Bridging the Divide Between Startup Founders and the Law

Changing the Way the Law Serves Startups By Using the Law as a Tool in Business Development By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis Startups Founders feelings toward lawyers are akin to the general public feelings toward dentists – no one wants to go. The reasons for the feelings toward each… Read More

THE IMPORTANCE OF INFORMATION

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis What Has Been Said About Information? “…Information is liberating…” -Kofi Annan “Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.” -Mitchell Kapor “….When there is information, there is enlightenment…” -Atifete Jahjaga “We tend to accept information that… Read More

Through Challenge Comes Opportunity: How the 2018 EU Startup Summit Brought Challenges to Entrepreneurs

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis During the Fireside chat at last week’s EU Startup Summit in Barcelona, Ricardo Ciccone co-founder and CEO king.com said that entrepreneurs are always faced with challenges, and that if they are not, then they should worry. The challenges Ricardo spoke about are… Read More

Intellectual Property and Your Brand Strategy – What to Consider When You Expand Your Brand to the U.S. Market

Intellectual Property (IP), like real property, has value. Your brand strategy, the emotional aspect of marketing, often seen as the “intangible feeling”, contains tangible property. The question is – how do you protect your global brand strategy  in another country? After you have decided the optimum position for your brand outside of your domestic market, … Read More

Business Planning Is Important…So Is Legal Planning – Are You Doing it for Your Business?

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis Business planning is essential to developing any business. Whether it be 20 pages or on a napkin, it is understood and accepted that it is an imperative tool in business development. Business planning is not only essential from moving a  business idea… Read More

Mr-Bubo, LiveCities, and Parkd – Startups Who Are Making New Year’s Resolutions…Four Years From Now

How do you make your city a better place? How do you engage urban citizens? How do you change their responsibilities and their liabilities? While people around the world were making new years resolutions, there are startups that were making resolutions four years from now. These startups are setting goals and establishing objectives where citizens… Read More

Strengthening the Global Startup Community – How the Startup Grind Barcelona – San Francisco Summit Played a Part in the Ongoing Development of the Global Startup Ecosystem.

  By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis Where can startups find advice and connect with investors, other startups and other interested “stakeholders” in the startup ecosystem? If I was asked this question on October 8th, I would have known exactly where to direct inquirers – the 1st annual… Read More

Why Startups Who Want to Scale to the U.S. Should Consider Participating in U.S. Startup Accelerator Programs

By Janelle M. Lewis, Principal Attorney, The Law Office of Janelle M. Lewis What are Startup Accelerators and what can they do for early-stage Startups? The term “startup accelerators” is often used as a catchall phrase to describe startup support programs, such as, incubators and angel investor programs, but not all of these programs are… Read More

“E is for Entrepreneur…but also for E-visas”

With increasing controversy surrounding H1-B visas in the U.S. and its impact on foreign workers and opportunities for foreign entrepreneurs, many other visa options have been overlooked, which could provide foreign entrepreneurs with opportunities to establish or expand their business operations to the U.S. One such group of visa options are the E-visas. Foreign entrepreneurs who… Read More