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Venture Financing: What to Expect and Strategies for Success

November 29, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join JLABS for “Let’s Talk Legal – How to… Navigate the Legal Landscape: A workshop series for early stage ventures.” This series of 3 independent workshops is designed to help entrepreneurs demystify the legal landscape and fill in the blanks. The series at JLABS @ Toronto is organized by the Johnson & Johnson law department, in partnership with Blakes, one of Canada’s leading law firms.


This is the last workshop in the series of 3 – you did not need to attend the other workshops in order to register.

Workshop 1 | Preparing for your Future as an Entrepreneur: Legal Basics for Start-ups | Sept 29 read more»
Workshop 2 | Protecting your Intellectual Property | Oct 25
Workshop 3 | Venture Financing: What to Expect and Strategies for Success | Nov 29 read more»

The “How to…” workshop series is dedicated to giving you the keys to a successful business, from creation to exit. As with all our events, the “Let’s Talk Legal – How to…” workshop is interactive and informal so bring your questions with you!

Let’s Talk Legal Workshop 3 | Venture Financing: What to Expect and Strategies for Success

You’re past the initial stages in establishing your venture and are ready to take it to the next level – raising capital. What should you expect during the course of a pivotal early stage company financing round and what are the strategies for ensuring your objectives are met and your interests are protected?

This event is the third in a series of presentations on key legal considerations and issues facing entrepreneurs. It is brought to you by Johnson & Johnson’s law department working with one of Canada’s leading law firms, Blakes. The lawyers presenting these workshops have extensive experience working with life sciences companies ranging from very early-stage ventures through to multi-national public companies.

This practical session will focus on how to approach a major financing round, key topics include:

  • Common types of deal structures
  • Strategies for protecting your interest
  • Strategic investors v. venture capital
  • Deal terms that are commonly subject to heavy negotiation

11:00 AM | Registration Opens, Networking
11:30 AM | Presentation
12:15 PM | Q&A
12:30 PM | Lunch and Networking
1:30 PM | Program Close


Maurizio Romano | Director, Law, Janssen, Inc. read bio»
Christopher Jones | Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP read bio»
Justin Drake | Senior Associate , Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP read bio»

$40 | General Public
$30 | Student/Academic
$55 | At the door
Please note: fees do not go to the presenting lawyers, they cover only catering and event costs

JLABS @ Toronto
661 University Ave, Suite 1300
Toronto, Ontario


November 29, 2016
11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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JLABS @ Toronto
661 University Ave., Suite 1300
Toronto, Canada
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