Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

375 East Chicago Avenue

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The 11th Annual Entrepreneurship Law Conference

By: Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center
Sat, Feb 20 at 9:00 AM,Chicago, IL

From the initial idea to launching a new venture, an entrepreneur encounters legal questions every step of the way.

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Eleventh Annual Entrepreneurship Law Conference is designed as a forum to explore various legal issues that entrepreneurs face when considering new ventures. Panel discussions and breakout sessions include such topics as entity selection, founder agreements, venture and angel financing and intellectual property. The focus of each of these discussions is to provide practical, relevant information on these and other legal issues.

Stuart Frankel, CEO of Narrative Science will be this year’s keynote speaker.

The Conference is being hosted by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center and the ELC student group.

Space is limited. Based on past experience as well as the exciting roster of panelists and participants, we expect the conference will be fully subscribed. Attendees come from various backgrounds, including start-up executives, aspiring entrepreneurs, financiers, service providers, thought leaders, and students from law, business and engineering schools as well as high school students enrolled in entrepreneurship classes. Due to this overwhelming interest, please register early to reserve your spot.

Panel Discussions
Financing the New Venture. At the early stages of an idea, financing could be the difference between success and failure. Our panelists will include prominent investors to give insight into what they look for in the companies they choose to fund, entrepreneurs who have gone through the funding process, and attorneys who have negotiated the terms of the deals.

Medical Cannabis in Illinois:  Growing a New Industry. With recent Illinois legislation legalizing the sale and use of marijuana for specified medical purposes in Illinois, this new industry is facing a host of legal issues and challenges. Our panelists will include founders of the largest medical cannabis cultivation company in Illinois and other industry leaders.

Breakout Sessions on Startup Legal Issues
This year’s conference will include breakout sessions for entrepreneurs to meet with lawyers. We have a capacity of 15 participants per session for these sessions. We will inform you via email if you have secured a spot once you have registered.

This conference is made possible through the generosity of:

Goldberg Kohn
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Schiff Hardin LLP
Sidley Austin LLP
The Coleman Foundation


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