Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:30p.m.
PROTECTING YOURSELF AS A FOUNDER
WITH RYAN HOWARD
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto, CA
Silicon Catalyst, the startup incubator and accelerator for semiconductor solutions, is proud to present serial entrepreneur and startup founder Ryan Howard for our next seminar on how startup founders can protect themselves when building their company. A seasoned entrepreneur, Ryan Howard will share some of the common pitfalls many founders face when ramping up a new company. He will offer tips for how to mitigate these risks and pitfalls as well as best practices on building a cohesive team and board. Ryan will also share pointers on early stage funding and selecting corporate counsel.
6:30pm-6:45pm - Registration and Networking
6:45pm-7:00pm - Introductions by Silicon Catalyst and Wilson Sonsini
7:00pm-8:00pm - Protecting yourself as a Startup Founder with Ryan Howard, Founder and CEO of iBeat
8:00pm-8:30pm - Q&A and Networking
Ryan Howard is the founder and CEO of iBeat, a heart-monitoring smartwatch that saves lives. He is social entrepreneur with a focus on delivering better health and saving lives through the use of technology, and the founder and former CEO and chairman of Practice Fusion. He founded Practice Fusion in 2005 and grew it into the largest EHR (Electronic Health Record) platform for doctors and patients in the US. Serving over 110 million patients, the platform connects doctors, pharmacies, labs, and imaging centers to solve healthcare’s biggest challenges.
Ryan has been recognized as one of the Top 40 under 40 by the San Francisco Business Times, Silicon Valley 100 by Business Insider, 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2013 by Goldman Sachs and was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. He has spoken on health technology and innovation at Microsoft, Stanford, UC Berkeley, HIMSS, SDForum, VentureBeat’s HealthBeat, Health 2.0, Vator, and Commonwealth Club events and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Wired as an innovative leader in the sector.