Our next Equity in Entrepreneurship Mentor Spotlight shines on business law attorney, Vanessa Ferguson, whose work focuses on intellectual property and data protection. She is Florida native, and an alumna of the University of South Florida and the University of Dayton. She is currently the managing director of Ferguson Legal, a business law firm that helps start-ups and small business address their business’s needs within their budget.

She is passionate about Intellectual Property and Privacy issues and how they affect innovation during the present Internet of Things era.  Vanessa says she chose to help out with the Equity in Entrepreneurship program because she believes that all new business owners need to understand the basic legalities of running a business and know what aspects of their business can be protected and commercialized as intellectual property.

Vanessa hosts a podcast series called I4 Ventures, which includes recent talks on the Equity in Entrepreneurship program with FCDI and Grow to Greatness Ventures,  and about AMRoC Fab Lab work. She is also a member of Foundation for Community Driven Innovation Board of Directors.

We’re grateful to Vanessa for sharing her time and expertise with our entrepreneurs.

The Equity in Entrepreneurship program is a collaborative effort of AMRoC Fab Lab, Grow to Greatness Ventures and the Small Business Development Center.