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PANKAJ SAHARAN

Founder, Leader, Speaker, Strategist, Marketeer and many other things...

ABOUT ME

An entrepreneurial soul with diverse technical & business abilities!

I'm a dynamic person with the dream of making this world a better place. I'm into technology entrepreneurship and have a natural drive to solve real world problems with the use of technology. I'm information hungry, have a passion about technology & business which could be reflected by my  master degrees in either domain.

I consider myself as a hard worker & a hustler - I never give up!

My broad experience spans from Fortune 500 companies to startups. I have worked with big companies like Nokia & Microsoft (and of course in big projects!) in both technical (developer, QA lead, scrum master) and management (project manager, technical manager) roles.  I possess the ability to drive complex projects/programs towards desired end by continuously demonstrating entrepreneurial drive, creative thinking and problem solving skills. I value collaboration and have a natural talent for motivating people and providing creative solutions to problems.

I love the fascinating world of entrepreneurship and the learning it brings everyday! I'm currently Founder & CEO of Founder Solutions. In other startups, I've worked as CTO (Joukkoenkeli Oy, Finland), VP, Sales & Business Development (World Fashion Apartments, Finland) and mentor/advisor to couple others. I sit in couple of boards of Finland's entrepreneurship societies as well - LaureaES & HankenES.

When I'm not working, you can find me reading a book or watching sports (sometimes playing as well). You might also find me walking/cycling in the woods in the evenings.

EXPERIENCE

PREVIOUS & CURRENT ASSOCIATIONS

Founder & CEO

2014 - Current
2014 - Current

Project Manager, Digital Marketing & Analytics (through TCS, Finland)

Project Manager, Real-time targeting (CRM)

nokia

2012-2013
2014 - Current

Member of the Board of Directors

     

Manager, IT Test Management

nokia

2011-2012
2008 - 2010

Scrum Master/ Senior Engineer

nokia

Agile Project Manager

2008-2009
2006-2008

Quality Engineer/QA Lead

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EDUCATION

Hunger for knowledge has grown significantly over years!

Master degree in Business Informatics

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

2012 - 2014

Master of Science in Mobile Computing - Services & Security

Aalto University (Helsinki University of Technology, TKK), Finland

2006-2010

Bachelor of Engineering (IT)

Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU), India

2001 - 2005

TESTIMONIAL

PREVIOUS ASSOCIATIONS THAT HELPED TO GATHER EXPERIENCE

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My thoughts...

10 Innovation Roles – What’s your combination?

In his book “The Ten Faces of Innovation”, Tom Kelley, general manager of IDEO, describes the following roles:      1. The Anthropologist Anthropologists are constantly observing the world around them with a fresh eyes, and are capable of “seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one has thought.” They are good at seeking […]

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Startup idea valuation – How much should your idea value and will it translate into more equity?

We at Founder Solutions (www.FounderSolutions.com) were figuring out the way to compute startup idea valuation to be used by our innovative algorithm for our upcoming PieChopper tool which allows startup founders to divide equity fairly. To put a price tag for your startup idea is very difficult and probably much more difficult than putting valuation to your startup before […]

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Your BIG startup idea – Busting the common myths!

It’s a very common misconception in entrepreneurship that all it takes is a great idea to build a billion-dollar successful company. Some entrepreneurs or “wantrepreneurs” even go as far ahead to value their idea to be as great to be worth millions of dollars in itself. However, every startup or company is built on the […]

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Passed PMP…

Today I passed my PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. I was planning since couple of months for taking the exam but just could not find the right time out of my rather busy newly married life with pretty hectic schedule at work to commit for the exam But all is well that end’s […]

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Learning by Reading in Summer holidays

Hello again! I’m starting my short summer holidays next week with a mini Euro Trip traveling Tallinn, Riga, Stockholm, Oslo and back to Helsinki. It’s a short trip and I’m looking forward for a lot of sunshine I’ll be accompanied with my wife and with my friends i.e. books Here is the list of books […]

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Eurozone crisis : My prediction

As we are seeing in last couple of months that Eurozone is in turmoil along with countries like Ireland, Greece and Portugal already bailed out by European Union members with help of IMF. Many financial analysts are saying that Euro is half-baked because of the fact that it is not sound structurally. For example, some […]

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