Venkatesh Iyer

Founder at Goli Vada Pav, Goli Vada Pav

Entrepreneurship, Leadership
Consumer Experience, Social Entrepreneur

Venkatesh Iyer


Formalizing Fast-food: 

Venkatesh Iyer's journey is nothing short of phenomenal, transitioning from corporate to being an entrepreneur. He is the founder of Goli Vada Pav, an Indian fastfood restaurant chain with the goal of selling hygienically prepared food with an authentic touch since 2004. It was hailed as the Most Admired Food Chain of Indian Origin and presented with the Golden Spoon Award by Coca-Cola. It currently operates in over 100 cities with over 300 stores. The expert is also a speaker and an author and has delivered more than 250 talks in India and abroad at various large entrepreneurial summits and business schools like Harvard, IMD Switzerland, ISB Hyderabad, etc. From finance to food, with over 15 years of experience in corporate finance and investment banking, Iyer has been helping entrepreneurs translate ideas into story boards using critical thinking, imagination, communication, and raising funds for them.

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