Team Profiles

Rae Cowan, Centre of Entrepreneurship Manger

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 clients in the OSEB Program for over 15 years and assists them specifically in developing marketing, sales, and presentation strategies that is based on the type of business they are starting. She provides invaluable advice to participants on how to access information on the basic start-up steps and government regulations. 

Rene is a highly skilled and innovative trainer and consultant assisting professionals to be more successful in business. She has delivered Dale Carnegie Training to many individuals and organizations driving professional growth.

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.