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HTML500: Canada’s largest learn to code event

We wanted to share with you the news of our community partnership with Lighthouse Labs’ HTML500, and an interview with Johnny Hsiao, who we have recruited to Clausehound.com from the Lighthouse Labs program!

First, the news!  Clausehound.com is a community partner to Toronto’s HTML500 on February 18th, 2017, brought to you by Lighthouse Labs! The HTML500 will also be taking place both in Toronto and in Vancouver, BC on March 11, 2017. In addition to the HTML500, Lighthouse Labs will be running the HTML150 in Ottawa, Saskatoon, London, Calgary and Victoria. Click on the HTML500 logo or read below to learn more about this event:

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About the HTML500:

The HTML500 is a free, one-day crash course in HTML & CSS that brings together 500 attendees to learn to code from Canada’s top technology companies.  At this massive celebration of digital literacy, participants will learn how to create their own landing page while networking with fellow attendees and the 100+ developers who are giving back to the community by donating their time, expertise and resources.

In 2017, the HTML500 will be taking code all across Canada from Victoria to Halifax and Ottawa to Saskatoon. Not only will Lighthouse Labs be bringing the original HTML500 back to Vancouver and Toronto, but they’ve also partnered with community organizations to host a series of 150 person learn-to-code events aptly named the HTML150, in 10+ cities over the course of 2017 which is Canada’s 150th birthday.

About Clausehound:  

Clausehound.com provides entrepreneurs with employment agreements, shareholders’ agreements, customer agreements and many many other business law documents.   “Annotated Contracts for the Price of a Coffee”:   Clausehound includes a database of contract explanations and variations for DIY legal drafting.   It is the most affordable “augmented” legal library on the internet.

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Clausehound, HTML 500 and Lighthouse Labs

We have gotten to know Lighthouse Labs who is the primary sponsor of HTML 500 because (among other reasons), two members of the Clausehound.com software engineering team are from Lighthouse.  We have profiled Johnny – one of our Lighthouse alums- below.

Profile:
Name: Johnny Hsiao

When did you attend Lighthouse Labs?
February-April, 2016

What motivated you to start coding?
I started coding for the same reason that many of my peers at Lighthouse Labs started, and that was to develop games. I am really into mobile gaming and have played a lot of games on my iPhone. After talking to a couple of friends of mine who are software developers, I was determined to make the next hottest game on the App Store.


Did you experience any surprises when you were learning to code?
Tons! One surprise that I encounter frequently is that the code I write doesn’t always behave the same way that I intended it to. There are often factors that one would forget to consider until runtime, and I still experience this to this day. I am still learning to write code, and with software development, I believe it’s one of those things where you can never really stop learning.

What was most difficult or challenging?  What did you do to deal with these challenges?
This is a tough question. Implementing new features can be pretty challenging at times. Some features are pretty straightforward, but there are features that are really challenging. To tackle the more challenging problems, I normally check out online resources to start, such as StackOverflow and documentations for developers. There are a lot of online resources to help out developers. And of course, there are people in my dev team that I can go to to ask for help. If all else fails, I work on something else and somehow magically figure out a solution at 3 am.

What was most rewarding
The most rewarding part about coding is when you solve a problem. It’s like solving a jigsaw puzzle or a crossword puzzle.

What languages do you code in?
At Clausehound.com, I mainly write JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and PHP, but I also know some Ruby, Python, Swift, Objective-C, and Java.

Favourite part about working for a start-up?
I am fairly new to the start-up scene, but I think what really makes a successful start-up is the team. I find myself learning a lot from working with the Clausehound.com team over the past few months, both in software development and other roles within the start-up including content and business development.

Favourite part about working in software development?
This is an easy one. Definitely the satisfaction of solving problems and being able to come up with elegant solutions to problems once in a blue moon. But most of the time, it’s just a combination of for-loops and if-statements.

To learn more about The HTML500 and Lighthouse Labs, please visit http://www.thehtml500.com/ and https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/, respectively, for more information.

 

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Apply Now to Work With Clausehound’s Partner, the YEDI Incubator!

