15.618 Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Legal Tools and Frameworks


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Focuses on key law-sensitive issues related to launching and growing a startup, including assembling a team; organizing a business entity; ownership and compensation; early financing; managing contracts, employees, and common early business risks; business distress, winding down, and soft landings; and selling a company. Special attention to innovation-driven ventures built around new technologies or business models. Includes in-depth analysis of the legal framework of cutting-edge technologies and rights in intellectual property. Designed to serve both those with a business background and those engaged in research with commercial potential.

This class has no prerequisites.

15.618 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Akula.

Lecture occurs 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Tuesdays in E51-149.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 15.618 was rated 6.2 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT Sloan Faculty - John Akula - Home - Unofficial Site site or on the 15.618 Stellar site.

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