Be Bold for Change!

The motto for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BeBoldForChange.  To affect change is within our powers but we must work together to make it happen.   The lack of diversity – importantly, the lack of women founders has been recognized as a major gap within the tech industry for many years.   It is why I am involved with TEx Ventures.  Walking into startup events, I am hyper-aware of being sometimes…

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Inspiring Toronto Entrepreneurs

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(Sanjay Singhal from 500 Canada speaks at Catalyst Series in Toronto. October 29, 2016) The launch of TEx Ventures’ Catalyst Series in Toronto, in our books, was definitely – a success! A room full of aspiring entrepreneurs, early-stage startup founders and industry professionals from the South Asian community attended the Saturday workshop.  We heard from serial entrepreneur and the Venture Partner for 500 Startups in Canada – Sanjay Singhal, who…

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Financing your Dream

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Alright, you got a great idea. You got together with few of your friends and built a prototype. You’ve launched your prototype and have started getting some traction from the marketplace. Time has come to attract capital so that you can fast track the growth through product and business development.   How do you go about and attract the capital? What are the sources? You’ve heard about Angels Investors.What do…

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Catalyst Series in Toronto

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As startups gain more traction in the mainstream, and as optimism grows around entrepreneurship –  it is important to keep in mind diversity matters.  Which begs the questions, why is there still a huge problem of diversity in the tech industry.  After all, studies like the one by McKinsey found that companies in the top quartile for racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent and for gender diversity are 15…

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My TEx Journey

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It is Thanksgiving Day in Canada, and as the Canadian on the team – I wanted to take this opportunity to share my thanks to those who contributed to the evolution of TEx Ventures.   Three years ago, I organized a business forum for the Tamil community here in North America.  It was an eye opener for me as someone who had given up on their own entrepreneurial pursuit because…

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