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Aird & Berlis/Aird & McBurney Continue Sponsorship in Support of Startup Growth By Tony Sabeta, B.Eng. Nov 17, 2020 Aird & Berlis LLP and Aird & McBurney LP are pleased to announce that they have renewed their spo... Aird & Berlis LLP and Aird & McBurney LP are pleased to announce that they have renewed their sponsorship agreement with the Founder Institute Toronto to help entrepreneurs gain traction and obtain funding.

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Financial Tech Startup goPeer Receives Aird & Berlis StartupSource Market Entry Award By Randy Williamson Sep 30, 2020 goPeer, a financial technology startup that makes non-traditional lending accessible on a peer-to-peer platform, is this year's recipient of the $25,000 Aird & Berlis StartupSource Market Entry Award.

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Partner Randy Williamson Recognized For His Contributions to Innovation York at StartupSource Market Entry Award Ceremony Jan 21, 2020 Last week, the top three startups from the 2019 LaunchYU Accelerator program presented their final pitches in competition for our annual Aird & Berlis Startup Source Market Entry Award. The startups eligible for this award are graduates...

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Upcoming Pitch Competition Recognizes Top Startup Ventures Jan 14, 2020 On January 16, the top three startups from the 2019 LaunchYU Accelerator program will present their final pitches in competition for our annual StartupSource Market Entry Award. Aird & Berlis is proud to present this award for the third year in a row and showcase our commitment to the ongoing sup...

Posted in: Intellectual Property | Tips from Founders | Founder Issues

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Does Your Brand Reflect Your Personality? By Tony Sabeta, B.Eng. Sep 06, 2019 Founders of startup companies spend months, if not years, developing their ideas and building their business from the ground up. However, once their idea has been executed and financing is in place, what can they do to stand out in a crowd? Making sure a startup has the right branding in place wi...

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Female Founders Drive Strong Growth in Startups Aug 21, 2019 While research indicates that male founders outnumber female founders, many people may find it surprising that when looking at startup companies, “the fastest growing companies at 200%+ growth, are 75% more likely to have a female founder.”

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Maple Leaf Angels Teams Up With Aird & Berlis Once Again By Randy Williamson, Graham Topa and Tony Sabeta, B.Eng. May 27, 2019 Maple Leaf Angels is pleased to announce a renewed partnership with Aird & Berlis LLP. The Aird & Berlis Startups Group, led by Graham Topa and Tony Sabeta, is dedicated to enabling early-stage and emerging growth companies to navigate the commercial, regulatory and competitive challenges related...

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Aird & Berlis Partners with Innovation Hub, ventureLAB By Sherri M. Altshuler, Graham Topa and Sarah Newman Oct 03, 2018 Aird & Berlis LLP is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with ventureLAB through an exciting partnership. Aird & Berlis is proud to be a supporter of ventureLAB and the innovative work that it is doing for entrepreneurs and startup companies.

Posted in: Venture Capital | Finance

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CVCA Report Identifies Key Trends in Venture Capital and Private Equity Investment in Canada By Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains and Meredith McCann Oct 02, 2018 The Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association released its H1 2018 VC & PE Canadian Market Overview, reviewing the year-to-date trends in venture capital and private equity investment in Canada.

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Innovation Canada’s Interactive Digital Platform Connects Startups with Quick Resources By Sarah Newman Sep 12, 2018 Startup entrepreneurs will be excited to know that Innovation Canada launched an interactive online portal that provides easy access to information about government grants, tax credits and more. The digital platform is a one-stop shop for all things innovation and star...

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Aird & Berlis Supports Students and Startups in Kingston, Ontario By Sarah Newman Aug 24, 2018 Aird & Berlis works with the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) and Queen’s Business Law Clinic to support startups and law students at Queen’s University and in the surrounding areas. The DDQIC was founded in 2012 as a startup and has since become a driv...

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OneEleven, a Global Scale-Up Hub, to Double its Toronto Presence By Andy Nguyen Jul 17, 2018 OneEleven, a global scale-up hub, has recently announced that it is doubling its Toronto presence, bringing its total Toronto footprint to over 100,000 square feet in dedicated office space for scale-ups.

