Author - Entrepreneur - Speaker
Who is Vinayak Mahajan?
Founder & Director, The Shared Secrets Lab
GiftAFeeling's Shared Secrets Lab (TSSL) is the #1 global R&D lab in gift-giving psychology, focusing on corporate gifts, promotional promotional, and branded merchandise. Led by industry SMEs, globe thought leaders, and psychologists, TSSL not only helps organizations get the desired visibility, impressions, and better brand recall from their swag campaigns, but also decrease the environmental footprint of these products along with saving organizations from spending a fortune!
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Vinayak moved to Canada as a 17 years old international student; with a torn knee ligament; after missing a flight in Amsterdam; and with no friends or family in the entire country. It was only 3 months into him learning computer science, which he was studying at Georgian College (Barrie), that he secured the 2nd position all over Canada and achieved top 20 global ranking in Master the Mainframe World Coding Championship. This championship got him an opportunity to intern at the Royal Bank of Canada where he then accepted a full time position. While making it big in the tech industry for about 5 years, Vinayak founded The Shared Secrets Lab (TSSL) - a distinctive research lab focussing on gift-giving psychology in the corporate gifts, promotional items, and branded merchandise domain. Soon after, he also founded GiftAFeeling Inc. which within the first year of existence was nominated "Startup Business of the Year", while Vinayak was nominated "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" by CanadianSME National Business Awards.
Today, Vinayak is a TEDx Speaker, #1 Global Bestselling Author, Founder & CEO of GiftAFeeling Inc., and a highly recognized thought leader in the gifting industry around the world. He has been published in Exceptional People Magazine, Business Digest Magazine, has been seen on CNBC, Wall Street Select, USA Today, LA Business Podcast, and has made live TV appearances on Ticker News.
GiftAFeeling, now a leading Canadian multinational supplier of corporate gifts, promotional products, branded merchandise, and company swag, serves a global clientele in countries like Canada, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden, India, the Netherlands, and more. And The Shared Secrets Lab (TSSL), now a child company of GiftAFeeling, ranks as the world's #1 R&D lab in gift-giving psychology.
GiftAFeeling takes pride in its consistent 98%+ customer satisfaction rating, earned from serving thousands of clients, including prominent names like Amazon, Honda, Manulife, CBC, Toronto BlueJays, Toronto Maple Leafs, McDonalds, 8 of Canada’s top 10 universities including University of Toronto, SickKids, RBC, CIBC, KPMG, UHN (University Health Network), Hilton, Tim Tam, Telus, and many more.
Its distinction in the industry has also been recognized — GiftAFeeling was named one of Canada’s top 5 e-commerce businesses by the CanadianSME National Business Awards.
Founder and CEO
Our vision is to leave zero questions in the mind of people when they are finding a gift or a promotional product. Based on research done on human psychology, we have developed products which are guaranteed to be loved. Our goal is to make finding a product as easy as grabbing coffee; no over-thinking or questioning! This unforgettable experience starts when someone visits our website, all the way until the product becomes a part of the receiver’s daily life.
- Vinayak Mahajan,
Founder & CEO,
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Live In-Person Events
Kickoff and Conclusion
Expert Analysis & Review
Rewards & Recognition Programs
Company Swag & Stores
Branded Merchandise & Marketing
Corporate Gifting & Giveaways
Gifts & Giveaways Psychology
Creativity & Innovation
Mindset & Purpose
Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2021
Vinayak was nominated GoDaddy's Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2021 by CanadianSME National Business Awards.
His company, GiftAFeeling, is a leading Canadian multinational supplier of corporate gifts, promotional products, branded merchandise, and company swag, serves a global clientele in countries like Canada, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden, India, the Netherlands, and more. And The Shared Secrets Lab (TSSL), now a child company of GiftAFeeling, ranks as the world's #1 R&D lab in gift-giving psychology. Its distinction in the industry has also been recognized — GiftAFeeling was named one of Canada’s top 5 e-commerce businesses by the CanadianSME National Business Awards.
Vinayak's Book - Unearthing the "Gift"
#1 Global Bestseller
“A best or perfect gift is merely rooted in perception - how can an object itself be the best or perfect gift? The secret behind a well-received gift is the recipient’s psychology, the human psychology. What you have to do is just spark the right emotions in the receiver's brain. How? - this is what is unearthed in this book." - Author
What's in it?
This is a one of a kind book on gift giving. There isn't any other book like this online or offline currently as this takes into account human psychology principles and its role in making a well received gift. It is based on the work done by top psychologists around the globe who are researching the art and science of gift giving, and provides a solution to challenges such as confusion and overthinking that people face while finding a gift for a special person - which could be, but not limited to family members and friends.
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I promise that you will never have to google "What to gift" again for the rest of your life!Amazon
Blueprints Conference, Toronto
Organized by Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Blueprints was one of the biggest conferences in Toronto. I was invited as one of the 10 speakers in a 2-day event to share my expertise on the gifts and giveaways domain.
Innovation Day, Royal Bank of Canada
Organized by MM&HS under Technology & Operations, Royal Bank of Canada, Innovation day was one of the biggest tech events comprising of hackathons, workshops, presentations and much more. I was invited to present my automation execs and app developments.
IBM Z Day SE (Special Edition)
IBM z16 Day SE (Special Edition) is a 1-day virtual conference with more than 9,000+ attendees globally. Along with the other global thought leaders, I highlighted the industry trends and innovation spanning around open-source technology for infrastructure modernization.
Industry Panel, Barrie
I was invited to speak at a corporate conference with a theme organizational trends and future workplace innovation. My deliverables included a short presentation followed by an industry panel discussion with experts from Canadian armed forces, financial institutions, and much more.
News & Media
USA Today - World News - Wall Street Select - CNBC
Got published in USA Today, World News, Wall Street Select, and CNBC sharing the learnings and challenges faced and overcome during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Students and young professionals are facing barriers, uncertainty, biases and changing priorities as they navigate the school to work transition. I had the chance to talk Uncertainty, gifting and being an entrepreneur with Vinayak Mahajan and I am happy to share our conversation with you - Brien Convery