Preparing for a Successful Exit

June 20, 2023 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET | CIC, One Broadway, Cambridge, MA Register!

Speaker Slides

Managing IP to Maximize Enterprise Exit Value

Steven G. Saunders, Chair IP Department, Nutter McClennen & Fish, LLP

LiveData Utilities  Oracle A journey

Brad Harkavy, Manager Director, Harkador Partners

A recording of this webinar is available for ENET members only at Learn how to become a member here!

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You are one of them…a dedicated entrepreneur, who has poured heart and soul into the venture. Does this focused dedication to launch and grow the business also include planning for a potential future exit?

An exit strategy is an important “early-on“ element of the overall business strategy that describes the vision of how you will eventually capitalize on your investment. The decisions about how you structure and operate the business can have huge implications down the road.

Hear from expert panelists, who have prepared companies in successful exits! They will talk about exit strategy planning and, just as important, what exits look and feel like in real life to serial entrepreneurs, financial, and legal M& A advisors.

Each of the three speakers will discuss the topics above including experiences with both tech and life science startup companies they supported. The presentations will then be followed by audience and moderator questions for each of the speakers on the panel. There will also be a half hour of online and in-person networking available to registrants, following the presentations to give you the chance to meet the speakers and moderator.


Event Schedule

June 20, 2023
6:00 pm ET
In-person registration and networking
7:00 pm ET
ENET Chairperson's announcements
7:10 pm ET
eMinute Pitch
Up to 3 Startup pitches
7:25 pm ET
Expert Panel
4 expert speakers on the night’s topic
8:10 pm ET
Q & A
Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers
8:30 pm ET
Panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.
Saunders Steven

Steven Saunders

Patent Attorney/Chair of the Intellectual Property Department at Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Steven G. Saunders is a partner and chair of Nutter’s Intellectual Property Department. Steven advises clients across a variety of subjects, including IP portfolio development, strategy and evaluation, patent preparation and prosecution, product clearance, inter partes reviews (IPRs), litigation management, reexamination, and licensing. As an electrical engineer, he has a particular affinity for technology, cleantech, and medical device companies. Drawing on his experience as both IP counsel and angel investor, Steven also conducts due diligence analysis in preparation of angel or venture capital investments, mergers, or acquisitions. An active participant in the Boston angel investor community, Steven hears dozens of presentations from early stage entrepreneurs annually as a member of both Hub Angels Investment Group and Launchpad Ventures. Steven also has been an advisory board member of numerous start-up companies, where he provided counsel on management strategy and assisted in raising capital from other angel investors and venture capitalists.

Harkavy Brad

Brad Harkavy

Managing Director, Harkador Partners

Brad Harkavy is the president of Harkador Partners. For seven years, with his network of partners, he has been building new companies and delivering innovative products that whir, move and dazzle.

Brad’s experience, as described below, in building businesses large and small is matched with a diversity of expertise. He has managed board rooms, companies, electrical, mechanical, software and product marketing organizations in his career.

Brad enjoys spending time with his 3 children and lovely wife, training for triathlons, mentoring, speaking and writing about entrepreneurship.

Moderator & Organizers

Hall Dave

David Hall

Founder & CEO, DLH Technology Advisors, Startup Strategy & Venture Capital Consulting

Dave is Founder and CEO of DLH Technology Advisors. He is a startup & strategy Executive, Innovation Consultant, Advisor, Connector, Evangelist, Angel Investor and Speaker for growth companies lo

king to implement, optimize, and fund their Go-to-Market plan.
DLH Technology Advisors offers consulting services including Startup Strategy, Product Development, Startup Frameworks, Business Development, Startup Marketing, Go-to-Market Strategy, Executive Coaching and Startup Funding Channels. DLH has resources for CRM development services including Salesforce implementation, AppExchange App Development, QuickStarts, Lead Architect and Admin Services for the entire Salesforce product line.

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