We ♥ startups

We have a tonne of free stuff organised for the Legal Geek Conference to help startups including:

      • Startup alley
        We have doubled the size of the startup alley at the Legal Geek Conference
        Successful startups have now been notified by email
      • Legal Geek Startup awards
        The shortlist for the Legal Geek Startup Awards is based on unique visits to profiles on our startup map
        The top 8 have been notified by email
      • Pitching
        Startups pitches will be shared on our YouTube channel. Please arrive at the main stage at 13.10, the pitches are 1 minute with no slides
        Some pitches have been pre-booked, the rest are on a first come first serve basis
      • Meeting area
        Head to the Law Society Lounge and post a job advert for a co-founder, CTO or your idea for feedback. We love to help you connect

If you’re interested in talking to Thomson Reuters about something specific and how they can help you check out the activity listed below on their stand. Got an idea you think Freshfields should know about? Book a slot with their UK Managing Partner, Innovation team or Corporate team. Please note:

  • These 1-1’s are for feedback and insight into your business / startup idea: not for legal advice
  • Startups should only pre-book onto a maximum of two sessions and Legal Geek reserve the right to cancel any session without prior warning. Please read our ethos for a code of practice for the Legal Geek Conference

If you want to meet new people don’t forget to attend our speed networking session at the main stage at 13.10.

Quick links: Schedule  | Activity for startups  | Speakers  |  FAQ’s  |  Location

Update: 3:30 pm Freshfields Stand – Silent Disco Discussion – Law firms working with startups: tips from both sides of the fence

Ryan Taylor (Freshfields) and Anthony Seale (Legatics): Pick up some headphones from the Freshfields stand and tune into Ryan and Anthony discussing how large firms and startups can work together. They will cover key questions such as: how can startups best approach, collaborate with and sell to law firms? How can startups meet stringent security requirements? How can you deal with differences in scale and speed? Dancing optional.

Hang out on the Law Society Lounge with the following people and book 1-1’s below with Freshfields and Thomson Reuters.

11.00 – 11.30:

Mike Polson, Co-head of innovation, Ashurst LLP

11.30 – 12.00:

Adam Hembury, director if innovation, DLA Piper

14.00 – 14.30:

Jonathan Brayne, Partner, Allen and Overy & Chairman, FUSE

15.00 – 15.30:

Brian Sharkey, Business Banking,  Barclays

16.00 – 16.30:

Ben McGuire, COO, Innovation Group, Simmons & Simmons LLP

16.00 – 17.30:

Oliver Campbell, Global Head of Client Service Solutions,  Clifford Chance

Schedule of activity at Thomson Reuters and Freshfields stand

09.00 – 11.30:

Thomson Reuters stand

  • Legal research and news  (Lawtel and Westlaw UK)
  • Legal Know-How (Practical Law and Matter Workflow)

11.00 – 11.30

Freshfields stand

  • Julian Long – London Managing Partner (Corporate) Signup
  • Sonja Kuhnert – Continuous Improvement Senior Manager (Innovation) Signup

11.30 – 12.00

Freshfields stand

  • Dr Bertram Burtscher – Partner (Corporate). Signup.
  • Kara Redmond – Continuous Improvement (Innovation) Signup.

11.30 – 14.00

Thomson Reuters stand

  • eReader technology and solutions (Proview). Lloyd Bennett
  • Document automation and drafting (Contract Express and Drafting Assistant)

12.00 – 12.30

Freshfields stand

  • Ryan Taylor – Associate (Corporate). Signup.

14.00 – 14.30

Freshfields stand

  • Adam Ryan – Senior Associate (Corporate). Signup.

14.30 – 15.00

Freshfields stand

  • Lena Vanmali – Associate (Antitrust, Competition & Trade). Signup.
  • Giles Pratt – Partner (Intellectual Property & Data). Signup.

14.00 – 16.30

Thomson Reuters stand

  • Enterprise financial management, client matter and risk management (Elite)
  • Knowledge management, search and matter management for small firms (Solcara Legal Search, Bulletin Pro and Firm Central)

15.00 – 15.30

Freshfields stand

  • Shawn Curran – Legal Tools Domain Architect. Signup.

15.45 – 16.15

Freshfields stand

  • Maziar Jamnejad – Senior Associate / Global Innovation Consultant. Signup.

16.30 – 19.00

Thomson Reuters stand

  • Innovation in Legal (Thomson Reuters Labs)

Quick links: Schedule  | Activity for startups  | Speakers  |  FAQ’s  |  Location

Please note:

  • These 1-1’s are for feedback and insight into your business / startup idea: not for legal advice
  • Startups should only pre-book onto a maximum of two sessions and Legal Geek reserve the right to cancel any session without prior warning. Please read our ethos for a code of practice for the Legal Geek Conference

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