Welcome to Startup LAWnchpad — the podcast for entrepreneurs that answers all the important legal questions entrepreneurs never knew to ask.

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  • S2, Episode 15: Impact Investing with a Gender Lens

    April 21, 2020 | Season 2, Episode 15

    Season Two: Episode Fifteen — A look at the ways that entrepreneurs and their legal counsel can work together for the benefit of society at large. Episode Description: Julian Constain (Fordham Law ‘20) interviews Ana Demel, Vice-chair and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Pro Mujer, Inc. about the origins of this social enterprise,…

  • S2, Episode 14: From Startup to Exit

    April 21, 2020 | Season 2, Episode 14

    Season Two: Episode Fourteen — The road from startup to exit, from the co-founder of a recently acquired successful business.  Episode Description: Moyosola Soyemi (Fordham Law ‘20) and Eileen Gaffney (Fordham Law ‘20) interview Selin Sonmez, co-founder of Knock Knock City, Co., about the business process from startup to exit, including the various legal and…

  • S2, Episode 13: Social Media Influencer Agreements

    April 21, 2020 | Season 2, Episode 13

    Season Two: Episode Thirteen — An overview of the legal obligations surrounding social media influencer agreements, the role of the FTC, and some of the most common legal issues surrounding this relatively new form of branding and marketing. Episode Description: Tommine McCarthy (Fordham Law ‘20) and Shirley Ureña (Fordham Law ‘20) interview Hannah Taylor, Partner…

  • S2, Episode 12: Immigration Law Considerations for Entrepreneurs

    April 21, 2020 | Season 2, Episode 12

    Season Two: Episode Twelve — An overview of immigration law and how it affects entrepreneurs.   Episode Description: Nicole Gunara (Fordham Law ‘19) and Ashley Meadows (Fordham Law ‘20) interview Neil A. Weinrib, Managing Director at Neil A. Weinrib & Associates, about immigration law considerations for entrepreneurs, including the ability of foreign nationals to develop a…

  • S2, Episode 11: Fundraising Tips for Startups

    April 21, 2020 | Season 2, Episode 11

    Season Two: Episode Eleven — An overview of funding options and specific tips for preparing for and executing the perfect pitch to potential investors.  Episode Description:  Chloe Curtis (Fordham Law ‘19) and Daniel Salomon (Fordham Law ‘19) interview Gary R. Schall, Partner at WilmerHale, about fundraising tips for startup companies and specific tools for nailing…

  • S2, Episode 10: The Funding Spectrum — From Seed Financing to Private Equity

    April 21, 2020 | Season 2, Episode 10

    Season Two: Episode Ten — An overview of funding options available to early stage companies, timelines for seeking funding and achieving profitability, and the role and expectations of investors.  Episode Description:  William de Wolff (Fordham Law ‘20) and Kei Komuro (Fordham Law ‘21) interview Robert B. Nolan, Jr. (Fordham Law ’77), Managing Partner at Halyard…

Behind The Mic

Bernice Grant

Show Host

Bernice Grant is the Senior Director of the Entrepreneurial Law Program, and Founding Director of the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic, at Fordham University School of Law. She teaches law students how to provide transactional legal services to entrepreneurs, using an integrated law and business perspective based on her diverse background as a corporate attorney and certified public accountant.


Startup LAWnchpad is made possible by the generous support of the Nasdaq Educational Foundation and Fordham’s Entrepreneurial Law Advisory Council.

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Startup LAWnchpad helps familiarize entrepreneurs and businesspeople with the legal issues they need to be aware of as they get their companies up and running.

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