posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007

Venture Lab -- How To: Get Bought -- May 3rd 2007

NOTE Special Event: Business Demo Lab (June 7th) Deadline for Demo entry is
April 20th
"How To: Get Bought"
Thursday, May 3, 2007
6:00 to 8:00pm
Doors open @ 5:30
(Part Four of the Business Execution Series)
One Union Square Boardroom
600 University St., First Level
(Lower lobby, 6th Avenue level, behind the escalator) 
Seattle, WA 98101 
Selling your business can be one of the most important and profitable things
you'll ever do. The fourth event in this series, How To: Get bought, will
provide attendees with a detailed understanding of how to plan, prepare for
and execute the sale of your company.
Join Venture Lab speakers including Dave Parker, President & CEO of 9Spaces
as they share their knowledge, experience and perspective surrounding this
exciting and very critical topic. 
Issues discussed will include: 
 * Formulating your plan 
 * Guidelines on preparing a targeted selling memorandum 
 * Identifying the most appropriate buyers and how to best approach them 
 * Valuation 
 * Shepherding potential buyers through the due diligence of the company 
 * Deal Structure 
 * Managing the negotiation process to a successful close
David Parker – President & CEO – 9Spaces
Over the last 20 years Dave's career success has included both product and
service industries, selling both tangible and intangible products in the
technology market segments including hardware, software, and wireless. For
the last 10 years he has held executive positions in IT services, software
distribution and hardware development companies, including founding roles
and CEO/President at both License Online, Inc. and Para3, Inc. License
Online was founded in 1997 to capitalize in the changing distribution
channel, the company grew from Zero to $35M in sales in four years and
developed a channel of over 45,000 distribution partners that were 85% net
new to the software distributors that the Company served. License Online was
sold to Synnex Information Technologies (SNX). Para3, Inc. was part of a
joint venture with Mitsui & Company out of Tokyo, with a goal of launching a
Secure IT hardware device in the U.S. Market.
Dave has been involved in a number of successful M&A events.  His expertise
also included business planning, financial modeling, fundraising and
international joint ventures. He is passionate about serving the customer,
and is an effective leader and entrepreneur. He has served on the board of a
number of companies and organizations, including, Cauldron
Solutions, Guidant Financial, Digital Marketing, Software Information
Industry Association (SIIA), and non profits boards of Seattle Union Gospel
He is an Alumnus of the University of Washington and has been recognized by
the World Technology Network for Innovation in the Software Industry, Forbes
best of the Web and the Puget Sound's 40 under 40
Workshop Location:
One Union Square Boardroom, 600 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101
(Lower lobby, Street level, behind the escalator)
5:30 - 6:00 PM - Registration and Networking
6:00 - 8:00 PM - Presentation
Covered parking is available in the Union Square building garage, accessible
from 7th Avenue.
Tip: arrive after 5:00pm for their $6 evening rate.
Seminar cost will be $25.00 per attendee. In addition, the cost of parking
for the evening is $6.00 after 5:00pm. Reservations may be arranged as
- Register online at until 5:00 pm, May 2nd, 2007.
- Phone registrations at (206) 283-9595 accepted until noon May 2nd 
- Onsite registration begins at 5:30pm May 3rd, space permitting
- VISA, MasterCard and American Express are welcome


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