Startup Resources

Startup Resources

Informative articles geared towards startup founders. Topics include company formation, legal basics, finance basics, common founder mistakes, lab operations, and IP rights and strategy.

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05/16/2022

Laying the Legal Groundwork: How to Run an Effective Board Meeting

In the early days of a startup, board meetings can seem somewhat unimportant in the grand scheme of things, but they are incredibly important and can be extremely beneficial if run properly. The prima…
05/16/2022

Laying the Legal Groundwork: How & When to Fire Someone

In the worst case scenario, being fired is shocking, distressing, and hurtful. In the best case scenario, it’s a relief. However, more often than not, the experience is an emotional one. This mix of i…
05/16/2022

Laying the Legal Groundwork: Understanding Stock Option Grants

Stock option grants are an excellent way to strengthen your employee compensation package. However, they are also a tricky legal topic that can be extremely costly to get wrong. In many areas, a busin…
05/16/2022

Laying the Legal Groundwork: Understanding Employment Agreements

It is hard to underestimate the value of a properly created employment agreement, also referred to as an employment contract. When done correctly, this binding agreement establishes an employment rela…
04/29/2022

Laying the Legal Groundwork: 83(b) Election & Why You Should File One

You may have heard of the 83(b) election before, especially if you’re a startup founder starting a new business. That’s because the 83(b) election, also referred to as the Section 83(b) election, allo…
04/13/2022

Laying the Legal Groundwork: How Should You Split Startup Ownership?

If you’ve recently started a new company with a co-founder, or multiple co-founders, splitting your company’s equity is one the first major decisions you’ll make as a founding team. There are many var…
04/13/2022

Laying the Legal Groundwork: How to Limit Co-Founder Legal Disputes

There are many legal intricacies to starting a business, making being a startup founder even more difficult than it already is. The legal framework of everything, from choosing an entity form (LLC., C…
04/05/2022

Laying the Legal Groundwork: Do You Need a Co-founder for Your Startup?

Is Having a Co-Founder Truly Necessary? At the initial phases of founding a startup, having a co-founder, or business partner, can seem like the best option. After all, having two massively invested i…
04/05/2022

Laying the Legal Groundwork: Naming Your Startup

Tips for Naming Your Startup Naming your startup is undeniably difficult and, unfortunately, many entrepreneurs can often do a terrible job of it. With legal issues like trademarks and copyrights in t…
03/22/2022

Should You Incorporate Your Biotech Startup in Delaware?

The Advantages & Disadvantages of Incorporating in Delaware Are you a biotechnology or life sciences startup co-founder? Have you recently incorporated your early-stage startup? Like entrepreneurs…