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Tuesday, May 17


Startup Done Right: Legal Issues Tech Founders Need to Be Thinking of When Starting Up a Company
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If you're going to start a company, do it right from the outset. Forget reading the "Top 10 Legal Mistakes by Startups" lists out there in the blog-o-sphere. Learn in person about common legal mistakes made by tech founders that can kill a company and how to avoid them, directly from startup founders and those who help them in the trenches.

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Chris Meyer

Owner, Double Bit Consulting
Chris a unique, Boulder living, beer loving, climbing, tech focused, enterprising snowflake.

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David Cline

Attorney, Modus Law
Got transactional matters for your emerging growth company or investment fund? Then we’ve got your guy. David has all the common (and not-so-common) start-up issues locked down—everything from entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property protection, shareholders... Read More →
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Ian Kuliasha

Attorney, Kendall, Koenig & Oelsner PC
I am a private equity and M&A attorney who loves working with bat-shit-crazy startups. Talk to me about technology, startups, and business.
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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 →
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Chris Myatt

CEO, MBio Diagnostics, Inc.
Chris Myatt is Co-Founder and CEO of MBio Diagnostics, Inc. He is an entrepreneur with a proven track record for building technology companies, securing patents and licensing technology, raising funding, establishing commercial operations, and leading through growth. Prior to MBio... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
Wednesday, May 18


Why the Hell Should a Startup Care About Intellectual Property?
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Learn from the top about why and how startups should care about IP. We'll discuss a variety of topics specifically relevant to startups, including common mistakes and pitfalls. Get different perspectives directly from the USPTO, patent experts, and entrepreneurs who have been through the IP wringer.  Get your questions answered!

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Bing Chou

Managing Director, MojoTech
Bing Chou is a managing director at MojoTech, a leading team of software engineers, designers, and product managers creating web and mobile products for customers across North America.  Before joining MojoTech, Bing launched a small business of his own, earned his MBA, and joined... Read More →

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Molly Kocialski

Deputy Director - Rocky Mountain Office, United States 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... Read More →
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Russ Krajec

CEO, BlueIron
Russ Krajec is the author of "Investing In Patents", which explains the patent process to angel and VC investors. The book has many best practices for startups, including strategies for getting and using patents in their business. Russ is the CEO of BlueIron IP, an investment company... Read More →
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Mike Lochhead

Executive VP, CTO, MBio Diagnostics, Inc.
Michael Lochhead is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at MBio Diagnostics, Inc., an early stage in vitro diagnostics company focused on near patient applications.  Mike is a company co-founder and he has led the growth of the company’s technical program from... Read More →
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Promise Phelon

CEO, TapInfluence
Promise Phelon is the CEO of TapInfluence, a high-growth technology company specializing in influencer marketing. As advertisers and brand marketers seek a meaningful alternative to digital advertising, Promise has redefined influencer marketing as it goes through a period of dramatic... Read More →
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Rachel Rice

Attorney, Modus Law
As far as patent, copyright and trademark matters are concerned, Rachel rules. She dominates intellectual property transactions and has a real knack for both domestic and foreign trademark prosecution. She’s also multilingual, knows her way around a Beethoven piece on the piano... Read More →
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Gary Sharp

G-SHARP Innovations, LLC
Proven track record as an innovator, from conception to successful product. Recently honored to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (2015) for body of work in polarization control technology. About to receive 100th issued US Patent, with hundreds of international... Read More →


Crowd Sourced Innovation: Monetizing Intellectual Property in the Sharing Economy
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The sharing economy and collaborative creation is going to have a unique look for IP. But what will it be?? Is there a way to crowdsource the innovation and the hard work of productizing IP? Come and join the conversation. 

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Dave Fish

Senior Project Engineer, Dakota Ridge Design Solutions, LLC
Electronics and optics consultant who enjoys solving difficult problems for customers. I enjoy developing companies and now starting companies. I love increasing innovation through the sharing of ideas with other innovators and smart people.
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Jim Sears

Organizer, 1 Million Cups
Consider attending and presenting at 1 Million Cups. Jim has been a technology entrepreneur in Boulder since 1990.

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Isaac Davenport

Principal, Isaac Davenport Consulting
I do product development.

Jason Haislmaier

Partner, Bryan Cave LLP
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Molly Kocialski

Deputy Director - Rocky Mountain Office, United States 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... Read More →
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Tom McKinnon

CTO, Agribotix, LLC

Core Team
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Yoriko Morita

Director / Founder, Glider / Patents Integrated
Serial entrepreneur and founder of a thriving consulting business, a nonprofit, and soon my second LegalTech software company. Oh, and a mom, a wife, a professional cellist, a daughter, a sister, a friend, etc.

