September 25, 2013

Please join us for the next event in our 2013 Advance St. Louis series, featuring in-depth, comprehensive sessions on topics vital for entrepreneurs competing in highly aggressive technology industries.

Advance St. Louis presents:
Planning for an Initial Public Offering
Contemplating and conducting an IPO from the initial planning stage to post-offering

One of the potential, and more infrequently used, exit strategies for founders and early investors in a start-up company is the successful implementation of an Initial Public Offering of a company's securities. At first blush, IPOs may appear to be something of the holy grail for companies (i.e., something believed in and sought after, but ultimately unattainable). However, over the past several months, the amount of IPO activity has spiked. This fact suggests that such an exit strategy need not be dismissed as an impossibility. Successfully navigating an IPO requires careful planning, a trusted team of advisors, and patience. The session will generally discuss the requirements and procedures associated with the IPO process, and will include discussions from industry representatives on the strategies and pitfalls of navigating an IPO.

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  • Amy Koontz, Director, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
  • Benjamin "Don" Dent, Adjunct Professor, St. Louis University
  • Ruben Chuquimia, Shareholder, Polsinelli
  • Paul Cambridge, Shareholder, Polsinelli

Program Moderator:

  • Andrew Speciale, Associate, Polsinelli

About this event:

Date and Time: 
    Wednesday, September 25, 2013 
    2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Program 
    5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Networking Happy Hour 
    Registration will begin at 1:45 pm.

    Center for Emerging Technologies 
    4041 Forest Park Avenue 
    St. Louis, MO 63108

Get directions. Parking is available in CET's lot at 4041 Forest Park, the Salvation Army lot immediately east of this lot, and on Forest Park Avenue.

Cost | Registration:
Registration fees for this event are $30; $50 if attending for a CLE Certificate. Payment may be made at the door, however, advance registration is requested. Cash or check only (we are currently unable to process credit cards).

Kindly RSVP to or by contacting Heather Beaven at (314) 615-6915.

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For questions regarding this event, contact Heather Beaven at 314-615-6915

We hope to see you there!

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