Manu "Swish" Goswami


Manu “Swish” Goswami

Startup Canada's Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Manu (Swish) Goswami has built a multi-hyphenate career. Just 21 years old, he is already a serial tech entrepreneur as the COO and Co-Founder of Dunk Media; a LinkedIn Youth Editor; a Fortune 500 consultant for Google and American Express; a venture capitalist; a UN Youth Ambassador; and a TEDx speaker. A disruptor, curator, and a builder, Swish shares his philosophies on the entrepreneurial hustle, personal branding, and the trends leading technology and business decisions today, to help individuals and organizations get noticed and engage in our fast moving economy.

After successfully building a wearables start-up, Swish co-launched Dunk Media, a sports media company heavily focused on social media growth through original and aggregated content. In total, he has started six high-impact ventures in four industries, and has been recognized for curating the world’s first youth social capital fund; an online incubator for entrepreneurs based in rural areas; and a mobile application that connects households, events, stores and restaurants with leftover and excess food, with people in need of affordable and accessible food options.

The recipient of many honours and awards, Swish has been honoured with the United Nations Outstanding Youth Leadership Award; Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur Award; and as one of Plan Canada’s “Top 20 under 20”. He has also been acknowledged as “one of the world’s most accomplished teenagers” by Future Sharks; “one of ten Gen Z experts to follow” by Forbes; and the “Face and Future of Canadian Entrepreneurship” by UPS Canada.

Swish has notably spoken at the 71st Session of the United Nations, TEDxUofT, World Business Dialogue, and American Express. He has collectively represented over 600,000 students and has reached over 20,000 children worldwide. He is also a former debater, who represented Canada twice at the World Schools Debating Championships leading them to the Grand Final in 2015.

Swish grew up with a speech impediment and though he was never bullied, he was not ignorant to the stigma faced by individuals who suffer from mental, verbal, and physical disabilities. This was a contributing factor in shaping his continued belief that the most successful businesses can be built on a foundation that provides a positive social impact to others.

You Inc.

Yesterday’s ancient campfires are today’s digital news feeds. From a 10-second snap to a 140-character tweet, social media has disrupted the way we tell stories. Today’s digital marketplace is noisier than ever and with everyone competing to share their story, storytelling has empowered some to rise with unheard and creative narratives while leaving traditional marketers that still treat social media as digital billboards in the dust.

In this session, Swish will teach you how to cultivate your personal brand which you have whether you want it or not. By sharing the do’s and don’ts behind engaging and effective social storytelling on various platforms including his favorite platform LinkedIn, Swish will help you build an entrepreneurial mindset, while perfecting social storytelling and selling yourself.

Future of Marketing

Today’s millennials rarely receive news and information via traditional media outlets (television, radio, print). Their eyes and ears are attentively staring and listening to content posted on various digital platforms. For a brand to compete in today’s age, they need to show that their bottom line can sustain this radical shift and Swish will help you ensure that by sharing tactics on how you can attract his generation’s attention and be primed to convert them to customers. In this talk, he will also share how his product Trufan is the best way for any brand or influencer to establish a one-to-one relationship with their customer.

5 P’s to Success

While today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow, Swish encourages ‘we don’t need to wait till tomorrow to lead.’ If you’re looking for someone to inspire your audience to start moving and make change, Swish is your man. In this talk, he will share the 5 P’s to success (persistence, personal branding, patience, purpose, passion) and how they helped him to not only grow as an entrepreneur but as a person.

Finding Joy in the Internet Age

Swish believes that there is no such thing as being normal, there is only being human. In this talk, he will delve deeper into what mental health is and how to build an environment that can build positive experiences. He will also discuss principles brought forth from his conversation with Mark Manson, author of New York Times Bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.

The Golden Age of Social Entrepreneurship

If you’re a small business or corporation, learn why and how to incorporate a social entrepreneurial model into your business. Swish has consulted numerous companies include Google, American Express and Hootsuite and how they can adopt a more philanthropic approach to business.