What Acquirers of Startups Look For: The Mistakes Startups Make

CincyIP is excited to announce that we have partnered with Cintrifuse to host our next meeting on August 8 at Union Hall* in Over the Rhine, in the heart of Cincinnati’s startup community.

Tim Swan of Frost Brown Todd  will present on intellectual property transactional topics relating to startups.  The life cycle of most successful startups ends with the startup being acquired by another company. Startups can make an exit quicker and more lucrative by making sound intellectual property-related decisions. However, many startups make mistakes early on that create massive headaches when a sale is in the works. This presentation will examine what potential acquirers look at when evaluating a startup’s IP position, and common mistakes made by startups that prove
costly in an exit.

Mr. Swan’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion featuring representatives from local business engaged in the StartupCincy ecosphere, including JB Woodruff of UpTech, Kyle Schlotman of Connetic Ventures, and John Spencer of First Batch. The panel will discuss their experiences with and perspectives on IP issues for startups.

*Meeting will be held in Beer Hall at Union Hall (1311 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202)

REGISTER HERE by Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at noon.