How To Protect Your Intellectual Property and Why It Is Important To Do So

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A lot of founders when they first start a business do not see protecting their intellectual property as a priority. However, if your business is substantially based on your trade secrets it may be necessary for you to do so. If it gets stolen and it is not protected it would be extremely difficult to get any kind of remedy …

The 12 Biggest Legal Mistakes That Startups Make

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  They neglect the basics    It is important that any startup has the necessary legal documents in place from as early on in the company as possible. This means having shareholders agreements, co-founders agreements and other necessary agreements needed in order to launch the company. Being legally secure will prevent further implications in the future. It is easy for …

Major Tips On How To Support Your Co-founders

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Tip #1: Let them lead When building a startup often co-founders would want to do everything themselves. However, this will often lead to fatigue and burnout. The whole point of having a co-founder is to have a partner along with you on the journey of your new business venture. This means that you can’t do everything by yourself and it …

10 signs that you and your co-founders are in alignment

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“Having the right team determines the path and outcome of a new venture more than any decision in the lifecycle of a company”: Bernd Schoner, co-founder ThingMagic.  Many founders overlook the importance of building a great team and fall into the trap of working with and employing people who might initially support their idea but who in time, are not …

What A Shareholders Agreement Is And Why Your Startup Needs One

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What is a Shareholder Agreement? A shareholders agreement should essentially be the cornerstone of any business venture between founders and partners. It is a legally binding document that sets out the structure of the company. A shareholders agreement can be among many people, not only the co-founders but anyone who has a potential interest in the company. The agreement should …

Stepping Into The Shoes Of A Linkilaw Intern

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Looking for opportunities during the intern season can be a stressful and time consuming process. However, when I stumbled across Angel List, a website which puts candidates in touch with Startups and SME’s, this all changed. Some Context I entertained the possibility of a startup internship for a couple of reasons, which for me distinguished them from larger companies.  Firstly, …

Startup Idea

Startup Launch: Ten Free Tools That Will Help Your Business Grow

Linkilaw Startup Advice & Tips

Startup Launch: Ten Free Tools That Will Help Your Business Grow Nowadays most of the people who are planning to establish a new business in the UK or at any other part of the world, face the same mistake. Young entrepreneurs who have inspiring and innovative ideas think that it is impossible to create a start up without any business …

What It's Like To Have A Startup in Estonia

What It’s Like To Have A Startup In Estonia

Linkilaw Startup News, Startup Of The Month

What It’s Like To Have A Startup In Estonia Estonia, a small European country of small 1.2 million people is being dubbed as one the first of its kind: a tech revolutionary. The nation has managed to embrace technology since its exit from the Soviet Union and is home to the creators of Skype, Transferwise and Lingvist. So how have …

What it's like to have a startup in New York

What It’s Like To Have A Startup In New York

Linkilaw Startup News, Startup Of The Month

What It’s Like To Have A Startup In New York Thinking of living American Dream? Since the 1920’s New York has been synonymous with the successes of capitalism. Fitzgerald painted the Big Apple as the place in which your entrepreneurial dream can become a reality. Flash forward to the early 2000’s and people are talking about San Francisco and Silicon …