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Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Wednesday, April 9
7:00am–10:30am

Experts will provide the building blocks for constructing the foundational, legal elements of intellectual property, trademarking, litigation, accounting and more.

Programmed for entrepreneurs and business owners poised for growth.

Schedule at a Glance

8:00a: Doors open, breakfast, networking

8:40: Welcome

8:45: Intellectual Property with John P. Sullivan, Volpe and Koenig, P.C.

  • Topics covered: Trade Secrets, Patents, Copyright, Trademarks

9:20: Bootstrapping your PR Strategy with Josh Cline, President and CEO, The Cline Group

  • Topics covered: Handling public relations, using social media and taking advantage of traditional and new media channels

9:55: Capital/Funding with Christopher D. McDemus, Managing Partner, Baer Crossey LLC

  • Topics Covered: Entity Formation, Capital Structure, Initial Funding

10:30: Lightning Presentation from Dan McGill, Capstone Insurance Group on mitigating risk and Jeff Bodle, Morgan Lewis on company valuation

10:40: Panel/Q&A: Taking the next step: A chance to talk about when it’s the right time to transition to professional services, how to find the right fit, and how it will ultimately help

  • John Sullivan, Volpe and Koenig, P.C.
  • Josh Cline, Cline Group
  • Chris McDemus, Baer Crossey
  • Moderated by Brian James Kirk, Technical.ly

11:00: Thank You and Networking

11:30: Event Close

This event is part of the Business Track Day.


Business Track presented by

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Event supported by

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University City Science Center
3711 Market Street, 8th Floor

Speakers

  • Josh Cline

    Josh Cline

    As President and CEO of The Cline Group and with over 15 years of global strategic business and marketing experience, Josh has helped more than 100 companies to develop and execute strategic plans and reach their business goals.

  • Chris McDemus

    Chris McDemus

    Chris McDemus has spent 18 years helping start, build, grow and exit early stage, emerging growth and later stage companies as both a deal lawyer and entrepreneur. As a Managing Partner with Baer Crossey, LLC, a Philly-based boutique corporate transactional and technology law firm, he represents start-up, emerging growth and late stage companies, venture capital funds, private equity funds, corporate venture units, angel and other private investors. Chris is also a co-founder and Managing Partner with Cairn Venture Partners, LLC, an advisory firm looking to unlock value in underperforming B2B software companies.

  • Dan McGill

    Dan McGill

    Dan McGill is a Partner at the Capstone Insurance Group. He has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and currently leads a team focused on managing the unique risks facing technology based companies and startups. Dan is a trusted advisor to many of the area’s growing technology firms and entrepreneurs and has a passion for facilitating collaboration between those clients and his contacts in the private equity/venture capital community.

  • Jeff Bodle

    Jeff Bodle

    Jeffrey P. Bodle is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice and its Emerging Business and Technology Practice. Mr. Bodle is a corporate and securities lawyer whose practice focuses on representing emerging businesses and other high-growth private and public companies throughout every stage of their lifecycle.

    He also represents seed and venture capital investors, private equity investors, institutional investors, and strategic investors in investment and portfolio company transactions.

    He also concentrates his practice on a variety of complex transactional matters, including IPOs and other public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions and corporate partnering, joint venture, and other strategic transactions.