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Navigating the Startup Transaction Journey

Title: Navigating the Startup Transaction Journey
Date: Tuesday 7th May 2024
Presenters: Joseph McCarthy and Aaron Mentha
Mode: Hybrid – In person at MQ Incubator (Macquarie University Incubator, 8 Hadenfeld Avenue, Macquarie Park, New South Wales, 2113, AU) and via Zoom
Time: 10am-2pm
Refreshments: Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided.
Cost: $350 (Members) and $450 (Non Members)

Half-Day Workshop Synopsis: Navigating the Startup Transaction Journey

Title: Seamless Startup Transactions: A Roadmap from Conception to Completion

Overview: This dynamic half-day workshop is designed for entrepreneurs, startup founders, and investors looking to navigate the complex landscape of startup transactions with confidence and expertise. Join us as we walk through the critical stages of a startup transaction, from initial intellectual property disclosure to the finalization of shareholder agreements and capitalization tables.


Joseph McCarthy heads up Aspen Legal’s industry-leading research, innovation and higher education practice.

He is a subject matter expert in the areas of research and development, commercialisation of intellectual property and early-stage start-up structuring and capital raising. Joseph also has extensive experience across general corporate commercial matters and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to joining Aspen Legal, Joseph worked in top tier private practice and also headed teams at two of Australia’s leading globally-ranked universities.

Aaron Mentha is the head of Aspen Legal’s law firm. He advises a wide range of Australian and international clients on corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters.

Aaron has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets, as well as a particular focus on research, innovation and the commercialisation of technology.

Prior to creating Aspen Legal, Aaron worked in private practice at a leading Australian law firm, was the general counsel and head of strategy for an international generic pharmaceutical company, and created and led the commercial legal team at one of Australia’s leading universities.