Educational Programs

Early Stage East’s Eighth Entrepreneurial Education Program

From Vision to Value

Sponsored by

Part I – Capital Formation
Tuesday, February 28, 2006 from 7:30-10:30 am

Part II – Growing Profitability
Wednesday, March 22, 2006 from 7:30-10:30 am

Part III – Valuing Employees
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 from 7:30-10:30 am

Part IV– Creating Liquidity
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 from 7:30-10:30 am

Early Stage East continues it long-standing tradition of providing entrepreneurial education programs to entrepreneurs and companies looking to build a great business! With the help of our sponsors, Blank Rome LLP and Fesnak & Associates, we have designed a program that offers 4 opportunities to network with entrepreneurs, industry partners, and business leaders in the region.

The highly interactive breakfast networking and panel series will provide attendees with the opportunity to ask experts about capital formation, growing profitability, valuing employees, and creating liquidity. Each series will highlight regional venture capitalists, service providers, and successful entrepreneurs to be held at the Comisky Conference Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in our education series attracting entrepreneurs, industry partners, and business leaders in the region. For additional information, email us at [email protected].


Part I – Capital Formation
Experts will address the various options for formation offering a broad overview of entity structure. Discussions will include the pitfalls of financing, negotiating term sheets, and how funding will affect organizational structure.


Part II – Growing Profitability
A panel to include an M&A representative, investment banker, a mezzanine representative, a corporate lawyer will address how to grow your company’s profitability. Panelist will answer concerns with growing your company organically, what mezzanine funds are looking for, and what industries are favored.


Part III – Valuing Employees
With the growth of your company, implementing strategies for valuing employees is crucial to your success. Experts will discuss executive compensation, stock and cash options, performance based compensation, and how best to implement these strategies.


Part IV – Creating Liquidity
To complete the networking series, a panel will discuss the process of exiting and creating liquidity for your company. This is an excellent opportunity to ask our panelists about exit strategies, legal issues, how to structure the deal, and wealth management.


Attendance is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early!

All Early Stage East 2006 registrations are processed online using the form below. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the online application please contact our offices at 302-777-2460 or email us at [email protected].






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