3rd Biennial IBA Silicon Beach Conference

3rd IBA Silicon Beach Conference
All Along the Spectrum – From Start-Up to IPO/Exit and Beyond

1–3 February 2017, Shutters on the Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, California, USA


“Delegates resident in California, please contact Sophie Boudoc in order to register. Special rates will apply”

A conference presented by the IBA North American Regional Forum, supported by the IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee, the IBA Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee, the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee, the IBA Technology Law Committee, the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum, the IBA European Regional Forum, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), ITechLaw, Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA), Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA), Octane and Plug and Play Tech Center

This Conference will examine current issues, trends and strategies for forming, funding, expanding and ultimately exiting from a start-up company. The programme will explore the rise of Silicon Beach, a hotbed of Southern California companies in entertainment, media and technology, among other sectors. Panels will bring together entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, private equity, government, legal and academic experts to focus on the various stages in the life-cycles of successful start-up companies, including growth strategies and profitable exit and M&A strategies for founders and investors.

Topics will include:
  • How start-ups get the ball rolling
  • How to succeed with apps, cloud technology, wearable technology, marketing advertising and purchasing
  • Fundraising do’s and don’ts
  • New trends in the venture capital/private equity and crowdfunding industries
  • Mobile content delivery via OTT, streaming
  • Effective intellectual property protection – making the most of your IP investment
  • Open source and data privacy issues
  • Scaling up – effective growth strategies
  • IPO and other exit strategies
  • M&A and global expansion strategies

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