Ann Arbor Spark Monday announced the following upcoming events for the rest of September:

Ann Arbor Spark Sets Business Law & Order
Monday, Sept. 16: Ann Arbor Spark presents its monthly Business Law & Order event. This month’s topic is “What You Don’t Know Can Cost You – Getting Equity Compensation Right.” Our panel of experienced attorneys will discuss a myriad of equity related issues, including: positive and negative aspects of stock options (ISOs or NQOs?); founders stock, restricted stock and 83(b) elections, as well as common pitfalls, including fair market value, change in control and permissible payment dates under Code Section 409A; which employees are given equity; what equity grant vesting and buyback restrictions are typical and why, and what impact does equity compensation have on mergers and IPOs? The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. More at this link.

Ann Arbor Spark presents Part 2: Leading HR When it’s Not Your Day Job
Thursday, Sept. 19: Ann Arbor spark will host “Leading HR When It’s Not Your Day Job” from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor. The cost of this event is $40. Join us for a session devoted to talent retention and redirection. Topics include performance feedback and management, training and development, terminations and exit interviews. More at this link.

Ann Arbor Spark presents ‘Starting Your Own Business’
Friday, Sept. 20: Ann Arbor Spark will present an all-day event, “Starting Your Own Busienss,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Spark East, 215 W. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti. At this forum you will learn about personality traits that impact entrepreneurialism, creating a marketing plan for your business, legal, accounting, and risk considerations, product development, business plans and financing options. You will have an opportunity to get advice from a variety of business experts and organizations that are available to support new ventures. More at this link.

Ann Arbor Spark Presents Hot Shots Career Connections
Tuesday, Sept. 24: Ann Arbor Spark will present its monthly “Hot Shot Career Connections” event from 5 to 7 p.m. at Conor O’Neill’s, 318 S. Main St., in Ann Arbor. Bring your resume, and come and mingle with growing, innovative companies in a fun and relaxed environment. Attending companies will include Stout Systems Development Inc., Technical Engineering Consultants Inc., Therapy Charts LLC and Washtenaw County Michigan Works. More at this link.


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