I turn ideas into stories
that people connect with.

Rana Abbasi

I'm a marketer by training, connector by trade. I've worked with dozens of startups helping them build robust communications strategies and expand in global markets.

events organized

startups supported

Markets unlocked


About Me

I'm passionate about deciphering the complexity of human and product interactions. To me, the world is a domino set with infinite possibilities, where I strive to unleash the true potential in everything around me from people to projects. This mindset carries with me in everything I do.


Over the past 6 years, I have established deep roots in Canada’s innovation ecosystem. Initially focusing on building and growing a community of tech entrepreneurs and enthusiasts in Montreal, to forming strategic alliances and developing an international network.


Marketing Strategy




Case Studies


GlobalX: Born-global startups

Recognizing that entrepreneurs needed significant support across all three dimensions of internationalization; mindset, knowledge and networks, we began piloting an internationalization program at District 3 with the aim of encouraging a born-global mindset.

In my role, I advise entrepreneurs looking to enter new markets and built connections internationally with various innovation centres, service providers, and governments.

100+ Startups Supported
30 Global Partners
20 Markets

La Charrette: Art Meets Tech

Finding talent that is both artistic and technical in the creative arts industry is a challenge.

We created a 2-day hacakthon and conference connecting students, faculty, researchers, industry and cultural organizations to innovate and exchange knowledge in this sector, giving students the opportunity to explore the different intersections of technology and art, across different disciplines and creative industries.

I led the partner relations and communications strategy.

120+ Attendees
16 Partners
20K Social media reach

La Charrette

I believe everyone has something to inspire others. If you’re interested in chatting, let’s connect!