iHarvest Masterclass#13 – Legal Essentials for Startups

As an entrepreneur, you need to understand what laws apply to your new business. These should be addressed in your startup’s infancy. This masterclass will help to ensure your startup is complying with certain legal requirements from the get-go.

Set up the right business structure for growth and exit, looking at sole trader, trust, and partnership. Value the importance of a good shareholder’s joint venture or partnership agreement, as well as how to protect valuable intellectual property. Understand restraints for key team members and whether they are enforceable.

Here’s a sample of some of the topics we’ll discuss:

Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements—how to use them and what they protect
Customer and supplier contracts and the importance of tailored documents
Employees in Australia—key information for employers big and small
This workshop is for entrepreneurs who want:

To be legally compliant, aware of appropriate rules and regulations
Increased chances of investment, having done your due diligence legally
Exit options from day one
Register for this masterclass to learn the legal essentials for your startup.


Lynne Grant is Special Counsel at Hunt & Hunt Lawyers and has worked as a corporate and commercial lawyer for 14 years. developing a particular specialty in acting in private business sales, mergers and acquisitions. Lynne has expertise across a range of complex commercial transactions, including legal due diligence, structuring, negotiating and implementing commercial contracts, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, governance and global trade.

Karen Finch, CEO of Legally Yours fuses her legal background, recruitment expertise and passion for shaking up the legal sector and is passionate about facilitating faster, easier and more transparent access to fixed-fee lawyers in Australia. Through Legally Yours, Karen wants to provide greater access for the community to experienced, client-focused lawyers.

Register for any iHarvest Meetup or Masterclass and receive a complimentary mentoring session with one of the VU Entrepreneurs in Residence (VU EIRs).

The iHarvest mentoring sessions offer specialised guidance to startups and entrepreneurs through connection to the VU EIRs, a diverse bunch with a single common defining characteristic – they believe in the importance of developing entrepreneurs and They Make it Matter.

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