Team Profiles

Team Profiles

Rae Cowan, Centre of Entrepreneurship Manager

Rae Cowan has over 30 years working with franchise retailers to improve the sales and profitability of their businesses. Rae is highly motivated and enjoys working with entrepreneurs who have a dream and the passion to pursue that dream towards a profitable & satisfying result.

He has diverse management experience in marketing, sales, distribution and manufacturing in consumer retail and franchising operations, gained in working for publicly and privately held companies in Canada & Australia.

Rene Morrison, Business Advisor

Rene Morrison has worked with entrepreneurs for over 20 years in both startup and scaling a business. She has coached small business owners for 18 years through the OSEB Program and has reviewed business plans and models for their launch and funding. She has worked with entrepreneurs through various programs and initiatives and understands their motivation and drive, having run her own training and development business. She was a funding panelist for Futurpreneur and guided entrepreneurs in the application process. Her specialty is marketing, sales and the pitch. As a business advisor with Centennial College, Centre of Entrepreneurship, Rene worked with key partners in the Market Validation Training to assist digital and mobile businesses to commercialize. She has offered inbound and outbound clients key solutions on how to globalize their business.
Rene has designed and delivered training in business model development, sales, presentation skills, marketing, leadership, customer service, financing, and business start-up.  Her e-learning portfolio of courses has expanded into the health industry to assist health practitioners on how to launch their business and survive the many challenges of entrepreneurship. She has worked with many successful entrepreneurs in retail, service/product, technology and manufacturing, in her capacity as a business advisor. She is committed to personal development and thrives on coaching clients to achieve success.

Lalit Guglani, BTech, MBA, Program Coordinator

Lalit is a former CEO of four different small to medium enterprises turned innovator, educator, mentor, coach and investor in early stage enterprise nurturing innovation and growth. He has extensive experience in nurturing, turning around and growing businesses across different industries. He has experience in, operations, technical services, projects, sales and marketing, finance and supply chain in diverse environments prior to becoming CEO.

Lalit has put together and implemented successful programs for educating aspiring entrepreneurs in Toronto, managed incubators, run pitch competitions, business model validation experiential programs, in Canada and abroad.

He has over 40 years of experience and is conversant with all aspects of business and has wide experience in identifying the issues/opportunities and developing and deploying an integrated solution to achieve bottom line

He holds BTech, MBA and is qualified Lean Launchpad educator.