Legal It Yourself

Isabelle Martinez Co-Founder, Founders, Legal Leave a Comment

Non-lawyer entrepreneurs seem to panic when they need to file a legal document or deal with anything legal. A lot of the filings and paperwork that early stage startups need to deal with are not all that complicated. The truth is, you don’t need to be lawyer to file most legal paperwork, especially at the early stage. Granted, it makes …

Being a [Law] Student Entrepreneur

Isabelle Martinez Co-Founder, Entrepreneurship, Founders, Networking Leave a Comment

I get crazy looks when people find out that I’m both a law student and an entrepreneur. It’s perhaps the most stressful thing I’ve done to date. Balancing the demands of my J.D. curriculum with the demands of starting a business is quite the challenge. You wonder sometimes why someone would put themselves through such madness. However, being a student …

Your Offshore Development Team

Isabelle Martinez Co-Founder, Employee, Founders, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Outsourcing your development team abroad can provide many benefits to an early stage startup. Co-founders can develop a product, test the market, and place it in the hands of users before investing in significant amount of funds in domestic development. Several of the investors and consultants I’ve spoken to find that it’s totally normal and common for a startup to …

How to Quickly Become an Industry & Market Expert

Isabelle Martinez Entrepreneurship, Founders, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

It’s crucial that startup founders become knowledgeable of the industry and market they aim to succeed in. Demonstrating that you are well-versed and well-read in such topics proves your credibility to lead your company. Plus, answering any questions after a pitch or demo will be a breeze if you have done the necessary homework. With that being said, I have …

The Two Types of Entrepreneurs

Will Silverman Entrepreneurship, Founders Leave a Comment

We’ve all heard it before… “The world is filled with two types of people.” Dog people or cat people, vanilla people or chocolate people, Apple® people or Android® people (let’s just admit that Blackberry® people are too small to measure).  As it turns out, entrepreneurs can also be classified as two types of people:  replicative entrepreneurs, and innovative entrepreneurs. The …

Events in Miami That Will Guarantee Networking Success

Isabelle Martinez Networking 1 Comment

It’s possible to double book your calendar every night of the week with events in Miami. The city is building a reputation as a tech and entrepreneurial hub. Community members are working a great deal to make that happen through the hosting of events and gatherings at some of city’s finest venues. If I hadn’t stepped out of my comfort …

Free Legal Advice from the UM Startup Law Clinic!

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The Larry Hoffman|Greenberg Traurig* Startup Practicum Do you have a business idea? Do you need legal advice? Have no money to hire a lawyer? The UM startup clinic can help! Law students in the practicum are eager to help clients with organizing, financing, talent, intellectual property, risk, regulation, and other legal issues that arise for entrepreneurs as they launch their …