Last year’s grant recipients included Legal Aid of Arkansas ($15,000), which provides fellowships for new lawyers to represent clients in rural areas for one year; the Vermont Bar Association ($15,000), which launched the Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program; and the Oakland County (Michigan) Bar Association ($5,400), which has collaborated with legal-aid groups to create a pro bono mentor match program. … [Read more...] about ABA to fund startup projects to hire new and underutilized lawyers
Where to get funding for a startup
The competition aims to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship among students and provide participants the platform for nurturing the unique blueprints into successful legal ventures.. The forum will also spread awareness about the prospects and hurdles to start up a venture, sources of funds, and realistic ways of market research, marketing skills, projections of finances and risks and exit mechanisms. … [Read more...] about Competition on Startup Ventures in the Domain of Law
It has been suggested that if such start-ups furnish self-declaration for compliance of nine labour laws for the first year from the date of starting the start-up, no inspection under these labour laws, wherever applicable, will take place. The nine labour laws, included in this advisory are: … [Read more...] about Concessions to startups regarding Labour Laws
Is Uber (valuation of USD 50 billion, having operations in more than 300 cities worldwide) a startup? Is Zomato (operations in 23 countries, nearly 2500 employees and more than USD 250 million of funding) a startup?The essence of startups is generally related to the concepts of technology, innovation, scalability, and entrepreneurship. Many of the world’s largest technology companies, including Google and Facebook, still consider themselves to be startups in one sense or another. Indeed, they see being a startup as more of a state of mentality of innovation and problem solving for masses. … [Read more...] about What are Startups–A Legal Definition?
The FFS emanates from the Start up India Action Plan, an initiative of Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP). The expertise of SIDBI would be utilized to manage the day to day operations of the FFS. The monitoring and review of performance would be linked to the implementation of the Start Up Action Plan to enable execution as per timelines and milestones. … [Read more...] about Establishment of Funds for funding support to Start-ups