Launch of Webber Wentzel Ignite – a legal incubation programme for entrepreneurs

Silicon Cape
12 Dec 2017

Webber Wentzel is excited to announce the launch of Webber Wentzel Ignite, a legal incubation programme for start-ups and scale-ups.

As a firm, they have a long history of supporting entrepreneurship and innovation. Webber Wentzel recognises that the future of South Africa requires an ecosystem of innovation and growth and want to make a meaningful contribution towards this.

Through Webber Wentzel Ignite, selected entrepreneurs and innovators will be provided with:

  • tailored legal services valued at up to ZAR 100,000;
  • bespoke mentoring and training support – focused on legal knowledge and developing key skills relevant to start-up businesses; and
  • targeted networking and profile-raising opportunities.

Webber Wentzel Ignite aims to provide start-ups and scale-ups with a strong legal foundation to drive businesses forward and position them well for future fundraising and expansion.

A consultative panel of industry experts will select the successful applicants that will receive support. Preference will be given to high-potential South African ventures that already have some market traction.

To join the programme, interested applicants must apply by 15 January 2018. Completed forms must be sent to

The programme brochure and application form are available here.

Watch this video for more background and context.

Contact project lead, Aalia Manie, at if you have any questions or if you’d like to explore opportunities to work together outside the programme.