Suzanne Dingwell Williams, of Venture Law Associates, is putting on a seminar about the right way to manage the process of taking friends and family money into your start up. As I can readily attest to, getting this done right, prevents massive problems down the road.
This session will be held on April 11th at the First Canadian Place Gallery between the breakfast hour of 7:30a - 9:00a. The cost is 4 million dollars per person but if you say something nice about her blog, you can get in for 30 bucks.
From her blog:
"In this fast-paced 45 minute workshop, the team from Venture Law Line will show you how to structure, paper and close an investment by your friends, family and angels. We'll review the principles for valuing your venture, show you how to paper the deal, and cover special issues such as investments from non-Canadian residents and deal "sweeteners". You will also receive a CD of handy reference materials, including model financing-related documents. Also on hand will be some founders and angels to share their own war stories. And donuts."
You can contact her at: email@example.com to get signed up. I, of course, will be in the back of the room passing out term sheets. And healthy granola bars.