Our office in The Hague has established a partnership with YES!Delft, a high tech entrepreneurs' centre with a clear mission: Building tomorrow’s leading firms. YES!Delft inspires students, professionals and scientists to make their first steps on the path to becoming an entrepreneur and offer them the necessary support to turn their venture into a success.
Our start-up team in The Netherlands (part of the international start-up group) consists of enthusiastic and talented lawyers, notaries (candidates) and tax advisers (from young associates to partners). The initiators of this partnership with YES!Delft are partners Pauline Vos, head of our Dutch Corporate Group and Jeroen van der Lee, head of our Dutch Commercial team.
Jeroen said: "As an international and innovative high-tech law firm we do not only find it important but in particular exciting and inspiring to work together with young entrepreneurs and to advise them on law and tax issues when starting a new business. We are very pleased with our cooperation with YES!Delft, one of the most prominent tech incubators worldwide (ranked in the top 30 of the UBI-index 2014) offering a platform to a lot of start-ups in sectors which Bird & Bird is focussing on."
Pauline Vos added: "Certainly this partnership is an excellent opportunity to build a strong relationship with businesses which are small yet have an incredible growth potential (all big companies started small). In addition, we're offering our young associates a chance to work together with young, creative entrepreneurs, to develop their own network and to see first-hand what it means to start your own business."
For more information please contact Jeroen or Pauline.