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Fundamentals for Startups: Top Ten Ways to Screw-Up Your Startup

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The foundation of a start-up is built in the early days and, unfortunately, there’s lots of ways to screw this up and many of them are irreversible and painful. Come hear Andy Albertson discuss the Top Ten Ways to Screw-Up Your Startup, so you can avoid these predictable pitfalls.

Andy Albertson:
Andy Albertson, partner at Fenwick and West LLP, represents companies at all stages of development, ranging from mature public companies to founding teams with a business plan and a vision, as well as many venture capital and private equity investors. “For early stage companies, I ensure that they are built for and that we are always planning for future success. Because I have seen hundreds of deals (and eat, sleep and breathe startups), I provide good and practical advice pertaining to key deal terms, alternative transaction structures, and how to avoid pitfalls.” Andy is passionate about what he does and is honored to be a trusted advisor to some of the most innovative technology and life sciences companies in the country.

Fundamentals for Startups is a weekly one-hour lecture series featuring notable experts who share startup-related information, experience, and insights with our entrepreneurial community. From raising capital to scaling to exit strategies, these seasoned guest speakers deliver valuable content designed to help startups and entrepreneurs thrive. Lectures are typically 30-40 mins, followed by open Q&A.

Each lecture is filmed, live streamed and archived on CoMotion’s Startup Training Videos page.

Light refreshments will be served. These lectures are open to the public and you do not have to be currently affiliated with the UW or a startup to join, but please pre-register. We hope to see you there!


February 28
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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