2019 AWE Summit Sponsors

Title Sponsor


Bereskin & Parr LLP is a leading Canadian full service intellectual property law firm serving clients across all industries around the world. With strong scientific backgrounds and specialized expertise, Bereskin & Parr LLP’s lawyers and agents provide start-up and early stage companies with comprehensive IP services in every aspect of patent, trademark and copyright law. Founded in 1965, the firm has grown to be one of the largest IP firms in Canada with offices located in major economic and technology centres. The firm and its award-winning professionals are consistently ranked as the benchmark for IP law in Canada.

Learn more about Bereskin & Parr at bereskinparr.com

Bereskin & Parr is able to offer 20% off their professionals’ fees for the first 20 hours of service for all Innovation Factory clients.  Contact Client Services to learn more.


Champion Sponsor

Through education, advisory services and strategic connections, Haltech enables start-up and scaleup technology innovators and entrepreneurs to accelerate their growth and navigate the path to profit.  Haltech is a non-profit corporation supported by Ontario’s Ministry of Research, Innovation & Science, Ministry of Economic Development & Growth, and our valued Corporate Sponsors.

Learn more about Haltech at haltech.ca

Ecosystem Sponsor


Women and girls have the rights, resources and opportunities to shape their own lives and define their communities.

YWCA Hamilton serves more than 10,000 women, children and families at over 30 locations across the city every year. Our 370 dedicated staff advance our collective impact and 250 volunteers support our critical programming. YWCA programs are inclusive of all women, non-binary, gender fluid, and trans individuals.

Learn more about the YWCA of Hamilton at ywcahamilton.org 

or click here to view a list of their services.