Tools & Templates

This resource collection is for reference and to support you in your venture. Many of the entries are sourced from our startup founders and faculty of Harvard Business School. Note that any contents, including any legal topics or templates, are for the users’ reference only and do not constitute any legal advice for which you should consult your own legal counsel.


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Baker Library Research for Entrepreneurs Guide

Baker Library has curated a list of resources and tools to assist with starting and running new ventures.


Clerky is an online legal service obsessed with helping startup founders get legal paperwork done safely. Get your legal paperwork done with confidence, so you can get back to building your startup.

Cooley GO Legal Document Generator

Cooley GO Docs will generate a limited selection of legal documents. Limited regional variations are available.

Goodwin Founders Workbench

Founders Workbench is a resource collection for legal document generation, capital calculation, legal definitions, and their collection called "Founders Finder."

Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project

The Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP) provides pro bono legal research and analysis to entrepreneurs at Harvard and MIT.


LegalZoom is an online legal technology company that helps its customers create legal documents without necessarily having to hire a lawyer.

Penn Law - Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic StartUp Kit

Penn Law provides a selection of templates and tutorials for some of the most common startup needs: Founders' Agreements, Entity Choice, Intellectual Property, etc. The web tutorials are a great set of considerations and education on the specific topic.


Easily map out which open source & SaaS solutions are being used across your engineering teams, why they’re being used, and who someone should talk to about each technology.

Startup Stash

This collection is large but frequently contains startup packages for founders. The tool and resource listing are providing by companies seeking new customers.

Steve Blank's Startup Tools

Though somewhat dated, many of the articles are still very relevant to building a startup venture. Steven Blank is recognized for developing the customer development method that launched the lean startup movement.