Kellogg Professor Mohanbir Sawhney Joins StartupWind’s Advisory Board

Santa Clara – October 3rd, 2017 – Globally recognized scholar, thought leader, speaker, and Professor at Northwestern Kellogg, Mohanbir Sawhney, joined the advisory board of StartupWind, a global social network and equity crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs, investors and mentors that enables entrepreneurs to get ready for funding with a compelling story and eventually secure seed financing.

Pofessor Sawhney is the globally recognized scholar, consultant and speaker in innovation, strategic marketing and new media, is the latest addition to the advisory board, which already includes Kellogg Professor Robert Wolcott, Northwestern Professors Mark Werwath and Chris Reisbeck and Silicon Valley executives Ido Sarig and Mahesh Rajasekharan.

Prof. Sawhney holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; an MBA from the Institute of Management, Calcutta; and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

Professor Sawhney advises and speaks to Global 2000 firms and governments worldwide. His speaking and consulting clients include Boeing, Cisco Systems, Goldman Sachs, Intuit, Microsoft, SAP, Sony, Johnson & Johnson, McDonalds and many more. He serves on the boards and advisory boards of several technology companies, including Reliance Jio Infocomm, Bahwan Cybertek, Cross-Tab Group, Georama, Kognetics, LawGeex, PomVom, PypeStream, Sprinklr and vMock.

While discussing StartupWind, Professor Sawhney said, “First-time entrepreneurs find it challenging to develop their ideas, develop product-market fit and incubate business concepts that can secure seed financing.  StartupWind offers an innovative approach by offering online ideation and business planning tools to develop ideas and building a community of startup-minded people who have a shared passion and shared affinity to top universities in the world. I am excited to work with StartupWind team to help change how entrepreneurship is done worldwide.”

StartupWind is the social network and an equity crowdfunding platform for entrepreneurs, investors and mentors from premier schools. It helps entrepreneurs from ideas to funding and beyond by connecting them to like-minded co-founders, investors and mentors. Their motto is, ‘Getting seed funding is hard, but getting ready for seed funding is harder, and we are the only platform that helps entrepreneurs with both of these critical aspects.’

StartupWind’s Social Network and Social Ideation platform is used in premier schools in the US and India – Northwestern University, Brown University, Brandeis University, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay among others.

Welcoming Professor Mohanbir Sawhney to the advisory board, Mr Naren Patil, founder of StartupWind said, ‘We are super excited to have Professor Mohan Sawhney joining StartupWind’s board of advisors. It not only validates our vision for new era of entrepreneurship but also helps in accelerating our growth strategy. We are looking forward to work with Mohan in building a strong global startup ecosystem.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, StartupWind unveils a new way to connect, ideate and fund startups.

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