a Founders Day 2018 | Dallas Business Lawyer | Vela Wood
Founders Day 2018-2019
Dallas, Texas
Idea / Beta Stage
Wireframe / Prototype Built or Developing MVP

Bootstrapping or Seeking / Raised Friends & Family Round

None or Some Post-Launch

Seed Stage
Beta, Developing Product/Market Fit

Seeking or Raised Seed Round

Consistent, but Burning Cash

Series A Stage
August 21-22
Fully Launched, Customers Clearly Defined

Seeking or Raised Series A Round

Hockey Stick Growth Curve, Approaching Break-Even

The aim of Founders Day is to help you navigate your company in its current stage, and to prepare you for the next. We believe that supporting today’s early-stage companies strengthens the startup ecosystem as a whole.

The workshop sessions cover topics relevant to each fundraising stage and are led by our team, other service providers, and experienced entrepreneurs who are passionate about giving back to the startup community. Founders Day culminates with the founders pitching their companies to a panel of VCs.

Schedule Overview
Wednesday Afternoon Workshops
Thursday Full-Day Workshops, VC Office Hours & Happy Hour

The Best Part?
Participation in Founders Day is Free.

However, participation is limited. We will select a handful of the most promising startups to participate in Founders Day.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Don’t live in Dallas? No problem. We’re offering scholarships for qualifying out-of-town co-founders to be able to join us for Founders Day. We’ll cover the cost of travel and lodging. Just fill out the scholarship section in your application.

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We are a boutique corporate law firm with a local feel and a global impact. We focus our practice in the areas of M&A, Private Equity, Fund Representation, and Venture Transactions.

We provide a full suite of services to our clients. With a flexible billing model that focuses on relationships, not time, we seek to enable our clients to fulfill their personal and professional goals. We thrive on turning an initial consultation into a successful, long-term relationship.