Canada’s Intellectual Property Law Firm

Smart & Biggar continues involvement with local entrepreneur communities with SoGal sponsorship in Ottawa

Smart & Biggar is proud to sponsor the Ottawa Round of the SoGal Global Pitch Competition on Thursday, November 28th, 2019 — the only SoGal competition to take place in Canada in 2019.

The top three candidates from the competition will be eligible to pitch in the final round in Silicon Valley in February 2020. Along with this opportunity, they will be offered face-time with top venture capitalists, curated educational programming, unparalleled 1:1 mentorship, press exposure and a chance to win over half a million dollars in investment capital.

Senior associate, Jamie-Lynn Kraft, will be attending the competition as a jury member to select the top eight candidates who have companies with the most community impact.

SoGal provides community and resources for creatives, founders and entrepreneurs. It is an organization changing the narrative and closing the diversity gap in entrepreneurship with the simple conviction of: 'No matter how you identify, your contribution to the world is valid'.

Smart & Biggar is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century.