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Forming a Company: PROPEL / EWC / ANL Fall Startup Series
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Join Argonne National Laboratory, EnterpriseWorks Chicago and PROPEL at one or all of our upcoming Fall startup workshops

When: 9/21/2015
4 - 6pm
Where: HTI
2242 W Harrison, Suite 201
Chicago, Illinois  60612
United States
Contact: 3124221111

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Forming a Company

September 21, 2015

PROPEL / EnterpriseWorks Chicago / Argonne National Laboratory’s Fall 2015 Startup Series

To help innovators get an overview of the path to launching a complex science-based technology venture/startup, EnterpriseWorks Chicago and PROPEL have partnered with Argonne National Laboratory to design a series of seminars as an introduction to legal, financial and business plan issues that early stage startups need to know.  These four topics are structured as "fireside chats" by subject matter experts to create a community environment for entrepreneurs to meet each other and network.  Complex science-based technology sectors covered include therapeutics, medical devices, med tech, energy storage and engineering-related technologies. 

September 21, 4-6 pm:  Forming a Company

Legal experts present the various legal structures and introduce topics such as shareholder agreements, board of director structure and compensation. Presented by Perkins Coie.  To register, visit   


Other Events in this Series 

October 12, 4-6 pm:  Intellectual Property Basics

An overview of intellectual property, including patents, copyright, trademark, and additional intellectual assets. Designed to answer questions about how patents are applied for, issued, and managed. Additional discussion will be given to building an intellectual asset portfolio whether owned or licensed. Presented by representatives from MBHB, the Office of Technology Management at UIC and the Technology Development and Commercialization at Argonne National Laboratory. To register, visit   

October 19, 4-6 pm:  Funding Basics

From friends, family and fools to the ultimate IPO.  Panelists discuss the risk-reward profile of different funding sources to help entrepreneurs understand the appropriate forms and sources of funding at different stages of development.  Presented by a panel, including Kapila Viges of EnterpriseWorks Chicago, Barbara Goodman of PROPEL and others.  To register, visit

Date TBD, 4-6 pm:  Operating a Company

Experts lead the conversation on a startups considerations related to liability, employment agreements, accounting, insurance and other related issues required to operate. Presented by representatives from HUB International, Perkins Coie and TriNet.  Registration open soon.

All workshops in this Startup Series are free, but advanced registration is required.  For questions, contact PROPEL: or EnterpriseWorks Chicago: or Argonne National Laboratory (CJ Guron): 

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