1000 Marsh Road
Menlo Park, California 94025

The @VENTURE Begins...

CSPA presents the inauguration of the @VENTURE Series, a new entrepreneur program specially tailored to address real issues and real challenges of today's entrepreneurs and the "adventures" of building organizations. Our objective is to help entrepreneurs build successful ventures and build closer networks among their peers.

@VENTURE is held on a monthly basis, covering topics that are commonly faced by entrepreneurs intent on building a business. The 1st event in the series on 6/28/08 will cover:

- Company formation, Doing it right!
- Where is your dream team?


Company formation is more than company registration. It is a complex issue, worth careful and deeper consideration and research. Many of today's web startups are international from the get-go and/or face a host of other legal structure issues that used to be faced only by large multinational conglomerates. Doing it right could save you $$$, time, and headaches in the long run. In this session, we will discuss the essentials of the company's legal structure and other important elements of company formation such as timing, location and global consideration.


David Lee, Partner, Orrick
Craig Kaufman, Partner, Orrick


Do you have your dream team yet? Today's startups require a lot more than the idyllic few guys working out the business plan on a napkin. A good team is deemed as one of the most important factors in determining the success of a venture. According to most venture capitalists, it's about "people, people, people". In this session, we shall cover some of the key issues, lessons, and pitfalls involved in building a strong team.


Anthony Chang, Managing Director, TL Ventures
Keng Lim, Founder & CEO, NextLabs
Ken Rudin, CEO, LucidEra
Treb Ryan, Co-Founder & CEO, OpSource
Prashant Shah, Managing Director, Hummer Winblad

Pre-register online: $25 for qualified entrepreneurs; $35 for CSPA premium members, $45 for CSPA basic members & non-members; add $10 for walkins (qualified entrepreneur pricing for online only).

Official Website: http://www.cspa.com/events/@venture/

Added by FullCalendar on June 15, 2008

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