Mandeep Rehal is the Business Development and Commercialization Manager at the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) and has been with OCI since 2021. In this role, he connects with companies and tries to boost their growth through the portfolio of funding opportunities that OCI has. Prior to joining OCI, Mandeep was working with innovation labs at HEC Montreal – the ERPsim Lab and the Creative Destruction Lab-Montreal where he led business development and academic outreach. Before moving to Canada, he led the scale-up of operations for a Softbank-backed unicorn startup called OYO Rooms in India. 

Mandeep holds a Master of Business Administration from HEC Montreal (Quebec) and a Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering from College of Engineering Guindy (India).