6 reasons why startups need to be at Legal Geek 2019
Polly - 18/09/2019

We love startups and our commitment to supporting grassroots LawTech is at the heart of everything we do. It’s time to level up your startup at the Legal Geek Conference 2019. With our free tickets for startups, we want to give your business maximum exposure and the quality network it deserves – all at one event. 

So why is the Legal Geek Conference unmissable for LawTech Startups? Apply here for your free startup ticket! 

Network, network, network

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We’re not saying it lightly when we tell you the Legal Geek Conference is the ultimate platform to market your product and rub shoulders with the biggest, most influential players in the LegalTech game. With 2,000 people from over 40 countries from London to New York and Moscow, our Conference is a golden opportunity for startups to network and generate quality leads. 

Don’t believe us? Have a listen to Benjamin White, Founder of in-house counsel startup, Crafty Counsel: 

“The very first investment offer we received was at Legal Geek. We’d launched Crafty Counsel’s website the day before, so we were going around with iPads showing our site and videos, telling anyone who’d listen that we were the newest start-up at the Conference.

I got chatting with a long-time in-house counsel who seemed interested and upon bumping into him later in the day, he said ‘If you continue with this thing, and you ever are fund-raising, call me.’ I continued. I called. We fundraised and closed our round in Feb 2019 – with this person as one of our investors. Go to Legal Geek.”

100+ legal tech and innovation speakers

We have some incredible legal talent gracing our three stages who are ready to share their invaluable knowledge and insight. Our speakers will be covering a host of topics, including Data, In-house Innovation, Contracts, Legal Design, Agile Working, and Personal Development and Mental Resilience to name just a few. However, there are a few events that are a must for startups and should be flagged on your Conference App. Make sure you attend our unmissable Investment and Getting Beta speaker sessions which will include talks on the misconception of funding and how to efficiently and successfully navigate the startup world.

Check out our latest speaker announcements!

Free stand to shout about your startup

We exist because the LawTech startup world is so dynamic and fast-moving, it can be hard to keep up with! That’s why we created our Startup Village and live demo area; a place of legend at our Conferences and the home of many a promising relationship. Fancy a free stand to market your incredible product? 

To be considered you need to apply for a free ticket to the event. Please make sure you do this ASAP to avoid disappointment, places are booking up fast! 

Pitch your heart out

It’s game on when the evening of the Conference arrives, as startup heroes are created that won’t be forgotten in a hurry: cue the Startup Pitching Competition. You really don’t want to miss this. Our pitching competition is your chance for glory and unlimited kudos, as you get to sell your product on stage in front of a crowd hungry for the next big thing.

But be warned: you’re going to need to get creative. Last year, Orbital Witness cruised to victory with a party-popping, personalised rap about their offering to the beat of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. As well as winning the coveted competition crown, Orbital Witness’ innovative pitch led to them meeting Faye Moran, Head of Legal Operations at Marks & Spencer. Before long, the team had secured M&S as their first in-house customer. Successful? We think so! Especially as M&S was nominated for an award by The Lawyer this year for their work with Orbital Witness. To be considered you need to apply for a free ticket to the event.

In conclusion: Bring your A-game.

In London for the week? Make the most out of your time with our side events for startups:

Dedicated Startup Drinks

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The home of LawTech, Barclays Eagle Lab Incubator, is hosting drinks to bring startups together the day before the big Legal Geek Conference. Please note: this is for LawTech startups only and is set to be a productive hoot. 

Details:

  • Date: Tuesday 15th October 2019
  • Time: 17.30 – 21.00
  • Location: Barclays Eagle Lab Notting Hill Gate, 1st Floor, 81 Palace Gardens Terrace, Notting Hill, W8 4AT [Google Maps]

Want to find out more about our Startup Drinks? Check out all the deets and how to apply here.

Free Hot Desking 

If you’re in London for the Legal Geek Conference, and you’re a startup looking for a place to stay on top of the daily grind, you can apply to hot desk in the Barclays Eagle Lab LawTech Incubator – ideal to work and have meetings from.

Want to secure a Hot Desking space? Apply here!

A year’s networking in a day

Yet to book your tickets for the “go-to legal tech event” of the year? There’s still time! Confirm your space, expand your knowledge and grow your network by registering for your free startup ticket today. See you in October!