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Wilfrid Laurier University School of Business & Economics
September 3, 2015

Canadian Excellence


Mike Manson, Co-Founder & CEO, TaraSpan Inc.

Mike Manson is CEO and co-founder of TaraSpan, a company that accelerates India market entry for technology companies. Mike is formerly Senior Vice President and General Manager at Alcatel, where he had global product responsibility. He is a frequently invited speaker on doing business in India, software business strategies and venture capital fundraising. Mike serves on the board of directors of TaraSpan Inc. in Canada, and TaraSpan Solutions Pvt Ltd in India, and is a member of the Canada-India ICT Working Group a bilateral team of industry and government experts with the goal to increase ICT relations between Canada and India.

Currently Mike divides his time between Ottawa Canada and Gurgaon India. Mike holds a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo.