Lakshmi Shenoy

Vice President of Strategy & Business Development, 1871, US

Lakshmi Shenoy is the newly appointed CEO of Tampa Bay’s forthcoming innovation hub, and the former Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at 1871, Chicago’s tech entrepreneurship hub. While at 1871, she focused on strategic growth initiatives at 1871 and helped corporations and other organizations develop valuable relationships with the 1871 community.

Prior to her time at 1871, Lakshmi worked at Prophet Brand Strategy, Time Inc., Procter & Gamble and Leo Burnett. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Lakshmi was recognized by Chicago Scholars’ 35 Under 35 in 2016, the YWCA Chicago’s New Look of Leadership and AdAge’s 20 Rising Brand Stars in 2017.