Asia-Pacific Region Legal Startup Dragon Law will launch Legal Startup Academy in Singapore, beginning February 26th, 2016. This is the first of six modules that Dragon Law will run once monthly from now until July, 2016. Each module will target legal essentials at different stages of the startup business cycle, with a particular focus on helping Asia-Pacific region startups.

The venue partner is leading co-working space and community in Singapore, The Hub. While the agenda for all 7 modules have yet to be detailed, the series of events will bring together a diverse mix of speakers and panelists offering a balanced perspective — from industry players, entrepreneurs, startups and investors to VCs and incubators.

Asia-Pacific legal startup scene booming

And the timing could not be more appropriate as the Asia-Pacific region is increasingly becoming a hotbed of startup entrepreneurship.  Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Sydney and other cities in the region have seen a profound uptick in startup activity.

As Josh Steimle outlined last month in Forbes, “Angel investors, venture capitalists, and wannabes have flocked to Hong Kong” in recent years”.  In addition to a recent series of high-profile events and government investment, Steimle observes, “the most telling sign of the growth and maturation of Hong Kong’s startup scene is the sheer proliferation of startups, cowork spaces, and accelerators, which I can no longer keep up with.”  And , writing in Tech in Asia, details similar startup ecosystem dynamism in Singapore in: “All you need to know about the Singapore startup scene in 100 slides“.

Practical legal and business guidance for the region’s startup entrepreneurs

With these development in mind, Legal Startup Academy from Dragon Law will help fill a growing and important niche in the greater Asia Pacific startup scene for practical legal and business guidance for the startup entrepreneur.  For more information about the Dragon Law Legal Startup Academy, please follow this link.

Posted by John Grimley

John Grimley edits and publishes Asia Law Portal and is the author of A Comprehensive Guide to the Asia-Pacific Legal Markets. He specializes in providing writing, editing, research and strategy services to the corporate and professional services sectors. Between 2002 and 2008, he established and directed the European representative business development office of US AmLaw 100 law and public policy firm Patton Boggs LLP. At the inception of his career, he served as a writer to the President of the United States in the White House. A licensed American lawyer, he holds a Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law.

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