Lavery and the Fondation Montréal inc. launch a $15,000 grant for artificial intelligence

03 October 2017

Lavery and Fondation Montréal inc. are pleased to announce the creation of the Lavery AI Grant offered to start-ups in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Valued at $15,000, grant winners will also have access to the full range of services provided by Fondation Montréal inc., as well as legal coaching by Lavery, tailored to the needs of young businesses in the artificial intelligence industry. The Lavery AI Grant is an annual grant and will be awarded each spring by Fondation Montréal inc. and Lavery to the start-up that has made the biggest impact in the area of artificial intelligence and that demonstrates great potential for growth.

“With each passing day, Montréal is becoming the world city for artificial intelligence and six months ago, Lavery created an AI legal laboratory to analyze and predict the impact of AI in specific areas of the law, from intellectual property to the protection of personal information, including corporate governance and every aspect of business law. Our intention in creating this grant was to resolutely propel start-ups working in this activity sector and offer them legal guidance using the knowledge we developed in our laboratory,” stated Guillaume Lavoie, a partner and head of the Lavery CAPITAL group.

“Young entrepreneurs are increasingly incorporating artificial intelligence into the core of their business model. We are happy that we can offer, in addition to the grant, services specific to this industry, thereby strengthening the role of Fondation Montréal inc. as a super connector with the business community,” remarked Liette Lamonde, Executive Director of Fondation Montréal inc. 

Applicants can submit an application starting today through the Fondation Montréal inc. website (lien à la page Bourse Lavery IA à venir)

LAVERY AT A GLANCE

Lavery is the largest independent law firm in Québec. The firm has offices in Montréal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières, where its professionals work daily to provide a diverse range of comprehensive legal services as well as integrated solutions suited to the client’s needs. Lavery’s expertise is regularly sought by numerous national and international firms to intervene in files falling within Québec’s jurisdiction.

FONDATION MONTRÉAL INC.

Fondation Montréal inc. propels towards success the most promising entrepreneurs through grants, access to a high-level business network and the expertise of experienced business volunteers.  Fondation Montréal inc. awards annually over $700,000 in grants, without taking any participation, offers young entrepreneurs personalized à la carte services and opens the Montréal inc. doors to them thanks to its vast network of more than 400 business volunteers.  A charitable organization, Fondation Montréal inc. is 80% funded by the private sector and has contributed, since 1996, to the creation of more than 900 businesses. 

 

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Valérie Danger

Directrice aux communications

Fondation Montréal inc.

T (514) 872-5768, vdanger@montrealinc.ca