Canadian Bar Association and LegalX hosting legal innovation pitch competition


On August 12, the Canadian Bar Association — which represents 36,000 members of the legal profession — and MaRS’ legal cluster LegalX are inviting startups to The Pitch: where startups make their case competition. The competition is the organizations’ first-ever legal innovation pitch competition.

The competition selects five finalists to the Canadian Bar Association’s annual conference in Ottawa, where they’ll get seven minutes to sell their startup to a panel of judges in front of an audience, with an additional five minutes reserved for questions from judges.

The winning team receives a two-week residency with LegalX at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, including desk space for two team members, LegalX mentorship, and the connections to investors in the legal innovation space. However, all five finalists will be introduced to investors at the conference, and will be guaranteed an interview with the Chinese Angels Mentor Program (CAMP) where, if selected — and pending due diligence — they will receive an equity investment of at least than $200,000.

Applications from startups — who should be either pre-revenue or have annual revenue under $120,000 — are due June 15. To apply, check out the official website here.

At the same time, those interested in attending can find tickets available here.

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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