How can entrepreneurs from India use the Canadian Start-Up Visa Program to grow their business and achieve permanent residency in Canada? Watch as our panel of business immigration experts explore the intricacies of the program. We are joined by Vartika Manasvi, a highly successful Indian entrepreneur and angel investor who has first-hand knowledge of utilizing the Start-Up Visa Program.
Director of International Relations, Pace Global Advantage
Stefánia is a former Hungarian diplomat, with skills in all areas of bilateral and multilateral relationship management, diplomacy, international trade and HR honed over 25 years of progressive experience. She leverages proven expertise in relationship management, outreach and negotiation between European and Canadian government networks to promote economic and trade values as well as representing government, business and community interests. She is a lawyer by profession, holds a Master’s degree in European Law, who is passionate about cross-cultural relations, human rights, architecture and action for sustainable development.
Vartika is a unique blend of a serial internet entrepreneur, operator, nomad, and a thought leader. MBA by education, marketer by profession, and an ecosystem connector by passion. She has built 7 products, and exited 2 tech startups in the last decade. She currently works with tech founders closely via PGA’s network and has involvement with the DMZ, Communitech, OnDeck and Seedstars. She is a solo GP working on her thesis on the Sovereign Internet and Identity for a more equitable future, and is an angel investor active across India, Canada, and the U.S.
Business Analyst, Pace Global Advantage
Before joining Pace Global Advantage (PGA), Saakshi worked in project management and consulting across industries in India and Australia. She has completed her MA in Financial Management from
the University of Melbourne and her BA in Economics from the University of Delhi.
At PGA, Saakshi mainly works on business plans for Canadian citizens moving to or establishing their businesses in the US. She also supports startup clients in Canada through market research, financial projections, and pitch decks. Saakshi enjoys building business strategy for startups, whether it’s to chart their market entry or to support revenue expansion.
Saakshi’s goal is to help global entrepreneurs and founders access the dynamic Canadian technology ecosystem.
Director, Pace Immigration
Vince Lalonde leads the global investor immigration practice at Pace Immigration Associates & Advisors.
Vince advises financial institutions, government bodies and developers on the legality, viability and marketability of their investor immigration projects and programs. He was instrumental in opening up the Chinese market for several successful immigration products, including PEI PNP, Saskatchewan PNP, Singapore Investor, UK Tier 1 Investor, St. Kitts Citizenship, and Dominica Citizenship by investment programs.
Vince advises international investors seeing citizenship or permanent residence abroad on the most suitable investment option. He has helped hundreds of clients successfully immigrate to Canada and elsewhere.
Vince is a Canadian Barrister and Solicitor in Ontario and British Columbia.