Incorporation

Will the Founder Institute help me incorporate?
The Program will include a session about legal topics during the Startup Legal and IP session. If you need help with getting incorporated, you can always as...
Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 4:02 PM
Do I need to be working with a law firm now?
You should engage a law firm for incorporating your company during the Program, and we will provide you with the guidance and tools to do so. In some countr...
Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 4:03 PM
Do I need to use the Founder Institute’s legal partner?
The Founder Institute strongly recommends that Founders go with our legal partner, but we do not mandate it. Our legal partners deeply understand the Founde...
Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 4:05 PM
Am I required to incorporate in my home country?
You are allowed to incorporate in whatever country you see fit, as we have localized agreements in many jurisdictions. During our Startup Legal & IP ses...
Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 4:07 PM
What if I can’t incorporate due to work, unemployment, or visa conflicts?
This question should be asked to your law firm as each country has different laws and policies. The legal partner should review existing employment contract...
Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 4:08 PM
What if my company is already incorporated? Can I or should I still enroll into the program?
We have had many successful cases of Founders that go through the program to receive valuable feedback from mentors even while they have already had an inco...
Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 4:10 PM
I already own a company, but I want to work on a new company in the Program. Will FI own part of my old company?
No. At approximately 2/3 of the way through the Founder Institute program, you will be asked to sign the warrant or option agreement for the company you are...
Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 4:11 PM
How is our intellectual property protected during the program? Will somebody steal my idea? How do I know nobody will steal my idea in the program?
All founders, mentors, and local leaders joining sessions of the Founder Institute have to sign NDAs before participating in the program. Your IP is safe. W...
Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 4:12 PM
I have legal questions about the FAST agreement.
The FAST agreement (https://fi.co/FAST) gives you the legal framework to engage with mentors and advisors. It was developed by our Co-Founder and former CEO...
Thu, Jun 2, 2022 at 4:13 PM