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iLINC - continued legal support for start-ups and entrepreneurs

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This October will make the one year anniversary of the launch of the EU-funded project iLINC that provides legal services to entrepreneurs and start-ups within the ICT sector.
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iLINC has experienced steady growth over the last 12 months, expanding from the four core members (Queen Mary University of London, the Hans Bredow Institut in Hamburg and the Universities of Amsterdam and Leuven) to include a further 12 legal institutions into it's open network of legal clinics and incubators. Furthermore, iLINC incorporates the help of post-graduate students to work with ICT entrepreneurs and start-ups to tackle the legal hurdles of business growth.

Next Steps

On 30 October 2014, iLINC will be holding an event in Amsterdam for university legal institutions to share best practices of legal support within the ICT start-up community. There will be particular focus on the Amsterdam practices. The Brooklyn Law Incubation and Policy Unit will also be attending this event to build stronger ties with American networks. To attend this event, contact iLINC Project Manager John Cummins j.cummins@qmul.ac.uk

In order to continue providing the highest quality support to entrepreneurs and innovators within the ICT sector, iLINC is working closely with 100 start-ups to understand the legal requirements of the community. To do so, iLINC have launched a survey and invite ICT start-ups to take part: www.surveymonkey.com/s/startupsandlegal

If you would like to learn more about how iLINC could help your ICT start-up avoid any legal pitfalls and use the law to its advantage, visit their website: www.ilincnetwork.eu