PAST EVENTS

THE PITCH 2016

On August 12, 2016, we brought Canada's top five early-stage legal technology startups together on stage to compete for a coveted two-week residency with LegalX at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto and the attention of investors.

All five finalists were also guaranteed an interview with the Chinese Angels Mentor Program where, if selected (and pending due diligence), they will receive an equity investment of no less than $200,000.

Beagle Inc. was chosen as the first place winner by the judges’ panel, and Loom Analytics received a Gowling WLG Legal Health Check-Up as the winner of the Gowling People's Choice Award.

The Pitch 2016 was a partnership between the Canadian Bar Association and the LegalX team at Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District, and was greatly supported by the sponsorship of LexisNexis.

THE TOP 5 FINALISTS

Our committee of experts reviewed the 31 bids submitted and selected the top five finalists who competed at The Pitch 2016. The 2016 finalists are (in alphabetical order):

  • Beagle Legal
  • Blue J Legal
  • Knomos - Mapping And Legal Knowledge Network
  • Loom Analytics
  • Rangefindr - Sentencing Research

THE 2016 JUDGES

  • Loik Amis, Chief Executive Officer, LexisNexis
  • Monica Bay, Journalist and Stanford Codex Fellow
  • Chris Bentley, Executive Director, Legal Innovation Zone and Law Practice Program
  • Jane Maguire, Executive Search at Shopify and Ottawa Chapter Co-Lead at Ladies Learning Code
  • Alan Yang, Vice President, China Canada Angels Alliance 

THE 2016 COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS

  • Karim Benyekhlef
  • Monica Goyal
  • Randall Howard
  • Mitch Kowalski
  • Carla Swansburg