The Capital Network
The Capital Network is Boston’s Fundraising Authority. We bring together the area’s largest active community of investors and startup experts to provide you with the practical, hands-on education and personalized mentoring you need as you navigate the fundraising process. Our programs were created in collaboration with the investors who fund our area’s startups; they regularly participate in our curriculum development and execution, and share what you need to know, before you ask them for capital. We’re a non-profit organization, and our mission is clear: we are here to get your high growth startup smart and fundable.

Vet-Tech
Vet-Tech is America's Veteran Startup Accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley. With over 100 veteran led startups in its community, Vet-Tech's top 20 portfolio companies have raised over $10 Million in funding and have been accepted into world class programs like Tech Stars and Founder Institute.

The Institute identifies corporate supporters to reduce both the time and the costs of setting up a high tech business. Local partners are currently being recruited for this semester.

Intellectual Property

Summer 2010 Boston Semester

What is the intellectual property of your business? What types of protections are available, and what are the costs? How do you manage your intellectual property using confidentiality, copyrights, and patents? What can and what should you do on your own, and what do you need a lawyer for? What are common intellectual property problems, and how do you deal with them cost effectively?

Goal:
File your provisional patents.
Date:
2010-09-02, 06:00 PM

Mentors


Alexei Erchak
Founder, Luminus Devices

Dr. Alexei Erchak is the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Luminus Devices, the manufacturer of PhlatLight® (Photonic Lattice light) LEDs, the brightest and most efficient commercially available LEDs in the world. Dr. Erchak pioneered the photonic lattice light-emit...

Phil Libin
Co-Founder and Chairman of Evernote, Managing Director at General Catalyst, General Catalyst

Phil is a three-time co-founder and CEO, most recently of Evernote where he currently serves as chairman of the board. After 19 years of starting and running companies, Phil became a VC at General Catalyst. The world can move in two directions: we can become more like Sta...

Simeon Simeonov
Founder & CTO, Shopximity

Simeon Simeonov is founding CTO of Shopximity, a stealthy startup whose goal is to make shopping better for everyone. Sim invests in passionate entrepreneurs through FastIgnite and helps them build great companies. He blogs at blog.simeonov.com, tweets as @simeons and liv...

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