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Avoiding Key Legal Mistakes!    Rob Hyndman
                                Sprout Up, February 2010
            for Your Startup
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Agenda

•  Pick co-founders very carefully

•  Structure co-founder
   arrangements properly

•  Be careful with equity

•  Have proper employment and IP
   ownership documents

•  Incorporate

•  Raise awareness before money

•  Don’t be a jerk
Before you
   start
Pick co-founders!
 *very* carefully
Structure co-founder!
arrangements properly
Be careful with your equity
Have proper employment and!
  IP ownership documents
Incorporate
Raise awareness!
 before money
Don’t be!
 a jerk
Agenda

•  Pick co-founders very carefully

•  Structure co-founder
   arrangements properly

•  Be careful with equity

•  Have proper employment and IP
   ownership documents

•  Incorporate

•  Raise awareness before money

•  Don’t be a jerk
Avoiding Key Legal Mistakes!    Rob Hyndman
                                Sprout Up, February 2010
            for Your Startup

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