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Maximizing Success in European Markets with Osborne Clarke

Maximizing Success in European MarketsGone are the days of waiting until your company is public before you start looking for opportunities overseas. Europe is a strong market with very similar culture and welcomes the tech sector.

If Europe is the next step for your business, Steve Wilson and Sian Story will cover the essential tips and tricks you need know to make a smoother entrance, including:

  • How to structure and establish your European business.
  • Correct methods in hiring international talent.
  • Protecting your product and your brand.
  • Other regulatory and legal issues which can distract rapidly expanding companies.

Steve Wilson and Sian Story are UK qualified lawyers based in Osborne Clarke’s Silicon Valley office, and have spent years advising US companies on the issues arising from European expansion.  

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    Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    7:30 a.m.


    Davis Wright Tremaine
    1201 Third Avenue Suite 2200
    Seattle, WA 98101

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General Solicitation and Startups

General Solicitation and startupsPractical Law Company has just published a resource, General Solicitation and Startup Capital Raising.

The work is a collaboration between me and Lauren Hakala, Editor at Practical Law Company.

Lauren was incredible to work with. I feel fortunate to have had the chance to work with her on this project.

The subject of the article is general solicitation and fund raising for startups.

Here are some of the questions we tackle:

  • Implications of Using General Solicitation
  • Public Website, Social Media and Print or Broadcast Mentions of Offerings
  • Online Funding Platforms
  • Product Advertising and Business Announcements
  • Demo Days, Pitch Events and Other Meet-Ups

I hope you enjoy it!

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Fast Pitch Seattle 2013

FAST PITCH SEATTLELet the Showdown Begin!

Seattle’s social innovation, angel investor and philanthropic community is gathering at McCaw Hall to crown the top social innovators and entrepreneurs in the northwest with a portion of $250,000 in grants and investments. This is your time to be the focus and present that powerful and passionate pitch you’ve been practicing in the mirror, which will take your startup to the next phase.

As part of the audience, you will have the opportunity to vote and decide who receives thousands of dollars in Audience Choice awards. There’s a chance that you could be selected to receive the Audience Angel award as well.

Time to get your pitch hat on and go.

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Wednesday, Nov 13th

4:30pm – 9:30pm


McCaw Hall in Seattle Center

321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

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