Legal Bridge to Silicon Valley Innovation, entrepreneurship, business, technology, startups and the law

Area
Tech and Innovation
Date
From 20/05 to 24/05
Format
Face to face
Schedule
Full Time
Location
San Francisco
Language
English
Intake
May
Duration
One week or less
Tuition Fees
5.800€ (check fees section to see what is included in the price)

Silicon Valley is the world’s innovation hub, home to many of the world’s largest technology corporations, as well as thousands of small startup companies. It is an area renowned for its fast growth, and global reference of best practices in innovation and business development.

Silicon Valley also hosts some of the world’s most innovative legal practices – lawyers who work there have to deal with unusual situations every single day. As new businesses, products and services emerge, new rules & regulations need to be drafted as the legal system adapts to innovation. Legal Bridge to Silicon Valley, a 5-day program held in Silicon Valley, is designed to immerse lawyers into that legal ecosystem. From the beating tech-heart of the bay area, the program englobes networking with top players in the valley, a deep understanding of startup companies and their how-to, the unwritten rules of international entrepreneurship in a tech-driven world, the implementation of innovation to create value for companies, and the trends in this environment, all through a legal looking glass.

Discover the Legal Bridge to Silicon Valley program

This program, designed to teach best business & legal practices to lawyers and entrepreneurs, offers participants a unique opportunity to overcome future challenges as a team while gaining an overall vision of the Silicon Valley ecosystem whilst building their network with valuable industry leaders.

The Program

Legal Bridge to Silicon Valley is a program designed to teach best business & legal practices to lawyers and entrepreneurs, to meet current and future challenges as a team. Participants will understand how to better exploit the relationship between business and legal professionals to meet their business objectives, while gaining an overall vision of the Silicon Valley ecosystem whilst building their network with valuable industry leaders.

Outcomes

  • Following the completion of this program, participants should be able to:
  • Understand how lawyers can be ideal partners for entrepreneurs in an innovative environment.
  • Have a clear vision of how companies operate in the Bay Area, how market forces, trends and best practices influence their decisions, and what they perceive as current and future challenges and opportunities.
  • Be able to build valuable relationships and networks in Silicon Valley, through newly acquired contacts during the program.
  • Understand what problem-solving, organizational, and professional skills are needed to succeed in an innovative environment like Silicon Valley.
  • Have an effective personal “elevator pitch” to introduce themselves in any business meeting or networking event.
  • Gain inspiration to change / improve their careers.
  • What to expect?
  • Setting goals and expectations
  • Sharing your goals and expectations
  • Putting Silicon Valley in perspective: why is it the place for Innovation?
  • Most relevant places in Silicon Valley, from San Francisco to San José
  • Startup legal needs
  • Intellectual Property Strategy in Tech Startups
  • Best Innovation Practices
  • Talent management in a startup
  • How companies with disruptive business models solve legal problems
  • Stanford University & CODEX
  • San Francisco Government
  • Understanding the role of investors
  • The difference between VCs and Business Angels
  • Picking where to invest: how to choose the million dollar idea
  • Approaching VCs and Business Angels
  • Intellectual property strategy
  • Patent Trolls & patent legal issues
  • Best Innovation Practices
  • Talent Management in big companies
  • How to survive in a world of constant innovation
  • Contrast between legal needs of startups and big companies
    • Overview of a “typical” big IT Transaction of an established company
    • Overview of small entrepreneurial transactions
  • Dealing with intellectual property & patent issues
  • The importance of NDAs and investment legal procedures
  • Legal Innovation
  • Who should start in an incubator?
  • How are startups chosen by incubators?
  • Legal implications
  • Creating your personal Elevator Pitch
  • Networking event with Bay Area professionals
  • Creating your personal Elevator Pitch
  • Networking event with Bay Area professionals

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