Business Law & Order - Getting Funded - Techniques, Tips and Traps - With a Crowdfunding Update
Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
5:00 pm - 5:15 pm Registration/Networking, 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm Program
330 East Liberty, Lower Level
Ann Arbor MI 48104
For most startups and early stage technology companies, raising investment capital is the first and most daunting task.
Lack of adequate capitalization strains the already difficult tasks of launching a new product or service into the marketplace and building an operational business. Particularly in bootstrapped start-ups, diversion of management resources to fundraising tasks usually lengthens time to market, which feeds back into a need for even more capital to support the launch. In the process of increasing the investor ask, valuation and terms become more difficult, and investor skepticism about the business can become a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Of course, certain aspects of the capital raising process are inescapable. There is no substitute for working very hard in presenting to investors, scheduling meetings, managing follow-ups, and handling the mental (and business) management of rejection and delays in the investors' decision making and the due diligence process.
Let us suggest, though, that much heartache can be reduced, and the entire process, including these time-consuming parts, can be streamlined and accelerated by developing and following a Capital Fundraising Plan (CFP).
5 – 5:15 p.m. Registration and Networking
5:15 – 7 p.m. Program
Kendra Law Firm
Safford & Baker, PLL
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About Business Law & Order:
Starting a new business is complicated: there are many t’s to cross and i’s to dot. The nine session Business Law & Order Legal Series will give entrepreneurs insight into some of the most important legal issues they must consider during business formation. Some of these issues include: proper business structure, intellectual property protection, founders and key employee compensation, considerations regarding employees versus independent contractors, doing business overseas and commercial agreements. The sessions will help new business owners understand their options and make better decisions relating to the structure, organization and management of their business.
The presentations, whether in the main group or the break-out sessions if any, are informational only and were prepared to summarize a particular legal topic. The presentations do not constitute legal or professional advice and are not meant to address any individuals particular legal circumstances. You are encouraged to consult with any of the attorneys presenting if you have specific questions relating to any of the topics covered in their presentation.
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