Inventors and startup founders are invited to attend a new panel series offered by Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures (JHTV). This four-part series will help inventors and founders avoid blind spots and learn best practices for launching and scaling successful startups.

Session 3 is scheduled for MAY 25 at noon on Zoom.

Four-part startup panel series with veteran startup CEOs, mentors, and industry partners

  • Session 1 – Idea Stage and Planning
  • Session 2 – Getting it Off the Ground
  • Session 3 – Important Nuts and Bolts
  • Session 4 – Scaling and Keeping it Going


  • Open to the public
  • Designed for JHU faculty and students, potential CEOs, and early-stage startups
  • Limited number of in-person seats may be available later in the spring


  • Company Formation
    • Understand founder matters
    • Legal entity formation options (LLC, C Corp, Where Domiciled, Why?),
  • General Corporate Considerations
    • Formation documents
    • Corporate governance documents and IP protection
    • Equity ownership, taxes, and insurance
    • Financial reporting and governance
  • Compensation
    • Methods to determine equity structure, compensation and incentives
  • Funding
    • Dilutive vs Non-Dilutive Funding
    • SAFE notes, convertible notes: when/why/who?
    • Priced Equity rounds: when/why/who?
    • How to prepare a basic financial plan


  • Robert Borowy – Partner, Deloitte
  • Howard Schwartz – Partner, DLA Piper
  • Sebastian Seiguer – CEO, emocha Health