The MIF thanks the following partners who have generously agreed to support the fund and its recipients.
With a team of over 200 professionals located in Montréal, Québec City, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières—including lawyers, notaries, trademark agents, patent agents and paralegals—Lavery is committed to delivering a one-stop legal shop in the province of Québec—also known as our 360º approach—by offering personalized and innovative solutions in various fields of law: Corporate Law, Labour and Employment, Litigation and Conflict Resolution, Public and Administrative Law, and Intellectual Property. Our “one-stop legal shop” and our reputation for uncompromisingly applying the highest industry standards are truly a distinctive strength of our firm. Lavery was named the Québec Law Firm of the Year in 2020 and 2021 by Canadian Law Awards and is constantly among the leading independent law firms in Québec according to the Top 10 Québec Regional Law Firms by Canadian Lawyer.
Norton Rose Fulbright is a global law firm. We have more than 4000 lawyers and other legal staff based in more than 50 cities across the world. Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors. We offer Canadian scale-ups and start-ups the strategic and cost-effective legal support they need to thrive in today’s complex market. Our vast legal expertise covers a range of areas — including an internationally recognized intellectual property (IP) practice as well as industry-leading corporate offerings — allowing us to nimbly address any of scale-up business needs. Above anything else, our goal is to help our clients succeed. This means taking steps to understand how your business works, the value it adds and your future goals as well as providing you with the customized support you need to reach the next levels.
Fasken is an innovative and forward-thinking business and litigation law firm, founded in Canada in 1863. Our team of over 800 lawyers provides expertise in every sector, including complex and high-profile matters across more than 130 practices and industry specialties. With regional representation in 10 offices in Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa and China, we provide a global reach across four continents. Our Emerging Technologies Group is the only fully integrated legal team in Canada that offers day-to-day strategic advice to the Canadian Emerging Technology market in three areas vital to the success of technology ventures: a) Growth (including VC financing) and exit strategy; (b) IP Strategy; and (c) Data/Cybersecurity strategy. By relying on us, clients benefit from practical and innovative legal advice. We find solutions to the most complex business challenges, while providing exceptional value.
BDC Capital is the investment arm of BDC, the bank for Canadian entrepreneurs. BDC Capital serves as a strategic partner to the country’s most innovative firms. It offers businesses a full spectrum of capital, from seed investments to growth equity, supporting Canadian entrepreneurs who have the ambition to stand out on the world stage. BDC’s Intellectual Property-Backed Financing solution recognizes the value of an IP strategy in support of business growth. BDC’s Deep Tech Venture Fund supports startups with the potential to have a transformative impact on global industries.
As industrial scientists and engineers, we help our clients face some of the most technically difficult problems in industry. Our expertise, founded on a strong history in fluid dynamics, has grown to include capability in the areas of chemical, process and geotechnical engineering. To tackle such complex challenges, Coanda develops and leverages a range of advanced methodologies such as physical and computational (CFD) modelling, mathematical and statistical modelling, data science, artificial intelligence and analytics, custom software development, and bespoke instrumentation. Our scientific, logical approach to industrial and engineering challenges consistently leads to fundamental, lasting solutions.