Closing Time Podcast: Startup Incorporation 101: Everything You Need To Know

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You only get to incorporate once, and you want to get it right. In this episode, co-hosts Halle Tecco and Michael Esquivel dive deep into the process of incorporation for startups.
United States Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences
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You only get to incorporate once, and you want to get it right. In this episode, co-hosts Halle Tecco and Michael Esquivel dive deep into the process of incorporation for startups. They cover everything from choosing the right business entity structure to splitting founder equity. You'll want to listen to this before filing your incorporation paperwork!

They discuss:

  • How the choice of business entity structure depends on the goals and plans of the startup
  • Why you should prioritize simplicity and avoid over-engineering the legal structure in the early stages
  • Vesting structures, including alternatives to the traditional four-year vesting with a one-year cliff
  • How to have open and transparent conversations among co-founders to determine fair equity splits and relative contributions
  • Single vs. double trigger, and the importance of acceleration protection in the event of termination or an M&A exit
  • What they think is the optimal number of co-founders

Co-hosted by Halle Tecco and Michael Esquivel, Closing Time is a podcast where you, the listener, get to be a fly on the wall during a startup pitch meeting. Imagine being part of a room where passionate entrepreneurs are pitching their healthcare startups, the innovations that could very well shape the future of healthcare. This podcast allows you to do just that.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.

Closing Time Podcast: Startup Incorporation 101: Everything You Need To Know

United States Food, Drugs, Healthcare, Life Sciences

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Fenwick logo
Fenwick provides comprehensive legal services to leading technology and life sciences companies — at every stage of their lifecycle — and the investors that partner with them. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. Visit fenwick.com to learn more.
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