Free Event Title

Date: 08 Nov 2018

Time: 1pm - 3pm


CoWork Me
245 Saint Kilda Road
Saint Kilda, VIC 3182

This is a FREE presentation in partnership with Law Squared.

As entrepreneurs, it is important to remember the legal implications of developing an app or marketplace and making sure you are protected for the long-haul. Unfortunately, some entrepreneurs consider their legal and accounting as an afterthought and, often, would rather have a focus on sales and marketing.

Your business’ legal position could be the difference between success and failure. According to start up accelerator Blue Chilli, 1 in 20 Australian start-ups are a success. That means 95% fail. Of those that succeed, 60% fail within the first 3 years.

To assist your business in following the path to success, Law Squared will touch on:

– Business Plans & Structures

– Becoming Employee Ready

– Importance of Contracts and Agreements

– Brand Protection/IP; and

– Insurance

Your Presenter – Demetrio Zema
Demetrio is the founder and director of Law Squared, a specialised commercial law and litigation firm focussed on working with entrepreneurs and start ups. Since its launch in March 2016, Law Squared has offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane with a team of 17 across those cities.

An accomplished entrepreneur and lawyer having worked with many corporates, SMEs, entrepreneurs and ASX listed companies, Demetrio is focused on achieving outcomes and success for his clients. Named “Australia’s most innovative law firm”, Law Squared takes an entrepreneurial approach to the provision of legal services, by offering a model of partnering with its clients as risk advisers to protect them against future risk and to partner with them to advance their business.

In 2017, Demetrio was selected as part of the Australian delegation to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (G20 YEA) in Berlin, and named Rising Star runner up in the 2017 Victorian Legal Awards. In 2018, Demetrio was nominated as Law Firm Leader of the Year (Outside of law and entrepreneurship, Demetrio plays an active part in the not for profit community as a co-founder and director of If Not Now Then When Ltd (INNTW), Deputy Chair of the Centre for Multicultural Youth Ltd (CMY) and a director of the Victorian Deaf Society Ltd (VicDeaf)

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Please note that we will be taking photographs and video recording at this workshop. By attending this event you give consent and accept that those will be posted on social media and websites of Silicon Beach and of our event sponsors and partners.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is parking on the street during the evening outside CoWork Me. Or you could use the basement car park – just ask at the reception.

Public Transport – Catch tram 3, 3a or 67 from City down StKilda Road direct to CoWork Me ( Argyle St stop) or tram 3, 3a from Balaclava Station (on Sandringham line) to Argyle St stop or Bus 246 to Elsternwick down Hoddle St to Waterloo Cres and a 3 minute walk to CoWork Me

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. You will be required to sign in at the reception of the venue for your security. Your details will be shared with our venue sponsors and presenter. You maybe added to their email mailing list along with that of Melbourne Silicon Beach. You can unsubscribe at anytime.