Tel K. Ganesan is a serial technology, real estate entrepreneur and angel investor.
In Entrepreneurship, Tel is responsible for the strategy of Kyyba Inc., delivering IT, Engineering and Software Development to Fortune 500 companies. Tel left Chrysler in 2005 to pursue an entrepreneurial dream and has put the company on aggressive growth mode in less than 4 years achieving several folds of top line growth.
In Community Service, Tel is on the Advisory Committee for the National Veteran Business Development Council, Board of Directors for Global Detroit and also a member and Board of Advisors of Ann Arbor-SPARK, Global Talent Retention Initiative of Southeast Michigan (GTRI – strengthening and diversifying Michigan’s economy through the retention of top international talent) and Astia (to propel women’s full participation in fueling innovation and driving economic growth and where women innovators succeed).
Tel is currently the President of Talent, Ideas, Enterprise (TiE) Detroit, reprising his role as he was previously the president of the chapter for two consecutive years (2008-2010). He served as the Chairman of TiECon and led the development of TiE’s flagship conference on Entrepreneurship in Detroit during turbulent times. TiE is a global, not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs and professionals dedicated to the advancement of entrepreneurship. The power of TiE is in its network – 13,000 members, including 2,500 seasoned entrepreneurs. There are currently 56 TiE Chapters spread across 13 countries around the world.
Tel chaired TiECon Midwest 2009 & 2010 and is also the Conference Chair for TiECon Midwest 2011, the annual flag ship conference of TiE Detroit. Tel’s Vice Presidency of TiE Detroit in 2008 was instrumental in reviving the chapter and turning into a very vibrant and relevant organization in Michigan. Tel was responsible for planting Silicon Valley entrepreneurial spirit and culture into TiE Detroit ecosystem. Tel was the past Vice-President of American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin (ASEI) and is active in community involvement.
Through Charitable Support, Tel is the President & Founder of The Kyyba Kidz Foundation (Formerly Annai Ashramam USA Foundation). Tel specifically works on charitable causes for the upliftment of orphans and underprivileged individuals by improving their education, skills and on the job training for placement resulting in gainful long-term career.
Through Professional Experience, Tel worked at Chrysler for more than 13 years and is certified black belt for proactive and reactive problem solving and has received several awards of excellence and recognition during his career at Chrysler. Tel has an Executive MBA from the Ross School of Business of University of Michigan and also has a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.
Awards: Tel has received several awards of excellence & honor such as Diversity Business Leader, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year finalist – 2014, 2013 & 2012, Outstanding Young Asian American of Michigan, Special Tribute for Excellence – Michigan State Senate, Outstanding Service & Contribution
Award, Leader & Innovator Award. Excellence Award 2010 – Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) Inc 5000 – 2010 Michigan Leader & Innovator Award – 2010 (Grant Thorton,Lawrence Tech University, WWJ News Radio) Inc 5000 – 2009 Leadership Award – TiE Detroit, 2008
Inc. 5000 – 2008-2013, Shainin RED-X Shainin GREEN-Y DaimlerChrysler Certified Pre-Emptive Black Belt , 2004 DaimlerChrysler Certified Reactive Black Belt, 2002 Product Quality Improvement
Award, DaimlerChrysler, 2002 Gold Award, DaimlerChrysler,1999 Silver Award, DaimlerChrysler,1999
Achievement Award, DaimlerChrysler,1998 Product Quality Improvement Award, Chrysler,1997
Membership Engineering Society of Detroit Detroit Economic Club.
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