When you first set out to start a company, it can take a lot of effort, time and money to get it off the ground. Luckily, there are many organizations focused on helping aspiring entrepreneurs with a variety of resources and services.
With a wealth of experience from assisting countless startups in the past, these orgs provide invaluable guidance to lead new companies to success. Whether you’re looking for legal advice, practice pitching to investors, help developing a prototype or opportunities for networking, there’s a local partner with the knowledge and connections you need.
For the month of January, Technical.ly’s reporting explored the theme of Pathways to Tech Careers for our editorial calendar. For some additional perspectives, we asked our Technical.ly Brand Builder companies the following question:
What resources and services does your org provide to help aspiring entrepreneurs and technologists?
Here are some replies from their teams, and if you like what you see, follow the links to companies’ Directory Pages to learn more and explore ways to connect.
Arcweb Technologies is on a mission to democratize digital healthcare through open source solutions that expand the delivery and lower the costs of care. In pursuit of this goal, we focus on forming long term partnerships with health and wellness companies and leveraging decades of experience to solve their most pressing software product challenges.
“We’re excited to announce that we’re launching a new service specifically geared toward aspiring entrepreneurs! Folks with great product ideas need to develop a compelling prototype to wow potential investors, but today’s funding market is tough. We’re offering three new ways to make Arcweb’s design and product strategy expertise more accessible to entrepreneurs than ever before. Find more info here.” — Len Damico, head of design
Ballard Spahr is a national, full service law firm with more than 600 attorneys spread across 15 offices. Our attorneys work with entrepreneurs and emerging companies from ideation through exit and understand how to provide expertise while offering our broad network to help businesses grow and achieve great heights. Our ECVC lawyers also advise venture capital funds and angel investors to help seed ventures from the most nascent stages.
“Ballard Spahr aims to consistently offer resources for emerging and aspiring entrepreneurs. One such resource is BASE (Ballard Academy for Student Entrepreneurs) which provides invaluable pro bono legal assistance and guidance through the startup process for student entrepreneurs, addressing challenges like corporate governance and contract matters. Beyond legal advice, BASE provides entrepreneurs educational seminars and networking opportunities within the startup community. The program’s impact is evident in its 11 diverse cohorts, which include a range of innovative ventures, highlighting BASE’s commitment to fostering entrepreneurial ideas.” — Alex Bolotovsky, BASE program administrator
Morgan Lewis’ team of more than 2,200 lawyers and legal professionals provides comprehensive corporate, transactional, litigation and regulatory services in major industries, including energy, financial services, healthcare, life sciences, retail and ecommerce, sports, technology and transportation. We focus on both immediate and long-term goals with our clients, helping them address and anticipate challenges across vast and rapidly changing landscapes.
“Morgan Lewis knows that successful businesses start with great ideas and those who come up with them. In order for entrepreneurs and those working with them to achieve success by structuring correctly, protecting IP, securing funding, navigating key labor and benefits matters and the like, entrepreneurs need help and support from the community.
“Our lawyers have a deep understanding of these key issues, a strong commitment to the Philadelphia entrepreneurship and technology ecosystem and are always ready to help. Our firm’s Startup & Accelerate program is a publicly available free resource of analyses, thinking and key training programs designed for emerging companies and founders applicable to a variety of industries, such as technology, artificial intelligence, life sciences, fintech, esports, digital health and renewable energy, to name a few. We regularly hold training sessions and discussions to help educate entrepreneurs on the issues they face. We collaborate with and support community organizations helping entrepreneurs and those in the Philadelphia technology space.
“We are proud to support the exciting and dynamic Philadelphia startup ecosystem and we celebrate the community’s collective successes and continued momentum.” — Brian Slough, of counsel
Shulman Rogers is a full-service law firm with more than 100 attorneys working from our offices in Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. Our attorneys work collaboratively across practice groups to support national, regional and local clients and respond to all of their legal needs.
“NEXT Powered By Shulman Rogers offers aspiring entrepreneurs an innovative and award-winning model for startup legal services, including access to predictable fixed price packages for Seed to Series A legal needs; a client centric delivery model with hands-on services from seasoned attorneys, customer relationship managers and a technology platform that provides a more collaborative, efficient and transparent experience.
“In addition NEXT has built out a growing ecosystem to ‘empower startup success’ — StartupU (an educational platform for founders), PitchMasters (a program to practice pitches in a safe environment with feedback from experts), NEXT Raise (to help founders and investors connect), the NEXT Partner Marketplace (connections to over 100 service providers in areas such as banking, insurance, accounting and more who focus on startups), and a robust webinar program (over 100 webinars specifically for Founders).” — Anthony Millin, founder of NEXT powered by Shulman Rogers, venture capital partner and serial entrepreneur
Aspiring to start a company in your local tech community? Reach out to the orgs above and find out about their missions, cultures and services.
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