What is the Start to Scale Hub?

This is a self-service legal hub developed by our lawyers and award-winning smarter working team here at Shepherd and Wedderburn, created with start-up and scale-up businesses in mind.

Who can use the Hub?

Our Start to Scale Hub is accessible to universities, incubators, accelerators, and select companies. If you're one of these organisations and are seeking access to the Hub, please contact our team so that we can verify your eligibility and organise your Hub logins.

What can the Hub do for you?

Our corporate team supports innovative, high-growth, and spin-out companies to raise start-up/seed capital. Our corporate finance lawyers, who also work with investors looking to invest in young companies, know from experience how vital the right legal documentation is to securing funding and developing your startup

You can use the Shepherd and Wedderburn Start to Scale Hub to create template legal agreements for your start-up business in minutes, such as:

  • Employment contracts;
  • Consultancy agreements;
  • Non-disclosure agreements;
  • Founders' agreements; and
  • Intellectual property (IP) assignations.

You will also find comprehensive guides outlining what to expect in a seed investment round, how to protect your IP, how to make your first hires, and more.

Disclaimer: The Start to Scale Hub contains resources that we hope will help you on your journey to grow and develop your business but it’s important to note that your use of the Start to Scale Hub is entirely at your own risk and is always subject to the terms and conditions on the Start to Scale Hub. These resources are examples only. They do not constitute legal or other professional advice or seek to be an exhaustive statement of the law and should not be relied upon. Your use of the Start to Scale Hub does not create a client/lawyer relationship between us. You should take specific legal advice on any particular matter which concerns you.