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Awards

  • Varshney Capital Corp. founder and Director, Mr. Hari Varshney, has been appointed to the Order of British Columbia– which represents the highest form of recognition the Province can extend to its citizens. The Order of British Columbia recognizes those persons who have served with the greatest distinction and excelled in any field of endeavor benefiting the people of the Province or elsewhere. Along with a significant contribution to the economy of, and investment in, B.C, Mr. Varshney has been a leader to the community, to multiculturalism and to education. He volunteers his time and contributes financially to a multitude of organizations and numerous charitable endeavors at universities and hospitals.
  • Varshney Capital Corp. was the winner of the 2014 Sector Success Awards for Best in Sector: Public Venture Capital
  • October 2010,  Hari Varshney, recipient of DARPAN Magazine‘s Inaugural Extraordinary Achievement Awards in the “Advancing Philanthropy” category.
  • Varshney Capital Corp. was the winner in the Service Category at  The Ethno Business Council of BC’s 16th Annual B.C. New Canadian Entrepreneur Awards on May 10, 2007.
  • Hari Varshney was one of the 2006 British Columbia Community Achievement Award recipients.
  • Hari Varshney, one of 3 finalists in the “Leadership” category – Nominated by St.Paul’s Hospital Foundation at Volunteer Vancouver’s 18th Annual 2005 Volunteer Recognition Awards
    Thursday, April 21, 2005 at The Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC Canada
  • Praveen Varshney, Business in Vancouver (Dec. 30, 1997 – Jan. 5, 1998): “40 Under 40”



Books Contributed To

  • “Be Great – The Five Foundations of An Extraordinary Life In Business – And Beyond” – by Peter H. Thomas, October 2009 (ISBN: 978-0-470-16118-0). View Chapter 8 with Praveen Varshney’s comments on Integrity.
  • “LifeManual – A Proven Formula to Create the Life You Desire” by Peter H. Thomas, October 2005 (ISBN: 0-9739084-0-8). View Secret 11 with Praveen Varshney’s comments on Integrity.
  • ” Earn What You’re Worth: A Wildly Sophisticated Approach to Investing in Your Career – and Yourself ” by Nicole Williams, February 2005 (ISBN: 0-14–305065-6)
  • ” Wildly Sophisticated: A Bold New Attitude for Career Success ” by Nicole Williams, February 2004 (ISBN: 0-399-52947-0)


