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Monday, September 24

3:00pm PDT

Starting Right: The Role of Lawyers in the Startup World?
Limited Capacity seats available

Launching a startup is an exciting time for any entrepreneur, but it also means grappling with the unique financing, corporate governance and risk management considerations of early-stage businesses. Sound legal advice and building a close working relationship with legal counsel can help you navigate this process and position your business for long-term success.
Join our panel of entrepreneurs and  lawyers for a lively discussion that will demystify the role of lawyers in the startup world. The panel will discuss issues such as fundraising, licensing arrangements and intellectual property protection.

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Vivian Chan

COO, Eyexpo Technology Corp.
Vivian Chan is a technology executive who has been involved in launch, monetization, sales and marketing for 3 waves of disruptive technology: Business Intelligence/Big Data; Cloud Saas/Paas; and now Immersive Technology/AR/VR. She has over 18 years of experience working with companies... Read More →
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Gal Smolar

Counsel, Miller Thomson LLP
Gal Smolar is a Canadian and Israeli qualified business lawyer at Miller Thomson. As a trusted advisor, Gal is dedicated to offering entrepreneur and investor clients practical legal advice to help them solve real problems. He focuses on technology companies and has experience working... Read More →
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Amelia Zheng

Director, Coinsquare Wealth
Amelia Zheng, Director of Coinsquare Wealth. Graduated from law school in University of Montreal, Amelia speaks three languages and holds two law degrees from two countries.  With 10 years working experience in negotiating contracts worldwide, doing Merger & Aquisition transactions... Read More →

Monday September 24, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Miller Thomson LLP
Tuesday, September 25

5:00pm PDT

Yes, You Need a Lawyer for That: Public & Private Capital Markets and Emerging Issues
Limited Capacity full
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You’ll get access to legal and business experts who will answer your general questions and share valuable insights about the legal landscape on both the startup and investor side of the industry.  

Join a panel of Boughton Law securities lawyers discussing the legal pitfalls that trip up even the savviest startups, investors and entrepreneurs. These lawyers will share their insights about public and private capital markets and discuss emerging and evolving issues that impact startups of every size. Topics to be discussed include: Vetting and verifying investors, finders fees, investor presentations, board control and shareholder agreements. Come prepared with questions and look forward to hearing stories from the trenches. Panel discussion will begin at 5:30pm, drinks, Poke bar and networking to follow.

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Brent Grunenberg

Associate, Boughton Law
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Claudia L. Losie

Associate Counsel, Boughton Law
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Conrad Nest

Associate Counsel, Boughton Law
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Sean P. O'Neill

Shareholder, Boughton Law
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David Toyoda

Associate Counsel, Boughton Law

Tuesday September 25, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Boughton Law
Thursday, September 27

8:30am PDT

Intellectual Property Protection – Practical Impacts from Start-Up Through Exit
Limited Capacity seats available

Join McCarthy Tétrault at Vancouver Startup Week for a panel discussion on the importance of intellectual property protection and how it impacts your business.  McCarthy Tétrault IP lawyers Vincent Yip and Amy Fong alongside Bart Copeland, CEO & President at ActiveState and Tim Botham and Andy Talbot, Managing Partners at Aqua M&A will discuss why an IP strategy is key to the success of innovative companies. They will also share their insights as how to lay the groundwork for building a valuable IP portfolio and cover other practical IP issues you need to consider to protect your business, including employee or consultant-created innovations, licensing and freedom-to-operate. We hope you can join us for what will be a practical and dynamic discussion among business leaders and entrepreneurs who have worked extensively with companies that have unique and diverse IP needs.  The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30 – 9:00am and the presentation will start at 9:00am.

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Tim Botham

Managing Partner, Aqua M&A
Tim has broad market experience and a deep technical background, having served in various executive roles at small, medium and large companies. Tim focuses on business strategy and corporate positioning, Tim served on the buy-side M&A team at MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates, one... Read More →
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Bart Copeland

CEO & President, ActiveState
Bart has over 32 years in tech spanning roles from VP Corporate Strategy, GM to CEO. He’s had the privilege of leading ActiveState since 2006. Bart drives the strategic direction with three tenets: happy Activators, solutions ‘geeks’ love to use and making open source languages... Read More →
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Amy Fong

Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault
Amy Fong is a counsel in our National Intellectual Property and Technology Group in Vancouver.  Her practice covers a broad range of intellectual property matters including patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright and domain names and she also counsels clients on technology... Read More →
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Andy Talbot

Managing Partner, Aqua M&A
Andy is a serial entrepreneur, having founded 8 advanced technology startups. Andy was a founder of the entrepreneurship program at the University of British Columbia (e@UBC), where he helped launch over 36 technology and life sciences companies in just 3 years. Andy specializes in... Read More →
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Vincent Yip

Counsel, McCarthy Tétrault
Vincent Kam-Sun Yip is counsel in our National Intellectual Property and Business Law groups. His practice focuses on the acquisition, commercialization, and enforcement of patent, trade-mark, and other intellectual property rights. He also has significant experience providing intellectual... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 8:30am - 10:30am PDT
McCarthy Tétrault LLP 745 Thurlow St #2400, Vancouver, BC V6E 0C5

2:30pm PDT

Accessing Capital Markets: Accounting and Legal Considerations
Limited Capacity filling up

Have questions with regard to accessing capital markets for your business? You'll have the opportunity to ask your questions and receive insights from our expert speakers.

Join Fernando Costa, Partner at Manning Elliott LLP and Patrick Sullivan, Associate, Corporate from Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP as they discuss accessing capital markets and what accounting and legal considerations you should be aware of.
Some of the key areas that will be discussed include:
• When to get your advisors involved.
• Making sure you get the most out of your professional advisors and save money during the process.
• Common areas where difficulties are encountered (from an accounting/audit perspective).
• Making sure income tax considerations are taken into account.
• Introduction to alternative going public transaction structures.
• Market update – what trends are driving the market in 2018.
• Difficulties with these transactions (from a legal perspective).
• Selecting a legal advisor.

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Fernando Costa

Partner, Manning Elliott
Fernando has expertise in public company assurance and reporting requirements and in providing management, accounting and tax advice for private owner-manager businesses.  Many of Fernando’s clients are in the resource-based industries or are part of the real estate development... Read More →
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Patrick Sullivan

Associate Corporate, Osler Law
Patrick practices corporate and securities law with an emphasis on advising public companies in the mining, technology, distribution and beverage industries. He regularly advises on public and private mergers and acquisitions, shareholder rights plans, corporate finance transactions... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Terminal City Club

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