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Monday, Jan 18, 2021

Harneys supporting tech innovators & professionals with free legal advice

Harneys has announced the inaugural launch of its Tech Accelerator Programme, designed to support tech innovators and professionals with free legal advice and trust company services as they prepare to launch a company or fund.

The firm is encouraging start-up funds and emerging growth companies to apply to receive up to US$25,000 of combined legal fees from Harneys law firm and trust company services from Harneys Fiduciary,” according to a press release from the firm on November 10, 2020.


Harneys said subscribers to the programme will also be mentored by the firm’s expert lawyers who will help guide, support and take under their wing the successful candidate.

“The BVI continues to prove itself as a jurisdiction that supports innovation and is constantly adapting its regulatory framework to allow it to stay ahead in this evolving digital era. The recent regulatory sandbox regime that came into force on 31 August 2020 is designed to foster the growth of FinTech related businesses and provides a testing ground for start-ups in the jurisdiction,” the press release stated.

Helping to bring the ‘next big idea’ to life

Meanwhile, Partner at Harneys, Philip Graham commented: “In a world where start-up funds and tech innovators are driving economic growth, we are delighted to be able to support them through the Harneys Tech Accelerator Programme and help bring the next big idea to life.”

Harneys said it is looking forward to hearing from the latest and greatest tech innovators and professionals as they prepare to launch their company or fund.

How to apply

Interested candidates can apply by filling out a simple form, outlining key details of their business idea. Applications will be accepted up until December 10, 2020, after which a shortlist will be announced.


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