Shyam Sekar S

Founder, Chief Mentor & Strategist at Startup Xperts Business Consulting Pvt Ltd.
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Helping Startups

How I prefer to connect

Professional Accomplishments

Shyam Sekar, a global catalyst leader with over 24 years of professional experience is the Founder, Chief Mentor and Strategist at Startup Xperts, a Business Consulting and Digital Marketing firm aimed at supporting Startups and Enterprises in India and abroad. Startup Xperts has been featured under the ‘Emerging Company of the Year’ category, in the Silicon India Entrepreneur Year Book 2014. He also acts as mentor, for Startup Connection, SMB Connect - Delhi; for Startup Weekend, a Seattle based, globally spread initiative, mentor for IIT-Kharagpur's E-cell, IIT-Madras, Entrepreneurship Development and Innovation Institute (EDII), and also the Chairman for the Mentor Advisory Panel-MAP of BYST (a 25 year young, not-for-profit initiative), Chennai. Startup Xperts is also the Ecosystem Partner for CII - Startupreneurs initiative. He is an International Accredited Mentor (City and Guilds, UK). His passion is to build our entrepreneurship ecosystem, and scale up our Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)! Shyam has scaled up businesses in IT and ITES, across global markets encompassing North America, UK, EMEA and APAC. He has successfully built enterprises both from start-up to business steady mode, and expansion of businesses for large multinational conglomerates. Shyam has travelled across 25 countries, and had lived in the US for a few years, till 2012. After returning back, he started to pursue his passion in supporting entrepreneurs to build and accelerate their business growth. He continues to mentor, does executive coaching, leadership development, act as Virtual CMO, and as advisory to Board. Shyam acts as a Startup coach, Startup accelerator, and Startup builder! He coaches entrepreneurs through workshops/boot camp.

Professional Background

Primary Industry

Information Technology (IT)

Roles and Contribution

Role - VP/Director/Dept Head
Company - Many
Contribution / KRA - Growth


Business Management
24-25 Years
5-6 Years

Countries I have worked in

Australia,Belgium,Canada,Egypt,Germany,India,Japan,Kenya,Poland,Singapore,South Africa,Taiwan,Tanzania, United Republic of,United Arab Emirates,United Kingdom,United States,Zimbabwe

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Plan/Model
  • Branding
  • Customer Engagement
  • Go to Market Strategy
  • Sales & Lead Generation
  • Growth Strategy
  • Online Promotion
  • Social Media
  • Branding
  • Angel Funding
  • Media & PR
  • Public Speaking
  • Team Building

Type of Business Problems Interest Me

That can create an impact and leveraged for business; impact creation - social entrepreneurship; nation building; future outlook

Stages of the startups that I prefer helping