Kulbinder Saran Caldwell

Kulbinder Saran Caldwell

Founder & CEO
Reallife Pictures Inc.

Kulbinder fosters a life-long passion for diversity.  When race, gender or sexual orientation are the basis of any barrier, she will knock it down.  Born in northern British Columbia, Canada to immigrant parents, Kulbinder was raised to put in the hard work and stand up for individuals and her community.  Her India-born father built a life for the family working in the sawmills and building a portfolio of real estate holdings.  Kulbinder inherited that business accumen along with her father's dedication to family and friends.  She grew up wishing there were more people who looked like her in the movies and tv shows she was watching.  She still felt that as an adult and decided to do something about.  She founded Reallife Pictures Inc. to open doors for diverse and emerging writers that had been closed by complacent decision-makers in the screen industry over many decades.  

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

How to Navigate the Money Maze: Financing Your Business Forward

Presented by The Scotiabank Women Initiative®, Export Development Canada & MNP

Obtaining funding for your business may be intimidating, but can significantly accelerate the achievement of your business goals. Join us as we host a panel of powerful women entrepreneurs representing a spectrum of industries that have one common thread: a relentless pursuit of their dreams, backed by strategic financing.

Discover how these trailblazing women identified opportunities, overcame gender-specific obstacles, and successfully harnessed the power of capital to propel their businesses to new heights. You'll hear firsthand accounts of the choices they made and why - whether bootstrapping, securing angel investments, obtaining venture capital, microloans, or exploring alternative financing avenues.

Audiences will learn:

  • Strategies for using capital as a key tool for growth
  • Identifying funding opportunities in your business
  • Practical tips on raising or securing funds for your business success