Entrepreneurs are faced with many challenges during the initial stages of building a new business. WilmerHale's Emerging Company Practice hosted an afternoon seminar of practical and business-focused presentations from startup advisors on the most critical issues facing early-stage companies. The educational sessions concluded with a presentation by a panel of investors and entrepreneurs focusing on making sense of early-stage financings.
2:30 p.m.–3 p.m. Registration and Networking
3 p.m.–3:05 p.m. Welcome Remarks from WilmerHale Partner Ed Pease
3:05 p.m.–3:35 p.m.
Staying Out of Trouble: Key Privacy, Data Security and Advertising Mistakes That Can Put You in the Enforcement Crosshairs
Reed Freeman–Partner, WilmerHale
Heather Zachary–Partner, WilmerHale
3:35 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
From Positioning to Media: Best Practices and Real-World Lessons from Marketing Pros
Matt Flanagan–Founding Partner, fama PR
Chris Pollara–Founding Partner, Convertiv
Patrick Reynolds–Chief Strategy Officer, Triton Digital
Keith Watson–Founding Partner, fama PR
Chris Wolfel–Co-Founder & CRO, Mavrck
4:30 p.m.–5 p.m.
An Overview of Founder's Equity and Compensation: Managing Your Human Capital
Mick Bain–Corporate Practice Co-Chair and Partner, WilmerHale
Aaron Lapat–Managing Partner, Park Square Executive Search
5 p.m.–5:45 p.m.
Making Sense of Early-Stage Financing: Notes, SAFEs and Seeds, Oh My!
Ty Danco–Director, Techstars and Angel Investor
Rob Go–Co-Founder and Partner, NextView Ventures
Pete McDonald–Relationship Partner, Silicon Valley Bank
Dipul Patel–CEO & Co-Founder, Ecovent Systems
Ed Pease–Partner, WilmerHale
5:45 p.m.–7 p.m. Networking Reception