Philly Tech Week @ Greenberg Traurig, LLP
10:00AM - 11:30AM Tech Start-ups and Crisis This session will discuss best practices for handling crises in the tech start-up industry including compliance, immigration, investor relations, and economy-sharing. Presenters will include David Gitlin, Shareholder and Co-leader for Greenberg Traurig's Emerging Technology Practice; Nataliya Rymer, Of Counsel for Greenberg Traurig's Business Immigration and Compliance Practice; and Mustafa Rashed, President and CEO of Bellevue Strategies.
2:00PM - 3:30PM Structured Exits: A New Universe of Potential Funding for Companies in Underserved Markets Structured exits are investment structures designed to achieve a desired investment return without reliance upon a traditional exit. Structured exit investments are ideal not only for impact investments, but also for investment-worthy companies with low exit probabilities. The structures open a new universe of potential funding for companies in underserved markets without access to traditional funding sources, and a new pool of potential worthy targets for investors seeking adequate and safer returns than those afforded by the traditional venture capital business model. This session about structured exits will be presented by David Gitlin, Shareholder and Co-leader for Greenberg Traurig's Emerging Technology Practice and Beth Cohen, Director of Global Emerging Growth Services for Greenberg Traurig.
5:00PM - 6:30PM The Anatomy of a Chocolate Start-Up Derek Menaldino and Sam Lehr, Founders of MUCHOMAS Chocolate, will discuss the birth of their company and the development of its business strategy with David Gitlin, Shareholder and Co-leader of Greenberg Traurig's Emerging Technology Practice and Beth Cohen, Director of Global Emerging Growth Services for Greenberg Traurig. The talk will focus on global trade, outsourced food manufacturing, ecommerce platforms, social media, content marketing, and the new nexus of food and tech.