Umar Zulqarnain is a journalist, corporate lawyer, and entrepreneur. Umar currently serves as a Managing Director for Toronto-based startup incubator & accelerator, Grit Ventures. Umar is also on the board of directors for My Paper Chase, an initiative launched by Treadstone Management Partners. Prior to his current roles, Umar served large multi-national clients at the prestigious Manhattan-based boutique law firm, Argon Black. Umar successfully exited his first startup, Swift Textbooks, in 2011. The company was acquired by a major Canadian retailer. Umar resides in Toronto and regularly contributes to Huffington Post Business, Lifestyle, and Religion.

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