Imagine I am working on a start up that is at a functional prototype level and so far, I have not registered it anywhere and basically done no legal work whatsoever. Now, I need to be looking for
- Early Employees
All the above involves me disclosing stuff and showing the prototype and I am sure it is recommended to hire a lawyer first but absolutely no money left. Believe me! No cash! Maybe 1000$ left for this! :)
What should I do? Is there a minimum list of things that I can do myself with no hired lawyer involved before doing the above? I was thinking maybe first register a corporation and then put together a NDA from the ones I have signed (they all look super similar to me) and maybe double check it with a laywer (should be a lot cheaper that way) and get in the wild or I am crazy by saying that and I absolutely must hire a laywer (for money or equity) before getting involved in any of the above? If so, what kind of cost am I looking at?
Please please your practical advice instead of scaring me off! :)
Also: Location California, market software,