Events Calendar

21 Mar
Company Formation
Event Type

Trainings & Workshops


Research, Innovation, Governance, Technology

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Graduate Students


University Unit
Innovation Institute


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Company Formation

Learn about different legal entity structures and other startup formation basics, including:

- LLC v. C and S Corps; 

-Founder Arrangements

    * Splitting the Founder's Equity Pie

    * Founder Agreements

-Employee Equity

The seminar will be followed by a workshop during which experienced startup counsel will oversee law students and startups, who will work together to develop a legal 'roadmap' on recommended entity structuring, operating agreement and other formation issues. To participate, startups must not yet have formed a company, and they must submit a current Business Concept Template to by March 17.  Law students interested in working with the startups should contact Stephanie Dangel  A limited number of startups and law students will be selected to participate in the roadmap process.  We will confirm your participation by 3/20.  Note: startups are under no obligation to incorporate – this is just to help prepare for when the time is right to do so.

This seminar is part of our Start Smart Series hosted by the University of Pittsburgh's Innovation Institute, CMU's Project Olympus, and Pitt School of Law's Innovation Practice Institute. The series is year-round, free, and open to the public, and meant to provide legal education to entrepreneurs. Please check our site for more seminars!

Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Barco Law Building, 107
3900 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.