Participate in the Tax & Legal Tech Springboard

The startup springboard by PwC Tax & Legal and Microsoft

What is Tax & Legal Tech Springboard?

It is the startup acceleration program created by PwC Tax & Legal, supported by Microsoft, with the aim of promoting legaltech and taxtech solutions in the Spanish market.

Who is it for?

International Tax & Legal Tech Startups at an advanced stage of the development of their tax or legal solution, who need to validate the integration and adaptation of their product or service to the Spanish legal or tax sector.

Startups that do not yet offer Tax & Legal Tech solutions, but that have a technological solution in operation that has not yet been adapted to the Spanish or international legal or tax sector, with which to establish at least one use case and co-create, together with PwC Tax & Legal, supported by Microsoft, a solution that is applicable to the Spanish legal or tax sector.



What does the program offer you?

  • Mentoring on the business model
  • Mentoring for the co-creation or validation of the solution
  • Access to training resources
  • Access to clients
  • Access to investors
  • Possibility of access to  PwC's High Potential Company and Entrepreneurship Area
  • Possibility of access to commercial agreements

What are the objectives?

Expand our technological radar

Identify and incorporate the development and use of new technologies in the field of legal and fiscal processes in order to be with our clients at the technological forefront of our sector.

Drive the transformation of legal and tax areas

Create and co-design technological tools that make legal and tax compliance more accessible and understandable for company professionals and optimize legal processes to allow more efficient legal or tax management within companies.

Generate innovative solutions

Offer our clients new trends and innovative solutions in their sector, as well as in the supply of legal and tax services.

4. Promote entrepreneurship

Support entrepreneurship and co-create with entrepreneurs providing advisory services, specialized mentoring and technological tools to facilitate the design and deployment of solutions for the Spanish legal and tax sectors.



Calendar of the first acceleration period

Phase 1- Presentation of proposals


7th April - 7th May

Phase 2 - Analysis and selection of proposals


7th April - 14th May

Phase 3 - Tutoring and mentoring


17th May - 15th October

Phase 4 - Presentation of the project to investors and end of the program
October


* Do not stop sending your applications. The program is open to receive more applications (regardless of the date of receipt) and the applications will be taken into consideration in the next acceleration period.

FAQs

What is the Tax & Legal Tech Springboard?

It is the startup acceleration program created by PwC Tax & Legal, supported by Microsoft, with the aim of promoting legaltech and taxtech solutions in the Spanish market.

What makes the PwC accelerator different?

The main advantages arising for the selected companies (Accelerated Startups), are as followss:

  • Business mentoring: Each Accelerated Startup will receive assistance from PwC, supported by Microsoft, to validate the business model through the application of methodologies tested by PwC or Microsoft and the transfer of knowledge and experience.
  • Personalized Mentoring based on the solution offered by the Accelerated Startup:

- "PoC Model” Mentoring”: Accelerated Startups will be able to test their solutions through PoC (proofs of concept) under the mentoring of professionals from PwC Tax & Legal and Microsoft in order to identify vectors for improvement. Each project will be able to validate its solutions internally with PwC, with Microsoft, or with those PwC Tax & Legal, clients, supported by Microsoft, that accept participation.

- “Model co-creation of solutions with PwC Tax & Legal and Microsoft” Mentoring: PwC Tax & Legal (en su caso, con la colaboración de Microsoft) y la Startups Acelerada co-crearán de forma conjunta para lograr un MVP (producto mínimo viable) adaptado a un caso de uso dentro del ámbito legal o fiscal español.

  • Technical, Commercial and Financial Mentoring: 

PPwC and Microsoft will offer guidance and mentoring on issues related to marketing and the technical and economic feasibility of the solution, through specialized professionals who will assist the Accelerated Startup in this area. Specifically, Microsoft will provide:

- Priority access to the premium Microsoft Startups program, subject to the program's standard terms and conditions.

- Microsoft will offer "Selected Startups", which are startups that are part of PwC's tax and legal network and have a business-to-business (B2B) product offering, a credit to be used for a Microsoft product or service under independent terms and conditions between Microsoft and each selected startup.

  • Access to training resources

Accelerated Startups will be able to participate in informal talks with professionals from PwC Tax & Legal and/or Microsoft, which will allow them to gain knowledge of the operation of legal and financial services or to expand technological knowledge relating to their solution, with the aim of improving their own products or services. They will also be able to hold discussions on different matters of interest with some of the teams from the High Potential Companies area of PwC.

Specifically, with regard to Microsoft, this training resource will consist of two master classes per cohort that will be taught by the Microsoft team. This will be agreed in advance (a minimum of 4 weeks in advance) and will be based on the points of the curriculum to examine the possible topics covering technical, business, market strategies, how to scale with Microsoft, etc.

  • Access to clients

The Accelerated Startup will have a priority channel to offer its solutions to PwC and/or Microsoft clients, and even to access them in the testing phase during the acceleration period.

  • Possibility of accessing PwC's High Potential Company and Entrepreneurship Area

This area is designed to help entrepreneurs make their Accelerated Startup an economic reality in order to allow them to reach their maximum potential.

Microsoft will explore business opportunities between startups and Microsoft's network of customers, taking advantage of existing channels and partner programs.

  • Possibility of accessing commercial agreements

PwC Tax & Legal or Microsoft may observe certain potential in any of the projects, leading to the possibility of reaching preferential collaboration agreements or joint ventures, for which they may propose commercial agreements with the Accelerated Startup.

  • Access to investors

PwC and/or Microsoft will facilitate or mediate in the presentation of Accelerated Startups to a certain number of investors.

  • Promotional actions

- Microsoft will promote co-marketing initiatives and events organized jointly with PwC through Microsoft’s marketing channels selected at Microsoft's discretion, wherever possible.

- Microsoft will focus on amplifying PwC's message to generate new applications for the program and presenting a strong partnership message to the extent possible.

What are the participation requirements?

The Tax and Legal Tech Springboard is a scalable and replicable business technology-based startup acceleration program, for both legaltech scale-ups and consolidated startups that wish to adapt their technological solution to the Spanish tax and legal market.

Any active company with a registered office in a European Union country with a technology-based, scalable and replicable business that is in one of the following situations can apply:

  • International Tax & Legal Tech Startups at an advanced stage of the development of their tax or legal solution, which need to validate the integration and adaptation of their product or service to the Spanish legal or tax sector.
  • Startups that do not yet offer Tax & Legal Tech solutions, but that have a working technological solution that is not yet adapted to the Spanish or international legal or tax sector, with which to establish at least one use case and co-create, together with PwC Tax & Legal, supported by Microsoft, a solution that is applicable to the Spanish legal or tax sector.

We are looking for start-ups that have a certain history in the market or teams with experience or committed to innovation and the development of the business.

At the time of submitting the application, the directors of the candidate company cannot have an employment or commercial relationship with PwC Tax & Legal, or with Microsoft, or have a criminal record.

Furthermore, in order to participate, the program conditions must be read and signed, which outline the rights that PwC Tax & Legal will have over the accelerated startups and the obligations that they, in turn, will have with PwC Tax & Legal.

How can I sign up?

In order to register, Startups must access registration form and provide the requested information. PwC will examine the application and will contact the candidates to inform them if they have qualified to participate in the acceleration program.

When does the registration period end?

The registration deadline is April 30 for the first acceleration period. If your application arrives after this date, it will be accepted, but the assessment will be made for the next acceleration period. 

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