TiE Youth Club - University of Toronto
TiE Youth Club - University of Toronto (Est. June 2012), a UTSU, ULIFE and TiE Toronto recognized chapter, serves as a forum for uniting and engaging all UofT students, alumni and staff members interested in Entrepreneurship. TiE Youth Club - UofT chapter has been established in collaboration with TiE Toronto in order to celebrate and promote Entrepreneurship by unifying young entrepreneurs and like-minded leaders, and create unique networking opportunities and speaking events featuring entrepreneurs and leaders from across Canada.
Founders and Board of Directors (2012-2013)
TiE Youth UofT - St-George campus:
Premal Brahmbhatt, President
Lisa Sequeira, Vice-President Internal
Ahmed Muneer, Vice-President External
Patrick Dooc, Marketing Director
Katrina Kumpa, Treasurer
TiE Youth UofT - Mississauga campus: To be announced
TiE Youth UofT - Scarborough campus: To be announced
Membership and Benefits:
Membership in TiE Youth Club is open to any member of the University of Toronto (all campuses) community including students, staff, faculty, and alumni. TiE Youth members will be entitled to avail of extended benefits from TiE Toronto, which include:
TiEQuest Business Venture Competition
TiE Entrepreneurial Forum
The membership fee is:
a. $50.00/year for student members
b. $100.00/year for non-student members (alumni, faculty, staff, other)
To register for either category, please call TiE Toronto Admin directly at 416-451-7113 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Profile of TiE Youth Founders and Board of Directors
Premal Brahmbhatt graduated from the University of Toronto in 2010 with an Honors Bachelor of Science. As a student, he served on the board of several campus organizations, especially the award-winning Indian Students" Society which he co-founded in 2009. The club now has a growing membership of over 700 students.
Premal previously worked for Novus Health and the University of Toronto. Currently, Premal works as a Bilingual Account Representative for D+H, a financial technology firm, and continues to serve on different executive boards including the Indian Alumni Society, University Toronto and TiE Youth University of Toronto Club, both of which he founded post graduation. He was also recently selected as a South Asian Heart Health Ambassador by the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Premal enjoys mentoring students, learning about different cultures, and connecting with people from all walks of life.
Lisa Sequeira is currently a Masters student at McMaster University and a University of Toronto (UofT) Alumnus. During her years at UofT, she was an active member of the student body as an executive of student organizations such as University College Alumni Association and PlanUT. In addition, she has been previously been involved in numerous other student groups such as the Hart House debates team and the University College Orientation Committee, as well as a volunteer at SciHigh at Mount Sinai and her church choir. She continues to enjoy being active both within and off campus.
Through Lisa’s experiences on student run organizations and as a current graduate student, she realizes the impact that innovation and great leadership can have on a community. It is her hope that she, along with the executive team of TiE Youth UofT, will effectively share their passion for entrepreneurship with others.
Ahmed Muneer is a recent graduate of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto, and is one of the founding members of TiE Youth at UofT. During his academic career, he was continuously involved with the Center for International Experience at UofT, where he served as a student mentor, a Tour Guide, and has worked as an assistant for international students. He has a passion for leadership development, and enjoys helping students and giving back to the University of Toronto community.
Ahmed’s passion for continuous self development has led to his increasing interest in Entrepreneurship. From his experience, students and alumni of the University of Toronto are largely unaware of the choice and possibilities of Entrepreneurship, especially because of its lack of promotion to students. Therefore, through TiE Youth, he will do his best to introduce, encourage and provide support to young, aspiring Entrepreneurs.
Patrick Dooc is in his third year in the Kinesiology and Physical Education undergraduate program at University of Toronto. He is the Marketing Director and one of the founding members of TiE Youth U of T. He is actively involved in activities around the St. George campus from workshops to leadership roles.
Patrick is involved in many non-profit organizations in his cultural community and has helped manage his family"s small business in Newmarket. He has started small basketball camps around Toronto which cater to youth and their development.
Patrick has found his passion in marketing and enjoys meeting like-minded people. He has committed himself to continuous learning and loves to connect with others.
Katrina Kumpa is currently entering her 3rd year at University of Toronto. She is in the Rotman Commerce program and aiming towards a Chartered Accountant (CA) designation in the future. With top marks in her classes and past experience at Tech Data Canada, Katrina believes she can add valuable knowledge to TiE Youth U of T.
Katrina has a passion for the environment and meeting other U of T students. She believes entrepreneurs are leaders who succeed through hard work and determination. She is excited to lead other U of T students to resources that can help them thrive as entrepreneurs.