Are you a startup founder? Did you get lost in all that legal mumbo jumbo? The dept of your pockets does not allow you to pay for the lawyers and tax consultants? ehvLINC might be the program for you! Check our startup application page on why and how you should apply and become part of a unique legal incubation program.
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In the start-up phase of a new organization, the legal structure is almost as important as the product or service that one wants to develop. A good legal structure ensures that acquired intangible assets are protected, it makes it easier for companies to collaborate with third parties. Furthermore, at a later stage a well-structured organization is able protect continuity with regard to the company, the product, service or production process and the people who are active within the organization. The big problem, however, is that creating a solid structures is often expensive, whereas in an initial phase the entrepreneur prefers to spend his money on product development and commerce.
ehvLINC runs a unique program in which it helps start-ups get their legal and tax household in order. With the help of Master's students and law & tax firms we help startups get their legal structure at a professional level. Students will work for the project 8 to 12 hours per week, with one of the selected startups. The students will research the possible solutions for the legal and tax problems they encounter at the start-up. They filter all the problems, and structure them into a legal report. Qualified lawyers and tax consultants will review the legal and tax report before delivering it to the start-up.
By bringing the three parties above mentioned together, the start-up will get good quality legal support, which will help it to avoid future legal issues. The students get practical experience from a really good first hand source, plus the opportunity to connect with law & tax firms. Whilst the law firms will have the opportunity to connect with the startup community, saving time thanks to the filter and the work done by the students.
The incubator works with master's students from Tilburg University, from the masters Law and Technology and (International) Business law. The students will work for the incubator 8 - 12 hours per week. During this time the students will research the legal and tax issues of the start-up, make legal and tax documents for the start-up and meet with lawyers to evaluate their findings. This way: students obtain practical experience from a first-hand source, and get feedback from lawyers from established law firms. To see our workforce click here.
Every start-up gets in touch with our legal and tax teams. The legal teams will work on the basic legal documents and memo's needed to safely operate in the applicable market. The tax-team will focus on pointing the startup towards the optimal tax structure. The start-up will have to spend a maximum of two hours per week to help students get all the information they need. In return the start-ups will be provided with good quality legal and tax support, an insight in their tax position and high level legal documents.
All students that work for ehvLINC are assigned an advisary law or tax firm, which firm will funciton as a mentor. Law firms review the work done by the students, this way high quality is assured. The law firms are asked to spend 2 hours a week per start-up. By working with the start-ups the law firms have a chance to interact with entrepreneurs, whom can give them an insight in how to approach the start-up scene. The law firms will also get to know the master’s students, which could be their future employees.
It is a well-known fact that startups do not take care of the legal and tax matters of their projects from the start. In fact, they tend to leave those issues for the future, and sometimes that lack of diligence in those matters arises in bigger problems in the future. Even though there are a clear problems startups need to solve, we identified that there is a lack of affordable legal and tax support in the region. That is the reason why we came up with the idea to create an educational program where law students, under the supervision of qualified lawyers, can work with the startups together solving legal and tax issues.
Founder and General Manager
Founder and General Manager