Jul 13, 2011

NSIV Kicks-Off "Entrepreneur U"

First Seminar: "Avoiding Common Legal And Tax Mistakes of Start-Ups"
Come join the North Shore InnoVenture incubator team on Wednesday July 20th at 8 a.m. at the Cleantech Center in Lynn for the first meeting of Entrepreneur U, a series of seminars on key business issues for early-stage business leaders.

Entrepreneur U
The objective is to give member companies in the NSIV Incubator system a comprehensive introduction to important issues and functional skills needed to successfully build a business.  Topics will run from basic legal issues, to setting up your accounting and IT systems, to building your team and finding funding.  Each month, an expert from our team of sponsors, mentors and advisers will cover a key topic that you need to know.

These seminars are not about your cool technology or awesome business concept but instead cover the basic nuts and bolts of running an early-stage business with limited resources.  The focus is not on theory but on the essential and practical issues that you need to deal with now.
Wed., July 20: Avoiding Legal & Tax Mistakes
Kicking off the series, are Nicola Lemay and Bob Warren of Foley Hoag  "Avoiding Common Legal And Tax Mistakes of Start-Ups." 

Nicola Lemay, JD, MBA, is a partner at Foley Hoag LLP and is the Chair of the firm's Taxation Department
. Bob Warren, JD, CPA, is a corporate attorney at Foley Hoag LLP counseling entrepreneurs and venture capitalists on a wide range of issues in support of their companies’ growth, from corporate formation to compensation strategies and liquidity transactions.   

All current NSIV incubator members, candidate companies, sponsors, mentors and advisers are invited.

The seminar will open with coffee and informal networking to get warmed up.  Presenters will then cover the key issues in an interactive presentation that will run about an hour.  They will  stick around for questions and one-on-one office hours to deal with your company specific concerns.  In addition to other entrepreneurs, many of our sponsors, mentors and advisers will also be there, so there will be plenty of opportunity to discuss the issues, make valuable connections and get additional input.

The event is free but help us to plan by sending an email to Laura Van Drie at
intern@nsiv.org.  You can also register on site on Wednesday.

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