Venturefest South West - Exeter

Venturefest South West

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Venturefest South West is a showcase of cutting edge innovation and entrepreneurship in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset in 2016. The event will bring entrepreneurs and businesses together with innovators and academics to fuse business with novel ideas and research.

Michelmores will be represented by lawyers from its Technology Media, Communications and Intellectual Property (IP) team and its Corporate Finance team. The teams are comprised of highly regarded specialist lawyers who advise clients on all aspects of non-contentious and contentious technology, digital media, communications and IP issues as well as advising tech companies on all aspects of Corporate Finance from getting a business off the ground, to attracting further investment through to exit.


Event Details

This event is now sold out!

Venue: Sandy Park

Date:18 October

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Do you have a legal question relating to an innovative idea or maybe your company? Use our web form to connect with a specialist Lawyer who will be happy to advise. 



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Meet the Speakers

Richard Cobb - Head of Corporate

With a range of tax incentives like SEIS and EIS and Entrepreneurs Relief to promote equity investment in early stage companies, and tax-friendly ways to allow employees to become shareholders, designing the right package for investors and staff can give you a real advantage. Timing is critical to lock in maximum benefit. Michelmores LLP Corporate Finance Lawyer Richard Cobb will give an outline of the key things to consider, and mistakes to avoid.



Tom Torkar - Head of TMC

So, you’ve come up with a killer concept and you are desperately trying to get your business off the ground ahead of any competitors. But how do you protect your concept? What if someone claims you’ve stolen their idea? What will future investors be looking for? How can you navigate through these questions all within your startup-sized budget? Intellectual property can seem like a “dark art”. However, a little knowledge is definitely a good thing. Tom Torkar will focus on the key points entrepreneurs and start-ups should bear in mind when building a business around a new concept.



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