The case describes two people who have made and are in the process of starting a business together. Everyone is still at his / her former employer, and each has signed another contract, on paper, to prohibit some of the planned actions can – ie soliciting customers or employees. The case focuses on people should think about leaving their employers in general, and how these specific legal agreements may affect the situation in this case. In addition, the case includes … Read more »

The case describes two people who have made and are in the process of starting a business together. Everyone is still at his / her former employer, and each has signed another contract, on paper, to prohibit some of the planned actions can – ie soliciting customers or employees. The case focuses on people should think about leaving their employers in general, and how these specific legal agreements may affect the situation in this case. In addition, the case includes questions about dealing with venture capitalists, non-disclosure agreements, and to select and work with a lawyer.
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Michael J. Roberts
Source: Harvard Business School
13 pages.
Release Date: 17 March 2010. Prod #: 810114-PDF-ENG
Sheila Mason and Craig Shepherd (shortened) HBR case solution