Wednesday May 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Riverside 1724 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
Friday, May 20


Growing Pains: Increase your ROI and don't get sued!
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We'll be discussing all of the non-sexy legal issues you need to consider as you grow your startup -- the key issues that can make or break your business!  A discussion with a panel of experts will be moderated by an experienced entrepreneur, and audience questions are welcome.

We'll address topics such as:
- Hiring and firing
- Creating and maintaining your own company culture
- Tax and accounting 
- Insurance and compliance requirements as you sell product
- Fundraising; Getting positioned for M&A
- You've been hacked, now what?
- Contracts and documentation
- Compliance with federal and state regulations 

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Ryan Wood

CEO / CTO, Frontline Aerospace, Inc

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Joni Johnson-Powe

Principal, Taxonlogi
Joni Johnson-Powe is the CEO/Founder of Taxnologi Solutions, LLC. She has over 16 years of tax, accounting and consulting experience providing clients with international, federal and state tax compliance and consulting services including income, sales and use, VAT, property and unclaimed... Read More →
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Mary Juetten

Founder, CEO, Traklight
Mary Juetten, founder and CEO of Traklight, has dedicated her more-than-25-year career to helping businesses achieve and protect their success. Specializing in leading companies in transition or start-up phases and helping them create sustainable, operational, and financial growth... Read More →
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Kendra Prospero

Chief People & Talent Sherpa, Growth Sherpas
As a keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and CEO, Kendra’s one of the most passionate people around when it comes to work. She is adamant that no one should suffer at work and she’s not afraid to have the difficult conversations around what we all need to do to make work better. Known... Read More →
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Judy Vorndran

Judy Vorndran leads the state and local tax practice (SALT) at TaxOps, developing efficient SALT management functions and advising businesses in all aspects of state and local tax compliance. She is a recognized leader in SALT solutions and is focused on providing the highest level... Read More →
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Alice Warren-Gregory

Modus Law
Alice approaches complex commercial litigation and transactional work with empathy and creativity. Hailing from the University of Michigan Law School (Go Blue!) and Princeton University, Alice’s admiration for and desire to support entrepreneurs and her many ties to the tech and... Read More →

Friday May 20, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Boomtown 2060 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80302


Brand Protection / Trademark Workshop Happy Hour!
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How do you create and protect your brand? What are practical steps that can be taken by startups to create and strengthen your corporate/product brand position? Ask experts in brand creation, brand protection, trademark filing, and trademark enforcement.  Hear from entrepreneurs who are in the thick of these issues.  Your questions will be answered -- and did we mention it'll be happy hour?  Libations and munchies will also be served, along with mind-blowing knowledge. 

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Sam LaCasse

Founder and CEO, Wrap N' Snaps
Wrap n' Snaps started with an idea to turn passions and personalities into bracelets. Ten years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. To support the cause, I joined the 80 million people who wear Livestrong bracelets. After having cancer, I gained a better appreciation for life and its... Read More →

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Carolyn Juarez

Member, Smith Byers LLC
Carolyn Juarez is an experienced litigation attorney focused on representing businesses and individuals in civil litigation, commercial disputes, and intellectual property matters.  She has substantial experience representing clients in state and federal courts in a variety of... Read More →

Courtney Loveman

Chief Strategy Officer, Love Made Visible (CP+B)
Courtney is a partner in Crispin Porter + Bogusky’s Product/Brand Invention group, working to develop agency-owned brands and creative equity partnerships in verticals as diverse as apparel, spirits and B2B technology. Her group focuses on categories in need of disruption, where... Read More →
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Craig Neugeboren

Owner-Attorney, Neugeboren O'Dowd PC
Craig A. Neugeboren is the founder and a Shareholder of Neugeboren O’Dowd PC. He started the firm after spending 15 years as a design engineer and as an attorney in both private practice and as in-house counsel for a multi-national publicly traded company. Craig is a patent attorney... Read More →
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Willy Ogorzaly

CEO, JustLegal
I love all things startups, particularly legal tech, marketplaces, ai, and blockchain.
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Matthew Segal

Founder, Alpine Start
Originally from Miami, Florida, Segal left the beaches for the mountains of Boulder, Colorado. For the last 15 years he’s dedicated his life to traveling the world as a professional climber. Segal is a National Geographic Explorer and a member of The North Face Global Athlete Team... Read More →

Friday May 20, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Boomtown 2060 Broadway Street Boulder, CO 80302