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Workshop on Startup Fundamentals: Doing a Startup Right From Formation to Exit


Thurs.  Feb. 10


  • 3:00-4:00 p.m. PST – Virtual 1-on-1 Networking
  • 4:00-7:00 p.m. PST – Virtual Workshop (w/ 15 minute intermission)
  • 7:00-7:30 p.m. PST – Q&A with Speaker
  • 7:30-9:00 p.m. PST – Virtual 1-on-1 Networking



Workshop on Startup Fundamentals: Doing a Startup Right From Formation to Exit

Roger Rappoport


Roger Rappoport

Partner, Procopio


Join us Thursday, February 10 at 4:00 p.m. for this workshop on Startup Fundamentals, and how to set-up your startup for success, from formation through exit.  


Building a high growth startup and guiding it through to a successful exit is hard.  This workshop will go in depth on what to do and why.  It will also show you how to avoid the most common pitfalls that startup founders face.  In addition, you will receive a comprehensive 50-page digital workbook that includes an actionable step-by-step guide which coincides with the curriculum of the workshop. 


If you are a startup founder or entrepreneur, this is a workshop you do not want to miss!


This is the first of a three part workshop series on startup fundamentals lead by Roger Rappoport, a seasoned attorney and Partner at Procopio, where he founded and leads their Emerging Growth & Venture Capital Practice Group.  You will need to register for each workshop individually.  The second workshop will be in March focused on “Developing A Funding Strategy For Your Startup.”  The third workshop will be in April and focused on “Understanding & Negotiating The Terms In Term Sheets.”


Here are just a few of the many questions that we will be answering in-depth during this first workshop:

• How to hire the right people?
• How to compensate the team?
• How to split the pie with co-founders and team members?
• How much equity to give investors and at what valuation?
• How to raise money and under what terms?
• And many more related topics!


Understanding how to avoid the most common pitfalls is very important for startup success.  Here are just a few of the many startup issues that will be covered in this workshop:

Choices in entity selection; Creating an appropriate capitalization table; Co-founders vs early employees (should they be treated differently?); Appropriate allocations of founders’ stock (including Series FF Preferred Stock) between founders and vesting; Repurchase rights and rights of first refusal; Determining if and when it is appropriate to obtain proxies from co-founders/early employees; Stock allocation for employees, consultants, board and advisory board members; The perils of Section 409A under the Internal Revenue Code when granting options when milestone based vesting, as opposed to time based vesting, is appropriate; The assignment of intellectual property, and ensuring that all IP created belongs to the company; Executing employment/consulting agreements; The value of developing an intellectual property strategy early on….and so much more!



Targeted Virtual Networking

We make networking more efficient and effective by allowing you to search profiles of attendees who you most want to network with.  You can then invite them for a scheduled 10 minute private 1-on-1 or group networking session, for which our system automatically helps with calendar scheduling and private zoom links.  Schedule multiple 10 minute networking sessions on your events calendar with targeted people who share your same interests, making networking more comfortable, fun and productive!

Live Video Q&A

Our event features live video Q&A, allowing founders in the audience to create meaningful connections with investor panelists, or ask essential follow-up questions to expert speakers.  Having the opportunity to be seen and heard by investors and speakers is very powerful in creating meaningful connections and real dialogue.  Our events platform allows audience members to ask their question live during the event with full video and audio.

Access to Speakers

Have access to Silicon Valley venture capitalists, well known founders and experts like never before! No matter what City, State or Country you live in, you will be able to learn, connect and ask questions to some of the best speakers and panelists within the startup ecosystem. Our live events are designed to provide you access to speakers that you normally would not have an opportunity to interact with. Connecting with the right people is crucial in helping to grow your startup or entrepreneurial career.


You must purchase a ticket to attend.

General Admission

General Admission


Thurs. Feb. 10




  • 3:00-4:00 pm | Virtual 1-on-1 Networking
  • 4:00-7:00 pm | Virtual Workshop (w/ 15 minute intermission)
  • 7:00-7:30 p.m. PST – Q&A with Speaker
  • 7:30-9:00pm |  Virtual 1-on-1 Networking.

About The Speaker

Roger Rappoport


Roger Rappoport is the founder and leader of Emerging Growth & Venture Capital Practice Group at Procopio.

As an attorney, he has extensive experience in advising startup and well-established emerging growth companies, primarily in the software, information technology, Internet, fixed and mobile communications technology, cleantech and life sciences sectors. Roger is the co-author of “Investor Agreements in a Financing Transaction” a chapter in Financing California Businesses,” California Continuing Education of the Bar, Co-author of “Considerations for Angel and VC Funded Startups and Emerging Growth Companies Considering a Loan Under the Paycheck Protection Program,” and Co-author of “Changes in Convertible Instruments for Early Stage Financings.”

Roger is a frequent speaker and panelist on topics and issues related to the development and implementation of a company’s formation and funding strategy.

Before attending law school, he was the founder of a technology company with $10 million in revenue.

Roger is very connected with investors in Silicon Valley and beyond and is an active angel investor. As an attorney, he has been involved in hundreds of transactions such as merger and acquisition transactions, private equity and venture capital financing transactions, and complex restructuring transactions.

Roger is also the founder of Access Silicon Valley, a platform for entrepreneurs, on a global basis, to gain access to Silicon Valley’s best and brightest Venture Capitalists, “been there done that” entrepreneurs, and experts.


Refund Policy

You may request a refund up to 48 hours before the event. Unfortunately, any refunds requested less than 48 hours before the event cannot be honored. Thank you for your understanding.


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