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Michael Vartanian

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Detroit Area, US

Senior Business Development Manager, Qualcomm and Business Advisor, Xondas. Harvard grad. University of Michigan grad.

Senior Business Development Manager, Qualcomm and Business Advisor, Xondas. Harvard grad. University of Michigan grad.

8 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Mobile Engineering
  • Growth
  • Fundraising
  • Product
  • Enterprise Sales
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part time now, full time soon

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Growth
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
  • • Enterprise Sales

Involved In




Senior Business Development Manager Qualcomm August 2015 - present
Business Advisor Xondas September 2012 - present
Senior Business Development Manager CSR January 2014 - August 2015
Senior Corporate Development Manager CSR April 2012 - December 2013
Corporate Strategy Analyst CSR June 2009 - April 2012
DSP Software Engineer CSR March 2005 - June 2009
Software Developer Clarity Technologies 2001 - 2005
DSP Software Developer Visteon May 1999 - April 2001


Harvard University Web Development Technologies 2014 - 2018
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business Finance 2006 - 2009
University of Michigan Signal Processing 1999 - 2001

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Back End Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Content marketing
  • • Bluetooth
  • • Php
  • • Growth
  • • Mobile advertising
  • • Smart home
  • • Business Development
  • • AdTech
  • • IBeacon
  • • Location based services
  • • Mobile payments
  • • Proximity
  • • Strategic Partnerships
  • • IoT- Internet of Things
  • • Home automation
  • • Bluetooth Low Energy
  • • Beacons
  • • Contextual Services
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Advertising
  • • Payments
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Music
  • • Mobile
  • • Hardware
  • • Local
  • • Dating
  • • Commerce
  • • Financial Services
  • • Higher Education
  • • Edutainment

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Bluetooth • Wireless • Product management • Embedded Systems • Proximity • Semiconductors • mobile devices • Beacons • Contextual Services

Key Accomplishments

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Mike Canevaro
Vice President, IoT Platform, Qualcomm and Director, Strategic Business Development, CSR.
I have had the pleasure of working with Mike for nearly 10 years, we both spent time working for CSR and Qualcomm together. I have also had ... the pleasure to see Mike in action on the M&A front in the technology space, having been involved in several transactions with him. Mike's background and experience give him a unique prism from which to view each transaction, business deal, technology, and relationship. He is extremely unique in that his engineering and finance backgrounds give him a perspective seldom seen in tech. I would welcome the chance to collaborate with Mike again, and any entrepreneur looking for insight and guidance would be lucky to learn from Mike's experience.
Gary Spittle
We worked together  •  Director, Voice Platform, Dolby Laboratories. Previously Senior Platform Manager, Dolby Laboratories.
I've worked with Michael on many projects and his approach is always methodical and well structured. He is able to rapidly find new ways to ... achieve his goals. He brought a lot of experience to various brainstorming sessions.
Dragan Boscovic
We worked together  •  CEO and Founder VizLore SVP of Innovation, Co-Founder, La Citadelle Inzenjering DVS at mediaX, Stanford University.
John Whitaker
We worked together  •  Vice-President/Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Fiber Sensors and Research Scientist, University of Michigan.
Mike has provided our start-up with invaluable advice and detailed suggestions regarding potential markets, personal contacts in companies w ... ith which our company should be networking, and strategies for licensing and the formation of strategic partnerships. Every time we speak, he offers specific types of assistance - individuals with whom we should speak, contacts that he is glad to help us establish through introductions, and companies that might be good fits for us and/or our technology. He has attended events like the CES and generously provided us with information on potential partners and other firms working in our application space. His network is both extensive and diverse.
Vik Srinivasan
They're my professor  •  Group Vice President, Distribution, Meijer. Previously Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, Meijer. Kellogg grad. Vanderbilt grad.
Extremely intelligent, but also very practical. Understands the product and how to position to potential users. He has a very wide skill s ... et across a variety of business functions. Tenacious hard worker.
Bernie Tomsa
They're my friends  •  Attorney, Brooks Kushman P.C.. Previously Registered Intellectual Property Attorney, Nixon & Vanderhye P.C..
Mike has a broad technical background enhanced by a Masters in EE and a passion for tinkering around the house with various beacons and cont ... ext-related home-connectivity. His MBA from Michigan's Ross MBA program, a top 5 business school, gives him the flexibility to serve as both a financial and technical advisor. He's also done extensive M&A work from an analysis side, so he's well positioned to advise on both acquisitions and being acquired.
Roberto Merlin
We worked together  •  co-Founder, Xondas, Inc. and Professor of Physics and EECS, University of Michigan.
Anthony Grbic
They're my advisor  •  Associate Professor, University of Michigan. Previously Assistant Professor, University of Michigan. University of Toronto grad.
Mike is a great mentor for entrepreneurs in the tech and consumer electronics space.