Our startup currently has 5 founders, we're still in the process of seeking seed funding but we have all been working for sweat equity for the past 12 months, some founders have worked longer for sweat equity then others.
I've been working without a salary now for about 5 months and I'm being asked to work another 3-6 months without a salary. I'm responsible for about 70% of all the code that has been written thus far and the company is a software based B2B2C business that involves many business relationships. I'm now being asked to sign a non-compete/non-solicitation agreement in order to receive equity in the company. I currently own the IP to all the code I've written since I haven't signed any agreements. Should I sign a non-compete agreement in order to receive equity even though I'm not receiving a salary now?
If it matters I'm in Ontario, Canada.