Mobile Media Visionary, Champion of Young Entrepreneurs

Kunal Gupta, CEO of Polar Mobile and Founder of the Impact Entrepreneurship Group

Kunal Gupta, CEO of Polar Mobile, Founder of the Impact Entrepreneurship Group

While he was a still a student at University of Waterloo,  Kunal Gupta co-founded two organizations that are still going strong today:

  • Polar Mobile, a mobile app development company that has created over 1200 apps for clients like the Wired, GQ, Glamour and CBC Sports.
  • The Impact Entrepreneurship group which he formed to foster a spirit of entrepreneurship among students. The annual Impact National Conference brings together 500 high school and university students from across Canada.

The Idea that Sparked a Mobile App Empire

While Kunal was still a student at Waterloo University, Kunal had an idea:

“The idea was to leverage software and the promise of Smartphones to create a platform that made it easy to publish content to a connected device. “This was before the iPhone existed, a year before anyone really knew what an ‘App’ was,” Gupta says.” From this post by Erin Bury on

The Idea That Sparks Countless Young Entrepreneurs

“With like-minded peers, I started an organization called Impact with the vision of getting young people excited about entrepreneurship.” Kunal speaking to Erin Bury in this post on

Key Accomplisments

  • Co-founded Polar Mobile as a part-time job while a he was a student at Waterloo University
  • Developed a global brand for Polar Mobile, 1200 Aps and 11M subscribers
  • Has a team of 50 mobile developers based in Toronto
  • Founded the Impact Entrepreneur group to create a new generation of entrepreneurs
  • Recognized as a Global Citizen by the United Nations, Alumnus of the Year at Shad Valley and Ernst & Young’s Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

Kunal is Toronto Tech Royalty

Kunal has been featured numerous times on The image for this post is from this post by Dan Verhaeghe.