Scott Bleier Moderating Webinar on Diversity and Impact Investing

Corporate attorney Scott Bleier will moderate the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) webinar Diversity and Impact: Key Drivers for Economic Growth, as part of the NECEC's Investor and Corporate Partner Readiness Webinar Series. The webinar will be held on Friday, October 12, and the panel will discuss the amount of impact that diversity can have …

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Electric Car Charging Company, SparkCharge, Wins $1 Million Grand Prize at Startup Competition

MBBP client SparkCharge won a $1 million grand prize at this year's 43North startup competition in Buffalo, NY. SparkCharge developed portable charging solutions for electric vehicles, ending range anxiety for electric car owners. This year's 43North competition had 485 applicants, with 10 startups ultimately pitching at the finals. With the earnings, it plans to hire more …

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Jon Gworek and Dave Czarnecki Participating on ABA Business Law Section Panel about Venture Capital and LLCs

   Corporate attorneys Jon Gworek and Dave Czarnecki will serve as moderator and panelist, respectively, for the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting CLE panel Should Venture Capital Take Another Look at The Use of Alternative Entities? Historically, the vast majority of investments made by VC firms have been made in corporations, not LLCs. A number of …

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The Top Five Considerations for Startups

Starting a new business can be both exciting and challenging. Protecting your business from day one can set you up for success and help you avoid costly litigation down the road. To help set you on the path to success, corporate attorney Liz Bitar covers the Top Five Considerations for Startups, including choice of entity, …

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ProdPerfect Accepted into Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator Program in NYC

MBBP client ProdPerfect was accepted into the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA), located in New York City. The ERA provides accepted companies with a four month intensive program that helps early-stage companies rapidly progress into viable and venture-scalable businesses. It is New York City's largest accelerator program and has a mentor network of 400+ expert investors, technologists, …

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Corporate Venture Capital: Unique Opportunities and Special Considerations for Startup Companies – Event, May 3rd

Our next venture capital event, Corporate Venture Capital: Unique Opportunities and Special Considerations for Startup Companies, will be held on Thursday, May 3 from 4:30-6pm at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Moderated by Scott Bleier, the panel will discuss the special considerations that go into a corporate venture capital financial transaction, both from the perspective of …

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Tax Issues for Startups

In his article, Tax Issues for Startups, tax attorney Chip Wry summarizes some of the more significant federal income tax issues that founders may encounter in forming their companies, hiring and compensating employees and other service providers, and raising capital. Chip discusses tax on earnings, investor sensitivities, equity awards, financing terms, and other issues. Read the full …

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Issuance of Founders’ Equity: What’s the Right Slice of Pie? – MBBP Venture Capital Event, December 7

Our venture capital event, Issuance of Founders' Equity: What's the Right Slice of Pie?, will be held on Thursday, December 7 from 4:30-6pm at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Moderated by corporate attorney John Hession, the panel will discuss the unique challenges and issues surrounding the allocation of equity for early-stage companies. The panel includes: Abi …

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John Hession Speaking on Panel at AUTM 2017 Eastern Region Meeting

At the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Eastern Region Meeting, corporate attorney John Hession will participate on the panel "Title Founders and Initial Equity Distribution for Startups." The panel will explore equity distribution among founders, universities, management, and employees during new company formation, and the impact of this distribution on the company's success. The …

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Mike Cavaretta Moderating Startup Coalition Panel on Avoiding Legal Snafus

Corporate attorney Mike Cavaretta will moderate the Startup Coalition panel "An Ounce of Prevention: How Startups Can Avoid Legal Snafus." The panel of startup and legal veterans will discuss on which legal precautions startups should focus their limited resources in order to reduce the likelihood of long term consequences on their business. The panel will …

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