PwC Tax & Legal, PwC’s law firm and tax advisers, has just launched its Tax & Legal Tech Springboard -a startup accelerator focused on the development of technological solutions for the tax and legal departments and areas of companies-, which it will be supported by Microsoft.
The Tax & Legal Tech Springboard is aimed at two types of companies. On the one hand, to international startups, with a degree of advanced development of tax or legal solutions, that need to validate the integration and adaptation of their product or service to the Spanish legal or tax market. And, on the other hand, to startups that, although they do not yet offer Tax & Legal Tech solutions, have some development that allows establishing at least one use case to co-create, jointly, with PwC Tax & Legal, in collaboration with Microsoft.
The accelerator offers participating startups different possibilities of mentoring (on the business model, for the validation or co-creation of technical, commercial and financial solutions), as well as access to training resources, clients and investors. In addition, the program includes the possibility of participating in PwC’s High Potential and Entrepreneurship Area and also accessing different commercial agreements.
The program consists of four phases: presentation of candidatures, analysis and selection of proposals, tutoring and mentoring, and presentation of the project to investors. During the weeks following the end of the program, a meeting will take place, in which accelerated startups will be able to show their solutions to PwC and / or Microsoft customers.
For the analysis and evaluation of proposals, a committee of experts made up of professionals from PwC Tax & Legal and Microsoft will select a limited number of companies based on various criteria, among which the level of innovation stands out – startups must represent a An appreciable difference compared to those already in the market-, in addition to the business potential -valuing aspects associated with the history and projects of the startups, as well as the experience and skills of its team-.
Those interested can register from today until May 7 on the official website of the acceleration program https://www.pwc.es/springboard, where they will find all the necessary information.
For Joaquín Latorre, partner in charge of PwC Tax & Legal, “one of the main goals of the program is to support entrepreneurship and provide talent, knowledge, advice and technological tools to facilitate the design, creation and deployment of solutions for the areas legal and fiscal of the Spanish companies ”.
For Andrew Macadam, Microsoft for Startups Global Field Lead, “Microsoft for Startups is committed to supporting startups throughout their business and technical journey, providing the necessary resources to scale globally. This collaboration with PwC Spain, which has been embodied in the Tax & Legal Tech Springboard, is now an opportunity to strengthen the Spanish startup ecosystem and place relevant stakeholders in the tax and legal field at the same table, in order to promote a differentiated and specific innovation for this sector, while allowing startups to scale and grow ”.