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Join us for our IPO Bootcamp with experts from Nasdaq, KPMG, Wilson Sonsini, Bank of the West – BNP Paribas and Woodruff Sawyer

Join fellow Founders, CEOs, CFOs, General Counsels and their teams at this exclusive webinar designed to help private companies better understand the process behind an initial public offering. During these challenging times, we’ll share fundamental lessons – how to prepare, ways to avoid pitfalls, and strategies for a successful transition to being a public company in our new world.


This IPO Bootcamp is intended for any executive who is involved in devising and/or executing an IPO – from CEO, CFO, COO, CTO, Chief Counsel, General Counsel – to leaders and the teams who are responsible for identifying and managing an IPO

Space is limited; please RSVP to ensure your spot!


9:00AM – 9:30AM – IPO Market Update & Analysis by Bank of the West BNP Paribas

9:30AM – 10:30AM – Preparing for and staying on track for your IPO

Despite the pandemic, we’re still seeing companies preparing to go public this year. We’ll talk about how to prepare and to keep your IPO on track into the new year.

This panel will cover:

  • IPO considerations in this market.
  • What you should be working on right now?
  • Liquidity optionality
  • What corporate governance moves should you make immediately?

10:30AM-10:40AM – BREAK

10:40AM-11:40 AM – From Roadshow to Bell

This panel will cover:

  • What characteristics will a company require to IPO during the pandemic?
  • What are the advantages/disadvantages to virtual roadshows?
  • How should pre-IPO companies treat this period with respect to investor engagement?
  • Are direct listings still a consideration for tech companies?
  • Best practices for managing an IPO deal team

11:40 AM-11:50AM – BREAK

11:50AM-1:00 PM – Achieving Success as a New Public Company

This panel will cover:

  • Case studies of successful IPOs during 2020
  • Keeping a clean balance sheet during a delay in a public offering
  • Closing the books in a virtual world
  • Learning from process issues identified by the challenges created by COVID-19
  • Being productive during a delay – enhance skills and process required for public companies
      *Please use the same zoom link across all the panels

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