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Startup Legal and Incorporation

Winter 2010 Houston Semester

Why incorporate? What are the basic legal concepts that you need to know to run a successful company? What are the key legal terms that you need to care about in contracts, with your team, and with your Board? What are common legal mistakes in startups? What are the key legal documents that a startup needs to operate? When do you need to use a lawyer, and when can you handle things on your own? How do you manage a law firm efficiently to get the best work?

Build a legal strategy and incorporate.
2011-01-05, 07:30 PM


Winston Choe
Founder/CEO, Innoscape

Winston is the Founder/CEO of Innoscape, a Venture Business Development company that has worked with 12 startups to accelerate market-entry; including Funding, M&A, Strategy, Sales & Marketing, Distribution. Innoscape focuses on Mobility, Software, Communications industri...

Adeo Ressi
Founder/CEO, Founder Institute

Adeo Ressi is the founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup-technology company accelerator. The Institute is the eighth startup that Mr. Ressi has founded or built, four of which were acquired and three of which are still operating. Mr. Ressi...

Rajesh Setty
Rajesh Setty - Serial Entrepreneur and Author, WittyParrot

Rajesh "Raj" Setty is a serial entrepreneur and author based in Silicon Valley. A partial list of companies that Raj has co-founded include WittyParrot, Audvisor, iCharts, JiffleNow and Compassites, Inc. Raj is an award-winning teacher at the Founder Institute. Raj has be...

Ron Palmeri
Founder/CEO , Layer, Inc/MkII Ventures

A serial company starter, Ron been part of starting 8 companies. Most recently Ron founded Layer, Inc. in 2013 (@Layer), Prism Skylabs in 2011 (@Prism) and MkII Ventures in 2010 (@MkIIVentures). Ron helped found and ran Minor Ventures from 2005 to 2010 which has launc...

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