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Entrepreneurons experts reflect on successful exits, lessons learned

Jeanan Yasiri Moe
Director of Strategic Communications
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MADISON, Wis. – From false starts to legal minefields, business doesn’t always go to plan. Fortunately many seasoned entrepreneurs have lived to tell the tale, and are ready to share how they weathered the unexpected on their road to success.

“Things that surprise founders: Legal issues” will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Discovery Building from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to faculty, staff, students and the public.

Keynote address by Paul Temple of AlphaTech Counsel followed by a discussion featuring leaders from the legal and small business communities.

Panelists to include:
Mary Jo Gordon, Gordon & Associates
Shawn Guse, Intuitive Biosciences
Shobhan Thakkar, HealthX Ventures
Andy Walker, Fetch Rewards LLC

Register by 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 20.

About WARF
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) helps steward the cycle of research, discovery, commercialization and investment for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Founded in 1925 as an independent, nonprofit foundation, WARF manages more than 1,700 patents and an investment portfolio of $2.6 billion as it funds university research, obtains patents for campus discoveries and licenses inventions to industry. For more information, visit warf.org.