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Centre for Law, Entrepreneurship and Action Research [CLEAR], DOMS; NALSAR University of Law is envisaged as an array of interventions (research and consultative) geared towards creating an impact on the entrepreneurship environment in India. It also aims at enabling entrepreneurs by providing a broad based legal and commercial foundation for developing successful and impact generating business models.

We intend to facilitate entrepreneurs with critical enablers to support their transition from concepts to commercially viable businesses creating positive & sustainable impact. The CLEAR shall make conscious efforts towards facilitating knowledge, skills and expertise to foster lasting successes of enterprise creation as well as sustenance.

Vision

Evolve as a premier centre in the field of Innovation, entrepreneurship and structured research and interventions for the larger benefit of society

Mission Statement

  • In-house and collaborative research in the areas of Innovation, entrepreneurship and structured research and interventions
  • Inculcate and Develop capabilities among faculty to leverage existing knowledge and undertake such activities that broaden the horizon of the NALSAR Eco-system.
  • Collaborate with local and global institutions incl. subject matter experts, to achieve the Centres vision.
  • Undertake action research and intervention initiatives in the start-up ecosystem.
  • Undertake action research and intervention initiatives for public and private commercial establishments

The young and often inexperienced entrepreneurs require hands-on support on various aspects of building an enterprise. Some of the most pertinent issues from the perspective of start-ups and founders are:

BACKGROUND

One of the most critical elements that impacts any venture, and more so an aspiring start-up, is the legal environment/framework that businesses operate within. The entire business environment is interfaced with legal and compliance framework, which if understood properly and responded to according to set precedents, acts as a facilitator of business rather than an impediment to it. Legal framework is all pervasive, commencing from registration of an entity to structuring transactions and complying with regulations, filing taxes to handling disclosures, entering into contracts to dealing with legal intricacies.

For Start-ups, analysing business models, expansion & growth strategies, and understanding the legal and regulatory implications of
opting a particular business structure (including in VUCA environments) are critical. With the policy surrounding the start-up space changing dynamically at all levels and across sectors, it becomes imperative that founders understand the legal and regulatory landscape as well as commercial and financial outlook surrounding any idea and accordingly structure their business models to minimize risks.

Such positive and non – intrusive intervention requires expertise of law as well as management. NALSAR is the only law school in India that offers such a combination. Recognition of our efforts is in being ranked the best university, in its space, by NAAC. Subject experts, practioners, thinkers, mentors and inquisitive minds find NALSAR a destination of choice. We are one of the founding members of T-Hubs and are keen to augment its achievements with our services.

What CLEAR does:

  • Conduct seminars, workshops and interactive sessions on areas discussed above, but not limited to, continually for the start-ups registered with T-Hub.
  • Through active help-desks, enables start-ups to further engage with NALSAR team on business managerial, legal and regulatory assistance on a continuous basis.
  • Provide advisory and consultancy services to start-ups on case-to-case basis as maybe required on mutually agreed terms and conditions

Team On board

Mentor & Advisor @ CLEAR

Prof. Mustafa has the experience of founding two law schools and one B-School. He is a sought-after public speaker in news channels as well as top universities of the world including Standford and Harvard. He also has his own youtube channel that disseminates legal knowledge to the public. With his experience and acute legal acumen, he shall mentor startups looking to scale operations.

Access his full profile @ https://nalsar.ac.in/prof-faizan-mustafa-vice-chancellor

Centre Co-ordinator @ CLEAR.

Dr. Pattnaik has travelled the world and finally found his calling as founding faculty at threeschools. He takes active interest in start-ups and is currently mentoring a legal tech start-up. His research interests are in the areas of legal environment of start-ups, academic entrepreneurship and bridging founders with students.

Access profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/pinaki-nandan-pattnaik-955096125/

Associate @ CLEAR

A chartered accountant by qualification with over 10 years of experience in business management, financial consultancy, and start-up ecosystem. His work with start-ups, assisting them in developing business plans and investor pitches and validating ‘idea to revenue strategies’ at the concept level.

Access his full profile @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/praveen-munukutla-b3254b1b/