Webber Wentzel has selected 10 successful start-ups and scale-ups to join the Webber Wentzel Ignite legal incubation programme. The #Ignite10 are all highly innovative businesses who are disrupting their respective industries.
Aalia Manie, project lead and Webber Wentzel partner, comments: "We were thrilled at the exceptional quality of the applications received and the level of interest shown in our programme".
The firm's head of Commercial Practices, Peter Grealy, adds: "It was very challenging choosing the #Ignite10. This daunting task was made much easier with the assistance of an exceptionally knowledgeable panel of industry experts who guided us on where we could make the most impact ".
The #Ignite10 are:
The #Ignite10 will receive tailored legal services, together with mentoring and training support, as well as targeted networking and profile-raising opportunities.
Andrea Bohmert of Knife Capital and one of the Ignite expert panellists, is excited about the programme and believes that it will fill an important gap in the ecosystem. "I believe that the access to subject matter experts from a firm with the size and experience of Webber Wentzel will help drive the success of the selected start-ups and scale-ups."
Senior Partner, Christo Els: "Webber Wentzel celebrates 150 years in business this year. It is fitting that we mark this occasion with a focus on innovation and supporting cutting-edge businesses that are shaping the future".