By 1812Blockhouse

In July, the Braintree Business Development Center in downtown Mansfield is hosting a series of events designed to empower and support local entrepreneurs. From insightful sessions on intellectual property law to collaborative idea-sharing workshops, these events provide invaluable resources and networking opportunities for startups and small businesses. Don’t miss the chance to learn, grow, and connect with fellow innovators in the vibrant entrepreneurial community at Braintree.

Patently Good Ideas: Intellectual Property Law for Entrepreneurs

In the competitive world of startups, protecting your intellectual property (IP) can be crucial. However, IP protection can also be a significant expense. For entrepreneurs, deciding whether and how to allocate funds for IP protection is a critical decision that should be made early in the business lifecycle.

Join us for an informative session on July 12, 2024, at 6:00 PM at the Braintree Building in Mansfield, Ohio. This session will cover various aspects of IP protection, including patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Our presenter, Jake Ward, is an expert in preparing and prosecuting patent applications and providing legal opinions on patentability, infringement, patent validity, and freedom to practice.

Event Highlights:

  • Understanding IP Protection: Learn the basics of patents, trademarks, and copyrights and how they can protect your business.
  • Cost-Effective Strategies: Discover ways to protect your IP without breaking the bank.
  • Expert Insights: Gain valuable knowledge from Jake Ward’s extensive experience in IP law.
  • Interactive Q&A Session: Ask questions and get answers tailored to your specific needs.
  • Networking Opportunity: Enjoy free pizza and drinks while networking with fellow entrepreneurs.

Event Details:

  • Date: July 12
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Location: Braintree Building, 201 East Fifth Street, Mansfield, OH 44902
  • Register Here: Register for Patently Good Ideas

Caffeinated Ideas at Braintree

Do you have a business idea that needs some refining? Looking for advice on creating a marketing plan or overcoming business challenges? Join us for Caffeinated Ideas at Braintree on July 19, 2024, at 9:00 AM in the Braintree Building’s Second Floor Conference Room. This event is all about crowd-sourcing your ideas and collaborating with other entrepreneurs.

Event Highlights:

  • Idea Sharing: Present your business idea and receive feedback from a supportive group.
  • Collaborative Problem Solving: Work with other entrepreneurs to overcome barriers and refine your business strategies.
  • Informal and Flexible: Enjoy a relaxed environment where you can share ideas at any stage of development.
  • Networking and Support: Connect with seasoned entrepreneurs who can provide valuable insights and assistance.

Event Details:

  • Date: July 19
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Location: Braintree Building, Second Floor Conference Room, 201 East Fifth Street, Mansfield, OH 44902
  • Register Here: Register for Caffeinated Ideas

About Braintree Business Development Center

Braintree Business Development Center, founded in 1986, is a regional entrepreneurial assistance organization based in Mansfield, Ohio. It operates as a business and technology incubator with a focus on high-tech industries. Braintree supports small businesses and startups in Northeast Ohio through various services and programs, including:

  • Business Planning Assistance: Helping entrepreneurs develop solid business plans.
  • Resource Access: Providing access to crucial resources for business growth.
  • Intellectual Property Guidance: Offering expert advice on IP protection and strategy.
  • Lean Business Model Canvas Development: Assisting in creating efficient business models.
  • Pitch Preparation: Preparing entrepreneurs to present their ideas effectively.
  • Market Validation Support: Helping businesses validate their products or services in the market.
  • Financing Options: Offering funding through Appleseed Microfinance and the Tech Sprout Fund.

For more information about Braintree and its services, visit their website.

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