Rutgers Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic: Preliminary Application (Startup Founders)
The Rutgers Law School Entrepreneurship Clinic is a new clinic headquartered at Rutgers Law School in Newark, NJ that seeks to provide startup entrepreneurs and early stage small business founders with select legal services and support (complimentary / pro-bono at this time). This Clinic also provides law students with hands-on transactional law experience in representing for-profit and social entrepreneurs. It will also develop projects in partnership with the Rutgers Business School and the Rutgers School for Public Affairs and Administration, on which law students can collaborate with MBA and/or MPA students. The Clinic will also create linkages with the Greater Newark, New Brunswick, and broader New Jersey entrepreneurial community that will provide further opportunities to promote economic development and job creation. The Clinic will provide counseling and representation on such matters as: pre-venture activities; business planning; entity selection (e.g., whether to incorporate, form a partnership, create a limited liability company); negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements; management and transparency-in-governance issues; capital structure, valuation and finance; intellectual property; employee management issues; community relations issues; and ongoing entrepreneurial and business activities. This Clinic will function as a virtual law firm, working with teams under the supervision of law school faculty, mentors, and a supervising practicing attorney and clinic director. Law students will be responsible for maintaining relationships with the Clinic's clients and managing the clients’ files; reviewing their business models and developing work plans to meet the clients’ needs in collaboration with the Clinic's Legal and Faculty team.
If you are an early stage startup interested in learning more about this Clinic, please complete this simple form to request more information, obtain an application, or schedule an informational call:
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Name of Founder (Last Name)
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Name of Startup (even tentative name)
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Brief Description of Startup
Please limit to one sentence pitch.
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Type of Startup (Product vs Service)
Is it a product or service type business?
Type of Startup (Digital vs. Physical)
Is it a Digital (internet, app, software, on-line) or Brick & Mortar (physical retail location) type of business? Check all that apply.
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Industry of Startup
What industry or space is the startup in?
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Stage of Startup
What stage of business is the startup in?
What type of venture is it?
What state will the startup primarily be based in?
(Where will its headquarter office and/or primary co-founders be based out of)
Have you formed an entity for your startup?
(If so, insert the State and type of entity, i.e., "NJ LLC" or "DE Corp" etc..) If not, insert "Not yet"
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Have you already received funding?
Total amount of funding received or invested to date:
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What stage of revenue has your venture achieved to date?
(Approximate revenue generated within the last trailing 12 months)
What revenue is expected in the near future?
(Approximate revenue forecasted for the next 12 months)
How many co-founders or partners does the business currently have?
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How many other team members (non-cofounder employees or even management level) does the business currently have?
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Does your startup own Intellectual Property (IP)?
(Copyright, Trademark, Patent, etc) - Check all that apply.
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Email
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Address
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Phone number
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How did you come to learn about this Legal Clinic?
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Website or Link to Executive Summary (one pager)
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