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TLT supports entrepreneurs through Founder Institute programme

Six entrepreneurs have completed the Founder Institute’s four-month London programme. This is part of its global start-up launch program, which aims to harness an individual’s passion and focus them to drive their business ideas forward.

For the second semester running, TLT was the sole legal partner for the Founder Institute programme, which is the largest global entrepreneurship network and offers a challenging and comprehensive curriculum of company-building events.

Entrepreneurs with businesses ranging from software design, FinTech to fashion were supported by mentors from TLT including Nick Fenner, an expert in intellectual property issues, and Jon Gill, a corporate lawyer who has extensive experience working with high growth companies and their funders and a keen interest in entrepreneurship.

"This is fantastic achievement for these six entrepreneurs in the early stages of their businesses," says Nick Fenner. "As mentors, we have relished the opportunity to make a difference and share our extensive expertise in supporting fast growth companies."

The Founders will present their businesses to an invited audience in September.
Simon Lavers, Director of Founders Institute, London said: "Through the guidance of professional firms, CxO mentoring and the Founder Institute, the six successful graduating companies have made a great start in the beginning stage of their business. 

"Thank you to TLT, who have shared their business experience and provided valuable document resources to these start-ups. Nick Fenner and Jon Gill have made our job more effective and boosted the smooth progress of our Founders."

The 2016 graduating Founders were:

  • Adam Grochowski -  ITS Architect.Pro – a web platform for public and private entities to help them design system architectures for smart cities and intelligent transport systems. 
  • Chukuemeka Ogbonnaya - Smartr - a fitness application offering personalised exercise programs at various fitness studios and customised diet plans, based on individual fitness goals and health requirements.
  • Clementine Lietar - Rocking Closet - an online subscription service to rent designer clothes in the UK.
  • Akin Oladayo – NGcompare - mobile price comparison site for Nigeria, working with Nigerian banks and insurers.
  • Paolo Zanelli-Pulp – Pulp – a technology solution combining wine education and sales. 
  • Tomohiko Nakamura  - Kredit Passport - making credit score portable across international borders.

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