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May 2016

SEED AND ANGEL FINANCING

May 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Constant Contact, Reservoir Place, 1601 Trapelo Rd
Waltham, MA 02451 United States
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$10.00 – $20.00

Are you getting ready to raise seed investment for your company? Want to know what goes on behind the scenes when angel and seed investors contemplate whether or not to fund a venture? How do you create an investor-friendly financial model for your business? On May 3rd, ENET will host a panel of leaders from the Boston seed and angel investing community who will answer your questions about how they make investment decisions. No presentations. No slides. At this meeting…

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Gesmer Updegrove Fundraising Series – Crowdfunding, Debt, Factoring & More

May 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
WeWork South Station, 745 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, 02111
Free

Gesmer Updegrove is pleased to present: Secrets to Fundraising Success in 2016 Please join us on May 18th for Crowdfunding, Debt, Factoring & More Panelists Include: Katherine Brand - Key 360 Advisors: Katherine is a partner at Key 360 Advisors, a team of strategic consultants, advisors and coaches who help individuals and companies unlock their highest potential for success by working collaboratively with clients to improve business performance. She has extensive experience in debt funding for companies of varying stages…

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M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies

May 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

Complimentary Event - Very Limited Seating - Register Today! Our panel of experienced deal makers will provide an insiders perspective on what it takes to successfully position a venture backed company for sale and get a deal done!  Each of the panelists brings years of experience in venture-backed M&A.  While our panelists represent different perspectives—buyer, seller and banker— and will bring their unique viewpoints to the discussion, they are also skilled at working through the emotionally charged and high stakes…

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June 2016

Boston ENET: APPLY to PITCH YOUR STARTUP at The Annual Open Mic Night: Application Due Friday, 6/10

June 10, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 11:55 pm
Microsoft (255 Main), 255 Main St. Floor 4
Cambridge, MA 01890 United States
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Join The Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (Boston ENET) to celebrate its 25th Anniversary of educating and empowering entrepreneurs during the 2015-2016 program season with a series of programs on entrepreneurship, with event topics crowdsourced from attendees annually. Boston ENET is the recipient of two IEEE-USA Awards, for Professional Leadership and Professional Achievement. DEADLINE TO APPLY to PITCH YOUR STARTUP TO INVESTORS at THE ANNUAL OPEN MIC NIGHT: Friday, June 10, 2016, 11:59 pm: bit.ly/22LhXlf Apply to present at The Annual Open Mic Night! Entrepreneurs…

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Choosing The Right Entity – How To Set Your Company On The Right Track

June 21, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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$30

The Capital Network Presents: Choosing The Right Entity - How To Set Your Company On The Right Track C Corp, S Corp, LLCs, B corps, PBCs, Non-Profit, L3Cs… OH MY! Entity options are plentiful, and all have a myriad of ways they might affect the growth of your business: how you get funding, how you manage equity, how you file your taxes etc. With new and ever changing regulations and options, it’s important to speak to experts who can guide…

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Thinking About The Exit: The Acquisition

June 28, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
MA United States + Google Map

Wednesday July 20th 6-8pm at Morgan Lewis, One Federal St. Boston, MA 02110-1726 United States Acquisition is often hailed as the 'Holy Grail' for startups, but what does an exit actually look like for companies planning for and going through acquisition? We've assembled a panel of experts who have seen acquisitions from all sides and can tell you what to expect and how to engineer your own exit. Get tips on best practices: from knowing which companies are right for you and meeting…

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The Capital Network – Venture Fast Track: Fundraising Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs

June 30, 2016
Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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$200

Thursday, June 30, 2016 9:15 am – 3:30 pm Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, 155 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210 The Capital Network’s annual Fast Track Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs, is an intensive, interactive full-day seminar designed to provide entrepreneurs and innovators an in-depth understanding of what it takes to raise early stage capital. You will spend the day learning from and interacting with New England's leading investors, entrepreneurs, and early-stage experts through workshops, panels and discussions. You will leave the Venture Fast Track with concrete…

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July 2016

Build a Cap Table and Understand the Dilution Impact of Early-Stage Investment

July 14, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
$30

Monday, July 14th 11:45am-2:00pm, Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP 155 Seaport Blvd, Boston MA 02210 (map) In today’s difficult investment climate, entrepreneurs should have a clear understanding of the impact of proposed financing – before they talk to investors. This session will both explain terms and show you the exact numerical consequences of these difficult negotiating points: pre-money fully diluted equity option pool percentage ownership weighted average anti-dilution full ratchet anti-dilution per share price During the workshop, you will also learn how to build your own…

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Boston ENET: SOLD OUT!!! “EntrepreneurSHIP” 2016! The 14th Annual Sunset Cruise and Networking Evening on Boston Harbor

July 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Rowe’s Wharf, Rowe's Wharf
Boston, MA United States

SOLD OUT!!! THE "EntrepreneurSHIP" 2016 IS SOLD OUT! Due to a surge in electronic registrations for the July 14th cruise "EntrepreneurSHIP" 2016 before the closure of electronic registrations on Wednesday, July 13th at 11 a.m., (as determined late Wednesday afternoon), the boat's capacity has been reached, and the cruise is sold out. THERE WILL BE NO DOCKSIDE REGISTRATIONS. ONLY THOSE PREREGISTERED BY WEDNESDAY, JULY 13th, BY 11 A.M. MAY ATTEND. Thank you to all who preregistered, and we look forward…

