Davender Gupta’s passion is to guide high-performance entrepreneurs to develop the clarity, the confidence and the discipline to successfully execute their ideas. His first 15-year career as a military aerospace 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 startups and scaleups across Canada and overseas to transform their ideas into impact.
Davender is a coach and mentor to many entrepreneurs through his company, Plus+11 Entrepreneurial Amplifier, and programs such as Startup-Académie 101, FastTrac TechVenture Québec, Startup Weekend (Québec, Sherbrooke and Montreal) and Lean Startup Machine. Davender is also very active in developing the regional and national startup communities. In 2013, Davender was named as one of “Canada’s Top Ten Rockstar Mentors” by Startup Canada and Futurpreneur Canada.