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Tuesday, February 21 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Sale or Scale?: Lessons from Entrepreneurs on the Decision to Sell or Scale Up' FILLING

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Join Jeff Katz, co-founder of Mercury Payment Systems, and Mitch Foster, co-founder of Excelsius Surgical, as they discuss how they wrestled with the issue of whether to sell or keep scaling up their companies. Mercury chose to scale up to become a large enterprise before selling, and Excelsius chose to sell earlier and take risk of the table for the founders and investors prior to scaling. Included in this session will be lessons learned in the sale vs. scale decision and tips on overcoming obstacles associated with rapid growth. Michael Hool, founder of T minus 6 and Hool Coury Law, will moderate this conversation.

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Michael Hool

Founding Partner, Hool Coury Law, PLC
Michael Hool, Founder of TminusSIX and Managing Partner, Hool Coury Law | Michael Hool is an accomplished venture lawyer, active technology investor, and pioneer in wide variety of capital formation and entrepreneurship efforts.  Mr. Hool is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hool Coury Law, a premier venture law firm in the Southwest.   For 28 years Mr. Hool has helped entrepreneurs launch, grow and exit hundreds of technology... Read More →

Speakers
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Mitch Foster

Mitch embarked on a medical device career with privately held DeRoyal starting as a sales representative in Denver, CO.  He served as a Region Manager, National Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Executive Vice President of the Patient Care Business Unit. He then went into the spine instrumentation and implant business with Synthes and NuVasive. With a background of working with developing... Read More →
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Jeff Katz

In 2001, Jeff co-founded Mercury Payment Systems (MPS) and aligned with Point of Sale (POS) Developers and Resellers to deliver payment processing merchants. In doing so, he changed the way the POS Industry generated revenue. Silver Lake Partners, the leading private investor in technology and technology-enabled industries, recognised the continued growth potential of these innovations and made a strategic investment, acquiring a 61% interest... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Grand Canyon University 3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • Room Arena Bowl

Attendees (250)