Are you starting or growing your business? Clausehound.com is passionate about connecting budding entrepreneurs with valuable resources that will help realize their business dreams.

 

 

Clausehound.com‘s partner organization, YEDI, is now accepting applications from innovative ventures for its Spring 2017 Incubator Track Sessions. Education, mentorship, up to $30,000 equity-free funding for each graduate and the opportunity to showcase your venture to a funder audience for additional funding.

Apply by February 10, 2017 at www.yedinstitute.org/apply

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to work with one of Clausehound.com’s most valued partner organizations!

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Four Things I Love about SAAS Apps

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As I start to pack my bag for the SAAS North conference in Ottawa, here are four reasons that I choose SAAS (software as a service) applications (apps) over traditional services!

Here are some of the many benefits of SAAS products:
Life efficiencies.
SAAS apps work nicely on desktop, tablet, and mobile, which means I can duck into an alleyway and be part of a team Zoom teleconference. This is as much a comment about the product design that makes a mobile a viable business tool, as it is about SAAS (I’m such a fan of Zoom that I’m planning to dedicate an article to take about its amazing capabilities for bringing our team together).

SAAS Supports the Do-it-Yourself In Me. With SAAS applications, anyone can now learn a once specialized process, in a matter of minutes. The grandmother of one of my colleagues who never had the pleasure of growing up with hi-tech software tools and gadgets can load pictures on Dropbox with ease (This, too, is also as much a comment about product design as it is about SAAS). As another example, my beloved Clausehound.com also falls into this category of a specialist service for which a SAAS solution exists. Who would’ve expected Software Supported DIY bespoke legal drafting? Amazing 🙂

I Love The Convenience and Ease of Software Installs. In the past, a video conference solution would require expensive hardware and a technician in order to be properly installed, or a photo-sharing app might have required a fileserver for storage and a Local Area Network in order for users to access the photos. Now – and highlighting the two examples noted above, Zoom and Dropbox onboard quickly and lightly on a user’s internet devices to offer video conferencing and photo sharing. Many apps will not even need to be downloaded if they are web-based – all I need is my id and a password – the ultimate in convenience.

I Can Afford a Multitude of Tools. Can I think of four things that I like about Software As A Service (SAAS)? More like four hundred! (Which is probably the dollar amount that our company Clausehound.com spends per month on SAAS vendors). Relatively speaking it’s a drop in the bucket to what we would have needed to spend to start up a business a decade ago. Remember when you had to spend $10,000 + for an office network, file servers, email system, word processing system, fax machines and so on? Fast forward to…now, and anyone can start a business and hire employees on their co-working space’s WiFi; store and share documents and manage email and word processing using G Suite; and can use MyFax for their faxing needs.

Here’s a couple of my worries about SAAS:
The dangers of confidential information leakage.

Individuals and companies are onboarding loads of sensitive and confidential information into SAAS apps. Information protection is a function of the careful choice of vendor, diligence to ensure that security updates are performed, and planning in the event of a hacker attack (or even disgruntled employee breach) among others. We have certainly seen that information security has not been handled flawlessly by companies to date.

Solutions that are designed for Mass Consumption, and the Remoteness of customer service. Accessing human help when experiencing software glitches is a challenge for new and untested software generally, as well as for software that is stress tested in business in ways that the software designers may have not anticipated. Our team has been on calls with technical support teams at Mailchimp and LinkedIn among others, and we don’t always get the answers we are hoping for in terms of product abilities. A custom solution would naturally be built to match our company requirements – but would cost so much more.

As an early adopter and frequent subscriber of SAAS products – SAAS North here I come! I’m looking forward to getting delighted by new SAAS Apps that I haven’t heard of.

– Rajah Lehal

CEO, Clausehound

 

Register here using the discount code SAASPASS prior to November 30 deadline and receive a two free months of access, $10 per month thereafter. Our offering will include legal documents developed to assist SAAS businesses (including Website Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, API terms of use, and many others).

 

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Rajah is the Founder and CEO of Clausehound.com — a $10 per month DIY Legal Library containing tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary and instructional videos. Find Clausehound.com where you see this logo.

