2010 Sprout Up Presentation

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My presentation "Avoiding Key Legal Mistakes for Your Startup" to the February 2010 SproutUp.

Useful links:

- pick the right co-founder(s):
http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/entrepreneur-dna/
http://venturehacks.com/articles/pick-cofounder

- pick the right # of co-founders
- http://venturehacks.com/articles/pick-cofounder
- http://onstartups.com/tabid/3339/bid/1242/What-s-The-Optimal-Number-Of-Co-Founders-For-A-Startup-2-09.aspx

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2010 Sprout Up Presentation

  1. 1. Avoiding Key Legal Mistakes! Rob Hyndman Sprout Up, February 2010 for Your Startup
  2. 2. hyndmanlaw.com
  3. 3. robhyndman.com
  4. 4. @rhh
  5. 5. meshconference.com
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Before you start
  8. 8. Pick co-founders! *very* carefully
  9. 9. Structure co-founder! arrangements properly
  10. 10. Be careful with your equity
  11. 11. Have proper employment and! IP ownership documents
  12. 12. Incorporate
  13. 13. Raise awareness! before money
  14. 14. Don’t be! a jerk
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Avoiding Key Legal Mistakes! Rob Hyndman Sprout Up, February 2010 for Your Startup

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