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6 Ways To Prevent Disastrous Outsourcing Decisions

Startup Professionals Musings

Don’t count on contracts and non-disclosure agreements to save you. Keep intellectual property keys in-house. Marty Zwilling.

7 Reasons Smart Startups Establish 'Coopetition'

Startup Professionals Musings

Every smart startup starts with a focus on a unique advantage, such as owning a distribution channel. Be visible and be proactive.

Crowd-Funding Success Usually Brings New Challenges

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The administration of legal conditions, signatures, disclosures, and distributions is a nightmare. Intellectual property is jeopardized.

Startups Must Embrace Coopetition For Rapid Growth

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s very unusual for two competitors to have exactly the same strengths – in development, marketing, distribution, or customer support.

Crowd-Funding Success Usually Brings New Challenges

Startup Professionals Musings

The administration of legal conditions, signatures, disclosures, and distributions is a nightmare. Intellectual property is jeopardized.

5 Things You Should Never Say When Fundraising

Up and Running

Almost any attorney can break through a non disclosure agreement, so it doesn’t protect your ideas at the end of the day anyway.

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The Ultimate Inventor’s Guide to Inventing Things

Up and Running

Not only will this impact how you design the product, but also where you distribute it, and how you market it. The headache pills. Your guitar.

How to find great participants for your user study

Google Ventures

For my Gmail Priority Inbox study, I excluded people who shared their email accounts, had used Gmail for less than six months, or viewed their email through a mobile or other non-Gmail UI. You can distribute the link to your screener lots of ways. “It’s too hard to find users for usability tests.” Don’t wait. Be selective.

Don’t Count on Crowd-Funding to Save Your Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

The administration of legal conditions, signatures, disclosures, and distributions is a nightmare. Intellectual property is jeopardized.

Nuts & Bolts of Intellectual Property for New Startups

Gust

Copyright is the right to control reproduction and distribution of original works of authorship fixed in tangible forms of expression. This is often referred to in the creative community as a “ work-for-hire agreement.”. These often go by a long-winded title such as “Confidential Information and Invention Assignment Agreement.”

Strategic Partnerships: The View From The Other Side

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Make sure to get the right non-disclosure agreements in place early on and have them reviewed by your attorneys. Be prepared!

Design Staff ? How to find great participants for your user study

Design Staff

You can distribute the link to your screener lots of ways. Design Staff. Photo by Karen Blakeman. Don’t wait. Be selective. See comments.

Do It Right The First Time, Part II: Visit the Doctor or House Call?

Gust

Readers can anticipate my next point in continuing the analogy: It makes no more sense for a non-lawyer to prepare fundamental legal, governance, equity and intellectual property documents than it would for a patient to self-diagnose and begin taking prescription-strength antibiotics or other medications. Advisory board agreements.

Selling Your Business? Get Your Buyer's Attention

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Statement of seller's willingness to sign a non-compete agreement. Here's what to include that will pay big dividends down the line.

Crowd-Funding is a Bad Approach for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

The administration of legal conditions, signatures, disclosures, and distributions is a nightmare. Intellectual property is jeopardized.

Someone Stole My Startup Idea – Part 3: The Best Defense is a Good IP Strategy

Steve Blank

non-public technology. Copyright gives you the right to prevent others from copying, distributing or making derivatives of your work. A contract is a binding legal agreement that is enforceable in a court of law. a Non Disclosure Agreement gives you certain rights to protection of your confidential information.)

Project Galleries: Public Vs. Private

crowdSPRING Blog

If the project has an NDA (non-disclosure agreement) the gallery is visible after the NDA is executed. PUBLIC (open) GALLERY.

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How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen

sivers.org

Sometimes non-programmers arent very good at anticipating where there might be problems, so it makes sense to give a very high-level overview of what you expect to happen after the first milestone, and the programmer will know if any follow-up is necessary. Many of my friends have been in the same position, so heres my best advice , below.