Category: Events

Sterling Law supports Startup Pitching Competition at the University of Westminster

We are delighted to be an official partner of the Startup Pitch Competition held on 25 October 2018 at the University of Westminster. The event is organised by the Marylebone Entrepreneurial Club whose members will be pitching their businesses to a panel of investors, aiming to raise a total of £1,000,000.

Programme:

Pitch day – 25 October 2018 

Time: 12.00 – 18.00 at Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent Street, Marylebone, London, W1B 2UW

Up to 15 startups will be pitching this day with investment needs from £50K to £1M in e-commerce, AI, machine learning, blockchain, big data and other areas.

  • 12.00  – 1.00 pm: Registration, networking
  • 1.00 – 2.00 pm: Organisers and partners speech
  • 2.00 – 5.00 pm: Pitch Session
  • 5.00 – 6.00 pm: Networking session

Full details of the event and list of participating start-ups. 

Tickets & registration:

To book your place please visit this web-page.

Competition

The panel of judges will include Stepan Galaev, Investment Director at Galaev & Co whose firm manages angel portfolios for Dragons Den’s investors, amongst others.

Professor Malcolm Kirkup, Head of College at Westminster Business School will open the event with an opening address.

The Marylebone Entrepreneurial Club was founded by two University of Westminster graduates, Dennis G. Lucan and Slava Baranoskiy to create a startup community to bridge academic knowledge and practical application, from business concept to market.

Workshop Invitation: Employing Foreign Workers and Sponsor Licence Pitfalls, 27 June 2018

Sterling Law and Drystone Chambers invite for the workshop for the UK employers and business owners to discuss practical issues of “Employing Foreign Workers in the UK, Sponsor Licence Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them”. The workshop will be held at the office of Drystone Chambers on Wednesday, 27 June 2018.

Date and time:

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 at 6.00 PM (followed by Q&A and wine reception)

Location:

Drystone Chambers, 35 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4JH (MAP)

In order to hire a worker from outside of the EEA countries, the UK employer needs to obtain a Sponsor Licence from the Home Office. Although the process of obtaining a Sponsor Licence might seem straightforward, there are many peculiarities and practical issues that the British employer must take into account. Even once the Licence is granted, employers may still face additional checks and audits from the Home Office and will be required to comply with the numerous legal requirements.

To help the UK employers to deal with the practical issues of employing foreign workers and applying for a sponsor licence, we are organising this workshop.

Speakers:

Agenda:

  • Prevention of illegal working & sponsoring foreign skilled workers
  • UKVI compliance visits
  • Issuance of sponsorship certificates
  • Revocation of sponsor licence
  • Q&A session

The workshop will be followed by a networking reception.

Registration:

Admission is free by registration is required via Eventbrite.

If you have enquiries please contact: enquiries@sterling-law.co.uk or tel. 02078228535.

Workshop Invitation: How to build a startup (and stay in the UK with Tier 1 visa) – 17 May 2018

Sterling & Law Associates LLP and Marylebone Entrepreneurial Club invite students and graduates to join our workshop “How to build a startup (and stay in the UK with Tier 1 visa)” held on Thursday, 17 May 2018 at Cass Business School, London.

Date & Time:

Thursday, 17 May 2018 at 18.00

Venue:

Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ [MAP]

Admission: Free but registration is required via Eventbrite.

Speakers:

  • Ruslan Kosarenko Lawyer UK – Principal Partner at Sterling & Law Associates LLP, has 11 years of experience in immigration law practice with particular expertise in complex human rights cases. He is an expert in Tier 1 Visa (Investor and Entrepreneur) applications, acting for both corporate and individual clients.
  • Slava Baranovskiy – creative entrepreneur, tech startup founder, film director/producer and Entrepreneur in Residence of Westminster Business School with a strong business and tech background, founder of Eligent.

The event is aimed at Russian speaking students and graduates considering to establish their own company in the UK and utilise it to obtain a Tier 1 visa.

Schedule:

1. How to build your own start-up –  presentation by Slava Baranovskiy
2. How to get a Tier 1 visa – presentation by Ruslan Kosarenko
3. Panel Discussion on contiguous matters
4. Q&A session
5. Networking

Main topics covered:

1. Building a tech startup

– How to get a great tech startup idea.
– How to build your startup product.
– Main technologies you need to know.
– How to build your startup team.
– How to find CTO/tech resources for your startup.
– What are the main tech startup challenges/failures and how to resolve them?

2. Defining your product/service

– Who is your target audience?
– Who are your competitors?
– What is your Product/Service USP?
– What is your marketing/sales strategy?

3. Immigration and Business

– How to make myself and my business eligible for Tier 1 visa?
– How to prepare for application? Tips and hints.
– What are typical mistakes and reasons for refusal?
– How to get a Tier 1 Visa if I don’t have an idea?