Aditya is a Entrepreneur, Maker, Innovator who believes in taking technical innovations to the emerging landscapes through entrepreneurship. His startup ECOLABS thriving to achieve the same with a great user base currently. He currently works closely with the Startup Ecosystem of the City as Community Leader,Techstars , Founding Campus Director,Hult Prize. He is also founder of FermeTester, a social enterprise working with a goal of "for good,for profit".
While his startup have made it to top100 in Hult Prize Competiton, Aditya is a design thinking whiz. His core competency is working closely with IOT and Hardware based early stage startups to get them to prototype and product stages in the quick time. He has taken more than 50 workshops across the state in the emerging field of IOT and Electronics based products. He has also served as Technical Director at Indian Society for Technical Education, Nirma Unviersity.
Andre is a believer in networking and entrepreneurship in emerging markets, with his first mind-blowing gap year journey in Southeast Asia, first startup in Cambodia and lots of loves and hates, alma mater being The University of Hong Kong(International Relations).
Andre has also been involving in development project and investment in emerging markets such as Cambodia and Bangladesh, with experience in United Nations Development Program, Food and Agriculture Organisation and other self-initiated projects. He is currently founder of Future City Summit and learning tons from private investors and family businesses in Hong Kong.
An award-winning serial tech entrepreneur, Ash Ali was born and raised in inner-city Birmingham to working-class immigrant parents. He sold his first internet business at the age of just 19.
Ash was the First Marketing Director at Just Eat UK, the online food-ordering giant in 2007. During his time there, he used his commercial acumen and growth hacking skills, including launching its first TV campaign to grow it at breakneck speed. Just Eat went on to IPO for £1.5 Billion on the London Stock Exchange - making it one of the UK’s largest tech IPOs in the last decade.
He has consulted, advised and invested in hundreds of startups at various different stages, specialising in the lean startup methodology for early-stage startups. Having sat on both “sides of the table” - as a hands-on founder and also as an investor, he understands what it takes to raise funding and investment.
After Just Eat, he founded Fare Exchange - a bootstrapped performance voice-based lead-generation startup in transportation that generated more than £25 million in revenue.
He has been invited to speak at several top universities and technology expos about his story and business insights. As a sought-after startup mentor and speaker and happily provides pro-bono time to charities and social projects to increase opportunities for diversity and social mobility.
Ash has recently shared his concept of “The Unfair Advantage” at TEDx. His new book “The Unfair Advantage: Boost your Chances of Startup Success” is out in July 2018.
Bhanu’s Superhuman Abilities in doing complex mathematical calculations at unimaginable, amazing speed with 100% accuracy has earned him the nicknames "The Number Prodigy", “The Next Ramajunan” and “The Fastest Human Calculator in the World.” His brain processes numbers 10 times faster than an average human brain.
He holds 50 Limca Book Records and 4 World Records for being The Fastest Human Calculator. Bhanu is a 4 times TedX Speaker, Founder and CEO of 3 companies and has been invited by various global institutions in 17 countries to share and teach “how to amplify human brain’s efficiency” where he shares his secrets and tools that he developed.
He has been helping students, corporates and entrepreneurs in mental ability training, harnessing infinite potentials of human brain and mathematical thinking as a tool to increase brain’s efficiency. He regularly holds workshops, seminars and trainings for corporates and students on parallel thinking, partitioning thought, analytical and critical thinking.
Bhanu is hugely inspired by the great Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and other Ancient Indian Mathematical Geniuses. He is carrying their work forward by teaching and inspiring youth to harness their brain’s infinite potentials by using mathematics as a tool.
Donald is Director, International for Circles.life, a regional digital telco based in Singapore, and focuses on overseas partnerships and expansion. Previously, he was the Chief Operating Officer and part of the founding team at Clifford Capital, an infrastructure and asset-backed finance company, and before that he worked in investments and corporates across the Asia-Pacific region.
Goris Mustaqim was born in Garut, Indonesia in 1983. He graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) in 2006, majoring in Civil Engineering.
