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Q Founder Series | Dividing Up the Pie: Equity Structures and Frameworks for Early-Stage Startups

When: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Gray Seminar Room, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Sonia Kim   (847) 467-0446

Group: Innovation and New Ventures Office

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings


The InQbation Lab's Q Founder Series will focus on common equity issues faced by early-stage startups. The presentation will cover the differences between shares, membership interests, incentive units, profit interests, and stock options. Additionally, a substantial portion of the presentation will cover strategies for resolving equity disputes and tips for determining the initial equity arrangements for a startup.

Adam Falkof is available immediately following the seminar to discuss relevant topics.

Please register in advance.



Adam Falkof is a partner at Quarles & Brady in Chicago and leads the firm’s startup practice. He has substantial experience with the Midwest’s startup community and has previously launched four of his own startups. Mr. Falkof represents a number leading early-stage startups and has close relationships with technology accelerators, angel investors, and venture capital funds nationwide. He also writes a monthly Midwest startups newsletter that features early stage Midwest startup companies and upcoming startup community events.

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