Creating Fundable Startups

** Update: The venue for this event has changed to the Maui Research & Technology Center  ** 

Getting Ready for Prime Time

You are invited to attend a seminar by prominent corporate attorneys on startup companies. There will be no charge, but space is limited. Creating a startup company that is properly structured to raise angel and venture capital investments is critical to success. Hawaii entrepreneurs need to exercise greater care in the structuring of companies compared to their counterparts in Silicon Valley, to avoid scaring away venture funds that have many opportunities to invest in Silicon Valley and other high tech hubs.

Come Learn

  • Why is it important to incorporate in Delaware?
  • How should the initial equity in a startup be allocated amongst founders?
  • What are the key provisions that investors look for in the startup documents?
  • How does a startup with scarce resources protect its intellectual property?
  • How can a research company successfully spin off a technology into a startup?
  • How does a startup price its round of financing?
  • What are the key tax considerations for startups and founder?
  • How can a startup take advantage of crowdfunding resources?

Save The Date

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Maui Research & Technology Center Room 259
590 Lipoa Parkway
Kihei, Maui, HI 96753


Seminar: 10am-12pm
One-on-One meetings: 1-3pm (30 min each) *limited seats available


Questions contact: Frank De Rego Jr, Project Director | 808.875.2300

Joining our panel will be Business Law Corps, a distinguished group of corporate and tax lawyers:

Sean Clark is a partner at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, a Honolulu based law firm. Sean concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law. He counsels clients on corporate governance issues, and assists them with structuring, organizing and financing emerging businesses, acquiring and selling businesses, and developing and financing renewable energy projects.

Gregory Kim is a partner at Convergent Law Group LLP, a Silicon Valley based firm focusing on technology companies. Greg concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate and securities law, and specializes in mergers and acquisitions, startups, venture capital, technology and licensing agreements. Greg is the Co-Founder and President of the Business Law Corps.

Chris Mashiba is a partner in the tax department of Cades Schutte, a Honolulu based law firm. Chris’ practice is concentrated in the areas of federal and state tax planning for businesses and individuals and resolving federal and state tax audits.

Darren Nunn is a partner in the Corporate and Public Finance groups at McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon, aHonolulubasedlawfirm. Hispracticeincludes providing legal and business advice on start-up issues, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, securities law matters, corporate governance and other business transactions. He also represents issuers and underwriters in connection with public offerings of municipal securities.

Catherine A. Taschner is an associate in the transactional department of McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon,aHonolulubasedlawfirm. Cat’spractice areas include real estate development, commercial leasing, and general corporate transactions. Cat is the Co-Founder and Vice President of the Business Law Corps, and was recently honored as an Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney.

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