Business Development Consulting
👋 Hi, I'm Derek Mascarenhas, owner of
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Derek primarly works as a consultant and technical business writer
I currently freelance as a business plan developer, technical writer and researcher for small businesses and entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry
Business Plans for cannabis : Retailers, Cultivators, Processors and Brands in the legal cannabis industry
Researcher for Cannabis edibles and food products, retail store location, competitor analysis and research towards strategy
As a consultant for cannabis startups
I come from a technical entrepreneurship background where I became an expert at writing funding proposals
MIKA Audio was my first business where I raised funds: Technical hardware, emerging technology in audio hardware design. We designed a licensable technology which allows battery powered speakers to sound up to 20% louder with the same voltage inputs. We received support from FED Dev Ontario, MaRS as well as Accelerator Center at University of Waterloo.
Electronics remediation with an eco-sustainability approach. My first startup, New Used Stereo focused on remediating vintage electronics that were destined for landfill, this project was in collaboration with Salvation Army Vancouver.
I'm currently exploring ESG, specifically from a startup, funding and business feasibility lense, with a particular interest in single use packaging, food packaging and other production to garbage business models.