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Nuts and Bolts of New Ventures - 2024
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Session 3:
Founder's Journey;
Legal Issues

Thursday, January 25, 2024
6:00pm to 9:00pm Eastern Time, Room: 10-250

Part 1: Founder's Journey

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 which we recommend to you.

In this session of Nuts and Bolts we will hear Journey Stories from a panel of Founders assembled by Ken.

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
Ken Zolot MIT Senior Lecturer- MIT School of Engineering;
Professor of Creative Entrepreneurship, The Berklee College of Music

Ken is an active advisor to numerous organizations involved in advancing innovation and entrepreneurship, including TechStars, Deshpande Foundation, Fintech Sandbox, MassChallenge, and FIRST Robotics.   LinkedIn Page
Read Ken's Bio Here

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Part 2: Legal Issues

Identifying and dealing with legal issues in a New Venture.   Securities laws - 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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