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Maynard Cooper & Gale and UAH’s I2C have announced a partnership that will expand the support and assistance available to entrepreneurs as they launch and scale their startups.

Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) and The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Invention to Innovation Center (I2C) announce their partnership to enhance the I2C ecosystem with sponsorship and strategic support to entrepreneurs.

Maynard Cooper will leverage its expansive legal knowledge and expertise in corporate and intellectual property matters to help accelerate commercialization initiatives at I2C through mentorship and legal advisory services geared towards startups.

Additionally, Maynard Cooper will support programming activities at I2C specifically through the curation of events, workshops, boot-camps, and activities core to I2C’s mission.

“Maynard Cooper’s legal capabilities and deep ecosystem engagement will drive tremendous value to our entrepreneurs during their formative stages and beyond,” said Rigved Joshi, Director at I2C. “Our collaborative work furthers I2C’s ability to expand the support and assistance to our entrepreneurs as they continue to launch and scale their startups. Maynard Cooper stepped in early and has demonstrated a commitment to rallying our charge to innovate, take risks, and be entrepreneurial.”

“We are excited to partner with I2C and be part of the entrepreneurial hotbed that has formed in the Tennessee Valley,” said Michael Johnson, Chair of the Corporate, Securities and Tax Practice Group at Maynard Cooper. “Our objective is to help companies grow and succeed, and we look forward to seeing the new technologies and advancements that will come out of I2C.”

About Maynard Cooper

Maynard Cooper & Gale is a nationally recognized, full-service law firm with more than 275 attorneys serving clients throughout the United States as well as internationally. The Firm has offices in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery, Alabama; Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; New York City, New York; and Washington D.C. Maynard Cooper & Gale provides a full array of legal services to a broad and diverse clientele, including Fortune 500 companies, closely held businesses, partnerships, and non-profit organizations.

In the emerging growth space, Maynard Cooper encompasses a unique, multi-disciplinary team of more than 40 lawyers and other advisors who are passionately focused on representing emerging growth companies and investors in core markets. This team provides a comprehensive range of value-added services to participants in the entrepreneurial ecosystem with a broader commitment and vision for serving these companies throughout all stages of their life cycle.

About I2C

The I2C serves as regional resource for emerging technology companies through leadership and support of entrepreneurial initiatives throughout North Alabama and South-Central Tennessee.

I2C focuses on venture acceleration, mentorship, programming, and incubation - a vibrant and dynamic platform that supports and stimulates co-creation and open innovation.

All of I2C’s activities and programming elements conducted by/for the regional communities are to encourage sharing, build cross-sector connections, and attract like-minded members/participants to contribute, collaborate, and thrive under an entrepreneurial environment. I2C’s brand new 45,000 innovation space is scheduled to open June 2019 on the UAH campus.

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