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What is HL BaSE Catalyst?

We have designed a programme that harnesses the expertise of professionals from Hogan Lovells and our corporate clients to provide high quality, commercially aware support to social entrepreneurs.

What are the HL BaSE Catalyst workshops?

The workshops are free, afternoon sessions in which social entrepreneurs can sit down with a small team of expert advisors to address a specific legal or business issue. The workshops typically run from 3:30pm – 5:30pm at our central London offices, followed by drinks and networking. Advice is provided in a separate break-out room, to maintain confidentiality.

What support is on offer?

  • legal advice eg IP, commercial contracts, employment, corporate structure or social mission lock

  • business support advice eg issues relating to HR, technology, or marketing and business development (see business support summary at the end of the application form for more detail)

Each entrepreneur is asked to attend with their one key legal or business issue in mind, ready for discussion with the advisors. (Please note that, given the format of the workshops, it will not be possible to draft documents.)

How to apply

If you would like to attend a workshop, please complete the application form and return it to socialenterprise@hoganlovells.com. The form asks applicants to provide us, in advance, with information about their social enterprise and its legal or business support needs. This helps us to match pro bono volunteers with appropriate expertise to each social enterprise; we will ensure a match can be made before confirming each social entrepreneur’s place on the relevant workshop.

For more information about the workshop, please download the support summary and application form here.

The deadline for applications is Monday 9th October.

 

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