Techstars Toronto and Schulich Announce Partnership
Schulich and Techstars Toronto have formalized a new annual talent partnership, with six top Schulich MBAs assigned to support the accelerator and its cohort of 24 startups.
The MBA students will assist in developing marketing plans, lead generation, as well as help with financial forecasting/modeling, and will also support Techstars startup founders with achieving their in-program benchmarks and milestones.
“As we look to deepen our engagement across the country, we quickly realized the Schulich School of Business would be the perfect partner for us based upon their deep footprint in the Canadian business community, fast-growing reputation in the tech ecosystem and their ability to rapidly innovate,” said Alisha Golden, Investment Manager at Techstars Toronto.
The partnership also provides the six Schulich MBA students with access to Techstars workshops, resources and their community of founders and venture capital leaders.
The first five Schulich MBA students hired include:
- Aasma Pratap Singh (MBA’24 – former Senior Consultant at EY and PwC India)
- Harjot Singh Juneja (MBA ’24 – former Investment Analyst with Dexter Angels in India)
- Abhishek Bapat (MBA ’24 – past intern at Define Capital)
- Kumar Shanu (MBA ’23 – past intern with Telus Ventures)
- Payal Aggarwal (MBA’23 – former Founder Institute Program Manager)
“We couldn’t be more thrilled and prouder of our students for securing these positions and pleased with our new partnership with Techstars Toronto,” said Dean Detlev Zwick. “This alliance reinforces the value of Schulich’s Entrepreneurial Studies Program and our Schulich Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship while also providing our students with valuable, real-world experience.”
“Our office has worked hard over the last few years to establish ourselves as the go-to source for top-notch student talent in the startup and Venture Capital space,” said Chelsea Gray, Associate Director of Schulich’s Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship.