RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK & WILMINGTON, N.C. – Revolution Law (www.revolutionlaw.net), a boutique firm providing collaborative legal services and advice to help move businesses forward, recently sponsored the keynote panel “Starting With the End in Mind” at the highly praised Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference in Wilmington. The firm’s founder, Henry Kopf, introduced the group of knowledgeable speakers including Doug Ellis, DecisionPoint International; David Jones, Bull City Venture Partners; Tom Lotrecchiano, EntreManureShip; Adam Burke, Active Investor from Charlottesville, VA; George Taylor, NextGlass; and Scott Moody, K4 Connect and AuthenTec.
“Coastal Connect was a vibrant gathering of innovators sharing best practices and helping to connect one another with resources they need to take their startups to the next level,” Kopf said, adding, “It was the perfect event for Revolution Law to support, since our services revolve around helping clients understand how legal and business issues interact with each other so that each client getsthe professional help they truly need.”
Hundreds of technologists, service providers, academics, government officials, and business professionals from around North Carolina flocked to the Port City for the event which featured a chat with Hugh Forrest of SXSW Interactive, a pitch session featuring four companies (Face My Age, Easy Vote, MimiJumi, and Next Glass), six breakout sessions, three featured panel discussions, and multiple networking opportunities during and after the conference.
The event was hosted by UNC-Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Kopf’s participation in Coastal Connect follows his involvement with the five-week Start Up and Early Stage Legal Series of informative, hands-on classes designed for professionals involved in startups as well as established businesses and nonprofit organizations. Kopf led the sessions, held at the NC Biotechnology Center, this past summer.
Events like the Legal Series and Coastal Connect allow Kopf to share his unique combination of real world business experience and working legal knowledge with North Carolina’s entrepreneurial community. The inventor on four U.S. patents and corresponding international patents Kopf co-founded businesses focused on development and commercialization of technology used for the filtration, purification and separations of liquids for biotechnology and pharmaceutical applications before embarking on his legal career.