Partnering with big incumbents. Launching overseas. Offshore engineering. When you’re an early-stage startup, these sound like serious challenges. But they don’t have to be, as Chocko Valliappa has proven. While common wisdom says to test locally and be close to your target markets, there are other ways to grow.

The founder of Vee Technologies has been innovating on a global scale, linking Waterloo and India with projects like Vidhyasmart, Nanolytics, and his work with Sona University & VeeTech. Hear first-hand, in this fireside chat with the Globe and Mail’s Sean Stanleigh, how today’s shrinking world means thinking globally from the outset—call it Globalization 2.0—can transform every part of discovering, building, and launching a startup, may be also open a new market!