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Case
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Reference no. 9-810-114
Subject category: Entrepreneurship
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2010
Version: 6 April 2012
Revision date: 12-Jun-2012
Length: 13 pages
Data source: Generalised experience

Abstract

The case describes two individuals who have met and are in the process of starting a company together. Each is still at his / her former employer, and each has signed a different employment agreement which, on paper, may prohibit some of the contemplated acts - ie, soliciting customers or employees. The case focuses on how individuals should think about leaving their employers in general, and how these specific legal agreements may impact the situation in this case. In addition, the case includes issues around dealing with venture capitalists, non-disclosure agreements, as well as how to select and work with a lawyer.
Location:
Size:
2 employees
Other setting(s):
2009

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Abstract

The case describes two individuals who have met and are in the process of starting a company together. Each is still at his / her former employer, and each has signed a different employment agreement which, on paper, may prohibit some of the contemplated acts - ie, soliciting customers or employees. The case focuses on how individuals should think about leaving their employers in general, and how these specific legal agreements may impact the situation in this case. In addition, the case includes issues around dealing with venture capitalists, non-disclosure agreements, as well as how to select and work with a lawyer.

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Location:
Size:
2 employees
Other setting(s):
2009

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