Maynard Cooper & Gale is proud to announce that it has joined the Invention to Innovation Center (I2C) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as a strategic partner. I2C is a regional business incubator that is designed to stimulate and accelerate the growth of new and existing high-tech companies.
Michael Johnson, Practice Group Leader of Maynard Cooper’s Corporate Securities and Tax Practice Group, was present at the I2C ribbon cutting on June 10th where Governor Kay Ivey, UAH President Robert Altenkirch, and other officials expressed excitement about the future of the organization. I2C is located in a brand new 46,650-square-foot building connected to UAH’s College of Business. Start-ups and existing companies can lease space in the building, and I2C will host regular events, trainings, and workshops on site.
“We are excited to partner with I2C and be part of the entrepreneurial hotbed that has formed in the Tennessee Valley,” said Michael Johnson. “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.”
Maynard Cooper will support I2C by offering access to legal services and mentorship, promoting strategic connections and experience with emerging growth companies, and sponsorship of programming.
Rigved Joshi, the Director at I2C, says, “Maynard Cooper’s legal capabilities and deep ecosystem engagement will drive tremendous value to our entrepreneurs during their formative stages and beyond. 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.”
To read more about I2C and their upcoming workshops, visit www.uah.edu/i2c.