The Pitch: Call for submissions

  • April 28, 2016

Attention legal innovators, industry disruptors, and undiscovered geniuses: The Canadian Bar Association and LegalX want to know if you’re ready for The Pitch: Where startups state their case.

On Friday, August 12 at the Canadian Bar Association’s premiere annual conference in Ottawa, five startups will be invited to compete for the first-ever CBA/LegalX Legal Innovation Startup Awards. They’ll get seven minutes to sell a panel of judges on their innovative ideas in front of a live audience, with an additional five minutes for questions from the judges.

Pending successful due diligence, the top team will receive a two-week residency with LegalX at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto, including desk space for two team members, LegalX mentorship, and the attention of investors in the legal innovation space. All competing startups will be introduced to investors and venture capitalists at The Pitch, and will also be able to test market appetite through discussions with high-profile members of the legal industry. 

The Pitch: Where Startups State Their Case, is a partnership between the CBA, which represents 36,000 members of the legal profession, and LegalX, the legal innovation hub of MaRS Discovery District.

The CBA’s ability to present The Pitch has been greatly supported by the sponsorship of LexisNexis.

To apply, startups should submit a presentation deck of a maximum of 12 slides by June 15, 2016, to The Pitch is open to any startups with incorporation in any Canadian province. Startups should be either pre-revenue or have annual revenue under $120,000 (CAD).

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