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Saturday, March 8 • 9:30am - 10:30am
The 5 Secrets to Getting Acquired

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Everywhere we turn, bigger companies are buying scrappy startups. While they don’t all launch with a clearly defined exit strategy, founders often think about it and want it to happen sooner rather than later. Detroit-based mobile engagement platform HelloWorld (formerly ePrize) has been involved in 6 acquisitions in the past 2 years -- buying 4 smaller startups, being acquired themselves by a PE firm, and then spinning off an internal division into its own company. And, Detroit Venture Partners is a VC firm on a crazed mission. They've seeded dozens of early stage tech companies to help rebuild Detroit.
In this presentation, a partner from DVP and the CEO of HelloWorld will provide insight on both ends of the acquisition process, from seeking out qualified startup candidates to making your company look appealing for a buy. They’ll reveal 5 essential tips to consider during this grueling process, highlighting ways to ensure a seamless transition by mitigating potential pitfalls.

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Matt Wise

CEOePrizeMatt joined HelloWorld, Inc. (formerly known as ePrize, Inc.) as CEO in March 2010. In his first year, he focused on the strategic expansion into mobile and social enabled solutions, launching a multi-channel platform. Today, the company brings to market a SaaS platform... Read More →



Saturday March 8, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon C 500 E 4th St

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