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Start Ups and the Business of Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) plays a multi-dimensional role in every creative, knowledge and technology driven company and its role is more pertinent in a start up. Its potential to build a layer of competitive advantage, safeguard business vantage, raise investment, prevent misappropriation and enhance valuation, makes IP an important element of every start ups business and growth strategy. As the value of IP to a start up varies based on a multitude of factors ranging from the nature of business to financial resources, it is important for every entrepreneur to understand IP in the context of his business and circumstances. The emphasis of the start up should not only be on protecting and owning IP but also on mitigating risks from IP of third parties. To put it crisply, if used in the right way, IP can help an entrepreneur start up, survive and succeed.

In the said context, We are putting together a experienced and eminent panel to discuss about the business of IP from the perspective of start ups. The panel will deliberate on the following issues:
· The business role of IP in start ups;
· IP driven Start Ups Vs. IP geared start ups
· Surviving IPRisks; and
· Basic IP practices.

Do drop in to get insights into “IP for start-ups” anchored by none other than Dr. Kalyan K, Co-Founder BrainLeague.

Details
Cost: Free To Attend, Registration Is Must
Click Here To Register : http://bit.ly/eyEpE
Date: Saturday, Mar 02, 2013
Time: 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Venue: Audi, IIMB

4Startups event of NSRCEL of IIMB
Our mailing address is:
NSRCEL
IIMB
Bannerghatta Road,
Bangalore 560076
India

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ForStartups is an initiative of NSRCEL@IIMB

Entrepreneurs need to put a value on their start-ups in order to raise money, and investors need to put a value on their investments to ensure an adequate return on investment. No negotiating item between entrepreneur and investor creates a wider gulf than this one. The two parties may agree on every other point but will have diametrically opposing views on what the start-up is worth and how much equity the investor should receive in exchange for his capital.

Valuation is challenging for a start-up. Since young businesses take time to become profitable, the trick of valuing start-ups is to focus on the future. If you want your start-up to be a masterpiece, you’ll need to use the right side of your brain as much as your left to determine value.

Is business valuation art or science? Is it possible to place a credible valuation on a Start-up? What is Pre-money valuation? What is Post-money valuation? How much your company worth? Are you really worth anything until you’re profitable? How to value your start-up for a VC? What are the Start-up valuation methods?

Do drop in to get insights into Art/Science of valuation of Start-ups from an interesting line-up of speakers, who have been there, done that in terms both raising capital or funding the start-ups.

Date: Saturday, Dec 01, 2012

Time: 9:30AM to 2:00PM

Venue: Auditorium, IIMB

CONTACT
Kesava Reddy.M
4startups@nsrcel.org

http://www.4startups.in

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