Addleshaw Goddard Opens Applications for Scale-Up Tech Business Accelerator Programme

Law firm Addleshaw Goddard (AG), has announced the opening of applications for its business accelerator programme, AG Elevate. This initiative offers ambitious tech companies a bespoke package of legal advice designed to support their growth at scale.


About AG Elevate

AG Elevate is a ten-month programme tailored for growth-stage tech businesses. Selected companies will benefit from comprehensive legal advice, regular mentorship meetings, and access to AG’s extensive roster of global seminars and networking events. These events are attended by top business executives, financiers, and industry experts, providing invaluable opportunities for networking and learning.

Since its inception in 2017, AG Elevate has supported over 60 businesses, including several notable Scottish firms. The programme’s alumni span various industries, from fintech innovators to sustainability and clean-tech pioneers, and prop-tech companies. Noteworthy alumni include Amiqus, Tumelo, Finance Unlocked, Intelligent Growth Solutions, and Fuuse.


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for AG Elevate, companies must:

•Operate within the technology sector

•Have plans to achieve high-growth status

•Have received seed or later funding


Support Package

The full support package offered by AG Elevate includes:

•An assigned legal mentor who will meet with the business every month

•25 hours of free legal advice on specialist areas

•Access to AG’s legal seminars and networking events

•Access to AG’s legal updates and other publications

•Regular insight sessions hosted in collaboration with business mentors in the AG network

•A 30% discount on all other legal advice provided by AG

Applications are open to companies primarily based in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, or Germany. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2024.


David Anderson, Partner at Addleshaw Goddard, commented:

“It can be incredibly difficult for start-up and scale-up businesses to navigate the myriad of legal and operational challenges which are common during their growth stages. AG Elevate provides businesses with legal support and mentoring, using our vast in-house knowledge of the tech sector to help businesses overcome barriers to growth and scale up to the next level. What we are looking for is interesting, ambitious tech companies with strong leadership who are passionate about their product or service and can demonstrate high growth potential.”

For full information and to apply for AG Elevate, click here.