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Baker Tilly HK Presents: "From Seed to Exit" Series Part 3 - Setting up a Business
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Baker Tilly HK Presents:

Setting up a Business: The Perils of Partnership and Many Other Pitfalls to be Avoided - Founder Risks and External investment: Navigating Uncharted Waters

When: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
6:30PM until 8:00PM
Where: CanCham Boardroom
1301 Kinwick Center
32 Hollywood Road
Hong Kong
Contact: Amanda Ho

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Setting up a Business:
The Perils of Partnership and Many Other
Pitfalls to be Avoided
- Founder Risks and External Investment: Navigating Uncharted Waters- 

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Brought to you by...
The Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee and
Young Professionals Committee
of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong

What do you do when someone approaches you and offers to be your business partner bringing in needed expertise and skills to help develop your company? 

What do you do when a venture capitalist approaches you with an offer of an injection of cash to help you to grow your business? 

What do you do when you are feeling "lonely" in business and feel having a partner to bounce ideas off would be the solution? 

Or what do you do when you want to reward hard working employees, e.g. by giving shares in your company? 

This talk will discuss and present some options that will help you in the process of making logical and legally sensible decisions regarding partnership arrangements:  decisions that can have very long term implications.

About the Event:
- Founder Risks and External Investment: Navigating Uncharted Waters- 

A successful business that can grow quickly in a hot sector or market is the holy grail for external investors.  The right investment can make everyone happy and wealthy. Live the dream, right? Some basic early awareness of risks can go a long way. There’s no such thing as free money. The expectations of business growth are immediate. The gravy train stops rolling as soon as money leaves the station. The carrot becomes the stick. The excitement turns to sleepless nights. This talk will highlight key founder risks for early stage companies

Topics covered will include: 

  • Co-founder disputes                          
  • Protecting key assets and intellectual property                          
  • Accelerator programmes                          
  • Incentivising employees                          
  • Funding risks                          
  • External investors                          
  • Corporate structures                          
  • Founder and investor exits                          
  • Founder control                          
  • Investor and Board engagement

About the Speaker:

Mr. Pádraig Walsh 
Partner of Bird & Bird (China and Hong Kong) 

Pádraig is a Partner of Bird & Bird based in Hong Kong. He has assisted companies with mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, voluntary liquidations and joint ventures. Pádraig also assists clients with fund formation for capital raising in Asia, for deployment of capital into projects in Asia-Pacific, the US and Europe. This crosses a range of private equit, venture capital and project fund raises.

Pádraig’s practice also includes assisting clients on licensing, regulatory and compliance issues that arise in Hong Kong. He regularly advises and represents clients responding to inquiries or proceedings by regulators in Hong Kong.

This presentation will interest members who have reached a crossroads in the development of their business, and want to hear practical insights on decisions they must make to move to the next stage of development.  Although targeted at businesses in the early to mid-stage of development, many of the risk factors addressed will be relevant to mature businesses looking to change direction from organic growth. This presentation will explore the possibilities early stage businesses have to reach the next stage of development.  There is no right or wrong answer, but you will leave this presentation equipped with the questions you need to ask to make an informed decision. This presentation will be followed by an interactive Q & A session moderated by Mr. Anthony Behan, the Chairman of the Entrepreneur and Small Business Committee.

***The Seminar Will Be Preceded By a Wine Reception***

Members' Special Discount:    
15% Discount:  Buy 3 Tickets for the next 3 Events at $170 each                                                            
30% Discount: Buy 7 Tickets for the remaining 7 Events at $140 each
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