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Deepak Gupta

Position: 
Director for Applied Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Services
Organization: 
Centennial College

Dr. Deepak Gupta is the Director for Applied Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Services at Centennial College in Toronto. As part of his portfolio, Dr. Gupta oversees the award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship, which has helped nearly 3,600 individuals launch businesses with a 97% startup success rate since its founding in 1987. Dr. Gupta led Centennial to become the only individual college in Ontario to found ACCEL, a campus-linked accelerator especially focused on youth entrepreneurs facing barriers. The ACCEL Founding Team he led received the 2014 Award of Excellence for Community Partnership from the Board of Governors of Centennial College. Dr Gupta has co-founded two businesses, and advised several others.
Dr. Gupta is the recipientof the Community Builder Award from the Canadian Association of Research Administrators, the Emerging Leader Award from the Ontario CollegeAdministrative Staff and the Distinguished Administrative Employee Award of Excellence from Centennial College. He also received the IIT Alumni Canada Young Achiever Award for 2014.