Manu "Swish" Goswami

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 entrepreneur; a LinkedIn Youth Editor; a past Fortune 500 consultant for Google and American Express; a venture capitalist; a UN Youth Ambassador; and a three-time 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 Technotronics and working at JB Fitzgerald Venture Capital, Swish is now the founder and CEO of Trufan, a tech driven media company building technology to help influencers, brands, and agencies discover and reward their top fans. He also sits on various boards, including Dunk, a media network of 10M followers hyper-focused on basketball, and the League of Innovators, a Canadian charity started by Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite.

In total, Swish 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 app 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”. Swish has also notably spoken at the 71st Session of the United Nations, TEDxUofT, World Business Dialogue, and American Express.

Growing up with a speech impediment, though never bullied, Swish 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.

Intrapreneurship: The Power of Corporate Entrepreneurship

Giving employees the freedom to engage in corporate innovation and development pays dividents. WeChat was a product developed internally by an employee at Tencent. Fast forward to today and WeChat makes up a majority of Tencent’s revenue annually. In this session, Swish will challenge your audience to find strategies to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset within a large organization. The result is feeling empowered and having positive impact within their immediate work team.

After the session, you will take away the following:

  • Strategies to foster a culture of intrapreneurship
  • Strategies for hiring the right people to support that culture
  • Techniques for keeping the workplace productive and considerate of mental health

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.

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.