There’s quite a few, which I’ll mention below.
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Next steps after registering as a C-Corp in DE
- Create corporate bylaws, which are the formal operating rules for your corporation.
- Hold the first meeting of the board of directors (and have written minutes of this meeting).
- Prepare and issue stock certificates to shareholders of the corporation to divide ownership interests up.
- Have an attorney draft a Founder’s Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement
- Register your corporation’s stock with the state of incorporation and federally, with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
- Complete and file form 83(b) for unvested founder shares.
- Get a Federal Employee Tax ID Number (EIN) and open a business bank account, separate from your personal account.
- Get an attorney to draft a Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement to protect your company’s patents and trade secrets.
- Ask a lawyer about drafting an indemnification agreement.
- If you hire an advisor, have an advisor agreement drafted by an attorney.
- Consult a if you think your company may have something patentable.
- If your startup is web-based, get a drafted.
- If you plan on hiring employees, have a salary or equity based offer letter drafted by an attorney.
- If you plan on hiring freelancer developers/artists, have an attorney draft a “work for hire agreement.”
- Consult a and copyright attorney (if applicable).
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