While in campus, he was the co-founder of ITB Entrepreneurship Challenge (IEC). IEC has been supporting thousands of students to become entrepreneurs from 2006 until 2014; it was currently acknowledged as Indonesia’s leading student’s Business Plan Competition, broadcasted by a national TV channel in 2011-2013 and supported by US Embassy to send its winner to Silicon Valley. Since then, He is also active as jury, mentor, and advisor in several entrepreneurship competitions.
In 2007-2012, Goris co-founded PT Resultan Nusantara, an IT Company which deliver RFID-based automation solutions. As the director, he led the business strategy, marketing, and investor relation.
He dedicated his passion in social entrepreneurship by being active as the President and Founder of ASGAR MUDA Foundation, a youth leading social enterprise concerns on Youth Education, Community Development (microfinance, cooperatives), as well as Youth Entrepreneurship in his hometown, Garut. The work of ASGAR MUDA has been depicted in his book, titled “Pemuda Membangun Bangsa dari Desa”, inspiring youth to contribute to their nation’s development from their hometown. The foundation latest initiative is Rumah Sehat Garut, who aim to saving mother lives using the data ( https://savingnextgen.com/ ). It will be replicated in 14 cities-provinces by Dompet Dhuafa on 2018. Rumah Sehat Garut named as one of Asean Social Impact Awards by Ashoka, National University of Singapore, & Asia Philantropic Circle in March of 2018
Goris was chosen by the Business Week Magazine as one of Asia’s under 30 Best Young Entrepreneurs nominee in 2010. He was awarded as British Council’s Community Entrepreneur in 2009, Gatra Magazine People of the Year in 2010, several fellowships from reputable organizations or universities including Asia Foundation Development Fellows in 2014, and Service Award on Global Peace Festival Convention in Seoul 2011, on his effort to raise people’s welfare.
Goris had attended various international events since 2008, including World Economic Forum, World Islamic Economic Forum, etc. His best experience was when he talked to President Obama during Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington, D.C. in April 2010, when he served as the youngest panelist on “Catalyzing Youth Entrepreneurship” session.
In 2012, Goris led the Indonesia Young Changemaker Summit, which successfully gathered more than 200 young Indonesian changemakers in Bandung to share and inspire common visions, learnings and experiences. He is also a part of the Global Shapers under the World Economic Forum.
Since 2015, Goris has been serving as consultant for companies to transform their CSR activities into more sustainable, impactful, and measurable model. It has been his vision to empower more population from rural areas in Remote Island of beautiful archipelago Indonesia to urban communities who still witness disparity in one of fastest growing economy in the world. Semut Nusantara Consulting ( http://semutnusa.com/) strives to deliver social progress in Indonesia through its services including: CSR assessment & program management, capacity building for local people, impact matchmaking, and impact measurement.
"Indonesia has a shortage of minimum 1 million bags of packed red blood cell annually. In 2013, the shortage reached 2,4 million."
To answer the pressing issue, Leo founded her startup called Reblood on January 2015. It is an app that aims to provide solutions to increase awareness and promoting blood donation to help save more people's lives.
Graduated from Information Systems major, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya, Leo started her entrepreneurship journey after her participation in the MITx Global Entrepreneurship Program at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014.
Reblood then joined Start Surabaya, a tech-incubator program initiated by KIBAR, Suara Surabaya, Spazio, and Enciety to empower the up-and-coming tech entrepreneurs in Surabaya. This program has been supported extensively by Tri Rismaharini, the current Mayor.
Start Surabaya helps Reblood in many different aspects, including providing space for work, mentoring sessions by industry experts, as well as opening up doors to partnership with the right parties, such as the Red Cross. In 2016, Leo was listed on Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 for Healthcare and Science category.
