◄ Mentor ★ Consultant ★ Serial Entrepreneur ★ Educator ★ Senior Manager ★ Learning & Development Pioneer ★ President & CEO ★ Board of Directors ► (LinkedIn: Rajiv Tandon, Ph.D.) ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ As an Executive Fellow at the University of St. Thomas Dr. Tandon combines his passion for entrepreneurship and education to help in developing more robust innovative entrepreneurial enterprises through the “Rocket Network”, an ecosystem for entrepreneurs who, through forums and a collaborative network, fearlessly tackle the issues created within startups. He also runs a peer group of Leaders of Fast Growing Companies. Twin City Business Magazine listed him as one of the “200 Minnesotans You Should Know” for his focus on “EduTech”.
He is a serial entrepreneur and has been involved with Technology in Education/Training ever since there has been that domain; including founding Adayana listed in Inc 500/5000 fastest growing companies for 5 years in a row.
He held several positions at National Car Rental including corporate vice president and general manager of the Car Rental Division also serving as President of the American Car Rental Association.
As a Bush Leadership Fellow, his doctoral dissertation in entrepreneurship examined critical success factors in emerging companies that became the basis of the earliest and very successful program in Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas where he was a tenured Professor. He was awarded the Edwin M. Appel Prize by the Price-Babson Program, Boston "for bringing entrepreneurial vitality to academia".
Rocket Network Programs Café-X: Monthly forum for common problems dealt with conceptual framework and exemplars 100 Launches: Helping ideas develop into MVP Smart Financing: Alternative financing sources/ methods to funding through a VC Clean Tech Open: Curricula for entrepreneurs developing clean tech organizations Executive Group: Facilitated Peer Group with an edge of Education and Foresight.