Welcome to Startup LAWnchpad — the podcast for entrepreneurs that answers all the important legal questions entrepreneurs never knew to ask.


Latest Episodes

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S1, Episode 12: Seed Financing

Season One, Episode Twelve– An introduction to how startup financing works, how to put yourself in the best position to attract investors to raise money for your business, and real world examples of how startup fundraising works.

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S1, Episode 11: IP Protection – Trade Secrets

Season One, Episode Eleven– A primer on trademarks, including definitions, business name selection, how trademarks protect your brand, and application timelines and requirements.

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S1, Episode 10: IP Protection – Trademarks

Season One, Episode Ten– A primer on trademarks, including definitions, business name selection, how trademarks protect your brand, and application timelines and requirements.

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S1, Episode 9: IP Insights for Entrepreneurs

Season One, Episode Nine– An overview of the intellectual property rights of entrepreneurs and ways to protect intellectual property from the early stages of a startup.

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S1, Episode 8: Fordham Foundry Workshop: Intellectual Property 101

Season One, Episode Eight– A Fordham Foundry Workshop: Intellectual Property 101- An overview of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

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S1, Episode 7: Entity Formation

Season One, Episode Seven– An introduction to some of the main forms of for-profit business entities, a comparison of their similarities and differences, and the five main considerations entrepreneurs should keep in mind when choosing an entity.

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Show Host

Bernice Grant is the Senior Director of the Entrepreneurial Law Program, and Founding Director of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, at Fordham University School of Law. She teaches law students how to provide transactional legal services to entrepreneurs, using an integrated law and business perspective based on her diverse background as a corporate attorney and certified public accountant.

Startup LAWnchpad is made possible by the generous support of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation and Fordham’s Entrepreneurial Law Advisory Council.

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Startup LAWnchpad helps familiarize entrepreneurs and businesspeople with the legal issues they need to be aware of as they get their companies up and running.

Episodes of Startup LAWnchpad feature Fordham Law professors, alumni, students, and guests discussing various legal topics related to entrepreneurship, including founders’ agreements, entity formation, IP protection, seed financing, employment law, and privacy policies. 

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