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THE ONE THING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR: JOSH TAPP | CUSP 22
SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR, THE LUCKY TITAN
Josh has worked with over 500 businesses helping them to build a platform to attract an audience of 1,000 raving fans. On this episode of Curryup Startup, host Priyanka Komala unveils the success strategies of Josh, what he has learned from interviewing successful titans across the globe, his success secrets as we put him on the hot seat. Learn more about how to reconnect entrepreneurs through Joint-Venture collaboration.
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BIO INFORMATICS IS THE KEY TO UNLOCK COVID 19 : JANANI RANGARAJAN | CUSP 21
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CHAIR, BIO INFORMATICS UCSC SILICON VALLEY EXTENSION
JANANI RANGARAJAN, M.S., is the Chair of Bio Informatics at UCSC Silicon Valley Extension. In this Curryup Startup episode, host Priyanka Komala talks to Janani on #COVID-19, the role of Bio-Informatics, what the future holds, and fun facts!
She was a statistical data analyst at Gilead Sciences where she supports the Quality Risk Management department with data analysis for plant-wide interdepartmental KPIs. Former positions include working as a bioinformatics analyst at the USC Norris Cancer Center, as a statistical analyst/programmer for Northwestern University and as a researcher/data analyst at The Scripps Research Institute, where she designed and produced custom DNA, peptide and carbohydrate arrays. Rangarajan has a graduate degree in bioinformatics and extensive experience with bioinformatics tools, databases and methods.
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Deciphering the Public Relations strategy : Sangeeta Waldron | CUSP 20
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Sangeeta Waldron is a multi-award winning Public Relations professional with over three decades’ worth of experience. She runs her own London based PR agency, Serendipity PR & Media, working across business, arts, and culture in growth international markets. In this Curryup Startup episode, host Priyanka Komala talks to Sangeeta on the evolving role of Public Relations in today’s global world.
In August 2019 Sangeeta published her first business book, The PR Knowledge Book by Business Expert Press, which received high acclaim by international business leaders. She is also global contributing editor for the India CSR Network, the largest news platform on sustainable business news and corporate social responsibility in India.
Sangeeta started out her career writing speeches for a previous UK Prime Minister and Ministers, and has worked at the top level with big, powerful global brands, which includes - the Economist Group; The Times Education Supplement; Mayor of London; and charities. An international speaker. She moderates a regular panel discussion for Asian Voice newspaper that supports British Asian women in business. Sangeeta sits on different boards.
Three steps to creating your personal brand : kindness, pay it forward, sustainability
Brands of organizations need to be transparent and be story tellers engaging all stakeholders
Gen Z would need more accountability from organizations
How my childhood experiences and my mom shaped me to be an author
I didn’t get a red carpet welcome after graduation as I thought I didn’t have the life skills
Sustainability is a core component of Corporate Social Responsbility
Consumer awareness is at an all time high with COVID, #BLM and the global issues
I have learned to be courageous and being in the UK all by myself figuring out my life.
We need to help each other succeed
In life, uncertainty keeps us going
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The PR Knowledge Book
Contributing Global Editor India CSR
Serendipity's Facebook Page
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A storyteller who amplifies startup growth : Kuppulakshmi Krishnamoorthy | CUSP 19
PRODUCT EVANGELIST, ZOHO
Kuppulakshmi, fondly known as Kuppu, heads the Zoho for Startups program globally. She has been part of Zoho's growth story for about a decade, and bridging the gap between businesses and technology has been her core area of work. In this episode of Curryup Startup, host Priyanka Komala spotlights Asian leader Kuppu who talks about her career as head of communications and soft skills at Zoho to empowering startups. In this exclusive, she talks about the significance of her name, how she negotiates every day to make her worth known and integrating life as a mom working across offices in Dubai, Singapore, India. Meet the power women who talks about being on stage to share her wisdom as a speaker.
Kuppu focuses on strategic alliances between Zoho and various startup bodies such as State Governments, Incubators, Accelerators, and other stakeholders. She is a mentor to various startups and guides them on pitching, design thinking, and on using EQ while hiring new talents while setting up the vision and culture of the startup. Is a sought-after keynote speaker on topics like future skills, emotional intelligence, and human element of technology.
Her extensive experience of being a softskills and communication trainer and a voice&accent specialist, strengthen her expertise in story telling, and she is a great fan of "explain-it-like-I am-five" concept. Kuppu believes that the best way to live life is to be useful to others, and she strives to find a balance between giving and taking. She is an active volunteer with various socially-impacting projects, and is a chief trainer and mentor for Project PUTHRI - that intends to empower ten-thousand girl children from underprivileged background, every year.
She is an ambivert, reads a lot of non-fiction, writes, sings, paints, dances, practices sustainable living, and is also a foodie who can cook. Is a hands-on mom to a super-active 8-year-old, and has plants for pets.
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The story behind the startup We are Pistachio : Aditi Patil and Deepali Paul | CUSP 18
In this episode of Curryup Startup, we spotlight Asian entrepreneurs Aditi Patil and Deepali Paul, Co-founders of We are Pistachios an exclusive global membership community by and for Relocating Spouses. Host Priyanka Komala speaks to them about their journey, the idea behind We are Pistachios, highs, and lows of founding a startup and a fun rapid-fire round.
Aditi Patil is a Talent Builder, Executive Coach, Relocating Spouse, Founder of We are Pistachio. We are Pistachio is a global community of relocating spouses. We exist to help relocating spouses navigate the adventure that relocation is The Pistachio promise is : No relocating spouse is ever alone.
Deepali Paul is a serial entrepreneur with a go-getter attitude from a very diverse and rich background. She has founded two companies ; one in interior design and the other in the anti-sexual harassment training space. Certified Project Management Professional Successfully managed projects over 14 years across diverse industries and geographies. She relocated to the US in 2016.
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Join FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pistachiocommunity
Listen to the Pistachio Podcast on Anchor , Spotify and other platforms.
How to be an authentic leader of color : NADIA THEODORE | CUSP 17
In this episode we talked with Canada’s Consul General to the Southern US, Nadia Theodore on her childhood, what inspired her to take up a career in public service though she wanted to be a teacher to the most and least favorite parts of her job. True to the meaning of her name Nadia which means fun loving she talks about being authentic and how she is focused on promoting diversity and inclusion at her workplace. From her role model to what success means to how she describes herself check out this entertaining episode which gives a never before sneak peek of who she is.
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Nadia Theodore joined the Canadian civil service in 2000. She has made her career in the Trade Agreement and Negotiations Branch of Global Affairs, holding leadership positions on several recent and major trade initiatives of Global Affairs Canada, including serving as one of the two Deputy Chief Negotiators for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and as the Executive Director of Canada’s Secretariat for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.
Consul General Theodore previously served at Canada’s Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization and at Canada’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, in Geneva Switzerland. Directly prior to being named Consul General for the US Southeast, in August 2017, she served in Ottawa as Chief of Staff and Executive Director to Canada’s Deputy Minister for International Trade.
With over 10 years of trade policy experience, Ms. Theodore’s appointment came as Canada, Mexico and the United States launched negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As part of Canada’s international trade negotiating team, Ms. Theodore built a reputation for forging strong partnerships with government and business leaders and managing complex, priority trade initiatives.
Ms. Theodore was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London and an M.A. in Political Science from Carleton University.
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Thank you for your take on this topic and spotlighting Asian entrepreneurs. It has a positive note, the stories are inspirational and bring cultural awareness to all communities. Priyanka’s hosting style is engaging and lively.