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  • Intellectual Property Punch List for Startups
    When you create, design, or invent things, the rules of intellectual property (IP) determine who owns your creations, whether or not you can prevent other people from copying them, and whether or not you yourself can use them freely. If you are starting a company, you should know enough about IP to make intelligent decisions about your business to add value and reduce risk. IP law is esoteric, ar...
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  • Why startup founders should file 83(b) elections
    An 83(b) election accelerates your tax obligation, so you pay tax sooner on the value of the stock at grant rather than its value when it vests. Accelerating your tax obligation may sound like a bad idea, and sometimes, it is: for example, if you think the stock will become worthless or drop in value, you should probably not accelerate your tax obligation. In addition, if the stock being issued to...
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  • How (and why) to distinguish independent contractors from employees
    When it’s time to bring on the first non-founder to a startup’s team, it’s an exciting moment for the company. The startup’s product development or business needs have grown beyond the capabilities of the founders, and the project is validated well enough that it makes sense to invest in additional talent. However, founders should proceed with caution in how they are choosing to bring on that new ...
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  • How vesting protects companies and co-founders
    Imagine that you have just founded a company—you’re going to act as CEO and work on product and business decisions, and your technical cofounder is going to handle most of the building and design. You’re both fully committed and you’ve both quit your day jobs. You plan to hire some contractors and employees later but they will not be co-founders, so you decide to split your equity around 60% for y...
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  • When should startups use non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)?
    When you are committing to a startup venture, you and your co-founders will understandably want to protect your “secret sauce”—the information that makes your product or service unique, whether it’s intellectual property, know-how, or trade secrets. Especially when the company is young and growing, your co-founding team will likely want to gain every protection you can to ensure that no one else c...
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  • The difference between incorporation and company formation
    Gust Launch starts with the incorporation and company formation processes—sets of legal documents approved, signed, and in some cases filed in a specific order, that take a team of founders from private individuals with an idea all the way to being CEO and Board of a brand new Delaware C-Corporation, ready to conquer the world. For convenience, we discuss this experience as one process, because t...
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  • How to find and hire a great startup lawyer
    Update: June 1, 2017 Since we first published this article, we’ve added better legal capabilities to Launch. Now, Launch subscribers are introduced to a law firm and receive a credit for legal services each month—simplifying the process of finding a startup lawyer. This article will still help founders evaluate potential counsel, so read on! For more information, see launch.gust.com Making the be...
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  • What are accounting and bookkeeping?
    Startup founders generally know that they need some form of accounting and bookkeeping, but the difference between them (and why their startup might need one service but not the other) isn’t obvious to many founders. Sometimes founders are so focused on their startups’ mission they think that this process isn’t worth the worry, and they should figure it out later, but ignoring the need for recordi...
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  • S-Corps, LLCs, and Tax Savings for Startups
    We recently published a post on the Gust Launch blog explaining why Gust Launch is based on the incorporation of high-growth startups as Delaware C-Corporations. We were a little surprised by the response—a fair number of readers still advocated for LLCs, primarily due to the purported tax advantage of being a pass-through entity. Even though this difference is highly exaggerated for cash-strapped...
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  • Who sits on a startup’s board of directors?
    Few first-time startup founders have ever been privy to the somewhat arcane structure known as a board of directors, which complicates the founder’s need to make smart decisions about who sits on the board and how to manage it. Gust Launch handles the paperwork and processes of board management, but to use them correctly, it’s important to understand what a board of directors is and why a startup ...
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  • How to value your pre-seed startup’s stock
    The valuation of a company and its price per share are closely related. When a company starts out, its stock is essentially worth nothing, which is why its price per share is $0.00001. I’ve spent the past four years reviewing the value of startups and performing private stock valuations for companies ranging from in-the-garage and idea-stage companies to OfferUp and Kickstarter. Sometimes, when e...
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  • Gust Launch Guide to Startup Legal Needs
    Startups are more than just a product or service built to scale: they’re legal entities which come with legal processes and regulatory responsibilities that can sometimes seem arcane and difficult to catalogue—especially to first-time founders. Every stage of a company’s growth seems to multiply the compliance and risk management challenges facing the startup. Gust Launch provides a platform that...
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  • Arts: ART IN THE EVERYDAY
    Passing day to day becomes boring. But what if you could see your surroundings as an outsider, where everything is new and the details stand out. Growing up my dad always stopped and made me see details. Noticing moving shadows, the light on the side of a building, or seeing the way those wires make a face make the everyday extraordinary. This is my way of sharing that creative view of the world...
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  • GUU Mars Debate
    This House believes space agencies should priorities settling on Mars. Join Glasgow University Union Debating and Glasgow University Space Medicine Society as they discuss settlement in space travel. GUST is Glasgow University Student Television. Visit us at http://gust.tv/ or on https://facebook.com/gusttv/ and follow us on Twitter @gusttv.
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  • Cross Campus Living Below the Line
    This week across campus, members the SRC, GUU, QMU, and GUSA are all coming together to raise money for Glasgow's North-West Foodbank. By living below the poverty line for five days, those taking part have just £5 to finance their food. Watch below to see how you can get involved! TO DONATE, please use the link below: https://www.justgiving.com/cr…/crosscampuslivingbelowtheline To find out more ...
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  • Film Loves Glasgow
    Glasgow is known for being one of the coolest cities in the world. So much so, it has made itself into many of our favourite Hollywood films. Our Film producer, Ewan Shand, is going to take you on a grand tour, and maybe possibly double for both Halle Berry and Scarlet Johansson in the process. GUST is Glasgow University Student Television. Visit us at http://gust.tv/ or on https://facebook.com...

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