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3:00 pm

Thursday Gathering 10/31

October 31 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Venture Cafe, 3675 Market St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Happy Halloween! Love this JAWN! This is the month that we show our love for Philadelphia and explore the innovation community in our beloved city through focusing on different communities. We will also be celebrating the global gathering of the international Venture Café Community and Philadelphia's place in the global innovation landscape.

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What I learned from my LIFESABER campaign on Kickstarter

October 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC-5
Venture Cafe, 3675 Market St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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I recently completed a very successful Kickstarter campaign. I collaborated with leading experts and marketing agencies and look forward to sharing best practices.

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4:00 pm

Pre-Formation and Co-Founder Issues in Startups

October 31 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm UTC-5

Nearly 25% of startups fail because of founder issues. In this session you’ll gain an understanding of the common issues that arise between co-founders, and how to potentially avoid them or manage them should they arise.

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4:30 pm

How to Tell the FDA Your Side of the Story

October 31 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-5
Venture Cafe, 3675 Market St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Emerging technologies are often perplexed by the lack of evidence from the FDA regarding their product or process. This presentation discusses ways in which to engage with the FDA to provide them information and insight on your perspective and effect change.

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4:45 pm

Choosing the Right Entity: Structuring Your Business for Growth

October 31 @ 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm UTC-5
Venture Cafe, 3675 Market St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Choosing an entity is not as simple as filling out a form and paying the requisite fee. In this session you’ll learn the difference between entity choices like LLCs, C-Corps, and S-Corps, and the factors that influence what type of entity an entrepreneur might choose, such as limiting liability, management, equity splits, taking outside investment, […]

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5:30 pm

Attracting and Managing Talent in the Emerging Company

October 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm UTC-5
Venture Cafe, 3675 Market St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Most people are used to being employees, but not employers. We’ll explore the best practices around developing and managing a workforce and the laws of which entrepreneurs need to be aware, including the specific issues to consider when hiring independent contractors.

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Quick Pitch Rodeo

October 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm UTC-5
Venture Cafe, 3675 Market St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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On-the-spot coaching of your investor quick pitch (aka elevator pitch). What do you say when an investor comes up to you and asks, "So, what does your company do?" Come and get coached, or come and just watch others be coached by Steve Bowman, the "Pitch Doctor."

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6:15 pm

Protecting your Brand through Intellectual Property (IP) Law

October 31 @ 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm UTC-5
Venture Cafe, 3675 Market St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Websites, Names, Logos, Slogans and More. You’ll learn what you should know about the four main IP concepts – trademark, copyright, patent, and trade secret – using real-life examples to explain the law and how it can help your business grow and succeed.

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6:30 pm

Cosmic Horror: Collaborative Sci-Fi Storytelling

October 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC-5
Venture Cafe, 3675 Market St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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What do science fiction stories of the past reveal about our present global reality? How does sci-fi role playing gaming generate futuristic and innovative thinking? Find out in an engaging, interactive social environment this fall at Venture Café. Join in as we explore the power of science fiction storytelling in this weekly series, intended for […]

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