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Dr. Ashok Suppiah

Ashok Suppiah is co-founder and CEO of the Mitra Innovation Group, a global technology provider specialising in digital transformation, product incubation and tech innovation.  He has been a leading light in the tech industry for over 25 years. A serial entrepreneur, Ashok has started more than 10 technology companies in the USA and UK, notably as a member of Virtusa Corp which sold for US$2 Billion in 2021 and as Chief Architect for eDocs which sold to Oracle for US$115 Million in 2004. With recent successes in Conversational AI, experienz and LowCodify, Ashok sustains his passion for pioneering and disruptive technology, with Mitra providing transformative solutions to clients and partners globally. 

In his blogs, podcasts and interviews Ashok shares insights on his experiences as a serial entrepreneur, talking about businesses, products and careers he has helped launch and shape. He tells the stories of the ideas and the challenges, of working with colleagues and friends, the innovative products, the near misses and the great successes. An inspiring and informative read from a gentleman entrepreneur.

From Startup to Scaleup

Wisdom and Guidance for Entrepreneurial Success

From Startup to Scaleup charts my entrepreneurial journey, including personal stories, case studies and thoughts from those I have been privileged to work alongside. It tracks the path of a typical entrepreneur from ideation, building a prototype, winning customers, securing investment to scaling a business. I include how to recruit the best talent, how to compete with bigger brands and how to adapt if the market doesn’t respond to your offering. The book is written to help new entrepreneurs avoid the pitfalls that face any startup, with particular emphasis on growth, scaling up, pivoting and sustainability. I hope my anecdotes and advice will help fledgling businesses to start strong and stay strong.

Ashok SuppiahBlogs
July 14, 2022

Why, When and How to Pivot your Business

Entrepreneurs Evolution, Entrepreneurs Dilemma Every entrepreneur and business will at some point have to roll with the punches and pivoting is an essential part of adapting to the marketplace. Business…
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May 9, 2022

Best Practices to Run a Successful Sustainable Business

The term ‘sustainability’ is used when a business aspires to give back more than it takes from society or the environment. And while it’s never been easy to start any…
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April 6, 2022

Scaling Up? Why Delegation and Empowerment are Paramount

When scaling up your business, strong leadership is a must By default most entrepreneurs are hands-on experts and they take pride in building the business, including the culture, ideation and…
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October 26, 2021

Eight Principles for Successfully Raising Seed Capital

When starting a business, raising seed capital can be a challenge, but there are certain measures you can take to achieve this quickly. By undertaking the steps below you will…
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September 21, 2021

How do I get the Timing of my Product Launch right?

The biographies of every successful entrepreneur will throw up one recurring theme, and that’s timing. From Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg to Jeff Bezos, all will mention their immaculate timing…
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July 13, 2021

How do I compete with more established brands? Ashok talks to Sahil Verma about The Cookaway.

Perception can make or break a business, and in a year where reaching your potential client base has never been harder, the impression you create online with your website and…
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June 7, 2021

What does it take to scale up your start-up to a US$2Billion company?

We were an ideas factory, specialising in re-platforming, providing integration that could be used at scale, across multiple businesses. ‘Productication’ was a framework we invented to educate enterprises to replace…
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May 5, 2021

How do I find my First Paying Customer in Year 1?

In the first instance, most start-ups concentrate on their product design or service and leave the thorny task of finding customers further down the line, almost as an afterthought. But…
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March 31, 2021

How do I build a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) with little or no funding? Ashok talks to Paul Moorhead of Kraydel

This may be the question you are asking yourself, but is it the right one? Perhaps you should be asking, how do I bring my product to market sooner rather…
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January 26, 2021

Conversational AI is the Voice of the Future

When a child learns to speak, they do so through interaction with parents and siblings. They mimic the sounds they hear; they find associations with those sounds, they learn what…
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January 14, 2021

Dynamedics partners with The Suwodaya Program to help Communities across Sri Lanka

If the Covid-19 global pandemic has taught us anything it is how much we need our fellow humans. We are social creatures, at work and at play. We seek the…
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January 6, 2021

Foodie – Delivering your favourite food and groceries to your doorstep, safely.

By definition, entrepreneurs build businesses, hire staff, develop corporate and financial structures and chase profitable growth. But in the best of us there is often a desire to share the…
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January 3, 2021

How to turn a great idea into a successful business – Part 3

Entrepreneurship would be easy if there was a science or formula for a start-up to become successful. Right? Unfortunately the formula doesn’t exist. However experience does tell me that many…
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January 2, 2021

How to turn a great idea into a successful business – Part 2

There is no science or formula for a start-up to become successful. However, experience shows that 10% of the entrepreneurs and start-ups that succeed master three very important characteristics: Commitment…
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January 1, 2021

How to turn a great idea into a successful business – Part 1

Since the 2008 recession, we have seen a surge in the number of start-ups and entrepreneurs with great ideas. However, ideas are plenty, but success is seldom, and according to Fortune magazine…
Podcast #1 Follow Dr Ashok Suppiah's entrepreneurial journey as he shares tales of start-ups, scale-ups and digital transformation with Nicky Daniels of Innovation Martlesham in the first of a series of inspirational and insightful podcasts.
Podcast #2 In this second podcast Nicky and Ashok cover issues such as how to find early funding, making the most efficient use of that funding and finding the right people to be part of your start-up.
Podcast #3 If your ambition is to be the next big brand you’ll need to plan on how to get there! Ashok and Nicky enjoy talking about knowing what the key focus areas are, how to compete with the current major players and when to know if the timing is correct to enter the market.
Podcast #4 Dr Ashok Suppiah - "Aim for a healthy work / life balance"
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July 26, 2021

Dr Ashok Suppiah talks to Barclays Eagle Labs

Serial entrepreneur, Ashok Suppiah, Co-Founder and CEO of Mitrai, shares his passion for digital transformation and sharing his expertise and experiences with the next generation of entrepreneurs.
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September 28, 2020

CEO of Mitra Innovation, Ashok Suppiah, wins ‘Technopreneur of the Year 2019’ Award at the Global Leadership Award 2019

Celebrating rapid growth and commitment to innovation, Ashok Suppiah, the CEO of UK based Mitra Innovation was named ‘Technopreneur of the Year 2019’ at the Global Leadership Awards 2019, held…

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