Upstate Medical University

Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center Presents Exit Optionality Bootcamp Summer 2023

Date and time

Wednesday, June 14 ยท 12 - 4pm EDT Location -Online

To Register:

About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Join fellow founders, CEOs, CFOs, General Counsels, and their teams at this exclusive webinar designed to help private companies better understand how to set the foundations for a successful exit. The market volatility seen in early 2023 has slowed down the market for IPO and M&A, giving companies thinking about listing more time to prepare and strategize. Our experts will share ways to avoid pitfalls and strategies for a successful transition to being a public company.


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

Space is limited; please RSVP to ensure your spot!


9:00AM - 9:30AM - Market Update & Analysis by Bank of the West BMO

9:30AM โ€“ 10:30AM - Preparing for an Exit

This panel will cover:

  • Understanding market trends, customer demands, and industry dynamics
  • Financial readiness and defining key objectives before exiting
  • How to know if it's the right time to exit and selecting the right exit optionality
  • Creating a comprehensive exit plan and developing a robust business infrastructure to support

10:30 AM-10:35AM - BREAK

10:35AM-11:40 AM - IPO Readiness

This panel will cover:

  • Company requirements to qualify for IPO
  • How pre-IPO companies should think about investor engagement
  • Best practices for managing an IPO deal team
  • Strategies to guide you during a delay in a public offering

11:40 AM-11:45AM - BREAK

11:45AM-1:00 PM - M&A Readiness

This panel will cover:

  • Update on the current M&A environment
  • Best practices to position yourself for future M&A opportunities
  • Strategies to execute a successful transition
  • Case studies of successful M&As
 The same zoom link will be used across all the panels

The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is a 501c(3) public charity whose mission it is to make entrepreneurship accessible to all. We deliver world-class resources and mentoring to enable every entrepreneur across the globe to realize their maximum potential. Please join us and make your gift to ensure these transformative programs may continue to reach the underserved.

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