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Fostering local growth through Kamloops Innovation

Kamloops Innovation partners with Segev LLP to co-host Legal Launchpad for Startups in Kamloops on June 20, 2016 from 1:30-5:30 pm at Kamloops Innovation– 348 Tranquille Road, Kamloops, B.C. V2B 3G6, Canada. The Legal Launchpad for Startups is a forum for tech entrepreneurs to connect with like-minded people who are passionate about what they do, who want to foster successful innovation, and who are interested in seeing the tech ecosystem develop. Kamloops Innovation does a great job of supporting this local community through providing a space to facilitate collaboration, coaching, and mentorship for turning great ideas into businesses. We are thrilled to have three amazing entrepreneurs join us for the google hangout to tell us about their personal startup experiences and learnings. Kim Cope, Co-Founder of Startup Skool, a social enterprise educating youth on the core principles of design thinking, technology, and entrepreneurship; Phil Noelting, Founder of Qwalify, a SaaS based HR technology company disrupting the talent engagement and recruitment space; and Darius Eghdami, CEO of FansUnite, one of the leading sports prediction platforms in the world. Networking is the greatest part of these events, and Ron Segev, Geoff Dittrich, and Jayne Rossworn look forward to the entrepreneur hangout where they can get to know you and your big ideas!


The main event

Kamloops has a growing tech scene and Kamloops Innovation has fostered much of that growth through their support, community, and facilities. Segev LLP has developed an association with Kamloops Innovation with an aim to support that growth from the legal side. Ron Segev, Geoff Dittrich, and Jayne Rossworn will be presenting the sessions. Ron Segev, Partner, heads up the firm’s technology group and works with clients in data analytics, digital media and marketing, and is a specialized iGaming lawyer. Geoff Dittrich is an associate in the firm’s technology group, has experience building his own businesses, and works with his clients on crowdfunding, digital health, wearable tech, SaaS, mobile apps, social networking, HR tech, big data and virtual and retail financial services. Jayne Rossworn works with new and growing businesses and advises her clients on corporate structuring, commercial contracts, and was former in-house counsel at the BC Lottery Commission. The Segev team is thrilled to offer their knowledge on structuring companies, commercial contracts, and how to protect your business ideas and capitalize them effectively.


Laying the Foundation 1:30-2:30 pm— The first event of the day will cover foundational topics critical to startups, such as preparing the right documents and navigating a commercial contract;

Protecting your idea 3-4pm—The second event will help you learn how to protect and monetize your business ideas;

Entrepreneur Hangout 4:30-5:30 pm—The event will wrap up with a live google hangout with three successful entrepreneurs who will share their journeys from the idea stage to the post-revenue growth stage.


We are excited about the future of innovation across British Columbia!


Building partnerships & nurturing growth in the tech community

Segev LLP is a Vancouver based business and technology law firm with a passion for technology and business that extends well beyond their work and the borders of their city. With a physical presence in Kamloops, Segev LLP is ready to take their startup support and specialization to the interior of BC. Segev realizes that it takes a much more holistic process to build the foundation of a successful startup and are pleased to share their out-of-the-box thinking and leverage their various networks. The Segev team are zealous advocates of the tech ecosystem, both personally and professionally, and wish to have a hand in seeing it grow in British Columbia and beyond. Kamloops Innovation and Segev LLP saw this event as the perfect opportunity to join forces to help fuel the local and regional tech fire. Strong and effective legal advice is crucial in the early stages of a startup and Ron, Geoff, and Jayne are eager to provide mentorship on creating a strong legal foundation for your business.


Post written by Kristyn Baim, Legal Summer Student