Startup 101 will be more than the basics
[PANAMA CITY, FL, March 7, 2014] - The
Business Innovation Center on Florida State University's Panama City Campus is
hosting a three hour event open to all regional entrepreneurs on Tuesday, April
8, titled "Business Startup 101." The event begins at 3:00 p.m. and
will be held in the Summit Conference Room at the Advanced Technology Center at
Gulf Coast State College.
Topics will include facets of
Intellectual Property such as patents, trademark and copyright issues,
protecting trade secrets and offer a question and answer session. Speakers
include Travis Perry founding entrepreneur of ChordBuddy and a contestant on
ABC’s Shark Tank, local attorney, Andrew Levy, partner at Harrison Sale McCloy,
and Orlando based, Terry Sanks, partner at Beusse Wolter Sanks Mora &
“Having an idea and turning it
into a business is exciting,” said Pamela Kidwell, Executive Director of the
Business Innovation Center. “Business Startup 101 will give entrepreneurs
insight to the tools and intellectual property protection needed for innovative
Levy, who specializes in
corporate and commercial law, will talk about business basics. Levy brings
significant practical commercial experience and serves as legal counsel for a
number of businesses operating within the Florida Panhandle and nationwide.
“Innovators with new ideas are
bringing business to Northwest Florida, and we feel the region offers the
appropriate business climate for not only the commercialization of new
intellectual property but also the expansion of existing businesses,” according
to Levy, “With our diverse base of intellectual capital rooted in our
educational, military and commercial institutions, it is a prime time and ideal
marketplace to host this event.”
Sanks will add a general
overview of the world of patent law. He is experienced in the preparation and
prosecution of patent applications for a variety of inventions primarily
dealing with electrical, electromechanical and mechanical technologies,
software-based, business methods and e-commerce.
Travis has one of the most successful
products ever featured on the popular television series, Shark Tank. When
Travis entered the Shark Tank, he was ready to negotiate. He will share his
tips and tricks in preparing for the big pitch and the importance of protecting
your idea. The “How To” in the Shark Tank will be revealed.
Event planners point out this event is for the entrepreneur with a new idea, as well as, seasoned CEO’s and COO’s who have had great ideas and brought them to fruition. Business Startup 101 is the place to search out the next steps in developing a plan and perhaps reviewing an investment.
To register click here.