FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2023 Ottawa, Ontario

    Stratford Group’s leading Intellectual Property agency, Stratford Intellectual Property, has announced their partnership with Ottawa-based start-up accelerator L-SPARK. Through this sponsorship, Stratford Intellectual Property will be providing valuable services in intellectual property strategy and management as well as mentorship to the accelerator’s participants.

    This partnership supports Stratford Intellectual Property’s mission to foster innovation and support for Canadian entrepreneurs. With these resources now available to all L-SPARK participants in the program, Stratford will be helping startups gain expertise in areas such as IP strategy development, patent applications, trademarks, copyright protection and more.

    Commenting on this cooperation Natalie Giroux - President of Stratford Intellectual Property said: “We are delighted to be working with L-SPARK to support innovative startups as they develop their ideas into viable companies.”

    The L-SPARK Accelerator Program provides a six-month intensive experience for tech startups looking for guidance and mentorship in order to scale. This new partnership allows startups to access experienced intellectual property professionals that can provide education and advice on how best to develop and implement an IP strategy and to protect their innovations.

    “When building an organization, senior leaders are expected to understand how to protect their innovations but may not have someone in-house with the skills or accountability required for doing so. With help from Stratford, however, our L-SPARK community members have access to the necessary guidance and resources needed for success.” Says Patrick White, Managing Director at L-SPARK.

    By sponsoring L-SPARK, Stratford is demonstrating its commitment towards helping the next generation of innovators succeed by providing them with the necessary tools for success and growth which will help them build long lasting businesses that contribute to the prosperity and vibrancy of their organizations, their teams and their communities.



    Stratford Group is a management consulting firm that can help you change your organization for the better. With three areas of business, Management Consulting, People & Culture and a full-service Intellectual Property Agency, Stratford helps clients achieve business results.

    At Stratford, we believe better is possible, and it's our mission to help clients get there with better strategies, better processes, better technology, better intellectual property protection and better leadership. Our teams have years of practical business experience and deliver customized solutions that help clients realize value, achieve results and build enduring capabilities. Capabilities that leave our clients in better positions to thrive and contribute to the prosperity and vibrancy of their organizations, their teams and their communities.



    L-SPARK is Canada's leading accelerator for Software as a Service (SaaS) companies. The accelerator offers programs focused on future innovative B2B and B2B/B2C companies, as well as targeted programs which partner with leading corporations in Connected Medtech, IoT and CyberSecurity.

    Since the launch of their first cohort in January 2013, L-SPARK has accelerated more than 100 companies across Canada who collectively have raised over $115M in follow-on funding. With over 10,000 investors, corporate partners and startups now in their network, L-SPARK has curated a dynamic Canadian tech community for participating companies to join.