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Startup Essentials Series Webinar: Co-Founders

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Speaker: Jacques Du Plessis, Partner, Emerging and High Growth Companies, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Description: Growing a business can be a long and challenging journey that one may pursue alone or alongside a co-founder. Co-founder relationships, while providing certain benefits, are not always linear and may present their own challenges. This session will explore how to effectively approach the co-founder relationship through managing expectations, risks, goal alignment, and other important factors to consider.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to maintain your co-founder relationship, establish clear roles and responsibilities, and align your vision for success.
  • The importance of founder agreements in establishing a solid foundation for co-founder relationships.


Speaker Bio: Jacques Du Plessis is a partner in Osler’s Vancouver office and is a member of the Emerging and High Growth Companies Group. He has a general corporate commercial practice, with an emphasis on matters relating to corporate finance and securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, technology and corporate governance. Jacques represents private Canadian and international companies and advises them on a wide range of issues including start-up, incorporation, share and asset sales, debt and equity financing, private placements, public offerings, corporate reorganizations and general corporate law matters.


Moderator: Dr. Michael Chrostowski, PhD is the Director of Business Development and Partnerships at AGE-WELL, Canada’s technology and aging network, where he works with researchers, startups and industry partners to help AGE-WELL bring innovations into the lives of older Canadians and caregivers. Dr. Chrostowski has spent the last 12 years working in the area of health and technology and has a passion for supporting innovators.


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June 6
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT


AGE WELL Management Team