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Fund your startup with confidence. Join Brian Hall, attorney at Traverse Legal PLC and HKC Entrepreneur in Residence, and the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship for an interactive workshop exploring common terms incorporated in startup funding options and best practices for evaluating your optimal investment strategy.
Featuring entrepreneurs from various industries and on-campus experts, Ignite Startup Workshops enable students, faculty, staff and the startup community to gain usable skills and insights in how to launch an idea into a startup.
Traverse Legal PLC, Attorney
Brian A. Hall is a practicing attorney with Traverse Legal, PLC (Hall Law) and the managing partner of its Austin, Texas office. He is the founder of TraverseGC.com, a monthly fixed-fee subscription-based provider of fractional General Counsel services to companies.
Brian regularly mentors and advises entities at all stages of the startup ecosystem, including as an investor. His experiences range from being a limited partner in StartupRunner, a seed stage venture capital fund, to an angel investor with the Central Texas Angel Network (CTAN). He is an active member and former Board member for Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Austin and is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for PeopleFund, an Austin-based CDFI.
Dr. Melissa Murphy is an award-winning teacher and scholar in Organizational Communication and Technology at The University of Texas and the Founder and Chief Communication Coach of The Pitch Academy.
Dr. Murphy has taught professional communication skills, nonverbal communication and organizational communication for the Moody College of Communication and has also held academic teaching positions in marketing for the Master of Science in Technology Commercialization program as well as teaches numerous workshops for Texas Executive Education.
She has published work on web conferencing in the classroom, international crisis communication, interviewing, communication pedagogy, health communication, and professionalism for students and recent college graduates. Her latest work investigates the role of storytelling in raising capital in rewards and equity-based crowdfunding campaigns.