This week, Forrest Firm attorney Ben Hicks will join Jason Idilbi, general counsel of Charlotte-based Passport, to lead a discussion aimed at giving Charlotte-area entrepreneurs options for forming startup entities.
The latest event in Queen City Forward’s “QCF Talks” series, “Legal Structures for Startups,” will take place on Wednesday, November 15 at 5:30pm at Hygge Coworking at Camp North End. Attendees will enjoy pizza, beer, and networking while learning valuable information on startup entity choices and their implications for social impact businesses. During the QCF Talks event, Hicks and Idilbi, who recently led a similar event at Advent Coworking, will address topics such as forming a non-profit and achieving B Corp certification.
Queen City Forward works to boost Charlotte’s startup ecosystem. The organization seeks to unleash the potential of high growth, high impact social entrepreneurs to create social impact that spurs economic development, improves the lives of citizens, and drives a new model of sustainable growth. Hicks and Idilbi’s legal discussion is one in a series of Queen City Forward’s QCF Talks speaker series, which features local experts and is designed to engage and educate members on topics that will help them start, grow, and scale social ventures.
Ben Hicks joined the Forrest Firm in the spring of 2017, after spending the previous seven years as a corporate attorney in New York and Charlotte. He advises entrepreneurs and corporate executives in multiple areas of business law, including entity formation and corporate governance, contract negotiation, drafting, and review, as well as mergers and acquisitions and fundraising through angel and venture financing and corporate securities.
Jason Idilbi, is a former business litigator and current general counsel at Charlotte-based Passport, the leading provider of mobile payment parking and transit software in North America and Charlotte’s fastest-growing private company.
Visit this link to obtain a free single-event ticket for Wednesday’s QCF Talks, or purchase a multi-event pass.