Innovation in Tech: The Immigrant Entrepreneur’s Viewpoint with Sammy Kolluru

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In this inspiring episode of the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast, we’re joined by Sammy Kolluru, Managing Director of imbus Canada Corporation and a seasoned professional with over fifteen years of experience in Software Testing and Quality Assurance. Sammy has been pivotal in establishing imbus Canada as a leading solutions partner in software testing and quality assurance. His commitment to delivering high-quality software is underscored by his focus on effectiveness, efficiency, measurement, and visibility. His leadership prowess is further evidenced by his role as a founding member and current Board Director of TMMi America and his contributions to the Canadian Software Testing Board and the Agile Working Group Committee at ISTQB. Sammy’s journey and insights provide a unique perspective on the intersection of entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology.

Key Highlights:

  • Sammy discusses his journey, the challenges he faced, and the key lessons learned that have shaped his current success as an entrepreneur.
  • He reflects on the importance of networking and mentorship, particularly for immigrant entrepreneurs, sharing personal experiences where these factors were crucial.
  • Sammy talks about the mental health challenges faced in entrepreneurship and his approaches to managing them.
  • He shares insights on how the diverse experiences of immigrant tech entrepreneurs contribute to innovation in the tech industry.
  • Sammy describes how he navigated and adapted his business strategies during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • He recounts his experience at a major software conference in Germany, focusing on the content of his presentation and his interactions with the audience.

A huge thank you to Sammy Kolluru for sharing his invaluable contributions and insights with us today. We also want to express our gratitude to our dedicated partners: RBC, our exclusive banking partner; UPS, our trusted shipping partner; and Xero, our dependable partner for accounting software. To all our listeners, if you found this episode engaging and insightful, remember to subscribe to CanadianSME Small Business Magazine at for more compelling stories and expert advice. Your support for local businesses is crucial in nurturing dreams and strengthening the vibrant fabric of our communities. Stay tuned for more episodes that inspire and guide the small business journey.