Singapore Academy of Law Opens Applications For Asia’s First Legaltech Accelerator
30 August 2019
The Singapore Academy of Law has opened applications for Asia’s first legaltech accelerator, the Global Legal Innovation and Digital Entrepreneurship (GLIDE) accelerator programme, the agency has announced.
The programme is part of the Academy of Law’s Future Law Innovation Programme (FLIP), its strategic initiative to help the legal sector innovate new ways of delivering legal services in the future economy. FLIP is run by SAL Ventures, the agency’s venture arm.
GLIDE aims not only to help both local and international legaltech startups to scale, but also hone intrapreneurship of in-house legal capabilities by facilitating co-creation of legal technology solutions, Paul Neo, chief operating officer of SAL, said.
The 90-day programme will provide participating startups with mentorship tailored to their unique needs, link ups with potential clients to pilot their solutions and educational modules to fill knowledge gaps.
Mentors include senior legal professionals, experienced entrepreneurs and technologists. Access to mentors and databases from within the legal industry are GLIDE’s key distinguishing factors from generic accelerators, said Neo, who is also executive director of SAL Ventures.
The programme will be open to legaltech startups at any growth stage, both local and international, provided they have a minimum viable product to pilot.