Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Rev1 Ventures 
1275 Kinnear Rd
Columbus, OH 43212

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Alisa Zhan
Columbus Chinese Chamber 

Launching Your Business in Columbus 

What do Jack Ma, Robin Li, Wang Jianlin all have in common? They all started as entrepreneurs and have built their own businesses. And now they are among the richest men in the world.

Could you be the next? 

The Columbus region is home to a thriving business and entrepreneurial community ready to help you succeed. To assist you, the Columbus Chinese Chamber is hosting Launching Your Business in Columbus - an event to explore what you need to start your business here.

Experts from Rev1 Ventures, an active start-up incubator, Kegler Brown, an international law firm and Schneider Downs, an international accounting firm will speak about start-up basics, tax filings, fundraising and more.

This is a FREE event open to everyone

Date & Time:

 April 12th, 1 pm to 4 pm

Location: Rev1 Ventures,

1275 Kinnear Rd, Columbus, OH 43212



 1:00 pm--- Registration Networking 

 1:30 pm--- Welcome and Introduction 

 1:45 pm--- Rev1 Ventures Presentation

                         -Overview of the business "startup community" in Columbus
                         -Introduction to the incubator 

  2:10 pm--- Kegler Brown Presentation

                         -Creating a new company
                         -JV, Partnership, Sole Proprietor, etc. 
                         -Intellectual Property

              --- Schneider Downs Presentation

                         -Registering a new company, 
                         -State and Federal Requirements Taxes
                         -Finding Funding

3:30 pm--- Q&A

3:45 pm--- Rev 1 incubator Tour 

4:00 pm--- Depart

Speaker information:

 Rev1 Ventures:

Kristy Campbell, Chief Operating Officer

Kristy Campbell has dedicated her 20+ year career to working with – and within – tech startups to help them build their brand, grow revenue and scale. As the Chief Operating Officer at leading venture development fund, Rev1 Ventures, Campbell supports the company’s mission to help entrepreneurs build great companies. Tapping into her longevity in the industry, she helps guide startups in their critical first phases of growth to expedite their success and ensure they are poised for scalable growth.

Kegler Brown:  

Vinita Mehra, Director of Global Business Practice

Vinita is the Asia-Pacific Team Leader and is qualified and licensed to practice law in both Ohio and India. She counsels corporate clients regarding a broad range of complex national and international corporate transactions and intellectual property issues. Vinita maintains a diverse domestic corporate practice, including matters related to business formation and structuring, M+A, and contract drafting and negotiation. Vinita is skilled in strategic counseling regarding the tax and legal issues important to clients when considering expansion into other markets as well as international franchising matters.

Jasmin Hurley, Associate

Jasmin uses her experience in managing personnel and solving problems to develop creative solutions for complex legal matters and business concerns. She focuses her practice on safeguarding her clients’ IP through securing trademark and copyright registrations, assisting in the negotiation and drafting of licenses, infringement actions and sales of IP assets. She also assists with IP-related aspects of mergers + acquisitions.

Schneider Downs:

Dennis R. Mowrey, Tax Director

Dennis brings more than 30 years of tax experience in the areas of tax compliance, tax planning and representation of clients before the Internal Revenue Service. Dennis primarily works with C-Corporations, Individuals, S-Corporations and Partnerships. He has extensive experience in Manufacturing, Healthcare, Retail, Restaurant and Software industries.