Swish Goswami, 25, is the CEO of Surf, a tech company providing brands a better way to engage and understand consumers while compensating consumers for their data. Surf’s revolutionary browser extension passively rewards people for their everyday browsing and helps them save when shopping with their favourite brands. Surf’s brand division provides zero party data and commerce enablement opportunities to some of the world’s biggest brands like Netflix, NBA, Sony Music, L’Oreal, Electronic Arts, etc. Surf’s vision is to build an equitable data economy and the company has made two acquisitions and raised over $5M to date (from several NBA players, unicorn founders and venture firms).
Swish has given three TEDx talks and is the bestselling author of “The Young Entrepreneur”, a book encouraging and teaching students to build a business while in school. Through his angel fund AGEX, Swish is an investor/advisor in popular social companies like FaZe Clan, Wombo, and Upstream. Swish has a personal following of over 200,000 and enjoys speaking around the world about youth entrepreneurship, mental health and personal branding. For his entrepreneurial and philanthropic achievements, Swish was inducted into Plan Canada’s Top 20 under 20 and Bay Street Bull’s 30 under 30, recognized as LinkedIn’s Top Voice and Startup Canada’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year and awarded the United Nation’s Outstanding Youth Leadership award.
Making Your Mark
In this talk, Swish Goswami will share lessons and stories of starting his multi-million dollar business while in college. From raising millions and leading a company through a pandemic to facing imposter syndrome and battling with anxiety/stress, Swish will present a relatable and well reasoned case for my students should consider building a business while in school and what sort of skills are needed to build an innovator’s mindset.