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Introduction to ICOs - the Business and Financial Perspective

Introduction to ICOs - the Business and Financial Perspective

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Dentons, 1221 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10020
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
$39

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Sponsored by Dentons Venture Technology, The Startup Station presents: INTRODUCTION TO INITIAL COIN OFFERINGS (ICOs) No prior finance experience is necessary. PowerPoint materials and a class video recording (available for 72 hours after the class date) will be provided. The class may be attended virtually. Explainer video: https://youtu.be/LzbOZvb0TYU AGENDA: Welcome: 5:45 pm - 6:00 pm What is an ICO? ICO Landscape. IPO vs. ICO vs. traditional equity raise. Types of tokens. Smart contracts: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm Overview of legal issues surrounding ICOs - Presented by Dentons: 6:30 - 6:45 pm Tax treament of cryptocurrencies - Presented by Capital Pro Alliance: 6:45 - 7:00 pm Break: 7:00 - 7:15 pm The concept of Money and what makes a digital token Money? How to launch an ICO and how much does it cost? 7:15 - 7:30 pm How do investors make money? How to value an ICO? What makes an ICO attractive? 7:30 - 8:00 pm Networking: 8:00 - 8:30 pm Billions of dollars have been raised via ICOs in the past year, so what exactly is it? How can a company issue its own currency and how can this currency have value? How is this method of fundraising different from a traditional equity raise and an IPO? What makes an ICO more valuable and how do investors make money? What are the tax and legal issues surrounding cryptocurrencies? This will class give a comprehensive overview of all these issues, a roadmap for how to issue your own ICO and, if you are an investor, how to think about valuing a cryptocurrency. Presenter: Victoria Yampolsky, CFA Founder of the Startup Station Meetup Victoria Yampolsky, CFA, is the President of the Startup Station,a finance & strategy consultancy for early stage startups that focuses on formulating monetization strategies, financial modeling & valuation. She's also founder of the Startup Station - Finance School for Entrepreneurs where she teaches finance to early stage startup founders. She is an advisor to Jotteq, Opkix, and Stringflix, as well as founder of several ventures in media & entertainment. Previously, Victoria worked in Deutsche Bank Research and did IT consulting for CapGemini's Financial Services Division. Victoria holds a Bachelor's Degree, Cum Laude, in Computer Science, with minor in Mathematics, from Cornell University and an MBA, with honors, from Columbia Business School. Victoria is also on the Advisory Board of the CIS Department of Cornell University. Additional presenters: Charles (CJ) Gelinas - Partner at Dentons Kathryn Keen - Associate at Dentons About Dentons Venture Technology: Operating as a boutique within Dentons, the world's largest law firm, Dentons Venture Technology runs with hard-charging tech entrepreneurs to drive growth through strategic business, finance and legal advice from Silicon Valley and New York to London, Berlin, Hong Kong and beyond. Learn more at dentonsventurebeyond.com. Maria Golod, CPA, Founder of Capital Pro Alliance About Capital Pro Alliance: Capital Protection Alliance is a leading boutique CPA firm specializing in tax planning, preparation, and resolution. We provide tax support to individuals, families, start-ups, privately held companies, and trusts. FAQs How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact Victoria at victoria@thestartupstation.com for any questions. Payment for the Workshop will be required at the point of registration. The early bird price of $39.00 is available until February 2nd. After this the price goes to regular: $49.00.

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