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Entrepreneurs: Attend Speed Dating for Startups

If you're an entrepreneur, you can't afford to turn down expert advice. Get need-to-know information in a fast and helpful format from Silicon Valley leaders in business, intellectual property, and law at "Speed Dating for Startups."

Register for this free public event. In-person registration and a networking reception will run from 5 - 6 p.m. The program will start promptly at 6 p.m. Four short sessions followed by a panel discussion will cover some of the most important aspects of any startup's business strategy. Speakers and topics include:

  • Mark Jansen, Fenwick & West LLP, trademarks and brands​​
  • John Cabeca, Silicon Valley United States Patent and Trademark Office, intellectual property strategy
  • Laura Norris, Santa Clara University School of Law, Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic, legal issues for startups
  • Sara Rauchwerger, TechLAB Innovation Center, how to perfect your pitch and find funding

“Speed Dating for Startups” kicks off the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Silicon Valley Chapter and California Invention Center’s 2019 educational series, "Navigating through the Invention Process: From Idea to Product to Market." From researching and protecting your invention to packaging and marketing your product, each course targets steps you need for a successful product launch.​​​