Hello aspiring Travel 2.0 entrepreneurs!
Are you thinking of starting a travel company or have you recently started one? If so, you're probably thinking about how to attract and retain talent. If not, you should be! Finding the right people to help you build your company and realize your vision is one of the biggest make or break factors in starting any venture. These days competition for talent, especially in technology, is as fierce as ever. Figuring out how to fairly incentivize and retain crucial team members is a complex and important challenge every entrepreneur should be thinking about. But we find that this topic is often a source of confusion, and thus many people put it off for too long.
That's why we're happy to announce a presentation by legal counsel Herb Moore from SorinRand on Feb 7th, 2013 covering the topic of equity incentives for employees, consultants and advisers. Herb will talk about ways that entrepreneurs can attract, retain and incentivize individuals by offering equity in their corporation or LLC, options to purchase equity or adopting bonus plans based on the company’s performance.
Herb was recommended by one of our members who has seen him present before and found it very informative. So we decided that we should veer from our normal format of presentations by startup founders for this excellent educational opportunity.
We hope you can make it! As always, we will set aside time Q&A after the presentation, so bring your questions.
When: Thursday, Feb 7, 6:30 PM
Where: Projective Space, 447 Broadway, 2nd Floor, NY NY 10013
Cost: $5 to cover beer and administrative costs
Bio: Herb Moore is a business law attorney practicing with SorinRand LLP which has offices in NJ, NYC and PA. He concentrates his practice on advising entrepreneurial clients and early-stage investors with respect to a full range of general corporate, transactional and securities law matters. He has developed particular expertise in counseling technology start-ups as well as negotiating and drafting complex commercial agreements for emerging growth and middle market technology companies.Prior to joining SorinRand in July 2011, Herb spent six years practicing with Gallagher, Briody & Butler, a corporate and securities law boutique in Princeton, representing a variety of public and private companies. Herb graduated from New York Law School in 2002 after graduating from Rutgers University in 1999. Herb is admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and New York. A passionate saltwater fisherman, most of Herb’s travel involves packing a few rods, reels and lures to explore local fishing opportunities.
We'll be back at Projective Space (www.projective.co) in the LES. Closest subways are the F train Delancey stop and the B/D Grand St stop. Also not too far from the 6, N/Q or J/Z.
Enjoy a beer and network with awesome people in travel and startups!
7:00-8:15pm: Introduction, Discussion, Q&A
8:15-8:45pm: More networking and wrap-up
We would appreciate it if you would Tweet the event using the hashtags #travel20, #traveltech and/or #nytech.
Please let Holly and I know if you know of any startups who may be interested in presenting at Travel 2.0. Please reach out to me for New York (email@example.com) and Holly for other cities (firstname.lastname@example.org). We are now planning for presentations through the springtime in NYC.
And as always, if you know people who are interested in travel and mobile technology, please feel free to invite them to join our group!
I'm always interested in talking travel tech and startups, so feel free to reach out to me anytime!
Thanks, and I hope to see you on February 7th!
- Mike Coletta
When & Where
Mike Coletta on behalf of Travel 2.0
Travel 2.0 Meetup is a travel startup founders' roundtable to share keys to success and lessons learned in founding travel and mobile startups. Each month, founders from one startup demo and present their product, and we have an in depth discussion about how they got started, how they make product decisions, how they go to market, etc. So far we had founders and CEO's of Jetsetter, Wonderfly, GateGuru, Gidsy, Tracks, Twigmore and more. Our 650 members are mostly startup founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, social media and PR professionals, and travel industry folks. http://www.meetup.com/Travel20/ is where members RSVP for each event. Minimum group size per event is around 30 and we have had 100+!