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Rockridge® attorney Kevin Christopher will be presenting today at Yale Tsai CITY on Nuts and Bolts of Building a Venture. Kevin’s discussion will include example case studies, types of business entities, the operations of being a founder, and the fundamentals of intellectual property.

As a fellow founder, Kevin offers a unique legal perspective on corporate structuring, partnership, and IP protections. Tsai CITY is one of the mission-oriented entrepreneurship centers that Rockridge® supports through mentoring, office hours, and pro bono support, along with Bethesda Green Hub, UC Davis Venture Catalyst, and First Flight Venture Center.

Information about Tsai CITY

At Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY), students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to seek innovative ways to solve real-world problems. Tsai CITY serves students from across Yale’s campus through programs, funding, and mentoring. Students tackle issues like climate change and civic engagement, develop creative projects from documentary films to digital platforms, and launch high-growth ventures and movements.

About RVL®

Rockridge Venture Law® is a certified B Corp law firm embracing the mantra of technology lawyers for good. Rockridge® services include corporate, intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology, and venture capital law. Rockridge has been recognized as a B Corp Best for the World and Real Leaders Top 150 Impact Company, and has been featured by Conscious Company Magazine, Forbes, and other top media focused on industry leaders in impact and innovation.

The Rockridge team has worked with Grammy winners, Nobel Prize winners, and world champion athletes to create and monetize distinctive intellectual property assets. Rockridge clients include founders, investors, and multinationals scaling disruptive technologies and iconic brands. Rockridge is headquartered in Tennessee, with satellite offices in Durham, New Haven, and New York.

We’re Building Today’s Company for Tomorrow’s Economy® by leading clients through the dizzying array of information controls, by helping them to develop and monetize proprietary assets, and by enabling their impactful products, programs, and principles.

See case studies on how we’ve helped transformative companies at Rockridge Case Studies.


About Kevin Christopher

Kevin Christopher

Kevin Christopher is the founder and principal of Rockridge Venture Law®, a B Corp Best For The World and Real Leaders Top 150 impact company. Kevin is a Berkeley Form + Fund Fellow, Yale 2050 Fellow, SuperLawyer, and Conscious Company Magazine Top Business Leader. Kevin is a registered patent attorney with practice areas including: patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and litigation; corporate law, with an emphasis on benefit corporations, socially responsible businesses and high-growth emergent companies; government contracts, with an emphasis on innovation funding; corporate and investor financing; and, technology commercialization. Kevin is also an entrepreneur, having co-founded companies in biotech, renewables, and consumer product industries, all active and growing. Kevin mentors entrepreneurs as program advisor with Bethesda Green Hub, First Flight Venture Center, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, University of California Venture Catalyst, and Yale Tsai CITY. With a background in public-private partnerships, Kevin is also a National Institutes of Health (NIH) RadX faculty member, and National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites program evaluator.


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