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Lotfi Belkhir

Entrepreneur • Advisor Canada, CA

Professor & Chair Eco-Entrepreneurship, McMaster University. Previously CEO/Founder of Kirtas Technologies Inc.

Professor & Chair Eco-Entrepreneurship, McMaster University. Previously CEO/Founder of Kirtas Technologies Inc.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Other Engineering
  • Fundraising
  • Operations
  • Product
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Other Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Operations
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Kirtas Technologies
Kirtas Inc.

Advisor

Cinnos Technologies

Positions

Associate Professor & Chair of Eco-Entrepreneurship McMaster University January 2012 - present
Associate Professor Deshpande Symposium 2012 - 2016
CEO & Founder Kirtas Technologies June 2001 - May 2010
President Digital Content Innovation June 2010 - January 2012
CEO & Founder Kirtas Inc. June 2001 - May 2010
Student USTHB 1985 - 1986

Education

Walden University Management of Technology 1998 - 2000
Stony Brook University Physics 1989 - 1993
Université des Sciences et de la Technologie 'Houari Boumediène' Theoretical Physics 1982 - 1986

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Higher Education
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Project management • Contract negotiation • Operational Excellence • Product Development • Budgets

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Practical and real world solutions for difficult and time-sensitive situations.

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Sina Afshani
We worked together  •  CEO, Blue Orchid Care Inc.. Previously Inclusive Designer, Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC).
I have known Dr. Belkhir for more than 3 years now. I started my company Blue Orchid Care Inc. at McMaster University with the help of Dr.Be ... lkhir as my advisor and mentor. I personally contribute a lot of the success that we have had with our start-up to Dr. Belkhir’s support and mentorship. As a young entrepreneur who knew nothing of business I often relied on Dr. Belhir’s experience and knowledge to help us navigate the world of investors and venture capital.
Alden Bean
They're my professor  •  Dean, Doctoral Research, and Chief Academic Officer, University of Fairfax. Previously Research Professor, NC State University.
He left a Fortune 500 company to found a high-tech start-up that became one of the fastest growing companies listed in INC magazine. He is a ... PhD Physicist who went back to college to learn more about Technology Management, and parlayed it into a successful business.
Samih Abdelgadir
They're my advisor  •  President - Smart MCR Division, Cinnos Mission Critical Incorporated. Previously Sales Engineer, Hitron Technologies Inc..
Dr. Lotfi is a great adviser for our organization because of his commitment to sustainability. His ambition and hard-working ethics spilled ... over to the team. I believe that these leadership traits, coupled with his commitment, judgment, critical thinking and interpersonal skills makes him an excellent advisor and mentor.
Rafik Loutfy
We worked together  •  Innovator-in-Residence, Ryerson University and Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, McMaster University. University of Toronto grad.
Lotfi is founded a very successful startup in the USA. He is persistent, resourceful, thoughtful, leader and always working to create value

Alden Bean
We worked together  •  Dean, Doctoral Research, and Chief Academic Officer, University of Fairfax. Previously Research Professor, NC State University.
Al is an incredible professor, mentor and advisor in the field of technology management, R&D and intellectual property.

Rafik Loutfy
We worked together  •  Innovator-in-Residence, Ryerson University and Professor, Chemical Engineering Department, McMaster University. University of Toronto grad.
Rafik is a one of a kind leader who has the wisdom, the empathy and the sharp intellect needed for any one who's seeking effective advice