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First Time Entrepreneur training program, Saturday, November 10th!

LAVA - FTE - Nov 10, 2018 - Picture (2)LAVA - FTE - Nov 10, 2018 - Picture (3)LAVA - FTE - Nov 10, 2018 - PictureLAVA is extremely pleased to announce its next First Time Entrepreneur training program. The program is open to entrepreneurs that are starting companies in areas that are likely to draw venture capital investment. The program is not open to service providers. You are encouraged to apply today for one of the 25 slots open in our workshop. LAVA members will receive first preference, but membership is not necessary to be accepted.

Members are free;  non-members $50.

During our five-hour program, you will learn how to:

  • Determine the value of your company
  • Put together a capitalization table
  • Understand how VCs screen potential investments
  • Understand the differences between trademarks, copyrights and patents and when you need them
  • Choose co-founders
  • Network at startup events — the right way

The program will be taught by LAVA board members and veterans of the venture space. The program is generously sponsored by Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy.

 

Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy is a boutique transactional firm specializing in providing corporate counsel to emerging technology companies. Whether you are a startup looking for your first customer or a public company with hundreds of employees, we understand the unique challenges facing your business and are committed to providing the strategic advice and legal expertise you need to get you over the finish line.

Matthew Crowley is a venture lawyer, with a practice focused on assisting entrepreneurs in creating new businesses and achieving their goals for growth. Crowley regularly represents startups, with startup clients representing at least 70% of his practice.

 

Guest Investor Chris Wadden, President of Pasadena Angels!

Chris assists businesses in reaching their organizational and business potential. Specifically, he addresses issues identified by management and offers analysis and solutions quickly. His multi-discipline experience allows him to communicate how these issues resonate through various functions of the entire business. He has worked in project roles and provides ongoing advice to some of his clients in areas including sales, marketing, distribution, operations, finance, product development, contract manufacturing and quality management.

Specialties: company mergers and acquisitions, financing, sales, branding, operations, distribution, product development, quality management.

 

For more information and registration, click here: https://www.lava.org/events/first-time-entrepreneur-workshop-2

 

 

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Meet the VC event and the 10th annual LAVA Investor Night at the Beach.

The 10th annual networking party was a success! We saw 80 of the hottest early stage and emerging growth technology, life sciences and clean-tech innovators along with presentations from 40 Venture and Angel Investors.

Matt Crowley hosted a table and moderated the presentations and pitches.

After hearing pitches from the entrepreneurs, and angel investors and VC’s, we attended the 10th Annual LAVA Investor Night at the Beach.

Presented by the Los Angeles Venture Association, The 2018  LAVA Investor Night at the Beach was a fun opportunity for startups to meet and network with a leading group of investors.

Meet the savviest investors

In addition to featuring these best of breed startups, the LAVA Meet the VC featured a distinguished lineup of more than 40 Top-tier VCs, Family Offices and Angel Investors.

First Time Entrepreneur Workshop – Saturday September 15th!

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Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy and the LA Venture Association (LAVA) are pleased to announce the next First Time Entrepreneur training program. The program is open to entrepreneurs that are starting companies in areas that are likely to draw venture capital investment. The program is not open to service providers.

During the five hour program, you will learn how to:

  • Determine the value of your company
  • Put together a capitalization table
  • Understand how VCs screen potential investments
  • Understand the differences between trademarks, copyrights and patents and when you need them
  • Choose and work with co-founders
  • Network at startup events — the right way

Julie Pantiskas of Pasadena Angels will also be the guest investor speaker.

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For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.lava.org/events/first-time-entrepreneur-workshop-1

June 18, 2018: Top Legal Mistakes Made by First Time Entrepreneurs

 

Join us Monday, June 18, 2018, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at the General Assembly Los Angeles in Santa Monica, CA.

About This Event

Legal mistakes can doom even the best startup concepts and founding teams. Join Matt Crowley from Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy as he aims to prepare you to deal with the essential legal issues that every startup faces. Making sure the legal matters are in order while you’re running your company is one of the most important things that can make your startup more investible in the future.

What You’ll Take Away: Learn from other people’s mistakes and take away best practices for your own companies.

Agenda:

6:30 – 7:00pm Check-In and Networking

7:00 – 8:00pm Presentation

8:00 – 8:30pm Q&A

For more information and to RSVP visit the General Assembly Website Here

May 5th, 2018: First Time Entrepreneur Workshop

Missed this year’s first FTE Workshop? Then, join us Saturday, May 5th for our spring session!

The program is open to entrepreneurs that are starting companies in areas that are likely to draw venture capital investment. (The workshop is not applicable to service providers.) Click here to RSVP 

During our five hour program (runs from 10am – 3pm), you will learn how to:

  • Determine the value of your company
  • Put together a capitalization table
  • Understand how VCs screen potential investments
  • Understand the differences between trademarks, copyrights and patents and when you need them
  • Choose co-founders
  • Network at startup events — the right way

The program will be taught by LAVA board members and veterans of the venture space. The program is generously sponsored by Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy.

LAVA Members are free;  non-members $50. LAVA members will receive first preference, but membership is not necessary to be accepted.

Top 10 Legal Mistakes of Startups and How to Avoid Them

Had a great workshop alongside Justin Hughes, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School; and Shannon Trevino, Business Law Practicum Director, Loyola Law School. We shared our insights on the”Top 10 Legal Mistakes of Startups and How to Avoid Them” with the to Loyola Marymount University entrepreneurship students. Thank you to Professor David Y Choi for organizing the event!

Photograph provided by: Shannon Trevino