Morrison Foerster is offering its ScaleUp Speaker Series in Austin, a complimentary ten-part series on the legal side of founding a startup. This weekly Wednesday seminar will arm you with the knowledge needed to manage the legal aspects of launching, funding, and growing a startup, with insights to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Lunch and parking will be provided.
To register for any of the topics listed below, kindly contact Alyson Wagner at AustinEvents@mofo.com.
Please note that Morrison Foerster’s event policy requires all attendees to be up-to-date on vaccinations for COVID-19.
- Incorporating a Startup
January 18, 2023
Learn key differences between types of legal entities and how they impact the ability to raise capital, build a workforce and achieve a successful company exit.
- Intellectual Property Basics
January 25, 2023
Learn the basics of the different types of IP, how they add value to your startup, and missteps to avoid that may prevent you from protecting your IP.
- Raising Angel Investment (including Convertible Note Financing)
February 1, 2023
Learn the most common angel investment structures and practices in seed stage investing (including debt, equity and hybrid approaches) and an introduction to the preferred stock terms that form the basis of venture capital investments.
- Raising Venture Capital Investment (Deal Terms and Structures)
February 8, 2023
Learn the basic concepts, structures, and math behind venture capital investments, including capital structures, term sheets, and capitalization and liquidation models.
- Most Common Legal Mistakes of Startup Entrepreneurs
February 15, 2023
Learn key mistakes, their impact on startups, and how to avoid them in the first place.
- Startup Equity Incentives
February 22, 2023
Learn the basics of customary equity incentives and how they are used to attract and retain top talent in a competitive market. We will discuss founder vesting, restricted stock, and stock options (including ISOs and NSOs).
- Follow-On Venture Financing Complexities
March 1, 2023
Learn how startups and investors manage down rounds, recapitalizations, pay-to-play financings, and other complexities that arise only in the second and subsequent rounds of financing.
- Selling Your Startup
March 8, 2023
Learn the differences among acquisition structures, fundamental merger and acquisition (M&A) terms, and an overview of definitive M&A agreements and processes.
- Initial Public Offerings
March 22, 2023
Learn about the steps necessary when considering an IPO, including the process and timing, and life as a U.S. public company.
- Open Forum Recap
March 29, 2023
Join our interactive open forum where you can ask startup expert attorneys questions on topics raised during earlier sessions or startup legal questions generally.