Jackson Walker attorneys Art Cavazos, Chris Rourk, and Erin Camp will present “Start-Up Pitfalls: How to Avoid the Top 10 Mistakes Start-Ups Make” during the 2022 SBIR/STTR Workshop Series on April 6, 2022. Presented by Texas A&M University, the workshop series will discuss key items in crafting successful proposals.
Powered by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs enable domestic small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization. For more information, visit the SBIR website.
During the presentation, Art and Erin will cover entity formation, early stage financing, and the use of experts and advisors. Chris will discuss the topics of finding the right C-suite team by networking, intellectual property and commercialization.
Arturo Cavazos, Jr. is a finance and corporate attorney focused on complex financial transactions and other business matters. His transactional experience includes corporate finance, entity formation and governance, mergers and acquisitions, financial derivatives, securities transactions, and general contracting. Art has been recognized as a “One to Watch” in the areas of Banking and Finance Law and Corporate Law by Best Lawyers in its 2022 edition, and has been named to San Antonio Magazine’s lists of the “Best S.A. Lawyers” and “Rising Star Lawyers” since 2018.
Christopher J. Rourk is an intellectual property attorney with extensive experience representing start-up companies, including Axiom Microdevices, which was acquired by Skyworks Solutions, and Neural Audio, which was acquired by DTS, Inc. Chris is also an active angel investor and former member of the North Texas Angel Network. He has been recognized among The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Litigation – Intellectual Property since 2020 and the “Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine since 2018.
Erin Camp is a corporate and securities attorney focused on a variety of corporate, securities and other business law matters, often in industries that are highly regulated. Her transactional experience includes corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, venture capital and private equity transactions, as well as other types of strategic transactions and general business law matters. She has been recognized among S.A. Scene’s list of “Rising Star Lawyers” since 2021 and as a “Top Attorney” in Securities Law and Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions by San Antonio Magazine since 2020 and 2019, respectively.