International law firm CMS has secured sponsorship of the Scottish chapter of Startup Grind, a global initiative aimed at supporting fledgling entrepreneurs. Startup Grind is the largest independent start-up community, actively focused on educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 3.5 million entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters across the globe. The initiative, active in more than 125 countries, nurtures start-up ecosystems through events, media, and partnerships with like-mined organisations including Google for Startups. The partnership provides an ideal platform for CMS to support and engage with Scotland’s start-up community.
Through its sponsorship, the firm is hosting a series of monthly fireside chats in its Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen offices. The next will be held at CMS’s Glasgow office on West Regent Street on 22 August where the guest speaker will be Rachael Brown, CEO Cultural Enterprise Office and Convenor Scotland CAN DO. A further event will be held at CMS’s Edinburgh office on 28 August with guest speaker Evelyn McDonald CEO of Scottish EDGE.
Graeme Bruce, corporate partner at CMS, said: “We’re delighted to announce our sponsorship of the Scottish chapter of Startup Grind, a highly regarded initiative which supports and encourages entrepreneurs across the world.
“As a firm committed to helping develop Scottish-based start-up businesses, this is an ideal programme for us to be involved in as it enables our firm to further develop our close links within this community. We look forward to welcoming owners of start-ups to the series of informative and inspiring events we are staging across Scotland over the next year.”
Jude Duncan, Startup Grind Glasgow Chapter Director, said: ‘We are delighted to be sponsored by CMS Scotland, a great firm dedicated to helping develop Scottish-based start-up businesses. The values that Startup Grind and CMS Scotland have align, making this a great partnership which will benefit entrepreneurs in Scotland to help them be educated, inspired and connected through our events.”