Presentation and Speaking Engagements

  • SOAR Summit Fireside Chat – May 27, 2017
  • BrainStation’s Fintech Panel Moderator – April 27, 2017
  • Social Impact Talk with Sandeep Gupta & Peter Holgate to ESADE Alumni – February 23, 2017
  • Fireside chat with Ray Muzyka & Host Cam Good for EO Canadian GSEA Finals – February 21, 2017
  • Panelist for 2nd annual VanFUNDING Conference pitch contest – October 18, 2016
  • Panelist for SFU Interfaith Centre and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions Sustainable Business event – October 11, 2016
  • NACO Impact Investing panelist – October 6, 2016
  • Panelist for Board of Change “My Favorite Social Investment” – September 29, 2016
  • Panelist twice at World Entrepreneur Forum at Bear Mountain Resort, BC – September 2016
  • Panelist for SFU’s Tech e@SFU Final Presentations – July 26, 2016
  • Panelist for Vinetta Showcase – June 21, 2016
  • Panelist for Ernst & Young’s Accelerating Growth Through Strategic Financing Roundtable – May 26, 2016
  • Panelist for Vancouver Impact Investment Forum – May 4, 2016
  • Panelist for UBC’s Inaugural Social Enterprise Conference – March 12, 2016
  • Panelist for Toniic.com conference in Silicon Valley, CA – February 11, 2016
  • Panelist for TSX Private Markets Capital Raising & Liquidity for Private Companies Conference – November 4, 2015
  • Panelist for Tribe of Zero Capital Advantage Conference – October 22, 2015
  • Panelist for Spring Activator’s Equity Crowfunding Panel – June 25, 2015
  • Lead judge for 2015 Simon Fraser University Net Impact Sustainability Case Competition.
  • UBC Sauder Centre for Social Innovation & Impact Investing Propelling Social Ventures Conference, Panel Member on Entrepreneurship – April 1, 2015
  • “Embracing Awards” event jointly hosted by the Professional Women’s Network, Associateion of Women in Finance, Women’s Enterprise Centre, Women Business Owners and Forum for Women Entrepreneurs on June 5, 2012. Praveen Varshney, Director of Varshney Capital Corp. as a panelist.
  • ELITE 2012 Conference – workshop on “Living an Extraordinary Life Instead of an Ordinary One” by Praveen Varshney, Director of Varshney Capital Corp.on May 26, 2012 at UBC.
  • Sauder School of Business, UBC – BDC Enterprize 2007 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC.  On Saturday February 17, 2007, at the interactive workshop competition “Venture Capital Financing”, with Praveen Varshney, Director of Varshney Capital Corp. as a presenter and judge.
  • SFU ACE’s “BDC Enterprize 2007 Business Plan Competition – ‘Minding Your Own Business’ ” on Friday, January 26, 2007, Burnaby, BC.  18 Entrepreneurs’ Organization members including Praveen Varshney, Director of Varshney Capital Corp., will participate and share their experiences in Roundtable Discussions about the keys to business success and the pitfalls to avoid.
  • Interview by John Assaraf of www.onecoach.com.  Wednesday, September 27, 2006 “Expert Interview Call – Growth Financing: Where the Money Is & How to Get It” featuring Praveen Varshney, Director of Varshney Capital Corp.
  • Sauder School of Business, UBC – Enterprize 2005 at The Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC. On Friday, January 28, 2005, panel discussion including Praveen Varshney, Director of Varshney Capital Corp., on funding your business and entrepreneurship; and on Saturday, January 29, 2005, business plan workshop presenter.
  • TSX Venture Exchange 2004 Venture Success Campaign – Accessing Public Venture Capital (“PVC”) Workshop on Thursday, April 1, 2004 and Friday, April 2, 2004 at The Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, Vancouver, BC. Case study on Carmanah Technologies Corporation’s experience going public by Praveen Varshney, Director of Varshney Capital Corp.
  • KPMG’s “Thought Leadership Series” on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at The Holiday Inn, Victoria, BC. Expert Panel Discussion including Praveen Varshney, Director of Varshney Capital Corp., explain how a properly executed financing strategy may help avoid some of the pitfalls of a taking a company public.
  • 3rd Annual TiE / Monte Jade Entrepreneur Workshop on Thursday, May 22, 2003 at The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver, BC. Expert Panel Discussion including Praveen Varshney, Director of Varshney Capital Corp., providing a unique opportunity for 1-2 members of 8 companies to present and participate in a closed-door workshop entirely focused on improving their company’s business strategy.
  • The Vancouver Enterprise Forum’s (VEF’s) Going Public Financing event on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at Science World in Vancouver. Presentation featuring Carmanah Technologies Corporation’s experience with Dr. David Green, Chairman and Founder, and Praveen Varshney, Director of Varshney Capital Corp. (To view the presentation, please click here)
  • 5th Annual SOHO Small Business Conference on Thursday, October 25, 2001 at Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre, Vancouver, BC. Expert Panel Discussion on “Growth Financing: Where Is The Money & How Do I Get It!” featuring Praveen Varshney, Director & President of AI Axion Internet Communications, Inc.
  • The Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO) event on Wednesday, January 31, 2001 at Shaughnessy Golf Club, Vancouver, BC. Panel Discussion on “Issues and Challenges of Running A Public Company” featuring Praveen Varshney, Director of Varshney Capital Corp.
  • India Club Youth Society Careers Day on Sunday, January 14, 2001 at Deer Lake Rec Centre, Burnaby, BC. Panel Discussion on “Careers of the Future: What It Takes To Be A Successful Entrepreneur” featuring Praveen Varshney, Director of Varshney Capital Corp.