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STC spring breakfast seminar series is April 9

April 2, 2014

STC.UNM, the University of New Mexico’s technology-transfer office, is hosting its spring breakfast seminar series on April 9. The seminars are free and open to the UNM community and the public, but registration is required. Breakfast will be provided.

“Equity Crowdfunding for Start-ups: What’s Wrong with This Picture?” will be presented by Perry E. Bendicksen III, Esq., Rodey Law Firm. It will be held 8-9 a.m. at the auditorium, Building 800, UNM Science & Technology Park, 800 University Blvd., SE. Free parking is available in the parking garage directly west of Building 800 at the corner of Basehart and Bradbury Drive.

Bendicksen will be speaking on equity crowdfunding. Is it a viable alternative to angel and VC funding for start-ups? Find out why it may not live up to its hype, and what will need to change to make it useful.

To register by email or phone, contact Denise Bissell at or (505) 272-7310.

Bendicksen is a member of the Rodey Law Firm’s business department. He has extensive experience in securities and finance transactions and regularly represents buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions, technology companies and their investors, and securities issuers and underwriters. He represents private equity funds, venture capital funds, and other collective investment vehicles in their formation and in their investments in portfolio companies. Bendicksen also structures project finance transactions and public-private partnerships. He has represented numerous companies in private placements of their debt and equity securities, including preparation of disclosure documents and qualification for state and local registration exemptions.

As the technology-transfer and economic-development arm of the University of New Mexico, STC.UNM (formerly known as the Science & Technology Corporation@UNM) protects and commercializes technologies developed at UNM by filing patents and copyrights and transferring these technologies to the marketplace. They connect the business community (companies, entrepreneurs and investors) to these UNM technologies for licensing opportunities and the creation of start-up companies. To learn more about STC, visit