Vishwa-Sahasranamam

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    VISHWANATHAN SAHASRANAMAM

    ( CEO )

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vishwanathan
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CEO

Vish co-founded Coimbatore Innovation and Business Incubator (CIBI), and launched Forge innovation accelerator, the branded program for startup activation, innovation labs, acceleration and seed funding, an initiative of CIBI. He presently leads strategy, fund-raising, entrepreneurship training, consulting & advisory programs, ecosystem operations, startup investments, alliances, and general management. After having launched new products, businesses and startups, he has now taken up the challenge of launching new institutions with impact, development and global collaboration as core purposes.

As an innovation & business strategist, for enterprises and startups (specifically as startup coach), Vish supports his clients in designing experiments aimed at rapidly and cost-effectively proving the big business potential of innovative ideas. On achieving early-proof he supports in creating a compelling business case & plan (with proven business model) to drive towards full-fledged execution and helps build a comprehensive business analytics framework to effectively measure and manage the process of execution.

Vish has 17+ years of diverse experience in strategic business planning, managing profits, product strategy, product management and marketing, strategic alliances and business development for software products, IT solutions, and digital/internet businesses in Enterprise, SMB & Consumer markets.

In the past he has managed business strategy, strategic innovation and product marketing in mid to large sized enterprises, and has helped over 25 startups take off with 360D support for business modelling, product planning, sales & marketing operations, and overall business execution. He has worked for 8 years in the global telecommunications industry in technical sales and marketing, product management, strategic alliances, and business strategy, while serving Cisco, Nortel, & Ericsson. He has 7+ years of resident international work experience in USA, Canada, Sweden, Israel and China.

Vish received his PGDM majoring in strategy, entrepreneurship and marketing from IIM-Bangalore in 2010, and his BE degree specialising in electronics and communications from CEG-Chennai in 2000.

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