Sarup and Indy Mann Women Leaders Program, Sep 24 – Oct 5, 2018
Indian women entrepreneurs became the first group to experience the Sarup and Indy Mann Women Leaders Program delivered in Ottawa, Canada. They met Federal Cabinet ministers; the Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities; the Mayor of Ottawa; and the High Commissioner of India in Canada. They also met entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, staff of economic development organizations and federal government departments, and faculty and staff of Carleton University’s Technology Innovation Management program, the Canada-India Centre, and the Global Cybersecurity Resource.
Indian female entrepreneurs show their CIAP certificates. Left to right: Sushmitha Surendra Kumar (Solar Green Club, Bangalore), Shivi Kapil (Empathy Design, Bangalore), Shraddha Bagwe (Shrambhoomi Innovations, Nashik), Shilpa Malik (Bioscan Research, Vastrapur), Aarti Shastri (DARS Biotoilet, Pune), Lalita Thakur (Queenbelt, Mohali), Keerthana Ponnarasu (Think2Exist, Chennai), Payal Jawalker (Agrowave, Gurugram), and Shefali Vinod Ramteks (PS-1925, Allahabad). CIAP female entrepreneurs met with cabinet ministers the Honourable Bardish Chagger (MP – Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), the Honourable Mary Ng (MP – Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion), and Kamal Khera (MP – Parliamentary Secretary – International Development). Dr. Merrilee Fullerton (MPP for the Kanata-Carleton and the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities) discusses entrepreneurial opportunities in Ontario, Canada with the female entrepreneurs. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson congratulates our female entrepreneurs on their successful completion of the 2-week bootcamp. Meeting Vikas Swarup (High Commissioner of India in Ottawa) Canada-India Acceleration Program delegation visits the Charles Lynch Press Conference Room on Parliament Hill, Ottawa. At the Dias are Dr. Poonia (Vice-Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education) and to his right, Harry Sharma (Manager, Canada-India Centre for Excellence). The entrepreneurs pose with reviewers Aida Alvarenga (Export Development Canada) and Raina Sharma (Business Development Bank of Canada). The female entrepreneurs learn about provincial support from Feiran Zhou (OCE Business Development specialist). Sushmitha Surendra (Solar Green Club, Bangalore) presenting her first Canadian pitch to TiE Ottawa representatives. Shraddha Bagwe (Shrambhoomi Innovations, Nashik) provides a 30-second pitch to Mayor Watson and other dignitaries at the Bootcamp closing ceremonies. Payal Jawalker (Agrowave, Gurugram) presenting her first Canadian pitch to TiE Ottawa representatives. Shivi Kapil (Empathy Design, Bangalore) pitches her opportunity to reviewer Roland Few. Working on their growth plan and getting ready to pitch – Shivi Kapil and Shilpa Malik. Working on their growth plans – Sushmitha Surendra Kumar and Aarti Shastri. David Logan founder of Logan Katz discusses venture financials with the entrepreneurs. The Canada-India ecosystem enables our female entrepreneurs to scale their opportunities globally. Included in the photograph: Dr. M.P Poonia (Vice Chairman – All India Council for Technical Education), Tony Bailetti (Global GERS Lead), Dr. Pradeep Merchant (Board of Governers – Canada-India Centre for Excellence), and Harry Sharma (Manager – Canada-India Centre for Excellence). Our intrepid entrepreneurs, attending the inaugural transnational entrepreneurship bootcamp, successfully presented their first Canadian pitches at TiE Ottawa. Posing with Key Global GERS personnel.