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.