Zone Startups

Siva is a successful Entrepreneur, a Corporate Leader, a Global Start-up Mentor, an active teacher of Entrepreneurship. He is a well-known member of the start-up ecosystem in India, South Asia and the US.

He serves as a Mentor with Zone Startups, located at the Bombay Stock Exchange tower in Mumbai, India. He has served as a mentor at Stanford Ignite at Stanford University and servers as an Honorary Associate at the University of Sydney Business School. He also teaches an annual course of “Technology Entrepreneurship –from idea to market traction” at the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland – a deep tech university. He has over 30 global presentations and papers to his credit in countries including – US, Australia, Fiji, Belgium, Sri Lanka, South Korea; including at forums such as United Nations ITU, Kyungpuk National University. He was recently invited to join the Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University, USA as a mentor.

Past Corporate roles include Director of Marketing at VMware, Director of a regional unit at Intel, Product Management for a greater than $500 million product at Nortel Networks. He has also led marketing for Tejas Networks, a US_India tech company/start-up that IPO’d in 2017.

He holds a MS in Computer Science from the University of Kentucky. He also holds a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA.