Ballard Spahr launches initiative for emerging companies
Ballard Spahr has launched a new program – Project SING – designed to support emerging companies and guide them through the legal challenges that come with starting a business.
Project SING (Seed. Incubate. Nurture. Grow.) offers select emerging companies access to mentorship opportunities, educational sessions, networking, and alternative fee arrangements to accommodate the unique needs of start-ups. The program is part of the firm’s Emerging Growth and Private Capital Practice Group.
“This program is about supporting and building young companies,” said Gregory L. Seltzer, a Philadelphia partner who is co-chairing the firm’s emerging growth practice together with partners Travis J. Leach in Phoenix and Todd A. Reece in Salt Lake City. “It will serve as an incubator that helps businesses thrive and grow. Project SING is designed to give clients the tools they need to succeed and to facilitate introductions within the business community. Our goal is to grow businesses, local economies, and communities.”
The program offers participants quarterly education sessions conducted by Ballard Spahr attorneys as well as experts from outside the firm. The experts include entrepreneurs who have founded successful companies, investors who will advise on how to access the capital markets, and financial professionals who will offer accounting and finance skill building.
In addition, each Project SING participant will be assigned a mentor from outside the firm who will assist with financial, accounting, and business strategy. Participants are also invited to attend a range of Ballard Spahr networking events.
The program is highly selective. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply for enrollment in Project SING, click here.
Ballard Spahr’s Emerging Growth and Private Capital Group provides strategic counsel to entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses across the country and across various industries. Our lawyers help them get established, build and maintain a workforce, connect to financing sources and strategic partners, protect their assets, and grow into market leaders. The group is drawn from the practice areas that are integral to such efforts—business and finance, intellectual property, labor and employment, tax, health care, government relations, and litigation.