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MEETUP EVENT: Basic Startup Laws: What Every Hacker/Hustler Should Know


Special Guest Speakers:

Basic Startup Laws Featuring: Tani Chen ScD of Wolf Greenfield - Tani received a doctorate in chemical engineering from MIT in 1999, and spent 2 years as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. He started working at Wolf Greenfield in 2001 and received his law degree from Suffolk University in 2006. At Wolf Greenfield, Tani counsels clients in patent prosecution in a wide variety of areas, including batteries and fuel cells, nanotechnology, drug delivery, chemical processes, biomolecular engineering, and analytical devices. He has also been active in several business competitions in the area, including mentoring teams for the MIT 100K competition and MIT Enterprise Forum. He has a particular focus on start-ups and university work, and has helped companies develop strong IP protections based on their business goals and potential threats from competitors.

Ku Yoo of Chang & Yoo LLP - Ku received a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and an LL.M. in Tax Law from Boston University. At Chang & Yoo, Ku represents businesses, investors, and high net-worth individuals, investment vehicles and funds in various industries including startup, biotech, software, hospitality, real estate, and others. He advises clients with issues arising from day-to-day operations of the business to major transactions including sale, acquisition, or other changes and restructures. He also advises foreign companies doing business in the United States.

David Glod of Rich May P.C. - David received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and is an attorney at Rich May, P.C. in Boston, whose practice embraces a wide range of both transactional and litigation work. Dave particularly focuses on small to mid-sized businesses, startups, and entrepreneurship, including at Rich May’s satellite office at WeWork Mass Ave., providing advice on matters including business formation, structuring, and contract and employment issues. As a litigator, Dave will discuss how failing to address these matters can open a business owner up to disputes or other liabilities down the line, how various types of business disputes might play out, and what basic protections can easily be implemented in the early stages of a business.

Tani, Ku, and Tani will be spending some time with us to share their experiences working with startups and their advice on what every Hacker/Hustler should know about basic startup laws. Whether you are just thinking about an idea or are already working on a project, this is a terrific opportunity to hear from these bright legal minds.

The Mission of this group is to facilitate a connection between the two core personas needed to create a successful technology startup: the Hacker and the Hustler. We recognize this probably won't happen the first night, so we are here to encourage those early stage conversations in a friendly social environment.


6:30 - Food, drinks and socializing. 
7:00 - 8:00 - Guest Speakers Tani Chen and Ku Yoo. 
8:05 - Presenter 3: Max Montille presenting Cookee Box app idea. Max is a Hustler who is looking for a CTO to join him in developing a new dating app. 
8:35 - Lightning Talks, Introductions and Networking
9:00 - Cleanup!

Call for Presenters

Do you have a startup idea, but don't know if it has legs? Are you an early stage startup looking to reach an interested audience? Don't worry if you don't have a fully formed idea. If you are passionate about an area, but don't quite know how to approach it, this is the perfect place to present, get feedback, and meet other people interested in the same idea! Please email with a brief summary of your topic.