Manu “Swish” Goswami is a serial entrepreneur who at 20 has already exited a company with a seven-figure payday. In this interview you will learn how “Swish” first discovered his competitive streak, the time an NBA player DM’d him to work for his venture capital firm and how he grew a business where the companies he controls now have over 10 million followers.
Swish Goswami is a 20 year old TEDx speaker, venture capitalist (at JB Fitzgerald Venture Capital founded by Brooklyn Nets PF Trevor Booker), LinkedIn Youth Editor (over 50K followers) UN Youth Ambassador and serial entrepreneur. After successfully building Technotronics Inc, a wearables startup, Swish is now the co-founder of Dunk Media, a sports media conglomerate heavily focused on social by establishing and growing a media network of over 10M followers hyper-focused on basketball. Swish has notably won Plan Canada’s Top 20 under 20, the United Nation’s Outstanding Youth Leadership award and Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Swish has been recognized as “one of the world’s most accomplished teenagers” by Future Sharks, “one of ten Gen Z experts to follow” by Forbes and the “Face and Future of Canadian Entrepreneurship” by UPS Canada.
What you will learn:
Moving to New York City at 19, did Manu go out with a game plan or just an open mind to see what he could create? (7:27)
Was Manu’s growth mindset something he always had or something he acquired with time? (8:43)
Be so accomplished at such a young age, what is Manu using as his measuring stick for work/life balance? (11:37)
How does Manu approach purposeful relationship building? (13:55)
What are some tips Manu can give to people who are trying to grow their social media following? (23:50)
With all the noise in today’s landscape, what are some of the main ingredients for going viral? (28:25)
What does wealth mean to Manu? (37:30)
“You never know when one 5 minute call turns into a 50 minute call with someone you really wanted to meet.”
“The one thing that is undervalued is consistency.”
“If you don’t adapt you are going to be one of those archaic dinosaurs that dies with the platform.”
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