AG Elevate Programme’s New Uptake
AG Elevate programme, a unique fast-track legal mentoring scheme for early-stage businesses, has a new uptake of eleven high-growth UK technology companies.
The programme, designed and delivered by the leading lawyers at Addleshaw Goddard, assigns successful candidates with a legal mentor and dedicated support over a ten-month period. In addition, the 2021 cohort will receive access to professional industry networks, bespoke collateral designed by Addleshaw Goddard and a collaborative online hub, as well as the opportunity to work alongside like-minded business professionals in the tech ecosystem to help elevate and grow their firms.
The ever-growing popularity of the programme was proven this year, with more than three times the number of applications previously received. The eleven organisations selected span across the UK, from Aberdeen to London. Lawyers from across all six of Addleshaw Goddard’s UK offices will now mentor and work with the dynamic firms which include:
- London-based firms Rosecut Technologies, Lumio Technologies, Flomark and Yayzy
- Scotland-based BlackArrow Financial Solutions
- Trojan Energy, headquartered in Aberdeen
- Manchester-based Voly and Assif
- Yorkshire-based Crysp
- WhereIsMyTransport and JUST: Access, both based in Leeds and London
David Anderson, a Corporate and Commercial Partner at Addleshaw Goddard, who specialises in technology said:
“The pandemic has accelerated digital innovation and the integration of technology in all aspects of our lives. We must recognise the vast array of opportunities and expertise tech companies across the UK bring towards the growth and rebuilding of our economy.
“Addleshaw Goddard is the only law firm to offer a dedicated programme of this calibre, and we’re incredibly excited to welcome our 2021 AG Elevate cohort on board. Every company selected champions innovation and pragmatic solutions in the technology sector in which they operate.
“Alongside colleagues across the UK and beyond, we’ll use our expertise in the sector to work closely with the chosen firms to help them navigate their way through the legal challenges frequently faced by fast-growing earlier-stage firms in a bid to propel them into the next chapter.”
Over its five year lifespan, the programme has supported more than 30 fintech and technology, entrepreneurs in accelerating innovation as well as helping establish an international presence. Although originally designed for fintech firms, this year marked the first year that the programme welcomed all high-growth tech businesses, placing a greater focus on businesses interested in sustainability.
For more information about the AG Elevate programme, visit: https://www.addleshawgoddard.com/en/ag-elevate/programmes/apply/2021-ag-elevate-cohort/