Working with the Tech Start-Up 2017


Course Date: April 19, 2017

Total: 5h 7min

Welcome and Introduction

David A. AllardLawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. JenningsIrwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Let’s Get Started: Planning, Organizing, Operating a Business

  • fact pattern
  • initial considerations

David A. Allard Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. JenningsIrwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Working With the Right People

  • how to attract, retain and incentivize (and fire!) employees

Eleni Kassaris — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver
Greg Smith —
Thinkific, Vancouver

Discussion Panel

David A. Allard — Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. Jennings — Irwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Questions

Break

Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Core Ideas

  • how copyright, patents, designs, trademarks, and trade secrets can be used to protect different aspects of a start-up's technology
  • due diligence issues that are related to these types of intellectual property
  • how start-up specific traits and goals influence the advice lawyers give

Roch J. Ripley — Gowling WLG, Vancouver

Discussion Panel

David A. AllardLawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. JenningsIrwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Questions

Tax Considerations: Structures, Incentives and Consequences

  • implications for employees, investors and shareholders

Alexander Demner — Thorsteinssons LLP, Vancouver

Discussion Panel

David A. AllardLawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. JenningsIrwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Questions

Networking Lunch

Funding Your Idea: From Angel Rounds to Series B and Beyond

  • types of debt and equity financing
  • the stage the company is at when they happen
  • types of investors at that stage
  • what documents are involved
  • key factors investors are looking for

Dayna M. Forsyth —Irwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver
Joe Timlin —
Vice President, Investments, GrowthWorks Capital Ltd., Vancouver

Discussion Panel

David A. AllardLawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. JenningsIrwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Questions

Break

Commercialization of the Idea

  • licensing and other strategies

Douglas G. Copland — Borden Ladner Gervais, Vancouver

Discussion Panel

David A. AllardLawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. JenningsIrwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Questions

Horror Stories: What to Do when Things Don’t Work Out

  • hard lessons learned from the past deals - legal and business

Keith E. Spencer — Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

Discussion Panel

David A. Allard — Lawson Lundell LLP, Vancouver
David J. Jennings — Irwin, White & Jennings, Vancouver

Questions