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Startup Stories: From International Student to Canadian Business Success

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Sheridan College - Hazel McCallion Campus - Room B222

4226 Duke of York Boulevard

Mississauga, Ontario L5B 0G5

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Are you an international student who wants to understand what's involved in setting up a Canadian business?

Did you have a business in your home country and want to hear more about how things work here?

Do you have a business idea you'd like to test out and need some guidance?

Sheridan's International Centre, Alumni Office and EDGE Entrepreneurship Hub have partnered to bring you Startup Stories, an event that connects international students and grads with alumni who've successfully founded businesses in Canada.

At Startup Stories, you'll hear about the challenges and rewards of starting your own business as an international student or alumni. This interactive session will give you the chance to network with like-minded people and have your questions answered.

Whether you want an inside look into what it takes to run a business in Canada or are just curious to learn more about entrepreneurship, you're welcome to join us!

Featuring stories and mentorship from Sheridan's international grads, including:


Eder Backes


Eder Backes (Project Management ’15)

Eder Backes has over 18 years of experience in pharmaceuticals and continuing medical education companies. He has worked in marketing, sales and project management in Brazil, Europe, the USA and Canada.

Eder holds a degree in Foreign Trade from UNISINOS - RS, a post - graduation in Strategic Marketing from ESPM - RS and a Post - Graduation in Project Management from Sheridan. He is the founder of the Oncology Information Group, based in Burlington, Ontario. Its main focus is to develop continuing medical education programs in several countries around the world, creating strategic solutions for medical organizations and pharmaceutical industry. He has wide experience in the management of local and global projects and strong capacity of management of stakeholders.


Amarinder Gill


Amarinder Gill (Advertising,’10 & Advertising/Marketing Communications Management ’16)

Amarinder arrived in Canada in 2010 to begin Sheridan’s Advertising program. After graduating, she worked in number of sales jobs including at conference-planning firm Marcus Evans, and Rogers Outrank, a search engine optimization company. After returning to Sheridan in 2016, she moved into the tech sector. In 2018, she became head of sales at Massively.ai, a tech firm that develops chatbots for clients who want to focus on customer service and public relations campaigns.


Omar Juda


Omar Juda (Visual Merchandising Arts ’13)

As a child, Omar divided his time between Saudi Arabia and Jordan, and went on to live in Malaysia, Romania and Turkey. He came to Sheridan to study in the Visual Merchandising program, graduating in 2013. Omar went on to run his own visual merchandising business working with clients including Le Chateau, Reitman’s and Kitchen Stuff Plus. Today, he is the visual merchandising manager at Nordstrom’s flagship store in Toronto.


Ganesh Neelanjanmath


Ganesh Neelanjanmath (Project Management ’11)

Ganesh has worked in India, Spain and the United States. He is the founder of Neel-Tech, Inc. a professional consulting firm that has worked with corporations including Rogers, Fido, Bell, INSZoom, Pulse, Bloom, PwC, and E&Y. In 2013, he created iCent, the international student app that is used by thousands of students at more than 30 public institutions.



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