Launch Plus Incubator Program - Business legal basics

Understand the key legal issues associated with setting up and running a business. In this workshop you will explore questions of structure, governance, separating the individual from the company and, intellectual property.



05 May 2021

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM AEST


Learning outcomes:

  • Better understand structural issues and governance.
  • Learn how to separate the individual from the company.
  • Understand intellectual property.

Mike Pym, Presenter

Mike Pym is the CEO of Gordian Lawyers, a law firm specialising in technology law, commercial law, privacy and start ups. Mike has been practising IT law for more than 30 years.

Prior to establishing Gordian Lawyers in 2006, Mike was Head of the Technology Group at one of the largest Australian law firms, and before that he had a number of roles as senior in-house counsel for global IT companies in Europe and Australia.

Mike’s clients include global ICT companies, ASX listed companies, as well as start ups, IT SMEs, Universities and Government Agencies.

Mike is deeply involved in the peak national IT industry association in Australia, the Australian Information Industry Association, where he was elected a Director of the National Board 2012-2018, and was elected to be Deputy Chair of the National Board during 2016-2018.

About the program

The Launch Plus Incubator Program is a series of workshops hosted by ACU Collaborate Plus, Australian Catholic University’s entrepreneurship and innovation hub.

The series is designed to take you on a journey through the key stages of starting a business, or simply further your entrepreneurial skills to take advantage of future opportunities. Attend the full program for maximum benefits or choose specific workshops relevant to you and your aspirations.

Workshop topics include:

  • design thinking
  • developing and testing your business idea
  • identifying your target market
  • pitching and telling your story
  • business legal basics
  • digital marketing
  • setting up an online store.


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