Techstars Startup Weekend Bengaluru
Friday, April 12 - 14, 2019
Friday, April 12 - 14, 2019
Event starts at 6:30 pm
Friday April 12th
Saturday April 13th
Sunday April 14th
EVP & Regional Business Leader
Experience in the business of financial institutions, capital market participants etc. has given me a better perspective of the overall economy with which I would be able to garner better business ideas for the future.
Head - Open Innovation
Coaches and Mentors
I was previously Head- Marketing Strategy & Partnerships at Kyron Global where I handled go-to-market strategies as well as key strategic partnerships.
I have experience in startup ecosystem where I have worked closely with some of the top VC firms as well as startups where I consulted them on business and marketing strategies.
I am the Founder & Chief Strategist at 'The Mustard Tree'. My experience in Digital Marketing, Brand Architecture & Corporate Strategy across various sectors from Gaming to luxury retail. My interest and desire to work closely with Startups and entrepreneurs made me quit my corporate job to start on my own.
My latest approach has been 'Build.Operate.Transfer' model for startups.
I have also worked as independent brand consultant for ‘Blend Inc’ for close to a decade mentoring startups.
In 2006, as Senior Manager(Strategy), I was instrumental in accelerating India’s largest knowledge services company into the top 30 Tata NEN hottest startups in the first edition amongst 572 companies. Working with O&M, in 2009 , I managed campaigns and product launches for a Global IT Consulting powerhouse targeting the C-suite of top companies. When I joined the top online gaming company in 2012, I made a mark with my ability to manage the difficult facets of “the community” of top online games.
I have successfully run teams, profit centres & SBUs managing P/L. Being a startup founder, played an instrumental role in building the organization from scratch & have been responsible for developing strategic plans for business growth, scaling, branding, customer success, customer engagement, customer retention, market expansion, building company culture, product development and technology adaption; have led teams of diverse employees and have a proven track record in building teams, best practices, new revenue streams & delivering business results.
Strategic thinker with analytical bent of mind, and strong execution bias. Possess very strong communication skills and people management abilities. Bring a high level of energy, dedication and integrity to the job.
Co-founder & CEO
Co-founder & CEO
As a Startup evangelist with 18 years of diverse and progressive experience specializes in developing business and transformation strategies & has worked with the senior leadership of a number of global & local organizations in helping them transform their businesses in preparation for the future. He has been helping organization layout their future roadmaps against an agenda of constant change. He frequently shares his experiences at industry forums.
The great insight of Retail Business in multiple markets, product categories, and consumer behaviour through hands-on experience in India and the overseas market. Recently he was honoured with the citation of '100 Top Retail Minds of India ' from Asia Retail Congress at the 14th Edition of Asia Africa GCC Retail & Shopping Centre Congress.
His last corporate assignment was as Business Lead & Vice President for the Apollo’s newly formed Joint Venture between Lycos Internet under the name Apollo Lycos Net commerce Ltd, helping brands to go online through their end-to-end e-commerce capabilities under one roof.
Previously he was a part of the first team which set up an i-mint, now Payback. He was instrumental in launching the first coalition loyalty program across India. Prior to Telibrahma, he was part of the senior management team which established Pinpoints unique rewards program along with multiple banks called Extra, which eventually took over by MasterCard.
Director - LetsVenture
Organizing the Indian Startup & VC asset class for global investors
Proven track record of driving aggressive growth and exceeding revenue and profit goals.
Expert relationship builder, channel developer, negotiator and sales strategist.
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Arun Philips is a Social Impact Entrepreneur, Community Leader, Public Speaker and Blockchain Investor.
He runs Helptheworld.io, a blockchain based non profit, and works with Oracle on Cloud Technologies.
Arun is also a Global Facilitator for Techstars Startup Weekends, and an avid Toastmaster in the Motivational Strategies path. He also writes for BitcoinForBeginners, a cryptocurrency publication.
He loves singing and playing the guitar and is also a professional Table Tennis player. He enjoys building communities and sharing stories.
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