Much Shelist

Much Shelist is a full-service law firm serving start-up, small and mid-market businesses, and venture capital investors, private equity funds and family offices that invest in them and support their growth.  The firm advises early-stage technology and growth enterprises in start-up matters and venture capital transactions.  Much Shelist continues to support those enterprises as they grow by providing advice on the full spectrum of legal and business matters a start-up or growth-stage company is likely to encounter, including issues related to employees and other service providers, intellectual property rights and licensing, and negotiations with vendors and strategic partners.  The firm also represents clients in litigation, mergers and acquisitions and other extraordinary matters.  Much Shelist is headquartered in Chicago and has a branch office in California.

Startup Research

Fall 2011 Chicago Semester

What market are you pursuing? Is the target market big enough? Is it growing or shrinking? What are the other characteristics of your market, and why do you care? How do you find data on your market? How do you define your competitors? What are inexpensive tactics to do custom market research, such as surveys? How can you determine if you can win in your target market, and when do you decide to walk away?

Goal:
Choose your business and market.

Date:
2011-10-25, 12:00 AM

Mentors


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Thomas Gorman
President, Entrepreneurial Design, Inc.

Tom Gorman, President of Entrepreneurial Design. Immediately prior to that he was, VP Operation, COO of Leverage Point Media, which bought Labeldollars, a company he co-founded. Prior to that he ran The IT investments of an incubator in Boulder, Arete Industries. Prior t...

6.86
Steve Subar
Founder & CEO, Open Kernel Labs

Steve Subar, Founder and CEO, Open Kernel Labs. Steve is a lifelong entrepreneur, adventurer, and tech aficionado – boasts a track record of successful innovation and leadership in the software industry. Steve earned his reputation as a seasoned executive by building win...

6.71
David Culver
Co-Founder, Forward Momentum

David Culver is the Co-Founder and Chief Collaboration Instigator of VentureSHOT, Chicago's "High Energy" Entrepreneur Collaboration Center & Business Incubator. www.VentureSHOT.com VentureSHOT also hosts the Funding Feeding Frenzy event series that connects entrepreneur...

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