Tech Forum July Update

A Note from the Board

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Earlier this month we had our Annual Summer BBQ. It was great to get the chance to unwind with our community, have some great food, and have a little fun while we were at it. What a great way to celebrate our last event of the summer! Check some pics of all the fun.

As most of you know, we will not have an event next month as we have our Annual Board Retreat. We look forward to seeing you again in September for our Fall Back Into Networking mixer at The Wilmington Westin. This year it will be held on Thursday, September 20, rather than our traditional 3rd Wednesday.
 

We look forward to seeing you on 9/20!

Jake Ruddy

President
Technology Forum of Delaware



Our Next Event


Fall Back Into Networking



Join us to make new connections and strengthen existing relationships over beer, wine, and great food.

Register today so you don't miss out on this great autumn event!

 When:  Thursday, September 20, 2018
 Time:  5:30 - 7:30 PM
 Where:  The Westin Wilmington
 
818 Shipyard Dr
 Wilmington, DE 19801




Welcome New Board Member

Janet Reed
Partner, Potter Anderson Corroon, LLP

Dr. Reed is the head of the firm’s intellectual property transactional and counseling practice. Though she counsels in all aspects of intellectual property, Janet focuses her practice on patents related to biotechnological inventions in food, medicine and agriculture. Her clients span a variety of industries and include large and small pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, agricultural and food companies, and academic institutions. Janet has extensive experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution, patent portfolio management and strategic planning, evaluation of new technology, drafting of license and other commercialization agreements, conducting and responding to due diligence inquiries, and preparation of opinions on patentability, infringement and freedom to operate.


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Board Member Spotlight

David Gates
President
Gates and Company


David Gates is a results-oriented individual with several years of senior management, strategic/tactical planning, operations, and business development experience in entrepreneurial and corporate environments. Mr. Gates spearheaded early-stage operations and turned around organizations facing significant competitive and financial challenges. He spent eight years in increasingly responsible roles in a variety of business units within the DuPont Company. Mr. Gates later raised equity financing and acquired, grew, and sold an early-stage technology company. He was then Executive Vice President at a middle market electronics technology firm. Mr. Gates founded Gates and Company, a management consulting and investment banking firm in 1999.
Rick has significant experience in corporate transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, preferred stock financings, bankruptcies and corporate restructurings. Rick provides advice and counsel to growth companies and investors as part of his venture capital and private equity practice. He frequently gives legal opinions on matters related to Delaware corporate law.

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Silver Sponsor Spotlight


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As CPAs and consultants, they are committed to helping you increase profits, reduce costs, improve performance, and minimize the impact of taxes. They are also members of CPA Associates International, giving them (and, in-turn, you) access to the sharpest and most current industry knowledge and expertise from around the world.

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Upcoming TFOD Events

Fall Back Into Networking


Join us to make new connections and strengthen existing relationships over beer, wine, and great food.

Register today so you don't miss out on this great autumn event!


 When:  Wednesday, September 20, 2018
 Time:  5:30 - 7:30pm
 Where:  The Wilmington Westin, 818 Shipyard Dr, Wilmington, DE 19801



About Technology Forum of Delaware

The Technology Forum of Delaware serves the technology markets throughout the Delaware Valley. Tech Forum is dedicated to helping the region’s technology business leaders acquire the knowledge, connections and resources needed to compete and succeed in a global economy.


 
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