Rajinish Menon

Rajinish is a seasoned biz app professional with over 17 years experience in enterprise SI, ISV & startup space, in various verticals like Banking, Insurance, Retail, BI & Power Utilities.

Rajinish heads the startup strategy for Microsoft and is passionately involved in setting up a sustainable startup ecosystem that aims to create a culture of innovation, inclusive growth on a self sustaining basis. In his current role he also leads the hugely successful "Microsoft Bizspark" program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs starting a business. Recently he launched 'JumpStart' a worlds first where anyone can call a toll free number and get answers for any query. His vision is to create a Mil $$ sustainable business for Microsoft where today the business & execution is seen more as a citizenship activity.

Rajinish is a qualified chartered Accountant with other master's degrees in commerce and taxation. Since entering the field of IT, Rajinish has also gained expertise and additional qualifications in various ERP/CRM areas.