Reaffirming its commitment to European innovation in the legaltech sphere, Lefebvre Sarrut Group has launched the second edition of its startup accelerator, LightSpeed.
Lefebvre Sarrut Group (including Lefebvre Dalloz, Larcier-Intersentia, Lefebvre, Sdu, Giuffrè Francis Lefebvre and Stollfuβ) is a French publishing, training and software group, operating across 8 European countries (France, Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the UK). The firm is a leading force in legal and tax knowledge worldwide and the powering force of LightSpeed. The aim of this initiative is to support a new generation of entrepreneurial spirit and ambition in the legaltech space.
The LightSpeed program is a 6-month tailor-made programme built specifically around the needs of startups in the legal and tax areas. It provides these startups with on-demand, customized mentoring specific to each development topic, workshops and POCs to help innovative companies grow and scale sustainability. The first batch of startups included teams from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain and Italy, they benefited from the bespoke coaching and inspirational keynotes on offer.
Olivier Campenon, CEO Lefebvre Sarrut, said: “We have learned a lot from the first edition of LightSpeed and in particular about our role in the innovation brought by legaltechs. Lefebvre Sarrut continues to support – at the European level – innovative solutions that promote knowledge sharing and the strengthening of the rule of law.”
The programme accepts applications from startups that are providing operational solutions related to regulations (like law, accounting or taxation), or, are dealing with new business issues such as cybersecurity, web3 and so on. In addition, startups must be aimed at professions in specific departments including human resources, finance and legal, and they must have developed a product or service that is already being used by clients.
Applications for the accelerator programme are now open and will close on the 25th of April.
By the end of May, there will be an announcement of the successful candidates before the event kicks off live in early June from the BPI (Banque Française d’investissement) in Paris. The programme will close towards the end of the year with a ceremony to be held at a surprise location in Europe.
Frank Aernout, CEO of Nalantis: “Assisted, guided and coached by Lefebvre Sarrut’s experts, we were able to deepen our knowledge of the subject and thus refine our technology to build better tools, closer to the market needs, closer to the client’s requirements.”
Didier Ketels, Director of Droits Quotidiens: “Participation in LightSpeed has meant an improvement in terms of visibility and access to experts. It has also helped Droits Quotidiens to grow and to offer a new coherent brand image.”
Discover more about LightSpeed Accelerator and how to apply here.