Dentons, partners with Techstars, to support global startup community

Dentons and Techstars are proud to announce their strategic partnership that will further help entrepreneurs grow their businesses around the globe.

Techstars is a US-based, worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Dentons will be one of the preferred law firms for startups in the Techstars program in six jurisdictions around the world: Canada, Dubai, Europe, France, Germany and Singapore.

“Our team at Dentons is invested in the success of early-stage companies as well as investors and entrepreneurs active in this space,” added David Little, Chair of the Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies Group at Dentons Canada. “Our partnership with Techstars is another example of our commitment to companies early in their lifecycle.”

Dentons joins a distinguished list of organizations that work with Techstars to provide valuable educational content, mentorship and business advice, helping entrepreneurs fuel business growth and achieve their innovation goals. The Techstar Accelerator is a 3 month, mentorship-driven program culminating in a Demo Day where participating founders pitch their innovative ideas to investors.

“Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed,” said Amy Smith, VP of Partnerships at Techstars. “A key component to this success is giving entrepreneurs access to resources. Through this new partnership with Dentons, Techstars portfolio companies will have access to legal services in nearly every region of the world.”

“With a team of more than 150 lawyers around the world focused on advising founders and funders, Dentons is ideally placed to support Techstars in leading startups through global expansion,” said Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons. “We will add value to their global ecosystem by being able to service startups locally as well as globally.”

“Dentons has become world-renowned as an innovator in the legal profession through a number of our initiatives designed to disrupt, differentiate and deliver, including our creation of Nextlaw Labs,” said Elliot Portnoy, Global CEO of Dentons. “Techstars is perfectly aligned with our goal to drive innovation across all industries around the globe.”

This mutually-beneficial strategic partnership between Dentons and Techstars reinforces the Firm’s advanced capabilities in support of the global startup community. The partnership was finalized on January 11, 2018.

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