CT Software Developer Startups (CTDEVSTARTUP) - March 18th 2013

Microsoft Farmington CT office

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Connecticut Software Developer Startups (CTDEVSTARTUP) is a group for software developers who are interested in launching or growing their startup company.


March meeting of Connecticut Software Developer Startups (CTDEVSTARTUP) - March 18 (Mon) 5:30-8PM

Event to be held at Microsoft Farmington CT office.

Doors open 5:30PM.
Networking 5:30-6PM - Bring your business cards!
Main Sessions 6-8PM

A). Legal Issues for the Early Stage Software Entrepreneur - Ben Wiles (Day Pitney LLP).
B).  Startup 'Sobrio' : Designated Driver mobile app - Nadav Ullman and Tom Bachant (Sobrio co-founders).

Sessions Description:
(A). Ben Wiles presenting: "Legal Issues for the Early Stage Software Entrepreneur."  In the early stages of a venture, there are plenty of legal pitfalls that can and should be avoided.  Ben will discuss potential legal mistakes and the strategies to avoid them.  The presentation will cover entity formation, initial capitalization, taking on your first independent contractor, and IP considerations.  Ben will also discuss some of the differences in East Coast and West Coast startup practices.
Ben Wiles is an attorney in the Corporate and Business Law department at Day Pitney LLP in Hartford. He represents venture capital and private equity investors and emerging growth companies in formation, debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures, technology arrangements and general corporate matters. Ben recently relocated to the Hartford area from San Francisco, where represented major Silicon Valley venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures and Walden Ventures in multiple lead venture investments in the consumer products and internet media sectors. On the "company" side, Ben represented startups in the internet media, social media, and gaming sectors from incorporation, through outside investment, to strategic exit. Ben also incorporated and represented the San Francisco Bay Area's first gaming startup incubator.

(B). Sobrio is a mobile application that connects those who need safe rides with the designated drivers in their university, organization or community. The co-founders, Nadav Ullman and Tom Bachant,  launched Sobrio in September 2012. Since then, over 3,000 individuals have been given safe rides home, and their user-base grows by the day. In November 2012, Sobrio was named the #1 Tech Company to Watch in 2012 by the CTC. After seeing success at UConn and UMass, the team is gearing up to launch nation-wide.

Please visit the CTDEVSTARTUP site for more details.


This event is sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark.