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Ikra Saeed

Ikra Saeed

Staff Member
Startup Legal Strategist

About Ikra Saeed

Ikra works with the Startup Legal Support team to help educate, assess, strategize and implement legal support for DMZ founders.

After earning her Bachelor of Science at McMaster University, Ikra sought to delve into the Canadian startup scene. She discovered her path through Venture for Canada’s entrepreneurial fellowship program, gaining insights and igniting her passion for innovation. Her interest in startups and entrepreneurship led her to a SaaS startup at DMZ, where she advanced the company’s legal support as it scaled up. Working with the legal team fueled her curiosity about legal services in innovation and technology, prompting her to pursue a Juris Doctor degree at Toronto Metropolitan University. Currently, Ikra is in her first year at Lincoln Alexander School of Law and aims to leverage her previous startup experience and legal knowledge to support DMZ and the startup community.

Get to know Ikra Saeed

What’s your go-to karaoke song?
Say My Name by Destiny's Child.

How do you relax?
Hikes, I'll be visiting Yosemite next year - not relaxing, but hopefully rewarding!

Favourite quote?
From one of my favourite books, When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi: “The days are long, but the years are short.”

If I could have any superpower, I would choose…?

Last book you read?
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Yes, I am reading it for the first time.