New Mentorship Program Offers Support for African Start-ups
Pro Bono initiative will extend free legal services to start-up companies and small and medium-sized enterprises
The program will support young entrepreneurs with legal and business advice
Centurion will pilot the program in Cameroon and expand to South Africa, Equatorial Guinea and Ghana
Centurion Law Group is continuing its commitment to training and development with the introduction of the Centurion Business Mentorship Program. This Pro Bono initiative will provide complimentary legal services to start-up companies and small and medium-sized enterprises. The program is designed to support young and innovative entrepreneurs with legal and business advice, including corporate structuring, labor and employment, and tax and customs issues. The pilot program will first be made available to businesses in Cameroon, followed by South Africa, Equatorial Guinea and Ghana.
“African entrepreneurs and businesses can only reach their full potential when they are given the right legal support,” said NJ Ayuk, CEO of Centurion Law Group. “The dreams of African start-ups and entrepreneurs should not be put on hold, slowed, or held back because of the lack of legal support. As a pan-African law firm, we believe we have an obligation to support them and we will provide that support.”
The program is designed for entrepreneurs who want to know how to launch a successful company and navigate the legal and business environment of African markets. Participants in the program will be provided with advice in such areas as corporate structuring, labor and employment, and tax and customs issues. Eligible applicants can download an application form from the Careers section of the Centurion website. They should send the filled application form and a cover letter detailing their interest in the program to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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