Russell-Cooke is to be sole law firm sponsor of the London Winter 2019 programme run by the Founder Institute, a pre-seed accelerator with a strong track record.

As well as providing ongoing support and mentorship to the cohort, partner Guy Wilmot will be giving a seminar named Startup Legal 101, providing key legal advice and tips for new start-ups. Guy works in the technology and growth team at Russell-Cooke, helping software, tech, mobile and web startups to launch. The team's tech startup legal pack provides a flexible package of specialist legal advice, documents and registrations adapted to the business for a competitive fixed price.

Founder Institute helps pre-funding entrepreneurs and teams build an enduring company by establishing a critical support network of local startup experts that are invested in their success and providing a structured and challenging business building process. Startup leaders can use the Founder Institute to raise funding, get into seed accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur and more.

Since launching in London in 2015 the Founder Institute has created 29 promising technology startup companies in the UK, including Oddbox, Wonego and others.

Guy Wilmot says: "We are delighted to be partnering with the Founder Institute on its London Winter 2019 programme. It complements very well our existing work with technology startups in London. Our approach is to cut through the legal technicalities and provide clear commercial, jargon-free, sensibly-costed advice that will be helpful rather than confusing. We hope they will thrive and grow and we can support them throughout their lifecycle."

Adeo Russi, Founder and CEO of the Founder Institute says: "As the leading capital of startup innovation and technology in Europe, London is overflowing with opportunity and resources for founders. Therefore we are very excited to launch another Founder Institute program in London with an updated advanced program to better support founders and teams with MVPs and Betas and help them prepare for funding."