Canada: BLG Launches "Driven By Women" Supporting Vancouver Entrepreneurs
Last Updated: October 5 2016

Vancouver (September 29, 2016) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is pleased to launch a new initiative in its Vancouver office created to support the legal needs of local startups and female entrepreneurs. DRIVEN BY WOMEN" is tailored to meet the needs of female-led and female-founded startups and is launched by partnering with BLG's STARTUP&GROW", which offers practical and cost-efficient legal solutions to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, startups, early-stage, and growth-stage companies.

BLG launched DRIVEN BY WOMEN" today, in conjunction with Startup & Grow and Vancouver Startup Week, with a community crawl, connection corner and panel discussion hosted in the firm's Vancouver office. The goal of the program is to support female entrepreneurs by showcasing community resources, and fostering a supportive and collaborative network of entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists, accelerators and community members. DRIVEN BY WOMEN" will also host valuable workshops on topics such as negotiation tactics, intellectual property and scaling up a business.

"BLG is committed to deliver value-added services," said Melanie Bradley, partner in BLG's Securities, Capital Markets and Public Companies Group. "Female clients participating in BLG's DRIVEN BY WOMEN" initiative will be paired with female lawyers at BLG who understand their needs, to offer mentorship and advice helping them propel their business to the next level."

Last year, BLG launched STARTUP&GROW" to offer local startups with flexible legal services to help them thrive, including assistance with corporate structuring, corporate finance, intellectual property, labour and employment, tax and other specialized areas of expertise, such as fintech, biotech and life sciences, and cybersecurity.

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