First Time Entrepreneur Workshop

15 Sep 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm PDT

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LAVA is extremely pleased to announce its next First Time Entrepreneur training program. The program is open to entrepreneurs that are starting companies in areas that are likely to draw venture capital investment. The program is not open to service providers. You are encouraged to apply today for one of the 25 slots open in our workshop. LAVA members will receive first preference, but membership is not necessary to be accepted.

Members are free;  non-members $50.

During our five hour program, you will learn how to:

  • Determine the value of your company
  • Put together a capitalization table
  • Understand how VCs screen potential investments
  • Understand the differences between trademarks, copyrights and patents and when you need them
  • Choose co-founders
  • Network at startup events -- the right way

The program will be taught by LAVA board members and veterans of the venture space. The program is generously sponsored by Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy.


Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy is a boutique transactional firm specializing in providing corporate counsel to emerging technology companies. Whether you are a startup looking for your first customer or a public company with hundreds of employees, we understand the unique challenges facing your business and are committed to providing the strategic advice and legal expertise you need to get you over the finish line.

Matthew Crowley is a venture lawyer, with a practice focused on assisting entrepreneurs in creating new businesses and achieving their goals for growth. Crowley regularly represents startups, with startup clients representing at least 70% of his practice.

Angela Bandich is an associate attorney at Crowley Corporate Legal Strategy.


Guest Investor is Julie Pantiskas of the Pasadena Angels.





Julie is a versatile and successful entrepreneurial professional with over 25 years’ experience managing business operations and marketing in various industries.

Prior to joining Salt Creek Capital, Julie was Executive Vice President of Marketing, Project Management and Training at Summit Funding, Inc., a $4 billion mortgage lender in America. Previously, Julie held leadership roles at the Walt Disney Company, Belkin International, Oberthur Technology and Deloitte Consulting. Earlier in her career, Julie was President of her 3rd generation family business, the Nut Tree Restaurant in Northern California.   Julie earned a B.S. in Agricultural and Managerial Economics from University of California at Davis.



15 Sep 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm PDT

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