Innovation Academy: Legal Essentials

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Innovation Academy: Legal essentials provides an overview of the key legal documents and concepts that are essential in forming a start-up company.

Why attend?

  • Understand the legal foundations of founding a company

  • Hear advice from experienced company founders on what to do and what not to do when considering legal agreements

  • Meet potential mentors and business partners;

  • Network with like-minded Imperial peers;

  • See worked examples that will help you get to grips with key legal documents

Topics covered

Pre-company formation

  • Case studies on pitfalls

  • Founders contracts – dispute resolution between founders

  • How to choose a lawyer

  • How to efficiently work with a lawyer

  • Explanation of term sheets

Formation and investment documents

  • Explanations of licences from Universities, Articles, IA, NED letters, etc

Post formation

  • Directors duties

  • Filing requirements

  • Board minutes

  • Distribution agreements, manufacturing agreements etc


There will be a variety of guest speakers and presentations from various investors, entrepreneurs, public funders and innovation ecosystem experts


Please note that by registering through this page you are simply registering your interest in attending. We will contact you via email to confirm your plans for attendance in the two weeks before the event takes place.

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