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Legal Issues for Tech start-ups with Holly Mitchell and Tom Goff

Global law firm Eversheds is passionate about helping tech start-ups, scale-ups and fast growth businesses flourish and reach their potential, whether locally or internationally. Tom Goff and Holly Mitchell of Eversheds' Nottingham office will join us to run through some of the risks often facing startups together with solutions to them, from ensuring your IP is protected, hiring and incentivising key personnel, future proofing your business and raising investment.

About our speakers:

Holly is an Intellectual Property Associate at Eversheds’ Nottingham office. She advises on brand management issues, drafts and negotiates a range of agreements relating to the use and exploitation of IP, including technology transfer, licensing, R&D, sponsorship, manufacturing and collaboration agreements. Holly’s contentious experience includes advising on the nature and scope of infringement claims in relation to a broad range of intellectual property rights including trade marks, designs, patents, copyright and domain names.

Tom is a Corporate Associate also based at Eversheds’ Nottingham office. He advises business owners, investors and advisors on a range of transactions including acquisitions, disposals, reorganisations and corporate governance matters. Tom has particular expertise in establishing successful joint ventures, using a variety of corporate structures to bridge the differences between stakeholders' competing interests and risk profiles. Tom has degrees in both Computer Science and Law and has spent six months on secondment at HSBC.

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Tech Startup of the Year Awards 2016

We're searching for Nottingham's Tech Startup and Future Startup of the year. On the night our finalists will pitch their business to our panel of expert judges to see who wins the prize. Past winners include AppInstitute, Cronofy, ENSEK and GoDine.

New Startup of the Year

An award for new startups who have launched their service or product within the last two years. The startups can pre-revenue and the emphasis here is on potential as well as success so far.

Startup of the Future

An award dedicated to people who have a great idea for a startup they think should happen. Whether a real company at pre-launch or not, the aim of the award is to reward the future potential of a startup idea.

Prizes will be announced over the coming months. To enter send an email to and he'll send you your application form. To check out prizes from last year take a look at the Tech Startup Awards 2015 site.