NEW FOR 2014 An innovation-driven startup or growth company—one designed to commercialize a new technology or a business model enabled by a new technology—faces distinctive law-sensitive challenges. This program is a hands-on, focused “deep dive” into the law-sensitive issues that face innovation-driven businesses at key junctures.
Essential Law for Entrepreneurs in Innovation-Driven Startups and Growth Companies (4Dx)
Certificate Track: Management and Leadership
Program Days (for certificate credit): 2
This course will be delivered in our state-of-the art immersive virtual classroom, and will comprise six 2 hour live online sessions taking place once a week over six weeks. All sessions will be recorded.
A vast majority of companies encounter substantial and often unexpected legal costs when starting a new venture. Whether you are an innovation driven entrepreneur or an entrepreneurial executive launching a new venture within a large organization, Essential Law for Entrepreneurs will help you navigate the key challenges when starting, financing, and selling new ventures. This program will engage entrepreneurs and executives from across the globe in an interactive virtual classroom where participants will enter into live discussions about starting new ventures in the U.S. and debate legal issues with the instructor, John Akula, an acclaimed attorney. There will also be guest appearances from experienced investors and experts in the venture and angel investor world.
An innovation-driven startup–one designed to commercialize a new technology or a business model enabled by a new technology–faces distinctive law-sensitive challenges that are critical to its success, whether in a fledgling new company or in an entrepreneurial new business founded within an established corporation. As an innovative leader, it is essential that you understand at a high level how the law shapes these risks and opportunities. With a deeper appreciation of these issues, you will bring better judgment and more effective leadership to the founding and growth of these exceptionally dynamic ventures. In this unique program that leverages decades of insights and experience from MIT, you will learn how to answer questions such as the following:
Session Dates and Estimated Times (you must attend all):
Tuesday, November 11, 2014:12:00pm-2:00pm Eastern U.S. Time
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 12:00pm-2:00pm Eastern U.S. Time
Tuesday, November 25, 2014: 12:00pm-2:00pm Eastern U.S. Time
Tuesday, December 2, 2014: 12:00pm-2:00pm Eastern U.S. Time
Tuesday, December 9, 2014: 12:00pm-2:00pm Eastern U.S. Time
Tuesday, December 16, 2014: 12:00pm-2:00pm Eastern U.S. Time
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This program will be a completely engaging, live experience in which participants interact in a “4D” virtual room with John Akula and fellow students via personalized “avatars.” The participants will be able to talk and move around, and they will feel like they, not just their avatars, are present in the classroom.
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