Advanced Entrepreneur Development Program - Patent Portfolio, Startup Financing & Stock Option Risk Management

Event Introduction

Risk Management - Andrew Bridges

Basics of Seed and Series A financings – Steven Levine
a. Preparing your corporation for investment
b. Role of a term sheet
c. Seed financing alternatives
d. Sample capitalization tables
e. Calculation of pre and post-money valuations
f. Impact of size of option pool
g. Typical Series A valuations and financing terms
h. Control issues

A patent portfolio development strategy for startup companies – Michael Farn

a. What is the value of a patent portfolio?
b. How to build a patent portfolio that helps you achieving your business goals?
c. How to build a patent portfolio with a limited budget?