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How to Start a Company in Four Weeks or Less

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Speakers:

 Bob MacWright, Director of the Technology Transfer Office

And

Karen Utgoff, New Business Consultant

You have decided to start a company, but how?  The government paperwork is easy, but there are things you should know first. What are LLCs and C Corps, and which is best?  How do you pick a good company name?  How do you find money to get started with?  How much do you need?  How much stock should your co-founders and you get? What kind of people do you need on your board of directors?  How important are patents? What UMass, local, state and federal funds and other resources are available?  Bob and Karen will delve into these questions and more, to give you a better idea what you are jumping into and how to do it.