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Virtual Lunch & Learn: Funding Your Early Stage Bioscience Business

April 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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David Forman and Tyler Harkness, lawyers at Tonkon Torp LLP, will survey funding options for seed-stage and angel-stage bioscience startup companies, and talk about issues founders should consider when evaluating potential sources of funding. David and Tyler will discuss common sources of funding, processes for engaging investors, typical terms upon which different sources of funding are available, and general legal and business risks related to corporate financing.

About the Speakers:
Tyler Harkness and David Forman are attorneys at Tonkon Torp LLP. They are actively involved in Portland’s entrepreneur community and work with and advise startup companies regarding a wide range of legal and business issues, including corporate financing. Tyler Harkness regularly speaks to entrepreneurs and startup investors on topics relevant to startup investing. He recently concluded a multi-year tenure on the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Board of Directors. David Forman has been actively serving Portland’s startup community for over 25 years. He was instrumental in the formation of OBI and continues to serve as its general counsel, and he has worked with dozens of bioscience startup companies throughout his career.

Thank you to Tonkon Torp for sponsoring this event.

When it comes to running a business, legal issues should take a back seat to strategic solutions. How can the law advance your vision, support your work, and protect both your interests and your progress? Taking this perspective is what we do at Tonkon Torp. We’re dedicated to thinking like a business, so you don’t have to think like a lawyer. Our team of collaborative, business-savvy attorneys is here to help.

No matter the size or complexity of your business, we bring the right people, the right questions and the right counsel to every client relationship. We support our clients with uncommonly responsive service, pragmatic thinking, straight talk, humor and expert support — and have since 1974. It’s personal, business-savvy legal advice and advocacy, always right-sized to your unique needs.


April 22, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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