Lakshmi Shenoy is a recent transplant to the Tampa Bay region and is the CEO of the forthcoming Tampa Bay Innovation Hub (working name).
Before moving to Tampa Bay, Lakshmi was the Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at 1871 in Chicago, the #1 university-affiliated business incubator in the United States. In addition to focusing on strategic growth initiatives at 1871, she worked to help corporations and other organizations develop valuable relationships with the 1871 community. Prior to to 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 AdAge’s 20 Rising Brand Stars in 2017, the YWCA Chicago’s New Look of Leadership in 2017 and Chicago Scholars’ 35 Under 35 in 2016.