Dave Cappillo (@DaveCappillo – Partner in Tech Group at Goodwin Procter) will lead a discussion on critical startup legal issues, including:
- Appropriate choice of entity (limited liability company vs. corporation) given certain characteristics of the business and fundraising needs
- Intellectual property ownership and protection
- Founder equity considerations (including equity split and vesting)
- Governance matters
- How to structure the initial capital infusion
Students are encouraged to review www.foundersworkbench.com prior to the session. The goal is to arm students with the legal basics on start-up formation and co-founder matters.
When & Where
Harvard Innovation Labs
The Harvard Innovation Labs consist of a vibrant, cross-disciplinary ecosystem for the Harvard community to explore innovation and entrepreneurship while building deeper connections. It is an excellent example of the One Harvard vision and a leading catalyst for the Allston Science and Enterprise District.The Innovation Labs fosters unprecedented collaboration among Harvard students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and members of the Allston and Greater Boston communities.
The Harvard i-lab is the central component of the Harvard Innovation Labs. It is an educational collaborative for all current Harvard students from any Harvard school to explore innovation and entrepreneurship at any stage. it provides open co-working space, a vibrant community of peer and mentor support, experiential programming, and a 12-week Venture Incubation Program, helping student teams take their ideas further, faster.
The Launch Lab is a critical extension of the growing Harvard Innovation Labs. It provides eligible Harvard alumni leading high-potential early-stage startups with a curated community including collaborative coworking space, business building programming, and access to i-lab advisors and mentors. It fosters continued connection between alumni, current students, and the Harvard commnunity as a whole.