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Clausehound will be at Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) on November 22

November 15, 2016

Toronto, ON:

This post is to inform our readers that Clausehound.com will be featured at the Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) on November 22, 2016 hosted by MaRS Discovery District.

About CIX:

The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) is a leading technology event whereby investors, innovative and technology companies, entrepreneurs and service providers alike converge to collaborate, drive business, and contribute to Canada’s economic growth and development. Many of the key players behind Canada’s technology industry will be attending CIX in order to speak with various business providers, network with potential customers or providers, and pursue collaborative opportunities with other businesses. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from one another and encourage the development of innovative technology that will be an integral part of Canada’s economic growth in the future. Attendees include technology entrepreneurs, startups, investors, advisors and media.

Who we are: Clausehound.com and our $10 per month small business law library is cloud-based software for entrepreneurs, small businesses and lawyers alike to help with the drafting of legal documents. Clausehound hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary and instructional videos. We even offer a concierge service (pro feature) should you have any questions while trying to source an agreement.

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Clausehound.com will also be hosting a ‘fishbowl contest’ in which event attendees can drop a business card into our fishbowl for the chance at winning a one year subscription to Clausehound’s Small Business Law Library including access to our concierge (a pro feature).  Our concierge will source documents for you that do not presently exist in our library. The value of this promotion is $600, a great prize for the lucky winner).

Clausehound.com is proud to be participating in such a great legal technology event, and we look forward to showcasing our new product to Toronto’s legal and tech communities.

We hope to see you there!

 

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Clausehound will be at Legal Innovation Zone’s Industry Night on November 9

November 4, 2016
Toronto, ON:

This post is to inform our readers that Clausehound.com will be featured at the Legal Innovation Zone’s Industry Night on November 9, 2016. The event will take place at the Legal Innovation Zone (10 Dundas Street E, 10th Floor). Industry Night will operate from 6-9pm on that evening. Clausehound is excited to be pitching our business to the crowd that evening, so please come to learn more about legal technology and innovation!

Who we are: Clausehound.com and our $10 per month small business law library is cloud-based software for entrepreneurs, small businesses and lawyers alike to help with the drafting of legal documents. Clausehound hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary and instructional videos. We even offer a concierge service (pro feature) should you have any questions while trying to source an agreement.

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In conjunction with this announcement, Clausehound will be offering free one month subscriptions to our Small Business Law Library (which allows the unlocking and download of three legal documents) to all visitors of Industry Night! Speak with us on November 9th to receive your promotional code!

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Clausehound.com will also be hosting a ‘fishbowl contest’ in which event attendees can drop a business card into our fishbowl for the chance at winning a one year subscription to Clausehound’s Small Business Law Library including access to our concierge (a pro feature).

 Our concierge will source documents for you that do not presently exist in our library. The value of this promotion is $600, a great prize for the lucky winner).  

Clausehound.com is proud to be participating in such a great legal technology event, and we look forward to showcasing our new product to Toronto’s legal and tech communities.

We hope to see you there!

 

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Clausehound will be at SAAS NORTH Nov 30 – Dec 1!

Register here using the discount code SAASPASS prior to November 30 deadline and receive a two free months of access, $10 per month thereafter.   Our offering will include legal documents developed to assist SAAS businesses (including Website Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, API terms of use, and many others).   Clausehound celebrates its collaboration with SAAS NORTH, taking place Nov 30 – Dec 1 with this offering.

Deadline to purchase early bird tickets is today, October 14!

What is SAAS NORTH: SAAS NORTH is Canada’s first SaaS Conference designed to connect the top SaaS founders, investors and executives to learn, network and grow over a 2 day event in Ottawa, Canada. This event promises tactical content and actionable conversations delivered by world class thought leaders in SaaS.

Who we are: Clausehound.com and our $10 per month small business law library is cloud-based software for entrepreneurs, small businesses and lawyers alike to help with the drafting of legal documents. Clausehound hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary and instructional videos. We even offer a concierge service (pro feature) should you have any questions while trying to source an agreement.

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In conjunction with this announcement, Clausehound will be offering a free download of our terms of use and privacy policy – come by our booth and receive your free gift!

