Lunch&Learn: Workshop Your Business

Wednesday, April 2211:30am–2:30pm

When starting a business, there’s usually not a lot of money, but a ton of questions. Wish you could hire a consultant or expert to help you perfect your business without a big paycheck? These Lunch&Learn workshops are perfect for the early stage business owner looking to get specific feedback and advice for their business.

In these hands-on, interactive workshops, learn from professionals how you better your business with feedback that is specific to you. Get help with the formal language of your business plan. Receive real time feedback on your VC pitch, before you’re in front of potential investors. Create a solid marketing statement and brand for your particular product, service, etc. and more…!

Groups are limited in size, purchase a ticket early to reserve your spot!

Students can attend free with the code "PTW15BizStudent"


*Subject to Change

  • 11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Registration, Networking & Lunch
  • 12:00 - 12:10 p.m. Welcoming Remarks & Brief Overview of Workshop Formats
  • 12:10 - 1:00 p.m. Breakout into Workshops
  • 1:00 - 1:10 p.m. Short Break & Opportunity to Switch Groups
  • 1:10 - 2:00 p.m. Workshops Continue
  • 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Networking

Workshop Topics

Perfect Your Pitch with Adam Plotkin of ff Venture Capital

Valuations with Phil Moyer of Safeguard and Andrew Hamilton of Morgan Lewis

You've got a top notch team, solid business model and a term-sheet in hand, yet without understanding the negotiating process, you may wind up losing it all. This workshop will provide valuable insights re: the elements necessary for structuring a winning opportunity.

Building a Business Plan with Omar Mencin of Ben Franklin Technology Partners

In both his past experience in West Coast venture investing and his role as Director of Investment Partnerships at Ben Franklin, Omar has been 100% focused on identifying good business plans, and finding what can make them great ones, for startups at all levels of development. With a little bit of presentation and lot of discussion, Omar will share insights from both from the investor’s perspective, as well as from his fundraising efforts for Ben Franklin’s initiatives.

Startup Banking 101 with Tom Gordon of Silicon Valley Bank

Patents & Intellectual Property with Volpe & Koenig

Opportunities in the UK and Beyond with Mark Leaver and David Maher Roberts of UK Trade & Investment

The UK creative / tech sector: current position, future trends and your place in the market

Growing in Philadelphia: Programs to Help Your Business Thrive with StartupPHL

Attendees will learn about City of Philadelphia tax changes that benefit tech firms, state and local incentives such as Keystone Innovation Zones, and other programs throughout Philadelphia that support growing companies.

This event is a part of Philly Tech Week's Business Conference Day. Check out the full list of Business Conference events.

Lunch provided by:


University City Science Center, Quorum
3711 Market Street Suite 800