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Spring 2011 San Francisco
Sessions: 2011-02-27 - 2011-06-14
Our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley by creating and fostering local startup ecosystems in promising markets across the globe. We aim to help launch 1,000 technology companies per year in over 75 cities worldwide.
Elance, the world’s leading platform for online employment, helps startups hire and manage in the cloud. For businesses looking to staff-up a team on an hourly or project basis, Elance offers instant access to qualified professionals who work online. Elance is faster and more cost-effective than job boards, staffing firms and traditional outsourcing.
With 3,500 lawyers located in 29 countries and 71 offices throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US, DLA Piper is positioned to help companies with their legal needs anywhere in the world.
We are a collaborative loftspace for coworking and events in the SoMa district of San Francisco. We host diverse and captivating events for entrepreneurs, startups and independent professionals as well as providing an innovative coworking space with wifi, coffee, work stations and a conference room. We promote the growth of collective intelligence through five core values – community, collaboration, innovation, openness and sustainability.
Startup Legal and IP
Spring 2011 San Francisco SemesterWhat does a new Founder need to know about law in order to run a successful startup? When should a Founder use a lawyer, and when should you rely on your own work? What are the key terms in contracts to understand and to avoid? What are common legal mistakes? How should a Founder handle their intellectual property, including confidentiality, copyrights, trademarks and patents? What are common intellectual property problems, and how do you deal with them cost effectively?