Garvey Schubert Barer

Garvey Schubert Barer represents emerging technology companies at every stage of development and across industry sectors, including software, internet media, hardware, peripherals, gaming, medical devices, and clean technology.  Their experienced corporate lawyers serve as a single point of contact for the legal needs of their clients, including specialized areas such as executive compensation, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, real estate, technology licensing, and tax. They regularly represent companies and investors in company formation, private placements of equity and debt, joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and public offerings.   


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The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Michael G. Foster School of Business promotes entrepreneurial learning and discovery to students­from undergraduates to PhD candidates­across the University of Washington.  The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship also supports innovative research and curriculum, working closely with faculty to prepare students for the real-life, complex challenges of entrepreneurship.  These students become leaders who challenge the status quo and change the way we do business.

 

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Basic Research

Winter 2009 Seattle Area Semester

What market are you pursuing? Is it big enough? Is it growing or shrinking? What are the other characteristics of your market, and why do you care? How do you find data on your market? How do you define your competitors? What are inexpensive tactics to do custom market research? How can you determine if you can win in your target market, and when do you decide to walk away?

Goal:
Validate your idea and target market.

Date:
2009-12-14, 06:00 PM

Mentors


8.21
Todd Hooper
CEO and founder, Zipline Games

Todd Hooper is an experienced startup executive who has founded and lead software, hardware and services companies including Momentum, Trillium Lane Labs, Napera Networks and Zipline Games. Todd was part of the executive team at WatchGuard Technologies prior to its IPO. ...

8.37
Dan Shapiro
Serial Entrepreneur, Board of Directors, Photobucket

Dan Shapiro sold his most recent company, Sparkbuy, to Google where he is CEO of the Google Comparison subsidary. Previously he founded Ontela (now Photobucket) and worked at RealNetworks, Microsoft, and Wildseed (acquired by AOL). His companies have been named Dow Jone...

7.66
Joe Betts Lacroix
Co-Founder, OQO

Joe Betts-LaCroix founded OQO, creator of the world’s smallest PC, in 2000, and established the resulting market category of smaller-than-laptop PCs previously called UMPCs, and now called netbooks. He is now immersed in his newest (old) obsession: life sciences (finding...

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