Dentons Venture Tech supports Calgary’s The Accelerator

Continuing to demonstrate its commitment to, and position as an important player in, Canada’s startup ecosystem, Dentons Venture Technology group has recently negotiated a cooperative arrangement with The Accelerator.

The Accelerator is a Canadian seed accelerator that provides curriculum, services, seed money, mentors, and connections at two five-month programs per year.

Dentons Venture Technology group shares The Accelerator’s goal to get startups through the first phase--to the point where the startup has built something impressive enough to raise money on a larger scale.

According to Lucas Tomei, a partner on Dentons Venture Technology team, “Often, not enough attention is paid to legal issues during this initial and frequently, critical stage.”

As part of its exclusive arrangement, Dentons will mentor program participants on topics such as when to incorporate, IP protection, capital raising, shareholder agreements and more. Lucas adds “My goal is to help ensure founders get to the next stage, connect them to our portfolio of global investors and continue to help them post-program to avoid legal missteps on their corporate journey.”

Recognizing that startups are naturally cash limited, Dentons created the Dentons Canada Startup Program, a package of select services and documents specifically tailored for startups and their founders

Dentons engages with select ecosystem accelerators, incubators, and co-working space providers across Canada and around the world. “We are excited to be working closely with The Accelerator and look forward to a successful program and many positive outcomes” adds Lucas.

To learn more about The Accelerator and its programs, click here.

To learn more about Dentons Venture Technology, click here.