May 29, 2013
Join Chris McDemus, the man behind two decades of advising on strategic partnerships and joint ventures, for an invigorating talk covering the plusses and minuses of leveraging the strength of others.
• Are there differences between a distribution agreement or a joint marketing agreement and a Joint Venture or Strategic Alliance?
• What strategies and preliminary issues should you consider?
• What type of documentation and legal structures are utilized?
• What are the common pitfalls?
Partnering is a balancing act, ensuring you get the upside without diluting your control and growth potential. Get value from things not in your core competency, but do it right.
Chris McDemus has spent over 18 years helping start, build, grow and exit early stage, emerging growth and later stage companies as both a deal lawyer and entrepreneur. As a Managing Partner with Baer Crossey, LLC, a Philly-based boutique corporate transactional and technology law firm, Chris represents clients from start-ups to venture capital funds to angel investors. If you have a legal question, this one’s for you.
May 29, Live @ Venturef0rth
6 pm: Craft Beer
6:30 pm: Legality + Q&A
May 30, 2013
Actually, even better, they hop the train from NYC to Philly to compare notes with you over some brews from the Venturefr1dge. Join Jacob Brody (partner, MESA+) and Chris Dannen (editor, Fast Company’s Co.Labs) as they visit Philly and lead a discussion of trends they’re seeing in early-stage tech startups and investing.
At MESA+, Jacob focuses on investing in seed and Series A rounds for e-commerce, advertising tech and digital content . At Fast Company, Chris writes about innovation in technology, ethonomics (ethical economics), leadership and design.
So come out, mingle with your entrepreneurial brethren, and maybe even learn something.
May 30, Live @ Venturef0rth
5:30 pm*: Drinks and mingling
6pm: The conversation and a Q&A
*Note the time change!
(In fact, if you’re interested in going deeper, sit down and talk with them one-on-one. They want to meet you. Really! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in booking a slot with either Jacob or Chris in the afternoon.)
June 6, 2013
We want to share the love. On June 6, we’re opening up a pod – just for you – to come and work at Venturef0rth. Make friends. Absorb innovation. Breathe in entrepreneurship. Experience the f0rth way.
Sign up with that big orange button up there… and we’ll see you soon!
• CoWorx happens from 9 am to 6 pm
• We’re nice but not that nice. Bring your own lunch. But the drinks are on us. We’ll have a lunch truck in the parking lot, and we have our very own Chinatown, an 8-minute walk away.
• We got you covered with wifi, but laptops/power cords don’t grow on trees. Bring that stuff.
June 13, 2013
Topic: Mobile Health
Four times a year, the Philadelphia Health IT Circle brings a diverse group together to network, strengthen the Philly health system structure, and spawn connections that lead to innovation within the field. The group includes entrepreneurs, policy experts, thought leaders, startups, innovators, investors, health care providers, patient advocates, academics and consumers of health IT products and services.
This June’s conference is focused on mobile health and features Ben Chodor, co-founder of Happtique.
A highly sought after mHealth speaker and moderator, Ben has presented at major mHealth conferences around the country and has had the honor of testifying before the United States Congress. Ben also hosts mHealth Zone Live, a weekly radio show that showcases the latest on mHealth apps and technology. Launched in 2012, mHealth Zone Live is closing in on one million listeners. Ben serves as a mentor for Blueprint Health, a startup accelerator based in NYC.
As a pioneer in online communications, Ben has spent his 25-year career merging the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and technology fields. Prior to Happtique, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Streaming & Virtual Events at InterCall. He also founded Stream57 in 2004 and sold the company to InterCall in January 2010.
June 13, Live @ Venturef0rth
June 18, 2013
Wayne Kimmel has gathered a wealth of pointers and coveted intel about getting ahead in the business world. And he’s sharing them with you, live from the Venturestage.
In case you’re new to Earth, Wayne has been a staple in the scene since the Spindoctors. He’ll be telling the story of Artists & Instigators, his Philly-based venture capital company, including insights into such crowd favorites as Seamless, IndieGoGo, ReverbNation, Marc Ecko and Dwolla.
This is an awesome chance to meet a top innovator, connector and change-maker in Philly. To sum it up: he’s someone you want to know.
So come on down, drink some craft beer with/on us, and learn how to “get ‘er done” in business.