Innovacorp runs an Expert Office Hours initiative that gives our investment portfolio companies and incubation clients – and other friends in our pipeline and start-up community – the chance to sit one-on-one with an expert and pick their brain.

The meetings typically happen at one of Innovacorp’s facilities and are arranged by our program coordinator, MacKenzie Keillor. You can reach MacKenzie by email or by calling 902.424.8674 ext. 1516 to book your meeting time. (Note: If you can’t make it in person, we’ll be happy to arrange a call.)

When requesting your meeting, please indicate your preferred meeting time and provide a brief overview of your business. If possible, include the goals of your meeting to help the experts be even more effective during your time together!

Upcoming Office Sittings

Topic: Venture Capital Investment Advice
Overview: Meet with Greg Phipps, Managing Director, Investment, Innovacorp, to learn more about venture capital investment for start-ups.
January 11  |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Technology Innovation Centre  |  1 Research Drive, Dartmouth

Topic: Legal Services
Overview: Meet with Peter Lamey, Cox & Palmer, to learn more about legal services for start-ups.
January 16  |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Innovacorp Enterprise Centre  |  1344 Summer Street, Halifax

Topic: Human Resources
Overview: Meet with Shelley Kenney, Human Resources Manager, Innovacorp, to get answers to HR-related questions for your start-up.
January 17  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Technology Innovation Centre  |  1 Research Drive, Dartmouth

Topic: Venture Capital Investment Advice
Overview: Meet with Lidija Marusic, Investment Manager, Life Sciences, Innovacorp, to learn more about venture capital investment for life sciences start-ups.
January 18  |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Innovacorp Enterprise Centre  |  1344 Summer Street, Halifax

Topic: Accounting
Overview: Meet with Robert Dean, CPA, CA, CFP, TEP, Partner, WBLI Chartered Accountants, to learn more about accounting for start-ups.
January 20  |  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Technology Innovation Centre  |  1 Research Drive, Dartmouth

Topic: Intellectual Property
Overview: Meet with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) to learn more about protecting your proprietary technology.
January 27  |  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Technology Innovation Centre  |  1 Research Drive, Dartmouth

Topic: Feedback Fridays
Overview: Every Friday, we offer an opportunity to meet one-on-one with Innovacorp staff, who will offer feedback on strategies, business models, pitches – whatever you want! This is not a pitch for dollars, but a chance to talk about ideas and gain insight from an investor’s viewpoint.
Dates and locations are available upon request.