In this episode of The New Journey, learn about the journey, struggles, and insights from Raghwa Gopal, President & CEO, Innovate BC.
From a 20-year-old immigrant in Canada, who went against all odds to build one of Canada’s first deep tech companies, Raghwa shares his advice for newcomers and founders, leveraging resources, and the power of networking.
About RAGHWA GOPAL:
A serial entrepreneur who has extensive experience starting, growing, and selling numerous, businesses, Gopal joined Innovate BC from Accelerate Okanagan (AO), where he was Chief Executive Officer.
At AO, Gopal was instrumental in the creation and management of successful programs for technology companies at all stages of growth, and he has been a driving force in the development of Okanagan’s tech sector into a $1.6 billion economic contributor.
A graduate of New Zealand’s Central Institute of Technology in information technology, Raghwa has also received degrees in computer science from Australia’s Collier MacMillan School and the University of the South Pacific.
In addition to his corporate experience, Gopal has lectured in the Faculty of Management (Business) at UBC Okanagan and the School of Arts and Sciences (Computer Science); has been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Okanagan College School of Business; and serves on the boards of multiple organizations including the University of British Columbia, India Canada Innovation Council, Women’s Enterprise Centre, Central Okanagan Economic Development, and the Province of B.C.’s Emerging Economy Task Force.
About THE NEW JOURNEY:
The New Journey is a series of stories & conversations featuring leading thinkers, leaders, and experts in immigration and diversity.
You’ll read their stories and learn about their experiences in Canada; the challenges they faced and the lessons they learned along the way.
Whether it’s a career change or forging a new path as an entrepreneur, we hope these conversations will help you along your journey towards success in Canada.
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