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PDX11 2012 Roundtable #3 - "Strategic Planning for Startups" with Richard Lazar

Perkins Coie (PDX)
1120 Nw Couch St, 10th Floor
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)



PDX11 is proud to welcome Richard Lazar, CEO of RDI Labs and serial entrepreneur to lead Roundtable #3 – Strategic Planning for Startups!

On Tuesday, April 17th from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m, we will hold our third of the 2012 PDX11 Roundtable Series. This session’s topic is “Strategic Planning for Startups” – a firsthand exploration of fundamentally important areas of focus when planning your startup's success . This Roundtable will be hosted by Perkins Coie. Doors will be open at 5:00 p.m. for pre-discussion networking, and we will start promptly at 5:30 p.m.

Areas we’ll be exploring are:

• Great idea . . . but does the product really solve a big enough problem? (the problem/solution dynamic and the size and scope the market opportunity)

• How will the company make money, or not? (business and revenue models; sales and marketing)

• How much operating capital is needed and where should it come from? (fundraising)

• Who will launch the enterprise and how will the pie be divided? (founding and early team)

• What type of entity should be formed? (legal entity type)

• Where is the off-ramp and how does the company get there? (exit strategy)

The Portland startup scene is full of activity, talent, and new concepts – if you’ve got these but need a candid, firsthand roadmap on applying solid strategy to your business idea, this Roundtable’s for you. Refreshments will be served, and there are a limited number of seats. Please RSVP to Tamsen Galloway to reserve a spot at the roundtable. Details will be listed at www.calagator.org.

About the PDX11 Roundtable Series:

The PDX11 Roundtable Series is an answer to the startup community’s request for a roundtable-style, firsthand interaction with software leaders who have expertise in specific topics. These will be held on a regular basis throughout the year. For more information about the PDX11 Network, please visit www.pdx11.org

Please RSVP to [email protected] to reserve a spot at the roundtable.