Women founders series - Negotiating your first set of legal docs

Torys webinar

July 22, 2021 12:00 - 13:00

Building a startup is hard. Building a startup as a woman adds another layer of challenges. Join Torys lawyers and leading VCs and founders for this series that will cover raising capital, building a team, protecting your IP, navigating growth and more. More sessions to be announced later in the year.

Women founders series

Negotiating your first set of legal docs

Legal agreements can be intimidating. They can seem overly long and full of jargon, which can be frustrating. In this session, U.S. lawyer Kristine Di Bacco, Partner at Fenwick and West, will join Konata Lake, Head of Torys’ Emerging Companies and VC practice, to deconstruct the most common documents you will encounter when building your startup—offering their perspectives on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border.

They will simplify financing and equity contracts, incorporation docs, shareholder agreements, and more—and explain what agreeing to them actually means for your business. Kristine and Konata will also share how to navigate the negotiation process around some of these documents and how to avoid common mistakes founders make. Attendees will receive takeaway materials to action the insights they have learned.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT presentation
11:45 a.m. webinar opens

Guest speaker: Kristine Di Bacco, Partner, Fenwick and West

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Thank you to our Community Partners; the Canadian Women’s Network, OneEleven, Founder Institute and Female CoFounder


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