Ip, Legal, and Funding Startup Bootcamp
If you are not currently registered with an innovation centre, register here.
Corporate Law with Pallett Valo will cover:
Intellectual Property with Bereskin & Parr will cover:
– What is IP and how it can increase the value of your company
– Industrial Design
– Trade Secrets
Scan Consulting Group will identify funding sources to grow your company including:
– Government programs
– Self-Funded/friends and family
– Angel or seed funding
– Early revenue
About the Speakers
Mujir Muneeruddin, Partner, Pallett Valo LLP
Mujir is an experienced corporate and securities lawyer with a business background as a C-level executive, which uniquely positions him to offer clients strategic and tactical insight into their business ventures. He represents clients on everything from governance and compliance matters to private placement and venture capital financings, going-public transactions, and public and private company mergers and acquisitions. He also routinely leads the set-up of private equity, real estate, and syndicated investment entities.
Stephen Beney, Partner, Bereskin & Parr LLP
Stephen Beney is Managing Partner with Bereskin & Parr LLP and Chair of the Executive Committee. He is the Head of the Mississauga office and leads the Medical Devices practice group. Stephen works with clients to assess IP needs, and has helped to secure patents for a diverse array of clients, including start-ups, small- to medium-sized enterprises, major multinational companies and university researchers. He advises on IP management and strategic planning and has prepared many patentability opinions, as well as infringement and validity opinions. Stephen has contributed extensively to patent education in Canada. He has been lecturing and tutoring for the annual IPIC-McGill University Patent Course for several years, and is a past Director of that course. Stephen has also been lecturing and tutoring for the annual IPIC Patent Agent Training Course, both the Drafting & Prosecution Module and the Infringement & Validity Module.
Wahaj Ahmed CPA, CGA
Wahaj Ahmed is a designated CPA, CGA. And has over 15 years of expertise in working for top 10 Global Consulting firms and Fortune 500 Organizations with in accounting and finance roles. Wahaj is the founder of Scan Consulting Group, which is a business advisory firm based out of Burlington, Ontario providing financial advisory and business consulting services. It specializes in working with entrepreneurs, start-ups and established businesses, assisting them overcome challenges such as business strategy, financial planning & management and key decision making.
About Altitude Accelerator
Altitude Accelerator (formerly RIC Centre) is a not-for-profit innovation hub and business incubator for Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon, and other communities in Southern Ontario. Altitude’s focus is to be a dynamic catalyst for tech companies. We help our companies grow faster and stronger.
Our team consists of more than 100 expert advisors, industry, academic, government partners. The team helps companies in Advanced Manufacturing, Internet of Things, Hardware & Software, Cleantech and Life Sciences to commercialize their products and get them to market faster.
About Innovation Factory
Innovation Factory (iF) is a non-profit business accelerator, providing entrepreneurs with business services, training, mentorship and strategic connections to help bring your disruptive technologies to market, increase revenues, attract investment and create jobs.
Serving as the catalyst for tech innovation in the greater Hamilton area since 2011 we are driven to help:
- Entrepreneurs bring new ideas to life and to market
- Small/Medium Enterprises (SMEs) get to the next level
- Hamilton build a dynamic culture and a community of innovation
Innovation can happen anywhere. Our goal is to make it work everywhere. We work to elevate key industry sectors including: advanced manufacturing, clean tech, information technology, integrated mobility, life sciences & health care and social innovations.
Haltech is one of 17 Regional Innovation Centres (RICs) across the province of Ontario. We are a non-profit corporation backed by the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, and corporate sponsors – Supporting a strong, innovative economy that can provide jobs, opportunities, and prosperity for all Ontarians.
Whatever stage a company is in, Haltech’s staff and team of experienced advisors are passionate about bringing the right education, advisory services, and strategic connections to develop and grow innovation-oriented businesses to the next stage. From startups to large global corporations, Haltech is available to help you advance your technology-based innovations to market or to scale up your business.