Chief Mentor, Strategist, Startup builder

Shyam Sekar, a catalyst leader with over 22 years of experience is the Chief Mentor and Strategist at Startup Xperts, a business growth consulting firm aimed at supporting Startups and corporate, in India and abroad.  He aspires to turn ideas and vision into reality through smart execution, and build the entrepreneurial ecosystem with passion.   He acts as Mentor, Advisor, Virtual-CMO, and accelerates the revenue growth of startups and other enterprises.  Startup Xperts has been featured under the ‘Emerging Company of the Year’ category, in the Silicon India Entrepreneur Year Book 2014.

Shyam has been featured in many reputed magazines like The CEO Magazine, Startup 360, Silicon India, and also in newspapers/dailies including The Hindu, The New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle and also in TV channels.

Recently Consultants Review magazine featured him in their Top 25 Digital Marketing Consultants, Aug2016 issue; and Silicon India featured him in their Top 20 Business Consultants in their Oct2016 issue.

  • Completed Executive Management Program on ‘Negotiations and Competitive Decision Making’ at Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
  • Traveled around 25 countries on business; lived in the US and returned to India in 2012
  • Mentor for Startup Weekend and EDI (Entrepreneurship Development Institute)
  • Advisor for SMB Connect
  • Vice Chairman for MAP (Mentor Advisory Panel) for BYST, a CII not-for-profit initiative
  • Mentor for IIT-Madras and IIT-Kharagpur’s Entrepreneurship Cell
  • Jury and Judge for various startup events and conferences, including SE Business Awards, 2016