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West Side PubTalk(TM):Grants for Startups, Oct 28, 2014
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There are grants available for startups - including the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants from the federal government. At this PubTalk, you'll learn from entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of various grant programs. In particular, you'll hear from eWind Solutions, which just recently submitted an SBIR grant application to the US Department of Agriculture, and Sonivate which has obtained several millions of dollars in grant funding from the Department of Defense.

During networking time before and after the panel, you'll be able to talk with representatives from the Small Business Administration, Business Oregon , and Oregon BEST about programs they have to help entrepreneurs get grants.

Come learn what you need to know to take advantage of grant opportunities. Learn more.

When: Oct. 28, 2014, 5:00pm




OTBC: Founders Stock Explained, Nov 13, 2014
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Attend in person, or watch the live video for free.
Early on, team compensation is likely to be in the form of ownership in the company. It's important to understand how that works. This seminar tackles these common questions: What if you have an LLC instead of a corporation? What is common versus preferred stock? How do you decide how much stock goes to each team member? What happens if a team member doesn't work out? How is founder ownership diluted when the company takes on investors? How do you minimize dilution? Can founders retain control? How do investors determine your company's value? Included Tools: Stock (Capitalization) Spreadsheet for forecasting value and dilution. Learn more.

When: Thursday, Nov. 13, 4pm-5:30pm




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