Thu, Jul 26


SURF Incubator

Company Formation 101 For Startups

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Company Formation 101 For Startups

Time & Location

Jul 26, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

SURF Incubator, 999 3rd Ave Suite 700, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

About The Event

Brief summary:

Want to avoid legal pitfalls when starting your company? Learn what it takes to get your company off the ground the right way, avoiding common issues and mistakes along the way.

Who should attend:

Founders, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, legal counsel.

What you will learn:

Incorporation considerations, issues with shareholder and employee equity, legal hiring your first employees, decisions that every company will need to consider when building their startup

Presented by:

David Wickwire, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

David Wickwire is a partner in the Seattle office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on representing fast-growing technology, software, digital media, and clean technology companies, as well as several early-stage venture capital firms. David has a broad range of experience in corporate and securities matters; counseling entrepreneurs in starting new businesses; and advising on the formation of companies, capitalization structures, equity compensation arrangements for employees, negotiations with investors and acquirers, and other issues vital to their success.

David has worked on over 500 private financing transactions, including seed-stage equity and convertible debt financings, venture capital financings, strategic investments, and growth capital. He also has negotiated joint ventures for his clean technology clients.

David regularly gives presentations on technology company start-up issues and venture capital financings for various programs at the University of Washington and at start-up community events. He also is actively involved in Techstars, representing more than 25 participant teams.





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