Startup at Berkeley Law

Startup@BerkeleyLaw is a collaboration between the Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.  The program supports law students interested in the law surrounding entrepreneurship and provides legal education and services to the Berkeley startup community.

 

The following media is now available:

Video  Startup@BerkeleyLaw introductory workshop — Startup Law 101 for Founders

 

Upcoming Events

Startup@BerkeleyLaw is pleased to announce our 2016-17 FORM+FUND Workshop Series at UC Berkeley.

The FORM+FUND workshops are two-hour interactive programs that address critical operational, financial, and legal components of starting and scaling a successful business. Each workshop features office hours hosted by leading Silicon Valley attorneys and venture capitalists.

Workshop capacity is extremely limited, to register contact startup@law.berkeley.edu. 

 
 
Form+Fund Founder Workshop + Office Hours | Angel and Seed Financings
Wednesday, March 1 | Boalt Hall Warren Room
 
Attorney Office Hours
Boalt Hall, Warren Room | 4pm to 5:30pm
 
Workshop | Angel and Seed Financings
Boalt Hall, Warren Room | 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Form+Fund Founder Workshop + Office Hours | Startup@BerkeleyLaw Investor Showcase (featuring presentations from both Startup@BerkeleyLaw VCs and startups)
Wednesday, April 12 | Boalt Hall Warren Room
 
Attorney Office Hours
Boalt Hall, Warren Room | 4pm to 5:30pm
 
Workshop | Investor Showcase
Boalt Hall, Warren Room | 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Past Events

FORM + FUND Founder Workshop + Office Hours 
Wednesday, February 1
Boalt Hal Warren Room 
 
Attorney Office Hours (featuring attorneys from Fenwick & West LLP) 
Boalt Hall Warren Room | 6:00-7:30PM
 
 
Workshop | Basic Intellectual Property Strategy 
Boalt Hall Warren Room | 6:00-7:30PM

Form+Fund Founder Workshop + Office Hours | Intellectual Property 102
Wednesday, February 1 | Boalt Hall Warren Room
 
Attorney Office Hours
Boalt Hall, Warren Room | 4pm to 5:30pm
 
Workshop | Intellectual Property 102
Boalt Hall, Warren Room | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Form+Fund Founder Workshop + Office Hours | Startup Equity 101 
Wednesday, January 11 | Boalt Hall Warren Room
 
Attorney Office Hours
Boalt Hall, Warren Room | 4pm to 5:30pm
 
Workshop | Startup Equity 101
Boalt Hall, Warren Room | 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Startup@BerkeleyLaw FORM+FUND Workshop Series
Startup Finance 101 Founder Workshop 
 
Wednesday, January 11 
Boalt Hall Warren Room | 6:00-7:30PM 

Form+Fund Founder Workshop + Office Hours | Data Security and 10 Tips for Startup Financial Health
Wednesday, November 2 | Boalt Hall Goldberg Room
 
Attorney Office Hours (featuring attorneys from Covington)
Boalt Hall, Goldberg Room | 4pm to 5:30pm
 
Workshop | Data Privacy and Security for Startups
Boalt Hall, Goldberg Room | 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Startup@BerkeleyLaw is pleased to announce our VIP event in Los Angeles on technology and venture capital.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Petersen Automotive Museum | 6060 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036  

There is no better time than now to discuss the investment opportunities, rules and regulations, and venture capital trends in the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) industry. Corporations have invested billions of dollars in into emerging technologies, but where there is reward there is risk. Those who joined us included Startup@BerkeleyLaw, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and our panel of experts who discussed about the current landscape of emerging technologies, hot deal trends in venture capital, and how to navigate through government rules and regulations. Our panelists included leaders from Snapchat, Google’s Nest Division, IBM, and the University of California, Berkeley.



Workshop | HR, Compensation, and Employment for Startups 101

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 
Boalt Hall Warren Room | 6:00-7:30PM 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 | Startup@BerkeleyLaw Monthly Workshop & Office Hours

Attorney Office Hours | Attorneys from Cooley LLP | 4:00pm-5:30pm
Boalt Hall Warren Room

Workshop | Startup Law 101 | 5:30pm-7:30pm
Boalt Hall Warren Room

General corporate and IP attorneys from Fenwick & West offered insight to students.


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 | Startup Law at Berkeley and Beyond
 

Lunch Talk | Gunderson Dettmer | 12:45pm-1:45pm
Boalt Hall Room 132

 

Following an introduction to Startup@BerkeleyLaw, a panel of attorneys from Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, a leading Silicon Valley law firm, joined us to discuss hot topics and trends in the venture capital practice.
 
This event was co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology and the Berkeley Business Law Journal.


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 | Startup@BerkeleyLaw  Presents

Lunch Talk | Anik Guha | 12:45pm-1:45pm
Room 132

Anik Guha, a Partner at Orrick, joined us to discuss his career. Mr. Guha and Orrick have represented a number of Silicon Valley’s top companies, including Jibe, Nest Labs, Pinterest, Upworthy, and top venture capitalists, including Bessemer Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins!


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13 | Startup@BerkeleyLaw Monthly Workshop & Office Hours

Workshop | IP for Startups 101 | 4:00pm-6:00pm
Goldberg Room

Stephen Gillespie and Chris Joslyn of Fenwick & West shared some of the basics behind securing your company’s intellectual property.

Attorney Office Hours | 6:00pm-7:30pm
Goldberg Room

General corporate and IP attorneys from Fenwick & West offered insight to students.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 | Startup@BerkeleyLaw  Presents
Boalt Hall Warren Room

Workshop | Startup Equity 101 | 4:00pm-6:00pm
Students learned the basics behind founder’s equity, common stock, options, convertible debt and preferred stock.

Attorney Office Hours | 6:00pm-7:00pm
Corporate and IP attorneys from Orrick Herrington & Suitcliffe LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati offered insight to students.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 | Startup@BerkeleyLaw  Presents

Lunch Talk | Neil Dugal | 12:45pm-1:45pm
Room 132
 
Neil Dugal is a corporate counsel with 500 Startups, one of the world’s leading startup accelerators and venture capital firms. He oversees a wide variety of legal operations for 500 Startups, including financing transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. Neil was previously an attorney with Fenwick & West.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3 | FORM+FUND Conference

Workshop | Startup Law 101 | 9:00-11:00am
Boalt Hall, Goldberg Room

Attorney Office Hours | 11:00am-12:30am
Boalt Hall, Goldberg Room
Corporate and IP attorneys from Gunderson Dettmer offered insight to students.

Keynote Address | Scott Kupor | 12:45-1:45pm
Boalt Hall Room 110

Scott Kupor is the managing partner and chief operating officer at Andreessen Horowitz. One of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital firms, Andreessen Horowitz has taken major positions in leading technology companies, including Twitter, Facebook, and Airbnb. Scott is a graduate of Stanford Law School, has served as an executive-in-residence at Haas Business school, and will be teaching a course at Berkeley Law in 2016. He joined us to discuss his career and the state of corporate governance in Silicon Valley. For photos from this event, please click here.

WORKSHOP | VC Fundraising Dos + Don’ts | 5:00-6:00pm
Skyline Ventures and attorneys from Cooley LLP offered insight to students.