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Learn the legal fundamentals and more for your hardware startup.
Andrew Eisenberg will discuss some of the major legal topics that affect every business or startup. In particular, he will discuss issues related to the formation of a company, employment basics, intellectual property concerns, and legal topics related to raising capital. Andrew will discuss common pitfalls and basic dos and don’ts to prevent large issues down the road Andrew believes that a business’s legal structure should reflect the long-term goal of the business. Drawing together practical experience as a startup founder, as well as extensive legal education and experience, Andrew has a holistic view when it comes to ensuring businesses are set up to succeed. He is passionate about start-ups; he has enjoyed the ups and downs of being intimately involved with launching them, and loves the challenges that inevitably pop up along the way. BIO Andrew is a partner with extensive experience in both corporate and intellectual property matters making him the prefect attorney to assist businesses in navigating the complex legal landscape associated with starting a business, developing strategic IP assets, raising capital, and planning for an exit. Andrew draws on wide-ranging expertise gained while working with businesses ranging from high tech start-ups to companies on the Fortune 500 list. He has a clear vision of how businesses small and large develop legal strategies to protect themselves and increase intrinsic value. In the business world, it’s easy to fall victim to legal issues; Andrew doesn’t want people to make unnecessary (and avoidable) mistakes. Seeing businesses – particularly start-ups and small businesses – succeed is Andrew’s definition of job satisfaction. Why? Because he’s been in the business game himself and understands the thrills (and disappointments) that come with starting a new business and seeing the business fail. He has hands-on experience with startups; he’s walked in the shoes of an entrepreneur and understands the sacrifices, long nights, hard work – and legal aspects – of building a business from the ground up. An attorney with an ability to think outside the box and go that extra mile for clients, Andrew is lawyer with a difference – rather than merely telling you where to step, he has experienced walking in your shoes.

Capital Factory

701 Brazos Street · Austin, TX

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    What we're about

    We're a group for all things hardware startups. The purpose of this group is to bring together folks interested in building businesses around physical technology products - to grow the Austin hardware community, raise awareness of hardware startups and resources, and learn from each other and those who have done it before.

    We meet monthly at Capital Factory on 3rd Thursdays at 6:30pm. The format of the meetup usually has a featured speaker accompanied by hardware startup demos or pitches about anything hardware you're involved with. Send me an email if you want to demo! We get fed pizza and beer thanks to great sponsors. Email us if you want to be one!

    If you are building hardware technology products in Austin, you're not alone. Join the revolution and start something amazing!

    If your company would like to sponsor this meetup in the future, contact the organizer at forest [at]

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