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Center for Emerging Technologies and Polsinelli present Advance St. Louis
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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.



Planning for an Initial Public Offering

Contemplating and conducting an IPO from the initial planning stage to post-offering

(Applying for 3.2 Missouri CLE credit hours)


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


  • Andrew Speciale, Associate, Polsinelli



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Networking Happy Hour

Registration will begin at 1:45 pm.


All programs held at the

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.



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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Unless otherwise indicated, programs begin at 2:00 PM with a networking happy hour to follow. Click here for more information.



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The Center for Emerging Technologies and Polsinelli present "Advance St. Louis," a seminar series designed to assist entrepreneurs transitioning from startup to high growth stage. The interactive sessions will provide bioscience, medical and other advanced technology entrepreneurs with the business acumen and hands-on knowledge necessary to take their early stage businesses to the next level. "Advance St. Louis" is part of the entrepreneurial infrastructure necessary to build a sustainable and globally competitive bioscience and advanced technology cluster in the St. Louis region.

The programs will target more experienced entrepreneurs and the service providers and professionals who assist them.

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