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Monday, May 15 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
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After a quick intro of the experts, we'll break into highly interactive workshop sessions with experts in:
1. Entrepreneurship law (Founders agreements, corporate documents, etc.)
2. IP law (Patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets)
3. SBIR and grant writing (Government grants, non-dilutive funding options, etc.)
4. Challenge grants and other government and non-government related open competitions, e.g., XPrize
5. Finance and tax (Accounting, tax requirements, financial models, etc.)
6. Funding options (Bank loans, finding investors, etc.)
7. Marketing (Messaging, PR, social media campaigns, etc.)
8. Employment law (Employee relations, hiring/firing, confidentiality, non-compete, etc.)
9. Small Business Administration resources (Free consulting, workshops, expert access, etc.)

Ground rules for the attendees:
  1. 10 minutes per breakout session;
  2. 1 question per attendee per breakout group (i.e., no hogging the discussion);
  3. No specific legal advice;
  4. You must rotate to the next group after each 10 minute time slot; and
  5. Follow-up with panelist at a later time, if you need more specific guidance.
Get a whole spectrum of questions answered at a single event!

Boulder Library - Canyon Theater 

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Brandess

Jamie Brandess

Marketing and Events Director, Boulder Small Business Development Center
Jamie Brandess joined Boulder SBDC in November 2014 as Marketing and Events Manager and has since been promoted to Marketing and Events Director. She handles the management and logistics of all workshops and events in Boulder and Longmont (80+ workshops annually) as well as manag... Read More →
avatar for Allie Clark

Allie Clark

Associate Attorney, Sage Law Group LLC
Allie’s practice focuses on both the representation of early stage and mature private companies in connection with general corporate matters, capital raises and complex national and international M&A transactions, as well as the representation of venture capital investors in connection with equity and debt financing transactions and recapitalizations... Read More →
avatar for Abby Driscoll

Abby Driscoll

Owner, Peak to Peak Impact
Abby Driscoll is founder and lead consultant of Peak to Peak Impact, LLC, a Boulder, Colorado-based marketing and PR consulting business. Leveraging more than fifteen years of experience in government, nonprofits and the private sector, Abby designs and executes powerful marketin... Read More →
avatar for Ed Kase

Ed Kase

President, EKase Consulting
Ed has been focused in strategic marketing and business development for more than 20 years, helping companies understand market conditions and implement go-to-market strategies. His expertise includes commercialization of government-funded technologies, with particular focus on t... Read More →
avatar for Molly Kocialski

Molly Kocialski

Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
As the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Rocky Mountain regional... Read More →
avatar for Mark Lumsden

Mark Lumsden

Partner, Anton Collins Mitchell LLP
I am a partner in the Boulder office of Anton Collins Mitchell LLP, a full-service accounting firm serving the Rocky Mountain Region. My passion is working with entrepreneurs to help them understand and guide them in the complex areas of accounting and tax.
avatar for Tammi Marcoullier

Tammi Marcoullier

Senior Strategist, Open Innovation, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Crowdsourcing, open innovation, digital strategy, tech acceleration, community engagement, social entrepreneurship, | Leads the Open Innovation program at NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Innovation Accelerator. Experienced leader in four start-ups in medi... Read More →
avatar for Tricia Meyer

Tricia Meyer

Founder + Managing Attorney, Meyer Law, Ltd.
Tricia Meyer is the Founder + Managing Attorney of technology law firm, Meyer Law. With offices in Denver and Chicago, Meyer is an active member of Chicago and Colorado’s startup and technology communities. Through her entrepreneurial mindset and innovative approach to her legal... Read More →
avatar for Susan Moratelli

Susan Moratelli

Vice President / Commercial Relationship Manager, Flatirons Bank
I recently joined the team at Flatirons Bank as Vice President/ Commercial Relationship Manager. As the premier community bank in Boulder County, we provide high quality banking services focused on local businesses, non-profits and families. As a seasoned Relationship Manager with more than 25 years of experience in the financial industry, my approach to community business banking is unique. I believe in the importance of building lifelong relationships, which helps me to understand my... Read More →
avatar for Dipak Patel

Dipak Patel

Attorney, Robinson Hungate
Dipak practices mainly in the area of employment law, and for the past twelve years has advised startups and established businesses. He represents corporate clients in both commercial and compliance matters, while also counseling individuals on EEO and labor law issues. Dipak has instructed other attorneys on the differences between employees and independent contractors and has negotiated a variety of confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-competition, and trade secret agreements for new employers. His past clients include a major organic nut butter startup, and he acted as general counsel to one of the 50 fastest growing woman-owned companies globally. Dipak is listed as a 2017 Top Rated Employment... Read More →


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