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Preccelerator Workshop: Term Sheets w/ Caroline Cherkassky & Kelly Laffey

“Fundraising Essentials – Term Sheets 101”
Presented by Caroline Cherkassky & Kelly Laffey

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Type of financing: convertible notes vs SAFEs vs priced equity rounds
  • Convertible notes and SAFEs: caps, discounts, and other key terms
  • Priced equity rounds: economic provisions, voting rights, and other key terms

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

Featuring:

Caroline Cherkassky

Caroline Cherkassky is a partner of the firm.

Caroline’s practice focuses on advising emerging growth, development stage, and middle market companies on a variety of matters, including venture capital and other financings, employee compensation, securities laws compliance, technology transactions, mergers and acquisitions, stockholder agreements, equity incentive plans, corporate governance, and other general corporate matters, including serving as outside general counsel to early-stage companies. She also advises the funds and other investors that invest in these types of companies.

Kelly Laffey

Kelly Siobhan Laffey is an associate of the firm and the Director of Business Affairs at the Preccelerator.

Kelly’s practice focuses on advising emerging growth and middle market companies in the technology, digital, internet, interactive media (i.e., AR and VR), and entertainment industries. Kelly counsels clients on issues related to corporate governance and formation, venture capital and other financings, joint ventures, employee compensation, complex stockholder and operating agreements, securities law regulation and other general corporate matters. Kelly also advises investors and funds in connection with venture capital and other financings.

Kelly also counsels clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions matters, including asset and equity acquisitions and dispositions, cross-border transactions, spin-off transactions, secured lending transactions, financing restructurings, and corporate reorganizations.

Drawing on her diverse work experience in the entertainment arena, including time spent with talent agencies, and music and television production companies, Kelly also assists on matters related to licensing, marketing, and exploitation of intellectual property rights.

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica CA 90401

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event.

Preccelerator Workshop: Employment Contracts & Alternative Compensation for Startups

“Employment Contracts & Alternative Compensation for Startups”
Presented by Louis Wharton

For a company founder, it is easy to understand the benefits of providing stock or stock options to employees. It’s a way of compensating employees that doesn’t drain cash from the business. Employees will feel invested in the future success of the company. Join us to get insights and wisdom about maximizing opportunities and minimizing mistakes in creating equity compensation.

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

Featuring:

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Louis A. Wharton is a partner of the firm and president of the Preccelerator Program. Louis’ practice focuses on advising venture capital funds and angel networks, along with early-stage, emerging growth, middle-market and public companies in corporate finance, securities compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.

He counsels clients in the technology, e-commerce, digital media and entertainment industries, among others.

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401

We hope to see you there!

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event.

Preccelerator Workshop: Pivoting With Constraints W/ Jim Cooper, Braid Theory

“Pivoting With Constraints”
Presented by Jim Cooper of Braid Theory

Direction and position of a company’s pivot, relative to risk and other factors, strongly affects how a startup progresses through barriers and objects in the market. These constraints can be difficult for a startup to identify, navigate and adjust to. By applying the constraint model, allows alignment to pivoting. To know more about this characteristic of constraints, make sure you’re familiar with the “axis” of your company. Pivoting can be disastrous for some companies without intellectual capital and customer evidence to support the move. In this workshop we investigate the challenges..

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

Featuring:

Jim Cooper, CTO, Braid Theory

Jim has 20 years of experience in commercialization and concentrates on bringing to market novel early-stage technology startups in emerging market segments. He specializes in customer and market validation, competitive analysis, regulatory pathway, business modeling, and go-to-market strategy. He is an inherent of evidence-based entrepreneurship and utilizes the Lean startup methodology, design-thinking, as well as other more traditional approaches to business modeling, and creating a pedagogy for startups to coalesce around to create meaningful benchmarks, waypoints, and milestones. Educated in both Australia and the United States, his background in economics and the life sciences, as well as experience in both the public and private sectors, positions him to assist companies in the deep sciences and engineering fields: Ag and Food Tech, Biotech, Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Transportation, Marine and Maritime spaces, at his company, Braid Theory. Braid Theory is a strategic advisory company, which also supplies incubation resources for early-stage technology startups, taking the nascent to latent demand, pathway. Braid Theory looks for opportunities for revenue, and matches startups in the relevant space, and has raised a fund to support startups in the above market areas.

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401

We hope to see you there!

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event.

