Forrest Firm Sponsors NC State’s Lulu eGames; Morris, Wanee to Serve as Judges

The Forrest Firm is proud to announce its sponsorship of North Carolina State University’s Lulu eGames, the university’s largest startup competition.

Taking place during the school’s 2018 spring semester, the Lulu eGames includes two rounds of competition in six categories, offering more than $100,000 in prizes for NC State entrepreneurs. Student entrepreneurs compete in these six areas:

  • New Venture
  • Design and Prototype
  • Social and Environmental Impact
  • Arts Venture
  • Built on Cloud
  • Daugherty Endowment (NC State-licensed technology)

The university has underwritten the eGames program through a generous gift from the event’s title sponsor, online publishing company Lulu.com.

The 2017 competition attracted nearly 200 entries from across 10 of NC State’s academic colleges. In round one of the eGames, which takes place between February 19-March 1, judges review two-page executive summaries and watch 60-second video pitches from each of the startup entries. A group of entrants will move to a second round, the Finalist Pitch Round, where they will submit business plans of up to 10 pages and pitch their business concepts live on campus to the judges on Friday, March 23.

On Thursday, April 5, the competition will conclude with the Lulu eGames Award Ceremony at the Talley Student Center’s Stewart Theatre. The ceremony begins at 5:30 pm, followed by a networking reception at 6:30.

The Forrest Firm’s David Morris and Adam Wanee will serve as judges for the Lulu eGames.

David Morris, who joined the Forrest Firm in 2016, routinely counsels entrepreneurs in early-stage companies. He draws upon a deep well of experience as an attorney, strategic advisor for mergers and acquisitions, commercial banker, educator, investor, and his own experience as a technology entrepreneur. In his role at the firm, Mr. Morris focuses on commercial transactions, private equity, M+A, commercial real estate, and general corporate matters, as well as estate and succession planning.

Adam Wanee joined the firm last summer. During his career, he has focused his work on areas of importance to entrepreneurs, including general corporate representation, angel and venture capital financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Wanee works with entrepreneurs and executives on entity formation and transition, corporate governance, contract matters, and strategic transactions. He advises companies at virtually every stage of the business life cycle.

For more information on the 2018 Lulu eGames at North Carolina State University, visit https://entrepreneurship.ncsu.edu/events/egames/.

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