The “How To” Workshop for Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Presented by Seema Kumar, CEO, Cure

A Deep Dive Workshop for Entrepreneurs, Hosted by Orrick & Cure.

Thank you so much for joining us for our How-To Workshop in collaboration with Orrick. We hope you enjoyed hearing from our keynote speakers such as, Rick Bright, Lisa Lupion, & others. We are looking forward to hosting a plethora of new events coming in the fall that will continue to inspire and educate.

Thank you for your engagement and for being part of our community.

Structuring Your Company for Success: An Orrick Perspective


Company Formation & Equity Issuance
• Introduction to company equity
• Structuring founder equity
• Types of equity awards
• Initial company capitalization
• Equity grant basics
• Section 83(B) election
• Equity incentive plan
• Grant mechanics

Corporate & Board Governance
• Corporation as a separate legal entity
• Board of Directors and Stockholder responsibilities
• Officers and Board of Directors
• Compensation
• Practical considerations of managing your board
• Officer and Director Fiduciary Duties

Rick Bright, Ph.D
Former CEO, Pandemic Prevention Institute (PPI) at The Rockefeller Foundation


IP & Employment
• What is Intellectual Property?
• Main categories of IP [Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights, and Trade Secrets]
• How to protect IP
• Tech Trans and licensing your IP

• Key startup employment considerations
• Forming and documenting an employment relationship
• Risks in the hiring and interview process
• Wage and hour issues
• Employment policies

Managing Investors & Term Sheet
• Anatomy of a term sheet
• Current investor trends
• Liquidation preference? What is it?
• Ratchet and preserving the value of ownership
• Negotiation strategies


Hosted by
Cure and Orrick Logo

The “How To” Guide for Entrepreneurs

Where: Cure, 345 Park Avenue South, NY, NY 10010
A Deep Dive Workshop for Entrepreneurs

Featured Speakers

Orrick Partner Stephen Thau

Stephen Thau

Stephen Thau is co-chair of the Life Sciences Group at Orrick and is a partner in the firm's Technology Companies Group. He is a strategic advisor to life sciences and technology companies, guiding them through various milestones of their life cycle.

Orrick Partner Jake Orenstein

Jake Ornstein

Jake Ornstein is a partner with Orrick’s global Technology Companies Group.Jake provides strategic advice and counsel to startup founders and high-growth technology companies, as well as venture capital and other private equity funds.

Orrick Partner Lisa Lupion

Lisa Lupion

Lisa is a Partner with Orrick focused on the Finance Sector and Employment Law & Litigation. In today’s complex world of employment law, the legislative landscape is changing faster than ever before. Companies can easily veer out of compliance, and into financial and reputational dangers. To guide employers through this maze, Lisa Lupion offers a precise path forward.

Rick Bright, Ph.D

About Rick Bright, Ph.D

Dr. Bright is formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Pandemic Prevention Institute (PPI) at The Rockefeller Foundation. Dr. Bright lead the development of the Foundation’s pandemic data-to-action platform that integrates modern technology, data analytics and global partners to help the world detect, prevent, and mitigate pandemic threats to achieve containment as quickly as possible.