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Entrepreneurs-In-Residence, Advisors & Start-up Programs



For more than two decades, Fasken has been providing services and supporting start-ups. We offer robust programs in each of our offices. We provide early-stage entrepreneurs cost-effective advice from advisors who know their goals and know their market. Our Firm’s one-of-a-kind service has helped more than 100 start-ups commercialize their businesses and move on to even bigger successes.

Our programs include guidance from lawyers across diverse practice areas and industry specializations on how to attract investors, structure operations, commercialize your products and services and navigate regulations. We are also breaking new ground as the only full-service law firm with in-house Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR), whose focus is working with you and providing strategic direction as you move through various stages of corporate formation, strategy, validation and growth. 

Our EIRs and business advisors include Jeff Dennis (Toronto), Terry Sydoryk (Calgary) and Kate Grant (Toronto). 

Their combined experience ranges from corporate initiation and scalability, fund raising and strategy, technology development pathways and MVP creation, and business fundamentals - critical components of your business planning. Specific markets of focus include MedTech, BioTech, CleanTech, blockchain, robotics, artificial intelligence, privacy and cybersecurity, and other industries.

We’re deeply involved in the start-up community partnering with some of the most prominent incubators, accelerators, universities and private/public research programs in North America, allowing for continued monitoring and positioning to aid next-generation Canadian entrepreneurs and their technologies by mentoring, influencing and ultimately catapulting them to success on the world stage.   



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