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The Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Helping entrepreneurial students to start and grow their business

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The Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship

At Heer Law, we know students have great entrepreneurial ideas. We also know that many startup businesses start by bootstrapping whereby the initial funding comes from the founder's personal funds. For young entrepreneurs, a lack of personal funds combined with educational costs can seriously stall the progress they make in moving their business ideas forward.

So, we've set up a scholarship to help. To apply for the scholarship please send us, in confidence, a copy of the business plan for your current or prospective business, together with the details outlined in the scholarship criteria below. Since we are an intellectual property law firm, your business plan must include a section outlining your business's intellectual property strategy for our consideration.

Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship Criteria

In order to be eligible for the $2000 CAD scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be currently attending university or college or set to attend during the 2024-2025 academic year;
  2. Must be in good standing with their current or prospective institution;
  3. Must apply via email and provide their name, address, university or college, major and expected graduation month and year;
  4. Provide their application (a business plan for their current or prospective business which includes a section outlining intellectual property strategy) by December 31, 2024.

Applications will be judged on the strength of the business idea and the cogency of the business plan and intellectual property strategy. A winner will be chosen by January 31, 2025.

All submissions should be submitted via email to [email protected]. All business plans submitted in application for this scholarship will be treated as strictly confidential.

Past Scholarship Recipients

2024 - Matthew Yacoub, Bachelor of Health Sciences (Specialization in Bioinformatics), University of Calgary Class of 2024

2023 - Jonah Larsen, Bachelor of Science General (Specialization in Engineering), Saint Mary's University Class of 2025

2022 - Samantha Graham, University of Alberta, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Master of Arts (Thes): Digital Humanities - English and Film Studies Class of 2023

2021 - Muzammil Syed, University of Toronto, Masters of Science, Institute of Medical Science Class of 2021

2020 - Tara Emami, University of Toronto, Master of Management of Innovation Class of 2021

2019 - Matthew Leon, Queens University, Commerce Class of 2020

About Us

Heer Law is a Toronto intellectual property law firm dedicated to helping businesses reach the next level through intellectual property law, intellectual property litigation, patent agent and trademark agent services. We think differently about intellectual property in that we know any business can be made better by it and we love to figure out how.

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