Manjunatha Hebbar (mhebbar) is a serial entrepreneur with over three decades of experience in building, running and scaling global engineering and r&d businesses.
Starting with a focus on the new concept / new product development, he led NCP, a design lab for over 13 yrs that developed and licensed 87 original products in avionics, telecom, networking, medical electronics, consumer electronics and industrial automation domains. Later, with focus on incubating, developing and expanding global businesses, he has played key business and strategic leadership roles at Philips Software Centre, Agere Systems (Proxim – Wireless), iGATE Global Solutions, HCL Technologies and CYIENT (Infotech Enterprises). During the corporate tenure, he has been instrumental in building multi-million-dollar global businesses around several first-to-world products, new services and innovative business models.
Currently, he heads – buoyanci, an innovation and growth accelerator for global product startups and technology companies. With focus on Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship, he is helping several multinational corporations in their pursuit of being relevant through native innovations and nurturing latent entrepreneurial talent through several initiatives and interventions. Through virtual accelerator program, buoyanci works with 40 product startups and 20 corporate ventures every year, to build new businesses from scratch and help them scale.
He has been playing several key leadership roles as part of industry bodies and associations like NASSCOM, IESA, CII, IMA, engaged in promoting and nurturing Strategic Alliances & Eco-system development. He is currently a Governing Council Member of NASSCOM SSC, member of ER&D Council, Evangelist for CII Digital Transformation and Manufacturing Excellence and other Govt initiatives promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
He runs EntirelySo!, a social enterprise that is focused on creating and implementing inclusive businesses and promoting social enterprise ecosystem. He supports several self-reliance programs and sustainability initiatives through Swayamprakasha – a self reliance foundation.
He is an Electronics Engineer, a Fellow of The Institute of Engineers (India), with MBA in Systems & Marketing and Fellowship in strategic management with a focus on business sustainability and social entrepreneurship.
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