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Slicing Pie with Mike Moyer, MBA'04

July 29, 2015 | 12:00-1:00 pm CST

You and a partner go in “50/50” on a new business. You do all the work, he owns half the company. Now what? Slicing Pie outlines a simple method for dividing equity in an early stage company that tells you exactly the right number of shares for each participant. All other methods of dividing up equity create problems- all of them. Slicing Pie gives you a way to acquire the things you need to build your business without cash. This is the perfect seminar for anyone who wants to start their own company. Based on the book Slicing Pie by, Mike Moyer. You will learn:

• The right way to divide up equity so everyone gets what they deserve
• How to calculate a relative value for all inputs to your company
• What to do when someone quits or gets fired

 

 

About the Speaker

Mike Moyer, MBA'04, is the Managing Director of Lake Shark Ventures, LLC. He is an entrepreneur who has started a number of companies including Bananagraphics, a product development and merchandising company, Moondog, an outdoor clothing manufacturing company; Vicarious Communication, Inc, a marketing technology company for the medical industry; Cappex.com, a site that helps students find the right college; and College Peas, LLC which provides publications and consulting on a variety of topics including, college admissions, trade shows and job search. In addition to his experience as an entrepreneur he has held a number of senior-level marketing positions with companies that sell everything from vacuum cleaners to financial data services to motor home chassis to luxury wine.

Mike teaches Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is the author of Slicing Pie, How to Make Colleges Want You, College Peas, and Trade Show Samurai. He has an MS in integrated marketing from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He lives in Lake Forest, Illinois with his wife and three kids.