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Jeff Dennis

Advisor Toronto, Canada Area, CA

Entrepreneur in Residence, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. I work with the CEOs of startups and fast growth tech companies.

Entrepreneur in Residence, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. I work with the CEOs of startups and fast growth tech companies.

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Womens Presidents Organization
MaRS Discovery District
Achievers Inc.
INCubes
Achievers
GrowYourBiz
TiE
Build in Canada Innovation Program
Post Beyond
Entrepreneurs Organization
I Love Rewards Inc.
RentMoola
Auctionwire Inc.
Lang AG
Healthscreen Solutions Incorporated
Young Entrepreneurs Organization

Positions

Entrepreneur in Residence Fasken Martineau DuMoulin May 2012 - present
Co-author of Lessons from the Edge Co-Author January 2002 - present
President & CEO COU Solar January 2009 - May 2012
Owner Cale Financial Corporation May 1998 - May 2012
Chairman Eminence Capital 2006 - January 2012
Member Entrepreneurs' Organization 1992 - July 2011
Advisor Auctionwire Inc. May 2008 - August 2009
Advisor Lang AG January 2008 - May 2009
President & CEO SonnenEnergy Corp. August 2008 - January 2009
Director SonnenEnergy Corp. March 2007 - January 2009
Member Maple Leaf Angels 2007 - 2009
Columnist and Entrepreneur in Residence Profit Magazine 2004 - October 2008
Advisor Healthscreen Solutions Incorporated October 2007 - March 2008
Chairman of Advisory Board Achievers May 2006 - December 2007
President Flagship Capital Partners, LLC May 1998 - July 2006
International Board Member Young Entrepreneurs Organization July 1995 - July 1998
Chairman & CEO Ashton-Royce Capital Corporation May 1989 - May 1998
Lawyer Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP 1987 - 1990
Associate Lawyer and Articling Student WeirFoulds LLP May 1983 - May 1987

Education

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management Corporate Governance 2008 - 2008
Institute of Corporate Directors and Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto Directors' Eductation Program 2007 - 2007
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Entrepreneurship 1996 - 1998
University of Western Ontario Law 1980 - 1983
Brown University Economics and Urban Studies 1976 - 1980
Upper Canada College 1973 - 1976
Blythwood Public School

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Financial Services
  • • Games
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I am a serial entrepreneur, author, public speaker, lawyer and professional mentor. I work with the CEOs and their teams of startups and fast growth tech companies. My focus is on commercialization strategy and finance. The companies which I work with range from medtech, cleantech, software (games, apps, B2B, B2C, etc) and hardware. In 2014 I was the runner up Ontario Mentor of the Year, Startup Canada Awards. I am also the 2015 chair of TiEQuest, Canada's largest startup competition.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I typically work on a monthly fixed fee monthly retainer basis. I prefer to work on a fixed mandate for a fixed period of time at a fixed fee. I refer to this as my "all you can eat model".

My firm Fasken Martineau offers its Startup Program as a SAAS based model as a legal startup kit. For a low monthly our Startup Program clients receive the following:
includes the following benefits:
• Incorporation and organization of a corporation OR registration of a trade-mark in Canada, subject to certain exclusions
• Access to templates, such as intellectual property (IP) assignments and non-disclosure agreements
• Kick-off meeting to implement an IP strategy and Fasken Martineau’s unique IP management structure
• 2 hours of consultation per month (legal drafting not included)
• Access to Fasken Martineau’s Start-up Community
• 10% discount on hourly rates for other services (patents, shareholders, agreement, licenses, etc.)

For issues not included in the Startup Program, we endeavour of offer solutions on a fixed price basis. We layer on solutions such as shareholder agreements, website terms of use and privacy policy, employment contracts, etc. We also can provide advice with respect to intellectual property issues.

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Ray Taaéb
They're my mentor  •  CEO & Co-founder @ Casalova Previously Associate @ KPMG.
Ray has all the skills to be a great entrepreneur

Keith Alper
They're my friends  •  Founder, CEO, Executive Producer. Nitrous Effect (an Agency Collective) Entrepreneurship: Former Intl Chairman EO, leadership YPO, more
I've know Keith for more years that I care to admit. We met when we were both on the Board of the Young Entrepreneurs Organization (now EO). ... Keith was that president at the time and was the visionary leader driving the growth of EO at the time. As such, he very experienced with the entrepreneurial community. On top of that he has been a successful entrepreneur for over 25 years.

Jody Steinhauer
They're my friends  •  President and CBO (Chief Bargain Officer)-The Bargains Group; Founder of Charity-Engage and Change; Motivational Speaker
Jody is a great entrepreneur. In fact, she is a thought leader when it comes to social entrepreneurship. Jody's a rock star!

Andrew Scheffer
They're my friends  •  Founder, Mindfulness Meditation Training and Wealth Management Sales, Prialto. Wharton grad.
Andrew is a true entrepreneur who marches to his own beat. I admire his unique world view

Mark Dos Prazeres-Silva
Founder & CEO, BuddyHaul. Passionate about disruptive technologies

Surej Pabla
They're my advisor  •  Technical Support Manager / Collaboration Services , Rogers Communications. Previously Senior System Administrator, PCL Construction.
I've been very impressed with Surej.