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Applications for the 2019 Startup School program have now closed. For enquiries or to join the waitlist for the next round, please contact us at [email protected]

The Herbert Smith Freehills Startup School is a free, law-firm led education program for startups in Melbourne. Startup School is a modular training program, which involves a series of practical workshops, led by experienced lawyers from Herbert Smith Freehills and some of its pre-eminent partners who are immersed in the startup sector, including Greenwoods + Herbert Smith Freehills, CultureAmp, Cannings, NAB Labs and Square Peg Capital. In every session, participants will hear from founders and advisers about some of the pitfalls of, challenges of and learnings from running a startup, have the opportunity to share their experiences with others, and learn from the best in the business.

Why should you sign up for Startup School?

Herbert Smith Freehills is a global top tier law firm with a first class technology practice as well as sector focus on technology. We represent top companies around the world and want to be a part of your pathway to success.

We are looking for founders, entrepreneurs and business enthusiasts who have an established startup and are preparing for scale or fundraising.

We offer you:

  • (Network) Access to a network of mentors, advisors and experienced professionals to help your startup navigate legal and regulatory challenges. Herbert Smith Freehills Startup School will enable you to build relationships and partnerships within the startup sector and the Melbourne business community.
  • (Curriculum) Herbert Smith Freehills Startup School brings together experts from the legal and related sectors to ensure that you are aware of, and understand, key commercial drivers and risks that will be important when operating your business.
  • (Support) Stuck at a cross-roads? Not sure if your legal issues require further advice? The team at Herbert Smith Freehills Startup School are experts in their respective fields and will be able to give you commercial and targeted advice to put you on the right path.
  • (Community) Hear from startups that have succeeded and failed. Herbert Smith Freehills Startup School is a practical and hands-on experience. You will hear directly from your peers in the startup community on their tips and traps and advice to make sure you learn from the mistakes of other startups that have faced the same challenges.

For enquiries about the Herbert Smith Freehills Startup School, please contact us at [email protected].