are in the pre-formation stage of founding a business start-up that will seek outside investors.

About the Presenters:

TCA Presenter: Coming soon

Peter Townshend, a partner Perkins Coie with the firm’s Emerging Companies practice.  He has extensive experience representing emerging growth technology companies and venture capital investors in structuring a wide variety of transactions. His practice includes venture capital, angel and other private equity financings; convertible note and other debt financings; mergers and acquisitions; public offerings; corporate governance; distribution, development, manufacturing, co-marketing, licensing and other commercial transactions; stock option plans and executive compensation; and venture capital and private equity fund formation. Peter has worked in a diverse array of industries including social networking, e-commerce, online advertising, online gaming, software and hardware, telecommunications, medical devices, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. Peter is a regular lecturer for the von Liebig Center for Entrepreneurship at U.C. San Diego. He has lectured at U.C. Berkeley, U.C. San Diego, Santa Clara University, and San Jose State University, and he has been quoted by Reuters and in the San Francisco Chronicle, and Entrepreneur Magazine.  Peter has a BA from Yale University and an MBA and JD from U.C. Berkeley.




August 26, 2014
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