10 innovators to keep an eye on in 2018

Webber Wentzel has announced the names of their #Ignite10 successful start-ups and scale-ups who will join the Webber Wentzel Ignite legal incubation programme.

The #Ignite10 are all highly innovative businesses who are disrupting their respective industries.

Aalia Manie, project lead and Webber Wentzel partner, comments: “We were thrilled at the exceptional quality of the applications received and the level of interest shown in our programme”.

The firm’s head of Commercial Practices, Peter Grealy, adds: “It was very challenging choosing the #Ignite10. This daunting task was made much easier with the assistance of an exceptionally knowledgeable panel of industry experts who guided us on where we could make the most impact.”

The #Ignite10 are:

The #Ignite10 will receive tailored legal services, together with mentoring and training support, as well as targeted networking and profile-raising opportunities.

Andrea Bohmert of Knife Capital – and one of the Ignite expert panellists – is excited about the programme and believes that it will fill an important gap in the ecosystem. “I believe that the access to subject matter experts from a firm with the size and experience of Webber Wentzel will help drive the success of the selected start-ups and scale-ups.”

Senior Partner, Christo Els: “Webber Wentzel celebrates 150 years in business this year. It is fitting that we mark this occasion with a focus on innovation and supporting cutting-edge businesses that are shaping the future”.