TEC Canada Chair Davender Gupta

Davender Gupta

TEC Small Business Chair
Montreal, QC

“Growth is a mindset which is fostered by creating, communicating and sharing our success stories, whether small, big or in between. That’s the magic of TEC.”

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Davender’s passion is to equip managers, founders and entrepreneurs with the knowledge, skills and confidence to enter, engage and lead their markets by thinking and acting strategically. He is an accomplished consultant, trainer and speaker, highly appreciated for his practical approach to business. His thought-provoking questions, help clients get clarity on understanding their mission and integrating this both personally and professionally to grow.

Davender believes that adopting a discipline of strategic thinking and action to get results is key to success. He began his career in an innovation-rich environment working on special projects for the Royal Canadian Air Force. In 1995, he began his own business in technology consulting, which led him to join a team who raised $10M in venture capital for a cutting-edge healthcare solution. It was there that Davender recognized the need to be execution-oriented. This motivated him to pursue coaching to help others develop an executional mindset. Today, Davender is an active growth strategy coach for several Montreal and Quebec entrepreneurship acceleration programs. He also recently co-founded the eight-week Défi Croissance Montréal Growth Challenge.

TEC Group Vision

As a TEC Small Business Chair, Davender’s vision for his group is “to foster a shared mindset of continuous value innovation, market leadership and a strong, sustainable business growth benefiting each member, their clients, their employees, and their stakeholders while contributing to the success of Quebec’s and Canada’s economy and society.”


• Named as one of Canada’s Top 10 Rock Star Mentors by Start-up Canada and Futurpreneur in 2013
• Executive MBA from McGill University -HEC Montreal, 2018, executive courses in Entrepreneurship Development from MIT Sloan and Scaleup Ecosystems from Babson College
• Distinguished Toastmaster, Triple Crown, Area and Division Director, sponsor and mentor of four clubs, Toastmaster International, District 61
• Enjoys cooking Indian cuisine, swimming and commuting to the office by bike

TEC Canada is a member-based peer advisory organization of over 1,400 chief executives, entrepreneurs and business owners from across Canada. For over 30 years, TEC has been helping leaders achieve success through the power of confidential group meetings, one-to-one executive coaching, business thought leadership and a global network of over 23,000 business leaders.

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