Preccelerator Workshop: Building a Growth Engine for Your Startup w/ Chris Bechtel

“Building a Growth Engine for Your Startup”
Presented by Chris Bechtel

Learn how to attract, convert and retain users/customers to validate your business model, grow revenue and demonstrate traction for your start-up. Get a proven framework and practical advice during this engaging talk from Chris Bechtel the Managing Partner at Growth Engine Labs, a growth services firm.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

Featuring:

Chris Bechtel

Chris Bechtel is a growth consultant, start-up advisor, former SaaS CEO, and marketing executive.

Chris brings 20 years of sales and marketing expertise, specializing in demand generation, customer acquisition, and revenue growth. Chris has extensive experience in B2B SaaS, and enterprise software, as well as mobile apps and B2C eCommerce. He works primarily with Seed and Series A start-ups and enjoys helping founders make their visions come to life. He is currently actively driving growth for Boost AI, an enterprise-class conversational AI platform for banking, insurance, telecom, and government.

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401

We hope to see you there!

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event.

Preccelerator Workshop: Are You Ready to Fundraise? with Ronette Kite

“Are You Ready to Fundraise? ”
Presented by Ronette Kite

Months before you fundraise you need to make sure you have your business and revenue model aligned, company decks and summaries available, in compliance with financial records, business licenses, taxes. Come by to find out more and be ready fundraise!

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

Featuring:

Ronette Kite

Ronette Kite

Startup CFO Consultant
Accretive Solutions

rkite@accretivesolutions.com

LinkedIn | Twitter | Website

*CFO Consulting, Digital Media, E-Commerce, Operations

Experienced StartUp/Interim CFO with operational expertise in high-tech, e-commerce, on-demand, and digital media businesses. Financial partner to Founders and CEOs with an emphasis on accounting, finance, human resources, and operations. A progressive career in private and public industries with a focus on planning, operations and financial responsibilities in start-up and early-stage companies.
– Startup/Interim CFO for a number of known startup and early-stage companies in Los Angeles
– Raised over $100M in Convertible Debt, Series A and B funding for StartUp companies within the last 2 years
– Launched an e-commerce website, successfully sold within two years
– Led finance and accounting operations efforts, reported directly to the Founder/CEO for a high growth technology company, successfully sold within a year
– Implemented SOX globally, SEC reporting, Board and Audit Committee presentations for a public established company
– Six years of Big-4 Public Accounting experience, early promoted to manager. Focused on SEC clients in the internet, high-tech, biotech and entertainment industries.

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401

We hope to see you there!

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event.

Preccelerator Workshop: Pitch Deck Preparation w/ Jasmine Foroutan

“Pitch Deck Preparation ”
Presented by Jasmine Foroutan

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

 

Featuring:

Jasmine Foroutan

Jasmine Foroutan is a full-time pitch deck specialist for tech startups, investors, and accelerators. She’s the Founder & CEO of Pitch Genius, a boutique pitch deck consulting firm on a mission to help more startups get funded. The firm is based in Los Angeles but has also helped startups successfully pitch in San Francisco & New York. She started her career in 2014 and holds a Bachelors in Entrepreneurship from Loyola Marymount University.

Follow her on Medium and Twitter, connect on LinkedIn, and learn about pitch deck services at PitchGenius.co.

Location
SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Preccelerator Workshop: Your Team’s Secret Weapon to Outpace the Competition w/ Christine Perakis

“Your Team’s Secret Weapon to Outpace the Competition”
Presented by Christine Perakis

How will you lead your company to 10x your growth and outpace the competition?

  • Find your “Mars Group”: identify and engage your internal influencers, including senior managers and key personnel, who embody your company’s spirit and future.
  • Understand why you’re in business: your Mars Group will identify, develop, and articulate your core ideology – the values and purpose that set you apart from the competition.
  • Dive deep into your business: identify and communicate industry trends, core customer cares, and company strengths to become a leader in your constantly-changing competitive climate.
  • Spread the word: share this roadmap to exponential growth with your teams, customers, and vendors, empowering decision-making that aligns with your company’s vision and legacy.

Thursday, September 12th, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

 

 

Featuring:

Christine Perakis           

As a survivor of two Category 5 hurricanes, a 100-ton boat captain, and an attorney, entrepreneur, and certified executive coach, combined with her experience as a certified mountain rescuer and EMT, Christine is the perfect and unique choice to teach her signature Cat 5 Leadership strategies to help professionals navigate their unavoidable business storms to reach clear skies and calm seas. She is also the author of the bestselling book and small business survival guide, The Entrepreneur’s Essential Roadmap: Take Your Business from 0 to 7 Figures in Record Time and the upcoming release The Power of the Storm: Becoming a Storm Warrior in Life and Business

Connect with her on Twitter and Linked-In.

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401

We hope to see you there!

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event.

You’re Invited to a Preccelerator Workshop: Startup Leadership & Culture 101 with Janine Davis

“Startup Leadership & Culture 101”
Presented by Janine Davis

This will be an interactive workshop focused on how the deliberate creation of culture and leadership abilities are critical to your startup’s success. We will talk about the impact of culture and leadership on your growth, as well as getting into some exercises to start you on the path to forming your culture code and understanding what leadership gaps you might want to address.

Janine is an Executive Coach with Evolution, www.evolution.team, janine@evolution.team

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

Featuring: 

Janine Davis

Janine is a Hudson-certified Executive Coach, and a Partner with Evolution, which does Leadership and Culture Coaching for Startups, Tech, and High Growth companies globally. In her former career incarnations, she was a startup founder of a tech & product recruiting agency, and she used to be a tech exec, quickly scaling and leading a team of over 50 technologists for DirecTV. She’s heavily involved in LA’s startup ecosystem, and sits on the board of Women Founders Network, as well as being a mentor for Techstars LA, Techstars Anywhere, Backstage Capital and SAM’s Precellerator. She co-founded Women in the Tech Part of Tech, an invite-only group of CTOs and CPOs with a mission to increase our voice and mentor the next gen of female tech and product execs. Her other certifications include: ICF-PCC, EQ Mentor, Conscious Business, Somatic Coaching/Listening to Bodies, Hard Conversations: Racism, and Brene Brown’s Dare to Lead Facilitation (in progress).

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica CA 90401

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event

You’re Invited To “Pitch Deck Preparation” with Jasmine Foroutan

“Pitch Deck Preparation”
Presented by Jasmine Foroutan of Pitch Genius

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

SA&M Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Featuring:                                                        Jasmine Foroutan

Jasmine Foroutan is a full-time pitch deck specialist for tech startups, investors, and accelerators. She’s the Founder & CEO of Pitch Genius, a boutique pitch deck consulting firm on a mission to help more startups get funded. The firm is based in Los Angeles but has also helped startups successfully pitch in San Francisco & New York. She started her career in 2014 and holds a Bachelors in Entrepreneurship from Loyola Marymount University.

Follow her on Medium and Twitter, connect on LinkedIn, and learn about pitch deck services at PitchGenius.co.

 

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica CA 90401

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event

You’re Invited to a Preccelerator Workshop: Creating a Product the Market Wants – Customer Discovery & Product Market Fit with Eric P. Rose, NPDP, MBA

This talk will cover the preliminary market research work of Customer Discovery, that is to discover who would most value your proposed new product. It will also cover the tough decisions to then tailor your product in a way that the market values the most and yields the best return on its development investment.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
12:00PM – 1:30PM

Featuring: 

Eric P. Rose

Founder & President, Pinnacle Product Innovation, Inc.

Eric’s company helps entrepreneurs move new products from an opportunity into market reality. Services offered include Market Research, Product Development, Manufacturing Sourcing, R&D Project Management, IP Commercialization. Eric has worked in the Consumer, Medical, and Industrial product markets with companies including Baxter Healthcare and Mattel. Eric’s background includes,

  • BS Product Design (ASU), MBA Marketing / Entrepreneurship (Pepperdine)
  • 35+ years’ professional experience in new product development and commercialization experience with companies ranging from startups through Fortune 500 firms.
  • Certified New Product Development Professional (NPDP) from Product Development and Management Association (www.pdma.org)
  • Part-time professor since 2009 including Pepperdine (MBA, Product Innovation), Loyola Marymount (BA, Entrepreneurship, Product & Business Design). Guest Lecturer, USC Technology Commercialization course, Entrepreneur in Residence CSUN since 2018. Joined MBA@Rice December 2018, now instructing two sessions of MGMT 580 Marketing.

SAM Preccelerator
1316 3rd Street Promenade, Suite 107
Santa Monica CA 90401

*You must register with your name & email to attend this event