If you want to know more about the legal, financial, business and online social aspects of launching and running a startup or microISV, block off the 9 a.m. hour (California time) October 28-31: Microsoft is sponsoring a free 4 part webcast hosted and produced by me, for you.
These 60 minute webcasts will be 40 minutes or so of discussion with leading experts in IT/startup law, business accounting, enterprise marketing and creating online product conversations, and then 20 minutes of question and answer. Got questions? Send them to me! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The webcasts are sponsored by Microsoft’s ISV Innovation Partner Program; you’ll find more info at:
- Oct. 28th – Startup 101 Part 1: Your startup and the Law
- Oct. 29th – Startup 101 Part 2: Money and Your MicroISV
- Oct. 30th – Startup 101 Part 3: Selling Business Software
- Oct. 31st – Startup 101 Part 4: Blogging and your Social Network
Our kickoff webcast is with IT attorney and author Gene Landy. Besides fielding your questions, Gene and I will dig into how to safely from a legal perspective develop software when you’re working for someone else, the basics of Intellectual Property protection, why you want to be an LLC and more. I’ll be announcing between then and now our other guests as they confirm.
Lastly, a quick FAQ:
Q. What do these webcasts cost?
Zip. They’re free.
Q. Who’s in charge of the content – you or Microsoft?
Me, and my expert guests.
Q. Why are you doing this?
Because seldom do we as microISVs and startups get the opportunity to get information and ask questions of real experts.
Q. Are you getting paid to organize and produce these webcasts by Microsoft?
Yes! It was my idea which I’m happy to say was enthusiastically adopted by the ISV Innovation people.
Q. So I have to use a Windows PC to see this webcast, right?
Wrong, although unsurprisingly, that’s the easiest way to do it. I just brought up on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.5.5) Safari (3.1.2) on the LiveMeeting Test page – no problem. However, could not get LiveMeeting running on FireFox (3.0.3).
Q. Where do I send those questions again?