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Clausehound.com will also be hosting a ‘fishbowl contest’ in which event attendees can drop a business card into our fishbowl for the chance at winning a one year subscription to Clausehound’s Small Business Law Library including access to our concierge (a pro feature).

 Our concierge will source documents for you that do not presently exist in our library.   The value of this promotion is $600, a great prize for the lucky winner).  

Clausehound.com is proud to be participating in such a great startup event, and we look forward to showcasing our new product to Ontario’s startup community.

So come and check us out on November 30 – October 1.

We hope to see you there!

 

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Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and small businesses alike to help draft legal documents to make businesses more productive. Clausehound.com offers a $10 per month DIY Legal Library which hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentaries and instructional videos. Find Clausehound.com where you see this logo.

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Clausehound.com Celebrates its Collaboration with the Toronto Tech Summit

September 19, 2016
Toronto, ON:

On October 28, 2016, between 12:00-5:30 PM, Clausehound.com will be featured at the Toronto Tech Summit located at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. We’re celebrating new achievements and want to offer you some appealing incentives. The Toronto Tech Summit is a fantastic event where many innovative and experienced speakers will discuss the development of technological capabilities and how that can be leveraged to craft incredible experiences through technology. Members of the Clausehound.com team have attended two prior Toronto Tech Summit events, and we believe it is a great event.

Who we are: Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, small businesses and lawyers alike to help draft legal documents to make businesses more productive. The software hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary and instructional videos. We even offer a concierge service (pro feature) should you have any questions while trying to source an agreement.

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In conjunction with this announcement, Clausehound is offering one free month of access to our Small Business Law Library (which allows the unlocking and download of three legal documents) to all attendees of the summit – come by our booth and receive your free sponsorship gift!

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Clausehound.com will also be hosting a ‘fishbowl contest’ in which event attendees can drop a business card into our fishbowl for the chance at winning a one year subscription to Clausehound’s Small Business Law Library including access to our concierge (a pro feature).

 Our concierge will source documents for you that do not presently exist in our library.   The value of this promotion is $600, a great prize for the lucky winner.  

Clausehound.com is proud to be working alongside such a great technology event, and we look forward to showcasing our new product to Toronto’s technology community.

So come and check us out on October 28th between 12:00-5:30 PM.

We hope to see you there!

 

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Clausehound.com regularly curates a list of innovation and entrepreneur-focused events. Events we like have insightful speakers and provide attendees an opportunity to network with entrepreneurs, and learn from others within the community.

Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and small businesses alike to help draft legal documents to make businesses more productive. Clausehound.com offers a $10 per month DIY Legal Library which hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentaries and instructional videos. Find Clausehound.com where you see this logo.

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Clausehound Founder Speaking Today to the Ryerson Law Practice Program

Rajah Lehal, Founder and CEO of Clausehound is speaking today at the Ted Rogers School of Management on Clausehound.  He will also be discussing his journey as an entrepreneur as described in this article, which was published this week.

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About Ryerson’s LPP: An innovative and on-trend alternative to articling, LPP offers new law graduates the opportunity to gain a unique on-line training and learning experience with a hands-on work term.

Affiliated with the Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association and other key players in the legal community. The program incorporates technology at its core as it recognizes the effect it has on the legal field. Through the program, candidates obtain the necessary skills and knowledge to better position themselves in the competitive and changing legal field.

About Clausehound.com: Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and small businesses alike to help draft legal documents to make businesses and lawyers more productive. Our $10 per month DIY Legal Library hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentary and instructional videos. Our professional version offers a concierge service that will assist you to should you have any questions while trying to source an agreement.

 

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This article is provided for informational purposes only and does not create a lawyer-client relationship with the reader. It is not legal advice and should not be regarded as such. Any reliance on the information is solely at the reader’s own risk. Clausehound.com is a legal tool geared towards entrepreneurs, early-stage businesses and small businesses alike to help draft legal documents to make businesses more productive. Clausehound offers a $10 per month DIY Legal Library which hosts tens of thousands of legal clauses, contracts, articles, lawyer commentaries and instructional videos. Find Clausehound.com where you see this logo.

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