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December 2, 2021
Office Hours w/ Matan Shmuel: Tax Planning Advice for Start Ups + Entrepreneurs
Thursday Gathering - December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021
Office Hours w/ Matan Shmuel: Tax Planning Advice for Start Ups + Entrepreneurs
Please note, this is an in-person session. If you plan to join us in-person, please plan to bring proof of full vaccination. Masks will be required unless you are actively eating or drinking. Understanding your startup tax strategy from the very beginning is crucial for success! Book your 1:1 appointment today with startup tax planning expert, Matan Shmuel, to learn how you can put your best foot forward. Email hello@venturecafephiladelphia.org to book your slot today! Available slots: 3:00-3:20pm: Open 3:20-3:40pm: Open 3:40-4:00pm: Open Matan Shmuel is the founder and Managing Partner of Shmuel Law Group, a boutique tax and corporate law firm specializing in servicing startups from formation through sale, and all of the growth spurts in between. Matan blends his years of experience at both a Big 4 Accounting firm and a National Law Firm with his client focused, on-the-ground strategic advisory approach at Shmuel Law Group. Matan has represented strategic acquirers, private equity firms, and family offices in the placement of debt and equity into Philadelphia-area startups for most of his career. Through this lens, Matan advises startups on Day One strategy to set his clients up for the most effective exit. Matan holds a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law and an L.L.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Matan has taught courses at Rutgers School of Law, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and Georgetown University Law Center. Matan also serves on advisory boards and steering committees of several area nonprofit organizations. Matan specializes in the following fields: ·      Formation Advice (Entity Selection) ·      Restricted Equity Agreements ·      Private Capital Investment (Angel, Seed, and Venture Debt/Equity/Combination) ·      Federal and State Tax Planning and Analysis ·      Founder’s Tax Planning and Advice ·      Inbound (Foreign) Investment into US Entities If any of the following questions resonate with you, book your slot today by emailing hello@venturecafephiladelphia.org with your preferred slot! 1. Do I need a Delaware C-Corp to be attractive to Private Equity investors? 2. How do I give stock or ownership interests to key employees without losing control of my company? 3. I am planning to crowdsource investors or find investors outside my family and friends group. Is there a better/best way to do this? 4. A foreign person/company is interested in being my angel investor. What do I need to be concerned about for tax and compliance purposes? 5. I’m going to be pre-revenue, and generate year-over-year losses, including through my planned exit. Is there a better way to set up my company to take advantage of those losses?
December 9, 2021
Launch Lane Showcase - HYBRID
Thursday Gathering - December 9, 2021
December 9, 2021
Launch Lane Showcase - HYBRID
Please note, this is a Hybrid session meaning you can in-person or virtually. Proof of full vaccination and masks are required to attend in-person. We are excited to host this year’s Launch Lane Accelerator Showcase, highlighting eight of the most promising digital health startups in the U.S. and Canada. Read below to learn more about this year’s incredible startups!  Clinicor is building a digital prescription-only clinic to optimize heart failure patient therapy. Gray Oncology Solutions is optimizing oncology workflows, so each patient receives high quality, efficient care throughout their cancer treatment. Lara Health is building a remote patient-monitoring platform, leveraging automation and AI to maximize physicians’ revenue. Modal is a 3D presentation software company bringing real life anatomy to the digital classroom. Neuralert develops wristbands that detect and alert hospital staff to the onset of a stroke, in one-fourth of the time it currently takes, saving lives, improving outcomes, and lowering cost. Opal HTM increases hospital efficiency by using a patented sensor network to optimize medical equipment management and upkeep. PopCheck Technologies specializes in remote monitoring technology to eliminate the occurrence of hospital acquired complications following surgical procedures. Vital Start Health is developing the first maternal mental health platform using Virtual Reality and AI. If you'd like to get to chat 1:1 with the founders, please join us at 7pm for Meet the Founders of the 2021 Launch Lane Cohort. Excited to host this year’s showcase in-person – see you there, and don’t forget your vaccination card! Want a peek at last year’s virtual showcase? Check it out here!
