Building a company isn’t easy. Learn from those who are doing it. 

Join the University of Toronto, IIT Bombay and the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, virtually on Thursday, October 21 for the second installment of the ICEE Speaker Series, focused on founder stories. This speaker series event will feature four entrepreneurial leaders with international aspirations and venture experience in fields such as robotics, nanotechnology, cyber security, influencer marketing and non-fungible tokens.  The session will be moderated by Jon French, the Director of University of Toronto Entrepreneurship.

Who: This open community event is for undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines, early-stage entrepreneurs, faculty, and researchers interested in entrepreneurship. 

When: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 9:00 am – 10:00 am EDT (Toronto) | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm IST (India)

Where: Online via Zoom

Why: Be inspired and learn more about the new Indo-Canadian Entrepreneurship Exchange, a new joint initiative that will lead to physical exchanges between student entrepreneurs in Canada and India. You can also build connections and engage in conversation about founders’ successes and challenges in launching a start-up in the Indo-Canadian innovation corridor.


CEO and co-founder, Trexo robotics

Manmeet Maggu 

ceo and co-founder, trexo robotics Manmeet is the Co-Founder and CEO of Toronto-based Trexo Robotics. His commitment to helping children with cerebral palsy walk drove the vision for Trexo and continues…

CEO and Co-founder, Ideaforge technology

Ankit Mehta 

CEO and Co-founder, ideaforge technology Ankit Mehta is the Co-founder and CEO of ideaForge Technology, a next-generation drone systems company that manufactures advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Defence and…

CEO and Co-founder, Safe security

Saket Modi 

CEO and Co-founder, Safe security Saket Modi is the Co-founder and CEO of Safe Security, a Cybersecurity and Digital Business Risk Quantification platform company. A computer science engineer by education,…

Founder, 4fivelab

Vishakha Singh 

founder, 4fivelab Vishakha Singh is an Indian film actress and producer. She appeared in South Indian language films, before starring in Bollywood projects with director Ashutosh Gowariker’s 2010 period piece…

Moderated by

Director, University of Toronto Entrepreneurship

Jon French 

Jon is the Director, University of Toronto Entrepreneurship (UTE). He is responsible for supporting and championing all entrepreneurship initiatives across U of T’s three campuses.

About ICEE

The Indo-Canadian Entrepreneurship Exchange (ICEE) is a cohort-based exchange program, which aims to support budding entrepreneurs, improve research collaboration, and establish a strong, two-way innovation talent pipeline. The program is offered by the University of Toronto in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE).