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Seed IP sponsors 4th WTIA Founder Cohort Program

UPDATE: The slide deck from Jim Baunach’s presentation, “Inventors and Ownership of U.S. Patents,” can be viewed here.

Seed IP Law Group LLP is a proud sponsor of the fourth WTIA Founder Cohort Program. The program — part of the WTIA Startup Program — provides ongoing resources and support to seed stage startups as they navigate the early stages of their company. The Founder Cohort Program will help these venture-scale startups develop over the course of one year. Each startup is headquartered in Washington, has at least one product in development, has an annual revenue of less than $1 million, and passed a rigorous application process. Led by a committee of seasoned tech founders and entrepreneurs — including Dave Parker of 6 Month Startup, Susan Preston of SeaChange Fund, and Leslie Feinzaig of Female Founders Alliance — the program will support each company and guide them through the crucial stages of fundraising, corporate governance, and customer development. The program aligns with WTIA’s effort to support entrepreneurs in Washington’s booming tech industry.

“Launching a startup can be a lonely journey, but it really shouldn’t be,” said Michael Schutzler, CEO of WTIA. “Founders need relevant support and resources to help their companies grow, but securing those resources and connecting to relevant folks usually doesn’t happen organically. So, we’ve gathered the relevant resources and experts for them, building the village to support them on their journey.”

On September 16, Seed IP is participating in a virtual WTIA Cohort Legal Workshop for the 26 tech startups who were selected for the fourth WTIA Founder Cohort Program. Attorneys from Seed IP will deliver a workshop focused on intellectual property rights, NDAs, and similar topics related to protecting IP.

The following Seed IP partners are scheduled to participate:

Jim Baunach | Partner, Seed IP Law Group
Kevan L. Morgan | Partner, Seed IP Law Group
Brooke W. Quist | Partner, Seed IP Law Group

To view the complete list of the 26 tech startups selected for Cohort 4, click here.

Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) is a trade association unifying the voice of the technology community in Washington state.

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