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Teela Smith of SSM, Cassidy Chrivers of Barron & Newburger, and Christopher A. Karachale of Hanson Bridgett spoke on a panel moderated by Katherine Zarate Dulany of Zarate Dulany Law regarding options available to leverage help from other attorneys, along with various corporate, tax, and legal ethics considerations when forming partnerships and other associations.
As San Francisco's City Leader for Founders Live, Lindsey S. Mignano of SSM, alongside First Republic Bank and Broad Spectrum Insurance, hosted a dinner-and-drinks Pitch Contest for Founders Live. Prior to the Pitch Contest, SSM and VC panelists provided a short informative panel about what it takes to raise money for early stage companies, how to approach investors, and how to structure seed v. priced round investments. Panelists included Danielle D' Agostaro of WVV, Ashely Davila of Gumi Cryptos Capital, Pramod Gosavi, of 11.2 Capital, Betty Ma of Open Core Ventures, and Priya Saiprasad of Softbank Ventures.
Kelly Lawon-Abbott of SSM MC'd as the Seattle City Leader for Founders Live Seattle. There was a special interview with Melissa Reaves from Story Fruition, LLC, about her upcoming book, "The Storyteller's Mind Movie: Become an Emotionally Connected Leader Through Your Storytelling Skills." After the interview, guests joined for drinks, networking, and voting and chose one of five startups to win the top prize for this Founders Live Pitch Contest.