As a startup in the process of finding a business model, how should you deal with the legal and organizational aspects of starting and running a company? Ignore them? Invest heavily in filing patents? Somewhere in between?
K. Thomas Stevens, who's helped many of our members navigate legal and organizational considerations, will lay out a framework for what you should consider and when. He'll cover:
• Entity formation, co-founder and operating agreements
• Intellectual property, including trademarks, patents and trade secrets* What you need when, and how to avoid distractions
About the Speaker
K. Thomas Stevens is Principal of Stevens & Associates, President of the British American Business Council, as well as an English solicitor and an American attorney (NY, DC, IL). He's an avid supporter of early-stage entrepreneurs, mentoring through Startup Trebuchet. He serves on the Boards of Chicago Lean Startup Circle, British American Business Council, I-Go, and MoneyThink.
Earlybird Tickets: $20 through March 17th
Regular price tickets: $25 through March 19th
After March 19th admission will be $30 per person
6:00 PM to 6:50 PM - Networking over beer and pizza
6:50 PM to 7:00 PM - Announcements
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Speaker and Q&A
You can also sign up at Eventbrite: leanstartuplegal.eventbrite.com