SF: Steps to Starting a Technology Business
So you’ve got the world’s best idea. It’s just you and your bank account. Now, what do you do?
Co-hosted by the Women's Technology Cluster
Panel of Entrepreneurs
Sujatha Bodapati, ProdexNet
Kim Fisher, Founder & former CEO of AudioBasket
Kathy Kim, CEO, Cask Solutions, Inc.
Lisa Marino, Cima Systems
Starting a technology company requires more time and resources than the typical entrepreneur has available. How do you do it? What do you do first? Where should you spend your time? In this session we will present the steps for launching a company together with insights for avoiding the pitfalls that confront every startup. Our panel of entrepreneurs will share their experiences in starting and launching companies and the challenges they faced.
During this interactive three-hours, you will learn what to expect as you begin and grow your company. You will gain insight into the steps and amount of time required to:
- Gather your founding team, advisors & consultants and secure a company name, domain name & incorporate
- Develop an elevator pitch, executive summary and business plan
- Hire an attorney, initial employees (issue options) and an accountant
- Secure initial financing & allocate founders stock and adopt a stock option plan
- Lease facilities & file provisional patent and trademark applications
Susan A. Morgan, Esq., Fenwick & West, LLP
Susan A. Morgan is a corporate attorney at Fenwick & West LLP. Sue was a founder of the company that produced MacInTax, the income tax program for the Macintosh. Sue advises many startup technology companies on a wide range of topics including formation, stock ownership, employment and venture capital financing issues.
Rob Dellenbach, Partner, Fenwick & West, LLP
Rob Dellenbach is a corporate and intellectual property partner at Fenwick & West LLP. Rob has worked with many clients in a broad range of activities including incorporations, venture and bridge financings, stock option plans, licensing, strategic partnering, distribution, development and purchase agreements, domestic and international joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and public offerings. Rob’s clients include privately held start-ups to publicly traded companies. Among the clients he has represented are Snowball.com, The Industry Standard, Large Scale Biology, RSA Data Security, Information Storage Devices and VeriSign.
8:30am-9:00am Registration/Networking/Continental breakfast
9:00am-12:00pm Seminar and Q&A with Panel of Entrepreneurs
Women's Technology Cluster
The first high tech incubator focused on women entrepreneurs.
1207 Indiana Street, Suite 4
San Francisco, CA
Business Planning, Idea/Startup Stage Businesses
Cost (Continental Breakfast included)
$30 SDForum & SVASE Members
To register by phone or use a coupon, call 408.494.8378.
To register on-line, please visit the link below.