Each year, 25% of new business ventures fail within 12 months. Poor understanding of the legal and financial requirements can doom the best-intentioned start up. Food Venture Formation & Financing will teach you how to put in place a solid legal and financial foundation so you will be poised for success. The course will cover the practical steps new food entrepreneurs must take to build a sustainable and scalable business. Grounded by real-world examples of the challenges faced by new food business leaders, this course will teach you how to set up the right legal entity for your business, prepare your company for outside investment, structure financing to your maximum advantage, protect your intellectual property, and minimize legal risks commonly faced by early-stage companies.
Start-up leaders and early stage entrepreneurs looking to set their new food ventures up for success. Whether you're off the ground with your new idea but need to button up your financial structure, or seek to match a presentation-ready business plan with a strong legal blueprint—this course will answer all of your legal questions and help you avoid the common mistakes made by first-time entrepreneurs. Appropriate for all types of food related ventures.
Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
(FBS) is the executive and graduate education center of The Culinary Institute of America—and the world's first business school dedicated to food entrepreneurship and innovation. Established to meet the growing interest and need for broad food-system transformation, FBS is built for future leaders ready to tackle the planet's most pressing food challenges—and its greatest business opportunities.
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