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Thinking About the Exit: The Acquisition

July 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Morgan Lewis, 1 Federal St.
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$30

Wednesday July 20th 6-8pm at Morgan Lewis, One Federal St. Boston, MA 02110-1726 United States Acquisition is often hailed as the 'Holy Grail' for startups, but what does an exit actually look like for companies planning for and going through acquisition? We've assembled a panel of experts who have seen acquisitions from all sides and can tell you what to expect and how to engineer your own exit. Get tips on best practices: from knowing which companies are right for you and meeting…

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U.S.-Turkey Innovation Summit

July 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Knafel Center, Harvard University, 18 Mason St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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The American-Turkish Council, a leading business association, announces the U.S.-Turkey Innovation Summit, taking place on July 21st at Harvard University's Knafel Auditorium in Boston, Massachusetts. The Summit will convene and connect private companies, universities, and government institutions to facilitate partnerships in R&D and address related topics including innovation ecosystems, methodology, risk, and legal considerations. Leading thinkers and practitioners will provide value to companies in defense & aerospace, agriculture, pharmaceutical, healthcare, energy, education, public safety, information and communication technologies (ICT), and tech by addressing crucial questions related to government support of R&D, opportunities for collaboration, technology transfers, and licensing. Participants will also include startups and VCs speaking about commercialization processes and the importance of innovation. Click here for registration! http://www.the-atc.org/summit2/

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You Have The Money – Now What? Finance & Accounting for Startups Post Investment

July 26, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
MassChallenge, 21 Drydock Ave, 6th floor
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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$30

Tuesday July 26th - 11:45am - 2:00pm @ MassChallenge, 21 Drydock Avenue, Boston You Have the Money – Now What? Finance & Accounting for Startups Post Investment Whether you are currently looking for funding or you’ve managed to raise funds - you will need to make sure you manage that investment the right way to keep your leadership team focused and your investor happy. During this workshop we’ll dig into the ways you can manage and track your funds to…

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November 2016

The Capital Network: Understanding Angel & Venture Term Sheets: A Play In 3 Acts

November 1, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Morgan Lewis, 1 Federal St.
Boston, MA 02110 United States
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$30

Tuesday, November 1st 11:45 - 2:00pm Morgan Lewis, 1 Federal St, Boston, MA 02110 Term sheets got you tearing your hair out? Come to Understanding Angel & Venture Term Sheets: A Play In 3 Acts where you will experience an in-depth discussion hosted by some of Boston’s most experienced attorneys. Through re-enactment of negotiations, you'll understand how all parties: entrepreneurs, engineers and investors understand this process from their own perspectives. High growth investments are complex: but rest assured this workshop will cut…

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January 2020

Legal Office Hours with Daily General Counsel

January 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Village Works, 202 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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Daily General Counsel™ is a Massachusetts law firm that specializes in delivering highly experienced, top quality legal services to small businesses and startups. As a free public service co-sponsored with The Village Works, small business owners may sign up for a free, 30-minute consultation with a DailyGC™ attorney in order to quickly address a question or two that arise in the operations, sales or administration of their businesses. These questions may include contracts, human resources, real estate, banking, company setup, a lease,…

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February 2020

Legal Office Hours for Small Businesses, Startups, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers

February 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Village Works, 202 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States
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Free

Legal Office Hours for Small Businesses, Startups, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers with DailyGC™! Free for TVW and Workbar members! Spots are extremely limited, so sign up early. __ Daily General Counsel™ is a Massachusetts law firm that specializes in delivering highly experienced, top-quality legal services to small businesses and startups.

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March 2020

Employee Compensation & Equity: Preparing for Growth

March 9, 2020 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Nutter McClennen & Fish, 155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210 United States
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Free – $35

Understanding equity compensation is crucial as you prepare to grow and scale your team.  Learn how to create an equity plan that’s both attractive to new hires and promotes retention.  We’ll discuss best equity compensation practices from a legal and accounting perspective when hiring, firing and incentivizing your team that will align with your startup’s fundraising and growth goals. Questions that will be covered include: What is equity and how do you allocate it? As an early stage company with…

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A Coronavirus (COVID19) Workforce Planning Webinar for Corporations

March 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online Webinar MA United States + Google Map
$45 – $99

Organizations are deciding on a moment's notice to have employees work from home. Is your company prepared? Attend this executive briefing from Sophaya CEO Mari Anne Snow, a leading expert in managing remote work for corporations, non-profits, and schools and universities. Her portfolio of clients includes Amica, Beltone New England, Novartis, Bryant University, and many more. Snow will lead an important hour-long webinar providing information on: What most companies miss when an unexpected event forces a workplace shutdown. The top…

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April 2020

International Considerations When Filing Patents

April 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Patents are vital for moving new inventions and discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace.  However, securing strong patents worldwide is expensive and difficult, and one of the most common pitfalls is to treat patents as a commodity or an expense where costs should be minimized, rather than as a significant value driver for the business.  This talk will not only look at the basics of patenting, but also discuss how patents are filed and prosecuted in internationally, and some…

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