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Nuts and Bolts of New Ventures - 2021
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Session 1 - Tuesday 1/12/2021
Session 2 - Thurs 1/14/2021
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Session 3:
Founder's Journey at MIT;
Legal Issues

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
6:00pm to 9:00pm Eastern Time, Room: Virtual - Zoom

Part 1: Founder's Journey at MIT

What road are you embarking upon in starting a company, and what obstacles threaten your success?  What else and who else will you need?  These are the themes that are explored by Ken Zolot in the MIT seminar "The Founder's Journey".

In this session of Nuts and Bolts we will explore actual case histories of MIT startup teams with a panel of Founders.

Read the "Surprising facts from "The Founder's Dilemmas" in the Course Reader   The full article is at The Founder's Dilemna, HBR Article by Noam Wasserman.

Ken Zolot
Senior Lecturer, MIT School of Engineering
Read Ken's Bio Here

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Part 2: Legal Issues

Identifying and dealing with legal issues in the Business Plan. Securities laws and the Business Plan- How to avoid Going to Jail without passing Go and without Collecting $200. Intellectual Property Law-Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Tradesecrets. Major hidden tax traps in starting a business-how to avoid generating phantom income and taxes.

General questions and answers on legal issues for the entrepreneur - What you always wanted to know about the law but were afraid to ask/pay for.

Reading:  Read Articles from the Boston Business Journal "Starting Up" column: Speaker:
Joe Hadzima
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