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 9: Negotiating Convertible Note Term Sheets

Season Two: Episode Nine — An overview of convertible notes, including key provisions, mechanisms for conversion, and negotiation strategy. Episode Description:  Elizabeth Ostaszewski (Fordham Law ‘19) and Christie Yeh...

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S2, Episode 8: The Boxed Journey

Season Two: Episode Eight — Advice from a successful entrepreneur for lawyers and anyone who is interested in pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors, including understanding legal challenges, how to raise funding,...

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S2, Episode 7: Alternative Legal Careers – Case Study of Mouth Media

Season Two: Episode Seven – The road to entrepreneurship – risks, investing, and transitioning from a corporate setting to the startup world. Episode Description: Nevin Chetry (Fordham Law ’19)...

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S2, Episode 6: Social Enterprise Law

Season Two: Episode Six – Examining for-profits and non-profits, benefit corporations, the B Lab certification process, philanthropy LLCs, and impact investing.  Episode Description:  Bernice Grant, Senior Director of the...

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S2, Episode 5: Impact Investing – Case Study of Leap Frog Investments

Season Two: Episode Five – Examining impact investing — a relatively new form of investing which is directed at having a social or environmental impact alongside a financial return.  ...

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S2, Episode 4: Road to the IPO

Season Two: Episode Four – How companies can raise capital through an initial public offering and the five biggest surprises that often come along the way.  Episode Description: Joe...

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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.

Episodes of Startup LAWnchpad feature Fordham Law professors, alumni, students, and guests discussing various legal topics related to entrepreneurship, including founders’ agreements, entity formation, IP protection, seed financing, employment law, and privacy policies. 

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