By Debbie Gregory.
Vets in Tech (ViT) was established to assist Veterans by aiding their integration into the realm of the tech community. Veterans, who may have been well connected in the military community, often find themselves alone in the civilian world. These veterans may be at a disadvantage because they lack networking contacts that are crucial for finding jobs or expanding a business. According to their website, ViT is committed to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for veterans interested in the 3E’s: Education, Entrepreneurship, and Employment.
ViT is kicking off 2014 by hosting an educational event. The Vets in Tech Entrepreneur’s Business Basics Legal Workshop will be held on February 3rd at the Los Angeles office of the law firm Morrison Foerster. The workshop will cover basic corporate legal issues that are important to Veteran entrepreneurs, especially those who are interested in establishing their own businesses in technology-based industries.
The purpose of the workshop is to provide Veteran entrepreneurs with vital information about the general legal issues facing today’s technology entrepreneurs as they build their businesses.
The venue will feature a presentation on business law, conducted by Morrison Foerster’s chair of Entertainment, Media and Technology Group and chair of the firm’s Video Game Group , Russell Weiss; the head of the firm’s Los Angeles Corporate Practice Group, Michael Cohen; and co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice & Trademark Office Trial Practice Group, Mehran Arjomand. This panel of first-rate litigators will share their years of knowledge and experience with those in attendance. The information that will be presented is drawn from Morrison & Foerster’s day-to-day legal practice in regions that include Silicon Valley and Los Angeles. Subject areas covered in the presentation will include: Choice of legal entity, Equity issuances, Raising funds from angel investors and VCs, Intellectual property ownership and registration basics, Veterans preference for government contracts, and Common startup pitfalls and lessons learned.
The Vets in Tech Entrepreneur’s Business Basics Legal Workshop will be held from 6pm -9pm on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at the Los Angeles office of Morrison Foerster, which is located at 707 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90017. Early bird tickets are just $5. For tickets, click here.