December 9, 2021
Meet the Founders of the 2021 Launch Lane Cohort
Thursday Gathering - December 9, 2021
December 9, 2021
Meet the Founders of the 2021 Launch Lane Cohort
Please note, proof of full vaccination and masks are required to attend in-person. Looking to learn more about this year's Launch Lane founders? Stop by their table in the Cafe space as they highlight their work and engage with attendees. Read below to learn more about this year’s incredible startups!  Clinicor is building a digital prescription-only clinic to optimize heart failure patient therapy. Gray Oncology Solutions is optimizing oncology workflows, so each patient receives high quality, efficient care throughout their cancer treatment. Lara Health is building a remote patient-monitoring platform, leveraging automation and AI to maximize physicians’ revenue. Modal is a 3D presentation software company bringing real life anatomy to the digital classroom. Neuralert develops wristbands that detect and alert hospital staff to the onset of a stroke, in one-fourth of the time it currently takes, saving lives, improving outcomes, and lowering cost. Opal HTM increases hospital efficiency by using a patented sensor network to optimize medical equipment management and upkeep. PopCheck Technologies specializes in remote monitoring technology to eliminate the occurrence of hospital acquired complications following surgical procedures. Vital Start Health is developing the first maternal mental health platform using Virtual Reality and AI.
December 16, 2021
Office Hours w/ Matan Shmuel: Tax Planning Advice for Start Ups + Entrepreneurs
Thursday Gathering - December 16, 2021
December 16, 2021
Office Hours w/ Matan Shmuel: Tax Planning Advice for Start Ups + Entrepreneurs
Please note, this is an in-person session. If you plan to join us in-person, please plan to bring proof of full vaccination. Masks will be required unless you are actively eating or drinking. Understanding your startup tax strategy from the very beginning is crucial for success! Book your 1:1 appointment today with startup tax planning expert, Matan Shmuel, to learn how you can put your best foot forward. Email hello@venturecafephiladelphia.org to book your slot today! Available slots: 5:00-5:20pm: Open 5:20-5:40pm: Open 5:40-6:00pm: Open Matan Shmuel is the founder and Managing Partner of Shmuel Law Group, a boutique tax and corporate law firm specializing in servicing startups from formation through sale, and all of the growth spurts in between. Matan blends his years of experience at both a Big 4 Accounting firm and a National Law Firm with his client focused, on-the-ground strategic advisory approach at Shmuel Law Group. Matan has represented strategic acquirers, private equity firms, and family offices in the placement of debt and equity into Philadelphia-area startups for most of his career. Through this lens, Matan advises startups on Day One strategy to set his clients up for the most effective exit. Matan holds a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law and an L.L.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. Matan has taught courses at Rutgers School of Law, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and Georgetown University Law Center. Matan also serves on advisory boards and steering committees of several area nonprofit organizations. Matan specializes in the following fields: ·      Formation Advice (Entity Selection) ·      Restricted Equity Agreements ·      Private Capital Investment (Angel, Seed, and Venture Debt/Equity/Combination) ·      Federal and State Tax Planning and Analysis ·      Founder’s Tax Planning and Advice ·      Inbound (Foreign) Investment into US Entities If any of the following questions resonate with you, book your slot today by emailing hello@venturecafephiladelphia.org with your preferred slot! 1. Do I need a Delaware C-Corp to be attractive to Private Equity investors? 2. How do I give stock or ownership interests to key employees without losing control of my company? 3. I am planning to crowdsource investors or find investors outside my family and friends group. Is there a better/best way to do this? 4. A foreign person/company is interested in being my angel investor. What do I need to be concerned about for tax and compliance purposes? 5. I’m going to be pre-revenue, and generate year-over-year losses, including through my planned exit. Is there a better way to set up my company to take advantage of those losses?
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