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Essential legal contracts for tech startups


Through this course you will gain an understanding of the principles of contracting, the nature and structure of a contract and the essential contracts, all framed for the needs of a tech-based startup.

This course consists of lectures, reading material and slides. Upon completion of the course, you will have a grounded understanding of the principles of contracting and how they apply to your business.


This course will be offered twice in 2021.

  Format Dates Fee
Option 1 Remote learning via Zoom 23 to 25 March 2021 (two to three hours a day) R2,200
Option 2 Contact course at UCT 19 to 20 July 2021 (one and a half days) R3,000

Please note that we reserve the right to reschedule contact sessions as remote teaching via Zoom in the event that circumstances prevent us from holding face-to-face sessions.

Who will benefit from this course?

This course is for entrepreneurs, founders, innovation officers and legal personnel of tech based startups.


This course is presented in conjunction with Endcode. EndCode is a tech law advisory that specialises in assisting startups in navigating the legal frameworks that impact their businesses. We are proud legal mentors for tech startups at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria and the pan-African Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST).


A certificate of attendance from UCT will be awarded to students who attend the full course.

How to sign up

Complete and submit the registration form. You will then be given the payment information. Please note that registrations will not be accepted until payment has been made.

Full details regarding the Zoom link / physical venue will be sent to you a few days before the course.

Deadlines for registration are: three days before the course starts (Option 1) and seven days before the course starts (Option 2).

Download the brochure: Option 1 or Option 2.