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Tuesday, September 17 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
McCarthy Tétrault presents 'Getting Started on the Right Track – Essentials for Start Up Success'

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Join McCarthy Tétrault lawyers from a wide range of industries as they discuss all the essentials related to starting your start-up! Business lawyer and certified public accountant, Pavan Jawanda, alongside financial acumen expert, Steph Sharpe will lead the main session, The Pro’s and Con’s of Different Financing Structures, focused on helping you identify which financing structure is right for your business. Following this, guests can choose 2 breakout sessions from the following topics:

· Choosing the Right Name For Your Business and Protecting Your Innovations – Trademark/patent focus
· Privacy By Design – Privacy focus
· Hiring (and Firing) Your First Employee - Labour & Employment focus
· The Era of the Influencer - Marketing focus

Breakout sessions will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis so please arrive early to secure your spots. The main session will begin promptly at 2:00 pm. After the presentation, we invite you to end the afternoon with a networking reception with fellow entrepreneurs and your McCarthy Tétrault speaker panel.

1:45 – 2:00 – Registration
2:00 – 2:40 – Main Session – The Pro’s and Con’s of Different Financing Structures
2:40 – 2:45 – Make your way to your first breakout session
2:45 – 3:05 – Breakout Session #1
3:05 – 3:10 – Make your way to your second breakout session
3:10 – 3:30 – Breakout Session #2
3:30 – Cocktail Reception

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Pavan Jawanda

Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Pavan Jawanda is a partner in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Business Law Group in Vancouver. His practice is primarily focused on advising public and private companies on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, corporate finance, venture capital and other... Read More →
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Stephanie Sharp

CEO, 3DQue Systems
Steph Sharp is CEO of 3DQue Systems, a 3D printing automation technology company and founder of the first Small Business Finance Forum event in Vancouver for small to medium-sized businesses. Over the past 30 years she has developed innovative, sustainable, financial solutions for... Read More →
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Vincent Yip

Partner, Business Law Group and National Intellectual Property, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Vincent Yip is a partner in the Business Law Group and the National Intellectual Property Group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Based in Vancouver, he leads the firm’s Western Canadian intellectual property practice and works with clients across Canada in connection with the global acquisition... Read More →
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Amy Fong

Counsel and Patent and Trademark Agent, National Intellectual Property Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Amy Fong is a counsel and patent and trademark agent and lawyer in the National Intellectual Property Group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP.  Amy’s engineering physics background and her prior engineering and software development work experience enable her to work closely with engineers... Read More →
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Dana Siddle

Counsel, Business Law and Technology Law Groups, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Dana Siddle is counsel in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Business Law and Technology Law groups. Dana advises on various commercial transactions and projects involving technology and intellectual property. Dana also supports clients with practical, solutions-oriented advice on challenges... Read More →
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Jade Buchanan

Associate, Business Law Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Jade Buchanan is an associate in McCarthy Tétrault LLP’s Business Law Group in Vancouver. His practice focus is technology, privacy and data protection.  Jade’s technology transaction experience includes drafting and negotiating a range of IT outsourcing, licensing, maintenance... Read More →
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Monique Ronning

Associate, Labour & Employment Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Monique Ronning is an Associate in Labour & Employment Group at McCarthy Tétrault LLP. Monique has appeared as counsel in various forums, including at mediations, arbitrations, settlement conferences and before the Provincial, Supreme and Appellate Courts of British Columbia. Equipped... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
McCarthy Tétrault