Leverage Legal Group Sponsors Startup Weekend Santa Fe

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Leverage Legal Group is sponsoring the Santa Fe, New Mexico event for Startup Weekend, a weekend-long workshop built to inspire and empower entrepreneurs, designers, developers, and startup enthusiasts to launch their startups.

Entrepreneurs, designers, developers, and startup enthusiasts will gather together this weekend for Startup Weekend Santa Fe, a local event that builds on a global grassroots movement known as Startup Weekend. Comprised of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures, the local events feature an intense 54 hour workshop where participants convene to share ideas, form teams, and launch a startup. Leverage Legal Group is proud to sponsor the Startup Weekend event in Santa Fe, New Mexico, taking place March 1st through the 3rd.

Leverage Legal Group provides important services for many startup companies, such as virtual general counsel and intellectual property work such as trademarks and copyrights. “We are excited to be sponsoring and attending Startup Weekend Santa Fe,” said Jessica Eaves Mathews, founder and CEO of Leverage Legal Group. “Startup Weekend is a significant way to aid the new generation of entrepreneurs and company founders in learning the skills they need to build relationships, and to encourage those who are thinking about entrepreneurship to take the leap.”

On Friday night, Startup attendees will take the open mic to pitch their ideas to the group in 60 seconds or less. After groups form, the rest of the weekend will be spent formulating the most popular ideas – typically web and mobile applications – with the help of mentors and seasoned startup entrepreneurs. By Sunday, teams will be ready to present their ideas in front of a panel of judges who will select winners who, in addition to bragging rights, will be eligible for co-working space and other benefits, all of which are targeted to help teams build their startups after the weekend.

"We're getting great response from the community," said lead organizer, Eric Renz-Whitmore. "We'll see over 40 participants, including members of Leverage Legal Group and other companies eager to grow our startup ecosystem. We're also planning to broadcast the Sunday night pitches with a ‘Hangout on Air’ to include more community members.”

Although the focus is local for the Santa Fe attendees, Startup Weekend will also sanction events the same weekend in New York City, Louisville, KY, Spokane, WA, and worldwide in countries such as the United Kingdom, Spain, India, Turkey, and Morocco.

Startup Weekend Santa Fe runs from Friday, March 1st at 6:00 PM to Sunday, March 3rd at 7:30 PM at the Santa Fe Business Incubator. For more information on the weekend’s event, as well as tickets to participate, or the Sunday Night Broadcast, please visit http://santafe.startupweekend.org.

About Leverage Legal Group:
Leverage Legal Group provides practical, responsive, and sophisticated legal services at reasonable and often flat rates, tailored to the needs of in-house lawyers and emerging companies who have not yet hired in-house counsel. LLG clients receive regular access to full-service law firm resources and expertise from exceptional, experienced attorneys, on a virtual and flexible basis. LLG attorneys are experienced practitioners with large firm and in-house experience, who are operating in line with a CEO mindset. For more information about the firm, visit the website: http://www.leveragelegalgroup.com.

About Startup Weekend:
Startup Weekend is a 501c(3)non-profit based in Seattle, Washington, and the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs. Each local event features an intense 54 hour workshop where entrepreneurs, designers, and developers convene to share ideas, form teams, and launch a startup. With over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011, Startup Weekend has inspired nearly 30,000 entrepreneurs to take an idea from concept to launch. For information about the Santa Fe organization, visit http://santafe.startupweekend.org/.

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