WSU Vancouver to host a Keiretsu Academy Discussion on Financing and Intellectual Property Issues for Startups

Fri, 10/19/2012 - 4:17pm -- Anonymous

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Washington State University Vancouver will host a Keiretsu Academy session on “Friends and Family Financing Issues and Intellectual Property Issues for Startups and Investors” from 4:30 – 6 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Undergraduate building, room 221. The event is free and open to the public. Register to attend by visiting and clicking on the event.

The Keiretsu Forum, an angel investor network, offers courses in the critical elements of startup companies’ business plans through its Keiretsu Academy. This session will cover issues of intellectual property law and early stage or “friends and family” financing that arises regularly for entrepreneurs, growth businesses and the investors who fund them. Kurt Rylander of Rylander & Associates PC, a law firm providing services in intellectual property, business transactions and litigation, will be the Keiretsu Academy speaker.

The Keiretsu Academy session will be hosted by the Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program at WSU Vancouver, which provides pro-bono consulting services to help businesses and non-profit organizations in Southwest Washington and the Portland metropolitan area grow and create jobs in our community. The program pairs business students, faculty, community mentors and recent business graduate advisors with businesses that are looking to grow.

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205 and is accessible via C-Tran bus service. Parking is free for event attendees.

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Mistie Josephson, College of Business, 360-546- 9533,

Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601,

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