Kashmir’s passion for entrepreneurship has led him on an exciting 30-year journey in public and private sectors, focusing primarily on innovation and company growth. He has had a distinguished career with Canada’s famed National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program, helping hundreds of SMEs grow through technology and business advancements. Kashmir retired in 2016 having served the previous 11 years as Regional Director for central and northern Alberta and Northwest Territories. He has developed extensive regional, national and international professional networks, and has continued his relationships with many stakeholders in the Alberta’s and Canada’s technology ecosystem.
Kashmir’s is currently President and CEO of NuTEC Advisors Corporation, a boutique social enterprise providing coaching, mentorship, opportunity assessment and strategic advice on business growth and capital access to entrepreneurs and start-ups. From 2017-2019 Kashmir also served on Alberta’s Research and Innovation Advisory Committee, a global expertise group appointed by the Government of Alberta to provide independent advice and counsel to the Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism to help create a best-in-class provincial innovation ecosystem. He is co-inventor on five patents and is actively involved in over a dozen non-profit organizations. Kashmir is a Rotarian and is based in Canada’s newest city of Beaumont, located on the outskirts of Edmonton, Alberta.