Davender Gupta | Venture Catalyst - Startup Leadership Coach, Startup-Académie
Startups are hard. Been there, done that, got my nose bloodied and wings singed. Expensive lesson learned: Execution matters most.Words to live by
Is what you're doing now creating the future you really want?
More information about Davender Gupta
“Coach” Davender offers three careers worth of experience to startups. He started as an aerospace R&D engineer in the Royal Canadian Air Force for 15 years. After his military service he launched his own digital imaging startup, which merged with a fast-growth startup in the health informatics space in the late 90s – which did not end well.
This adventure led him to his current career as a professional business coach, first in Calgary, then in Québec City since 2005, helping hundreds of entrepreneurs to develop the clarity and confidence to succeed.
Davender holds a B.Eng. in Engineering Physics from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a MSc in Imaging Science from the Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology. Among his many activities in the startup ecosystem, he is Head Coach and Facilitator of FastTrac TechVenture Québec, a member of the Advisory Board of Startup Canada, Vice-President of the CLD de Québec and founder of Startup-Académie, a virtual accelerator program.