Thinking about starting a business but couldn’t attend our Startup Seminar on March 5th? No problem! The seminar presentation is now available anytime on demand.
It features useful information such as corporate formation, seed stage financing and intellectual property – all from successful startup founders and legal counsel who work with startup companies, including:
- Ben Milne – Founder of Dwolla
Dwolla, Inc. is a financial technology company that changed the way businesses send and receive funds. The company offers a seamless, white label API platform to connect to the ACH Network to initiate payments. Since co-founding the fintech in 2008, Milne and the company began creating the ideal platform to move money, and have helped move billions of dollars for millions of end-users annually for businesses of all shapes and sizes.
- Emily McGovern – Attorney
McGovern assists new companies with their legal needs as they plant roots in Iowa and around the Midwest. Her practice focuses on a variety of issues, including banking, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, privacy matters and cybersecurity. With the knowledge and experience needed to work with new companies and growing tech firms, she is focused on partnering with universities and incubators to help make Iowa one of the top states for successful startups.
- Dr. Martin Gross – CEO of Gross-Wen Technologies
Gross-Wen is working to solve one of the world’s largest problems – water quality. Founded by Dr. Gross and Dr. Zhiyou Wenin in 2014, the company uses its patented wastewater treatment technology to recover nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus from wastewater. The Ames-based company was named the 2019 Startup Technology Company of the Year by the Technology Association of Iowa.
- Andrea Rastelli – Attorney
Rastelli’s practice specializes in providing solutions for startups and emerging companies, as well as established businesses and financial institutions, including cybersecurity, intellectual property, secured transactions, privacy and corporate governance. She has experience working in financial services on legal issues surrounding data privacy, intellectual property, and secured transactions. She has served as a mentor to girls interested in STEM fields.
- Andy Snook – CEO of Fastpath, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Fastpath is recognized as a leader in security, audit and compliance specializing in access certification and segregation of duties, reviews and monitoring. Designed by auditors for auditors, its solutions enable continuous controls monitoring, helping companies meet regulatory requirements without dramatically changing their business processes. The Fastpath client base includes over 1,100 customers in over 30 countries and spans across multiple industries, within both publicly traded and privately-held companies.
- Melissa Schilling – Attorney
Schilling has experience counseling emerging companies and established employers on a wide range of labor and employment issues, including cybersecurity, discrimination, harassment, FMLA and medical issues in the workplace, technology issues, and discipline matters. In her counseling practice, she takes a proactive approach to responding and resolving various employment issues and assists her clients in establishing policies and procedures necessary to comply with the ever-changing law.
- Terry Dooley – Executive VP/COO of SHAZAM
With more than 30 years of experience in the electronic payments industry, Dooley is a member of SHAZAM’s executive management team. He leads the company’s business and product development, application development, IT infrastructure, corporate and IT security, vendor integration, and security consultation teams.