THE BUSINESS OF STARTUPS
(LAWA-4065) - 1 UNIT

The Business of Startups will provide students with the business backdrop required to effectively navigate the world of startups as an attorney.

In order to represent tech startups, attorneys will want to become familiar with the operations and mechanics of a startup, including: the process of raising capital; division of equity; the role of incubators; startup metrics; startup practices; coding basics; startup parlance; and more. This course will introduce key terminology and concepts to students so that they can converse fluently with startup founders and investors.

This course is less focused on law per se and instead is focused more on business fundamentals. As such, this course is distinct from but complementary to Business Planning: Financing the Start-Up Business and Venture Capital Financing.

The Business of Startups will encourage interactive and collaborative activities, possibly including a "Demo Day" where students can come up with a startup idea and pitch it to the class.

This course is graded pass/fail.

Prerequisites:
Business Associations (LAWA-4003)