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The Lawyers Hub Africa Startup Law Accelerator Program For Pre-seed Tech Startups.

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The Lawyers Hub Africa Startup Law Accelerator Program For Pre-seed Tech Startups.

Startups and SMEs contribute largely to the digital economy in Africa. An estimated $2.4 billion in capital and acquisition value was recorded across the African tech and innovation scene in 2020. Still, startups in Africa struggle with in-depth legal training support to enable them to set up legally sound and risk proof businesses, products and strategies from an early stage.

Having considered the role that tech startups play in the growth of Africa’s economy and their legal needs, the Lawyers Hub introduces a 12-week accelerator geared towards supporting pre-seed startups in strategy and business development with training on legal strategies for startup growth, investor readiness and sustainability.

During the 12 weeks, the cohort will engage with program facilitators, learning and applying various aspects of the law in scaling their innovations including;

  • Startup life-cycle aligned legal workshops
  • Monthly check-in with guest facilitators
  • Publication of resources
  • A prototype and product demonstration day

Benefits

  1. Enjoy access to extensive legal training and support from key ecosystem players as mentors, program facilitators and funders.
  2. Benefit from an activity-packed mentorship program leveraging accelerated knowledge processes to impart years of accumulated wisdom in three months.
  3. Gain access to our exclusive network of ecosystem stakeholders.
  4. Learn relevant management and operational skills such as legal auditing and self-assessment for tech ideas and products in areas such as privacy and data protection, legal structures audit, Intellectual Property.
  5. Training on how to participate in tech policy in Kenya and access to a vibrant policy engagement forum

“Opportunity open to tech startups based in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa only.Applications deadline is Thur, 1st April 2021 at 0000 hrs.”

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Lawyers Hub Africa Startup Law Accelerator Program 2021

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Ian Parry Scholarship Prize 2021 For Young Photo Journalists

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Ian Parry Scholarship Prize 2021 For Young Photo Journalists

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years of age. Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor, and Ian’s friends and family created the Ian Parry Scholarship in order to build something positive from such a tragic death. Each year we hold an international photographic competition for young photographers who are either attending a full-time photographic course or are under 24.

The Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories: The Sunday Times Award for Achievement and The Canon Award for Potential.

The entry criteria for both is the same and the judges will make their decisions based on the individual merits of the entries. Entrants must submit a portfolio and a clear proposal of a project they would undertake if they won the scholarship.

Benefits

Benefits include:

Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project.

Canon Europe continues to support the Scholarship and loans equipment to the winners.

Attend a portfolio review day with leading industry experts in London (covid permitting).

Mentorship Programme, we offer a year-long personal Mentorship to the winner of The Canon Award for Potential.

Both winners will have the opportunity to take part in the Transmissions Programme at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan.

World Press Photo, automatically accepts the winner of the Achievement Award into its final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.

Your work will appear in The Sunday Times Magazine, our media sponsor.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Ian Perry Scholarship Prize 2021

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