Kiran Kumar Of Incognito Worldwide profiled in Startup City Magazine for their feature “30 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2018.” During the interviw, they asked him about the state of the company, the state of the industry, and about his journey from entry-level marketer to Managing Director.
Incognito Worldwide is not new to getting press coverage. They were selected Startup of the Month in 2014; Top 5 Most Promising in 2015; Top 25 Most Valuable Consulting Companies in 2016; and company CEO, Bruce. T. Dugan, was on the cover of Small Business Enterprise in their Outsource Evangelists issue, was featured in CEO Magazine, and named to the Top 25 CEOs in India in Business Connect Magazine.
In September 2012, however, the comapny was just a spur-of-the-moment-idea. As had been told many times, Bruce arrived in Bangalore to oversee a 90-day project. With his Inicia Incorporated division (I2MEDIAB) being run by company CTO Mario Delfino, serving as president of that operation, when he met and befriended some young locals in those early months in Bangalore, he was intrigued with their passion for entrepreneurship. So he decided to see what they could do.
Of the original group of three, some remain, and some disappointed. But Kiran remained a fierce advocate for what the company could achieve, and that he could be a driving force to get it there — even in the face of opposition from within.
Company CEO Bruce T. Dugan noted that “Kiran was always good with SEO, and always got good results for our clients, regardless of where the company was at any given time. Our staff in the marketing department had expanded, contracted, and expanded again, yet Kiran always remained focused and consistant. Diligent. But it wasn’t until he assumed the lead role in the development of the Craveller marketing plan, in 2016 — including overseing visuals (online and offline), social media, SEO, etc. — that I saw some leadership qualities in him, and recognized additional talents previously unknown to me. I’m quite thrilled that Startup City choose him for this issue, as he has paid his dues and earned the recognition.”
The article interviw delves into not only the company and it’s achievments, but also Kiran’s journey: what he has learned about entrepreneurship, his toughest challenges, and his best achievements.
This is truly the story of a young want-to-be entrepreneur that faced down family and collegue opposition to make his dreams come true. As Managing Director of Incognito Worldwide India, PVT. LTD., he not only continus to oversee the markeing department, but also completing his first year overseeing corporate affairs.