About Kickstart

Our business grows by helping new businesses grow. We have extensive experience advising small to medium-sized businesses, and long-standing relationships with organizations devoted to supporting entrepreneurs, including but not limited to Innovate Calgary, Kinetica Ventures, VA Angels, District Ventures and the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

In growing your company from a startup to a thriving business, it is important to develop a relationship with a law firm that can identify and deal with any legal concerns that arise along the way.

Bennett Jones Kickstart is designed to help entrepreneurs identify, anticipate and manage potential legal concerns early in the development of their businesses, on a cost-effective basis, before those concerns require significant resources that divert attention away from growing their businesses. Bennett Jones Kickstart also provides entrepreneurs with strategic advice at manageable rates during critical stages of development as well as access to our innovation networks.

Access to Kickstart Includes

  • a consultation with members of the Kickstart team composed of experienced Bennett Jones lawyers from a range of practice areas, including corporate, securities, private equity, intellectual property, information technology, banking, tax, employment, real estate and litigation;
  • a customized legal services plan designed to implement the recommendations developed from the diagnostic Kickstart consultation;
  • special-access to our predictable fee arrangements to implement your legal services plan on a cost-effective and predictable basis; and
  • introduction to our network of investors, advisors and strategic partners.

Lee Primeau of Surge Mobile Technologies talks about Kickstart

Key Contacts

J. Sébastien A. Gittens
J. Sébastien A. Gittens
Associé, Agent de marques de commerce

"The Kickstart program was such a privilege to be a part of; from start to finish it was clear, concise and helpful. Each member of the legal team that I met with displayed a sincere interest in my business and their subsequent suggestions were insightful. The high level introductory meetings helped to highlight the areas in which I needed more help, and broke the ice with a group of professionals whom I now know I can trust. Thank you!"

Dr. Dale Macdonald, Elite Sport Performance

Kickstart Supporters

District Ventures
EO Entrepreneurs Organization Calgary
Innovate Calgary
Kenetica Ventures
VA Angels
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"As a first-time founder and entrepreneur, there are countless obstacles and hurdles that are faced every single day. It is often hard to know what to tackle first, or to even get the right information to correctly asses the challenge.The Kickstart program was incredibly valuable, as it helped open my eyes to future problems that weren’t even on my radar. It helped me to better understand and create a plan to address the current challenges my business is facing. The expertise and knowledge that Kickstart was able to provide was truly second to none."

Kelcie Miller-Anderson, MycoRemedy