Bringing Founders into Classrooms Speaker Series
Feb 18, 2020
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM (America/New_York)
New Jersey City University, 2039,John F. Kennedy Boulevard,Greenville
Jersey City,United States

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Bringing Founders into Classrooms speaker series that College of Computing at NJIT is organizing in collaboration with TiE-NJ and Startup Tribes, for the Foundations of Tech Entrepreneurship Course and  the Capstone Entrepreneurial Program.

Date: Tuesday, Feb 18 - 1.30- 2.20 pm
Venue: Kupferian Hall Room 118 at NJIT, Newark, NJ

Guest Lecture by Anjan Lahiri, co-founder of MindTree and ex-CEO of BirlaSoft. 

Some of the Topics include, Forming Startup Teams- What to look out for and what not to miss. Securing the First Customer- what preparations are needed- how to determine who is a good customer for the long term ? How to stand out in a crowded field. Scaling up from 0 to $1M - pitfalls and unseen opportunities. Splitting Equity between co-founders and key employees- How to do it right. Founder's role in Creating a Positive Organizational Culture. Moving from Founder to CEO Mindset.

TIE Partner event:  Limited Seating available for TIE members without charge.


Anjan Lahiri was a co-founder of Mindtree and set up operations for the startup in the US in 1999. Then he established Mindtree in Europe from 2003 to 2008 and led Mindtree’s IT Services business globally from Bangalore from 2008 to 2013. He then became the CEO of Sasken, a Telecom Products company in 2013 and led the revitalization of that business, tripling the stock price in one year.

In 2015 he took over as the CEO and Managing Director of Birlasoft, a $150M company, that was struggling with growth and was dependent on one dominant customer for 65% of its revenue. By the time he left in 2019, Birlasoft was a $500M public company with a diversified and stable customer base in a successful turnaround, recognized by the industry. Anjan’s vast career also includes experience at Cambridge Technology Partners, a Boston based consulting company, and Wipro. Prior to doing an MBA from the University of Florida, he earned a degree in Electronic Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra where he is recognized as a distinguished alum.
In 2019 ( the software report rated Anjan as among the top 10 CEOs in IT Services companies globally.

  1. ​New Jersey City University,
    2039,John F. Kennedy Boulevard,Greenville ,
    Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

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