Davender’s Mission Statement:
I power passion-driven entrepreneurs to develop the clarity, commitment, confidence and courage to execute their ideas and create the future.
Davender Gupta’s passion is to guide high-performance entrepreneurial teams to develop the clarity, the confidence and the discipline to successfully execute on their ideas. His first 15-year career as a military aerospace research and development engineer in the RCAF led to a second career, experiencing first-hand the startup boom of the late 1990s. He then pivoted into a third career as a Venture Catalyst and Entrepreneurial Leadership Coach, helping hundreds of entrepreneurs across Canada and overseas to transform their ideas into impact. His fourth act focuses on innovation-driven scaleups and the strategic skills to execute their sustainable competitive advantage in order to prosper and grow in these disruptively chaotic times.
Davender is very active in the entrepreneurial community. He has participated as a facilitator, mentor or judge in several tech startup events such as Startup Weekend, Lean Startup Machine, and accelerators such as Startup Fuze and Founder Fuel. Davender was instrumental in fostering the startup community in Québec City. He is also active on a regional, provincial and national level in policy discussions and recommendations. In 2013, Davender was named as one of “Canada’s Top Ten Rockstar Mentors” by Startup Canada and Futurpreneur Canada.
Davender holds a B.Eng. (Engineering Physics) from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Master of Science (Imaging) from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Most recently, he completed the MIT-Sloan School of Management “Entrepreneur Development Program”, an elite-level international intensive in innovation-driven business strategy and growth. Davender is currently working on his Executive MBA from McGill University-HEC Montréal.
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