Cross-country Canada road drive from Montreal to Vancouver from 11 May to 31 May 2023
Cross-country Canada road drive from Montreal to Vancouver from 11 May to 31 May 2023. Mentoring Canadian Startups, Women owned Businesses, Canadian Small & medium enterprises on : “Unexplored & innovative approaches of doing business with 1.3 billion market of India”.
Mentor on road Canada in numbers & outcome : 10 May to 31 May 2023
104 start ups
100’s of old friends and acquaintances of 24 years ( my first visit to Canada was in 1999 )
62 women owned businesses
31 events conducted
26 tourist sites visited
21 days of driving
16 cities visited
12 chambers of commerce met
9 economic development agencies met
8 Indo Canadian diaspora institutions met
7 universities visited
6 corporates for CSR met
6 provincial government officials
3 federal government officials met
2 Consul General of India met
2 mentors driving
4960 kms ( 3082 miles ) of road drive cross Canada
1 mission :
- New India & Vibrant Canada
- Mentored closely for two hours each – 21 SME’s, 14 start ups, and 6 women owned businesses
- Signed “export market entry & growth” training assignment with 6 business institutions for their members. And With a few companies too.
- Advance stage discussions with two universities to do their research partnership match making in India.
- Initiated 1 CSR for a Canadian corporate in India
- Received request to handle a large trade & investment delegation from Canada to India for B2B meetings and site visits.
- Started work to lead a trade & investment delegation from India to Canada in September
- Received request for trade consulting & market research for exports from 16 Canadian companies
- 4 million hits on several mentor on road social media platforms in 21 days !