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Roadmap of a start-up

CMS equIP supports start-ups at each stage of their development

The roadmap for a start-up follows a fairly typical route.  Many start-ups come on board the CMS equIP programme when they have launched and our CMS equIP team work with companies at all stages of their life cycle.

There are many legal considerations along the way, and the major considerations are plotted along the route in our roadmap diagram.  The CMS equIP team are always ready to discuss any of these issues with our members, and other start-ups.

The start-up roadmap and typical legal considerations

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