Special Event: MITX/K&L Gates Series - Seeding Your Web 2.0 Company
Dates: January 22, 2008
Times: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: K&L Gates, State Street Financial Center, One Lincoln Street, Boston
Event Type: MITX Event
Event Sponsor:

K&L Gates

Description:

Seeding your Web 2.0/Emerging Technology Company
Top Tips to Attracting Venture Funding and Doing it the Right Way

Moderator: James O’Hare, Partner, K&L Gates
Panelists to date: Christian Heidelberger, CEO, Nexaweb; Sim Simeonov, Partner, Polaris Venture Partners; Michael Spataro, Vice President, Partnerships, Visible Technologies; Austin Westerling, Partner, Charles River Ventures

Web 2.0 startups are fast becoming an integral part of every company’s online strategy. Web 2.0 products, which include those facilitating user participation, podcasting, social networking and blogging, have become integrated into all aspects of business. This allows a continual interaction between brands and consumers, companies and clients.

VCs are taking notice.

Many of these web-based startups require smaller levels of capital. VCs, who previously may not have funded any companies for less than $3M, want to be involved. For example, larger cap firms are offering seed investments such as “Quick Start” loans for $250K and programs for entrepreneurs coming out of college offering $7.5K to $15K grants. The benefits of getting even small amounts of VC money are huge. It allows startup companies to recruit top-level talent while raising money for future rounds of funding.

Seed money IS coming into New England and IS going toward web 2.0 and emerging technology companies. Find out how to get your piece of this pie.

About the MITX/K&L Gates Legal Series
The MITX/K&L Gates Legal Series covers legal issues related to the interactive and technology industries.  Over the course of 2007, this series will address important aspects of employment law, on line marketing and Intellectual Property.

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Fees: Members: $35 Non-members: $70
Registration: Deadline: January 21, 2008 at 12:00 PM