vTestify is honored to have been selected as a member of the inaugural class of the Duke Law Tech Lab (“DLTL”) program of 2017. With the stated mission of “training tech-savvy lawyers and professionals who understand the power of technology to expand legal services,” the DLTL is integral for positioning Duke Law School as a global leader in Legal Tech Innovation.
The DLTL program presents an unparalleled opportunity to connect with Duke Law’s mentorship, resources, and connections to companies with the necessary tools to change the way law is practiced. From an applicant pool of over 50 companies, acceptance reinforces their belief that vTestify has demonstrated significant potential and that, with continued effort, can change the legal technology landscape.
John Fallone, our program mentor, is an attorney and veteran of Y-Combinator, and co-founder of SendHub, a telecom startup that was acquired in late 2015. We’ll also work closely with DLTL Co-Founder Jeff Ward, a full-time faculty member at Duke Law, Director of the Start-Up Ventures Clinic, Chair of the Technology & Access Working Group, and teacher at the intersection of law and technology.
Throughout the next 12 weeks vTestify will receive weekly mentorship and guidance, develop a company-specific growth and achievement plan, receive access to advisors within some of Duke’s relevant networks, strategic interactions with decision makers at top law firms, assistance with sales and marketing implementation, and pitch presentation assistance. This will all culminate into a “Demo Day” pitch competition where all seven startups will compete before an audience and panel of judges to be declared the winner.
Acceptance into Duke Law’s program presents a strong validation from industry leaders that vTestify can be a catalyst for legal technology innovation that can increase access to legal services.