Vijay Thomas is the new  President of TiE Toronto, with Upasana Sharma as the new Vice President.

Vijay is a successful business leader and tech  entrepreneur. His technology  company, Tangentia has been in business for  almost 20 years and has evolved to become a global leader in solutions for the autonomous enterprise. Besides this,  Vijay started Tangentia Ventures in 2017 to formalise some of his angel investments and now has several startups in  Canada and India with investment and resources. Tangentia Ventures is a Government of Canada-approved  Startup Visa designated entity. Besides  this, Vijay is a past President of the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce  where he led ‘Oxygen for India’, a major initiative to garner support and resources during the deadly second wave of  covid-19 in India. Vijay also was involved  in setting up the Willowdale BIA in Toronto and is their founder Treasurer.

He brings to TiE Toronto his extensive experience, diligent leadership, and massive global network. He  has a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Karnatak University and an MBA from Goa Institute of Management.  Vijay grew up in Goa, and lived in different parts of the world including Chennai, Montreal, Boston, and now calls  Toronto home.  Vijay added “It is a great  time for me to step in as President of TiE Toronto, we have a lot of tailwinds with unprecedented immigration and economic growth in Canada and I am sure with the support of the  larger TiE family of entrepreneurs, we can scale great heights,” says Vijay.

TiE is the world’s largest not-for-profit  organisation for entrepreneurs, with 14 TiE Chapters across the globe. The TiE Chapters work with a vision to bring  together and create a community of leaders, mentors, and investors supporting the growth of entrepreneurs. TiE Toronto has been gaining momentum with its vibrant community, comprising of leading  entrepreneurs,  professionals, community leaders, and investors, who are actively supporting Toronto’s sizable startup ecosystem. TiE  Toronto has successfully helped Toronto-based entrepreneurs and start-ups to leverage TiE’s global network for resources and reach. Mahendra Naik, TiE Toronto’s outgoing President, has nurtured the Chapter over the years  and has led several successful programs and events, including TiE Quest. TiE Toronto Board Members for  2023 include, Vijay Thomas (President), Upasana Sharma (Vice President), Mahendra Naik (Chair of the Board),  Akash Mainra (Director), Kanchan Kumar (Board Member), Mohit Kirpalani (Board Member). TiE Toronto would  like to welcome entrepreneurs, investors and startups to join up to become members and participate in the growth  of TiE Toronto as they grow and strengthen their membership base. TiE is a member-led organisation, and encourages one to participate with them as the mission is to build business and grow together.

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