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Episode 140

Manu Goswami

🇨🇦 #T20u20, Serial Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist

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Swish Goswami is the CEO & co-founder of Technotronics, a recipient of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 and TEDx Speaker. Swish is originally from Singapore and moved to Canada at a young age. He began his career as a social entrepreneur launching several initiatives including the World Youth Fund, which has helped to support over 70 projects created by young entrepreneurs all over the world. Today, Swish is studying at the University of Toronto while working on his wearables startups - Technotronics, which is backed by the NBA Brooklyn Nets’ power forward, Trevor Booker. Swish joins us to share his story, how he got into social entrepreneurship, what it’s been like working on Technotronics, how he’s approached building the partnership with Trevor, his advice to other young entrepreneurs, and much more!

Main Objectives For This Episode

  • Learn more about how Swish got into startups
  • Learn more about what it was like launching several social entrepreneurship initiatives
  • Learn more about how Swish started and grew the World Youth Fund to an international platform for young entrepreneurs
  • Learn more about Technotronics & why Manu is so excited about the wearables space
  • And more!

Episode Overview

Swish Goswami is the CEO & co-founder of Technotronics, a recipient of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 and TEDx Speaker.

Swish is originally from Singapore and moved to Canada at a young age. He began his career as a social entrepreneur launching several initiatives including the World Youth Fund, which has helped to support over 70 projects created by young entrepreneurs all over the world.

Today, Swish is studying at the University of Toronto while working on his wearables startups - Technotronics, which is backed by the NBA Brooklyn Nets’ power forward, Trevor Booker.

Swish joins us to share his story, how he got into social entrepreneurship, what it’s been like working on Technotronics, how he’s approached building the partnership with Trevor, his advice to other young entrepreneurs, and much more!


Some Of The Questions We Ask

1:48
Where are you from and what did you study?

2:16
So where did that passion for entrepreneurship startups come from for you?

4:58
You’re already the founder of several social initiatives like: World Thinks, The Next Foundry, World Youth Fund, FoodShare, and more. Can you tell us more about these, but specifically with the World Youth Fund, what motivated you to start it?

8:21
What have been some of the impacts of the World Youth Fund to date?

9:26
What have been some of the biggest challenges and lessons learnt from these experiences?

12:27
You’re also the co-founder of a wearables company called Technotronics. Can you tell us more about Technotronics and what motivated you to launch it?

16:10
How did you approach developing the partnership with Trevor Booker?

17:51
What is it about wearables and this type of technology that has you so excited?

22:03
You’ve spoken at several events, schools, and conferences on a variety of subjects, but youth entrepreneurship is a regular theme of yours. And in 2015, you were named one of Canada’s Top 20 under 20. What’s some of your key advice to other young entrepreneurs?

24:53
What are some of the most recent apps that you’ve really loved using recently?

26:20
Do you have any recommendations on some great content that you’ve come across lately?

28:32
Do you have any last thoughts or personal mottos that you live by that you think others should know about?


Here are some of the most important links and resources mentioned throughout the show.

Twitter Handles & Websites

Manu Goswami on Twitter
Manu Goswami on the web
Tyler Copeland on Twitter
Franco Varriano on Twitter

Devices, Apps, and Books

The Golden Age of Social Entrepreneurship
Instagram
LinkedIn
Gary Vaynerchuk Monday Motivation
Zero To One

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