The objective of this meeting is to provide a forum for discussion of the critical legal issues facing the founders, investors, and managers of technology companies. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer (Q&A) session where you will be invited to present your own legal questions and seek guidance from the panel. While not intended as a substitute for securing your own legal counsel, previous attendees have found this to be a particularly valuable forum for seeking initial understanding of the issues that confront startup companies.
Are you eager to find out what works and what doesn't in the virtual business world? What lessons have the panelists learned that can help you avoid pitfalls in the virtual environment? Want to meet and network with entrepreneurs, individual contributors, managers, and venture capitalists?
Come enjoy an engaging and fun networking evening. We look forward to seeing you at the Microsoft Technology Center in Kendall Square, Cambridge MA, on January 23rd! Remember to come in person; virtual attendance isn’t available.
Are you a hacker? Or are you a hustler? Success in technology based startups requires both. Some of the most successful founders teams are two-person teams (Wos and Jobs among them) where one founder (the hacker) is more technical, but just that, he or she is a problem solver who can make the technology work to meet the real needs of customers, do it one time and do it efficiently. The other founder (the hustler) is more business oriented, but not just a salesman but a team builder who can orchestrate marketing, sales and operations. Sometimes teams have three, four or even more founders, but that can get unwieldy and sometimes indecisive, often gravitating toward two leaders in the group. Most common are single founders and they too can be quite successful (Zuckerberg for example), but it’s important that the single founder quickly build a core team to fill in the gaps for things that aren’t his strengths.