Posted in: Toronto | News | Startup Event

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Toronto to Host Fastest-Growing Tech Conference in North America in 2019 By David Mba and Tony Sabeta, B.Eng. Jul 06, 2018 Collision, one of North America’s largest tech conferences, is coming to Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Paddy Cosgrave, CEO of Web Summit, announced that the event, which brings together tech CEOs, founders and investors from over 120 countries, will be held in Toronto from...

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City of Toronto Partners with WeWork to Provide International Workspaces to Entrepreneurs Jun 29, 2018 On June 21, 2018, the City of Toronto and its partners in the innovation community launched the Toronto Startup Passport through their partnership with WeWork. WeWork provides working spaces in 388 office locations in 70 cities.

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Aviva Ventures Pitch Day Event Supports Canadian Startups By David Mba Jun 21, 2018 Aviva Canada is supporting Canadian startups that are disrupting the insurance industry and will help create innovative digital experiences for customers. Those who fit the bill are encouraged to apply for Aviva’s annual Pitch Day.

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Fueling Civic Innovation Through the Launch of Civic Hall Toronto Jun 05, 2018 This month, the City of Toronto, Code for Canada and the Centre for Social Innovation came together to launch the Civic Hall Toronto initiative. This initiative will bring together people across sectors, including government practitioners, civic technologists and designers, social entreprene...

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CVCA Report: $690 Million Invested in Over 139 VC Deals in Q1 2018 By David Mba May 31, 2018 The first quarter of 2018 has been a strong period for venture capital investments in Canada, and tech companies are receiving the benefit of these investments. According to a recent Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (“CVCA”) report, Toronto is ranked as the top city i...

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Innovation York Supports Local Innovators Through Research Mar 23, 2018 Innovation York is finding new ways to support local innovators through access to research resources. This blog has written before about Innovation York’s entrepreneurship program, LaunchYU, but the Innovation York office also supports startup companies to develop and implement their passions wit...

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Aird & Berlis Assisting DDQIC Ventures with Strategic Legal and Business Counsel Partnership to enhance legal resources for startups By Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains Mar 20, 2018 DDQIC and Aird & Berlis LLP have entered into a strategic partnership, whereby Aird & Berlis will provide certain legal services to participants of DDQIC’s programs as well as advice that will help address some of the common legal issues facing startups and emerging businesses.

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Canadian Startup Talent on Display at 2018 Sci Innovation Competition Mar 16, 2018 The submission period has closed for the Global 2018 Sci Innovation Competition, setting a new record for the number of submissions to the “Global Olympics of Innovation.” 2018 saw a 17% increase in overall submissions to the competition, with a total number of 1,460 global projects and ...

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Aird & Berlis StartupSource Market Entry Award Winner Announced Mar 09, 2018 Aird & Berlis is proud to announce that Senior Care Connect is the winner of the inaugural Aird & Berlis StartupSource Market Entry Award. Senior Care Connect, founded by Kristal Lewis and co-founded by Taiwo McGregor, competed alongside finalists KPI Ninja and Lyofresh Technologies fo...

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Applications for Social Enterprise Pitch Competition Now Underway Mar 05, 2018 Applications are now open for this year’s Social Enterprise Zone (“SEZ”) and Social Enterprise Pitch Competition. The Ontario Government, through the Ontario Centres of Excellence (“OCE”), will once again be showcasing home-grown entrepreneurs at its Discovery conference in the spring of 2018.

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Harnessing the Power of Ideas: The Hult Prize Challenge By Aarondeep (Aaron) S. Bains and Nicholas Smith Feb 26, 2018 For the first time since its inception in 2009, the social entrepreneurship driven Hult Prize is coming to Canada. The annual Hult Prize Challenge, which has been featured by TIME Magazine as one of the “Top 5 Ideas Changing the World,” welcomes university students from around the world to solve ...

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Toronto on the Cutting Edge of Cryptocurrency Technologies Feb 21, 2018 The Toronto City Council is seeking the public’s input on how the City’s commercial sector can better engage with cryptocurrencies. On Feb. 2, 2018, the City voted to engage in deputations between the public and the City Executive on March 19, 2018.
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