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Balaji Gopalan

Advisor Toronto, Canada Area, CA

Simultaneously: Lead Educator, Product Management @ Brainstation + Hands-on Advisor for MedStack & Trideit. Product & Partnerships guy

Simultaneously: Lead Educator, Product Management @ Brainstation + Hands-on Advisor for MedStack & Trideit. Product & Partnerships guy

16 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In




Trideit (project changeRoom)
Trideit (project changeRoom)


Co-Founder and CEO MedStack February 2015 - present
Lead Educator, Product Management BrainStation March 2015 - present
Co-Founder and President MedStack February 2015 - present
Acting Director of New Product Initiatives EventMobi September 2015 - March 2016
Independent Product Management Consultant self July 2015 - March 2016
Product and Strategy Advisor / VP, Platform Trideit (project changeRoom) October 2014 - September 2015
Director of Platform Nymi February 2014 - January 2015
Senior Product Planner - Integration & Extensibility Desire2Learn May 2013 - February 2014
Marketing, Product Development and Operations (contract) Qwyrk Media Inc. January 2013 - March 2013
Took some time to reflect upon my career and achievements and to plan my next adventure self-employed April 2012 - December 2012
Senior Manager, Product Management - Consumer Services / Platform Services / Intelligent Systems BlackBerry May 2007 - April 2012
Product Line Manager - Consumer Services BlackBerry August 2004 - May 2007
Supervisor, Programs and Strategic Planning - Global Business Jet Family Bombardier Aerospace July 2001 - March 2003
Program Coordinator - Global Business Jet Family Bombardier Aerospace February 1999 - July 2001
Methods Analyst - Dash 8 / Global Business Jet Family Bombardier Aerospace August 1996 - February 1999
Research Assistant - materials science and applications (part-time / summer / volunteer) various private, government and education institutions June 1989 - August 1995


Queen's University Marketing 2003 - 2004
University of Toronto Mechanical Engineering 1992 - 1996

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Product Development • Strategic Partnerships • mobile devices • Mobile technology

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Bhavuk Kaul
We worked together  •  head of products, SYC and Co-Founder & CEO, Stealth Mode Startup Company.
he is intelligent, hardworking and one with a great perspective on solving a problem.
Tom Oliverio
We worked together  •  Digital Strategy Executive (Consultant), JMO Incorporated.
Balaji is an excellent blend of technical knowledge and communication abilities. These tools allow his to display product and business mode ... ls and key elements to a vast array of audiences. Added to this, his thirst for fresh technology, trends and engagement make him an excellent entrepreneur.
Eli Fathi
They're my mentor  •  CEO, EFEI. Previously Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Fluidware. University of Ottawa grad.
Balaji is a highly motivated individual who is very resourceful and has fantastic communication skills. He will be a great team player.
Allen Lau
They're my friends  •  Co-founder, Two Small Fish Ventures and CEO and co-founder, Wattpad. University of Toronto grad. University of Toronto grad.
Although I have never worked with Balaji directly, I know that he is a passionate and analytical individual and will be a great partner.
Michael Kovacs
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, CloudExchange. Previously Wealth Management, Raymond James Financial, Inc..
He's person that can not only craft the strategy and build the plan, but can execute all the way through to ensure a project succeeds. Visio ... nary thinker with real world experience and expertise to back it up. Honoured to have worked and collaborated with him.
Neerav Berry
We worked together  •  Co-founder & Managing Director, Payplant. Previously VP App World & Payments, BlackBerry. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
I worked with Balaji at BlackBerry. He was great at pulling together disparate teams with different agendas on our Payments strategy. He's a ... good strategic thinker and fun to work with.
Mick B
They're my friends  •  CEO & Founder, IAmI Authentications INC. and CEO & Founder, SafePay Network Inc..
Balaji is a spirited entrepreneur who has worked in the startup scene for a few years. He has been part of the drive force of several innova ... tive companies and brings the experience of "out side of the box" thinker, an analytical eagle eye and always ready to make things happen.
Andrew D'Souza
We worked together  •  Advisor, Kik Interactive, Inc. and Advisor, Wealthsimple. University of Waterloo grad.
Balaji is one of the best evangelists I've worked with. He has an incredible ability to get everyone in the room excited about what he's tal ... king about.
Jason Field
We worked together  •  Consultant, Technology & Strategy, Konrad Group and Founder & Director, BrainStation. The University of Western Ontario grad.
Balaji has demonstrated an extremely focused work ethic and has helped the BrainStation team get our Product Management course get off of th ... e ground with amazing feedback. He has been and will continue to be a valuable asset to our team!
Karl Martin
We worked together  •  CEO/Founder, Nymi. Previously President & CEO, KMKP Engineering. University of Toronto grad. University of Toronto grad.
Balaji is a great early stage product innovator. Highly adaptive, he looks to build core value propositions and find their fit in the market ... .
Simon Woodside
They're my current cofounder  •  Founder, MedStack, Inc. and Community Organizer, Hacking Health. University of Waterloo grad.
Balaji has bigco and startup experience, fantastic networking, and a real ability to home in on key product attributes.
Anson Kao
They're my friends  •  Front End Developer, Qoints. Previously Contract Front End Developer, CanadaHelps. University of Waterloo grad.
Balaji is deeply ingrained into the Toronto startup community and is often recruited to be a panelist at events, a testament to his startup ... acument. He is an excellent connector of people, and his enthusiasm and energy is unmistakeable. Every conversation I have with him is deeply intellectual and analytical.
Sam Henechowicz
We worked together  •  Director, Global Cloud Services, Carlton Group Ltd. and Founder, CEO, Clubio. University of Toronto grad.
Balaji is an absolute pleasure to work with. He brings his A game everyday, and only gets better under pressure. Balaji has tremendous exper ... ience in product management, not only in determining the long term vision, but also in communicating it to the rest of the team and stakeholders. I'm proud to vouch for Balaji.
Ivan Reel
We worked together  •  Founder / Owner / Director / Design and Development, AAS Avoca Applications Development.
Vast knowledge in tech and IT as well as leadership skills and qualities.
Ben Zifkin
They're my friends  •  Board of Directors, Ladies Learning Code and Advisory Board, HackerYou.
Balaji has a great balance between product knowledge, market knowledge and the ability to get things done. He is an excellent connector and ... can motivate internal staff and external advocates.
Prabhakar Gopalan
They're my friends  •  Principal, PG Consulting.
Balaji is a driven, big picture thinker who can operate in the details and yet step out and make the dots connect and present a solution to ... a problem.

Simon Woodside
We worked together  •  Founder, MedStack, Inc. and Community Organizer, Hacking Health. University of Waterloo grad.
Simon is an experienced entrepreneur, actively involved in the startup community and well-known by local creators and inventors. He's passi ... onate about social good and democratically supporting software ecosystems. He brings a strong balance of technical, creative, communicative and analytical skill.