15.6181 Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Legal Tools and Frameworks


Class Info

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. Meets with 15.618 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details.

This class has no prerequisites.

15.6181 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by J. Akula.

Lecture occurs 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesdays in 2-190.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

You can find more information at the 15.6181 Class Site site.

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