Marvin Kolibonso is a social entrepreneur in agriculture and education area. He founded Baku (baku.global) and co founded Sayurbox (sayurbox.com), both are startups that improve livelihood of farmers by leveraging the use of technology. Moreover, he also co founded a startup Incubator Jarvis (jarvisindo.com), with the aim to promote entrepreneurship mindset to university student. Throughout his career, Marvin has acquired a level of experience and international exposure that provides him with a comprehensive understanding of supply chain and agro business. As a Supply Chain Analyst in HeidelbergCement, as a Supply Network Operations Leader at Procter & Gamble, Country Operations Manager at Clinton Foundation CGEP, and later as consultant at World Bank, he has been involved in various strategic and technical projects. In 2018 he received Australia Awards from Australian government for his contribution in agriculture sector.
Kiron is the honary of the "Forbes 30 under 30" and the Founder & President of the Physically-challenged Development Foundation- PDF. In Bangladesh, he has engaged more than 5000 volunteers in his movement to unlock the potential of the youth with disabilities. He is an enthusiastic public speaker and Ph.D. candidates at the University of Illinois at Chicago-UIC.
He also worked as a Training and Grant specialist, Community Options, Inc. Princeton, New Jersey, USA and at BRAC as a consultant for the BRAC Youth Project. He was a fellow of Atlas Corps Inc. and the Asia-Europ Foundation
Mr. Nandan Hari Sharma is the CEO of National Investment and Capital Market Ltd, Nepal. Sharma completed his M. Sc in Financial Studies from Strathclyde University and MBA from Tribhuwan University and has experience of over 35 years in managerial level in different Institutions, attending different trainings and seminars both in and out of the country.
Having worked for over 15 years in different posts in officer level in Nepal Stock Exchange (NePSe), Sharma helped establish NePSe by involving in activities ranging from promotion of Stock Market at the initial phase in Nepal to the operation of Securities Trading. Later he went on to establish Citizen Investment Trust (CIT) in which he served a total of 17 years including 11 years as its CEO, developing the system and regulation of CIT and expanding the trust from $240 thousand to $1 billion. Then he was involved in Himalaya Finance Limited, Nepal Share Market and Finance Limited and National Investment and Capital Market at the executive level
Octa previously have a professional background in the media industry and have a big passion in education. Having an experience in building an education startup have led him to be involved in building the startup tech ecosystem in Indonesia. Currently his day to day activity is in startup incubator and lecturing once a week at LSPR.
Prof. Rajesh Nair is an inventor, product designer, and entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience in multiple startups in Boston area. He is Professor of Practice in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Asia School of Business, a new school started by MIT-Sloan in Kuala Lumpur where he heads the ASB-Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His research is in developing ways to catalyze innovators and entrepreneurs in communities from the ground up and to build local entrepreneurship ecosystems. He has conducted transformational workshops on Making, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in India, USA, Malaysia, East Timor, and Vietnam. His work has catalyzed more than 50 student startups.
Rajesh is a teacher and practitioner of Design Thinking process. He founded three product manufacturing companies in the US. He is also the founder of a nonprofit organization, TechTop Trust that promotes innovators & entrepreneurs among Indian youth since 2006.
He holds 13 US patents. He received Master degrees in Engineering & Management (MIT), Manufacturing Engineering (UMass, Amherst) and Electronic Product Design (IISc, Bangalore). He holds Bachelor degrees in Physics and Electronics & Communications Engineering.
Renard Siew is part of the World Economic Forum Expert Network Group focusing on Sustainable Development in Asia. He is also involved in implementing the environmental agenda for Sime Darby, a multinational conglomerate based in Kuala Lumpur with operations across key growth industry sectors including Plantation, Property, Industrial, Motors, Energy and Utilities as well as Healthcare. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral fellow with the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets (CEEM). He continues to serve as a Stakeholder Council Member for the Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB) Foundation, a Global Advisory Board Member of Economists Without Borders (EWB) and is the Curator (Head) of Global Shapers Kuala Lumpur, a not-for-profit organization focusing on creating sustainable impacts in Malaysia. He actively participates and contributes in various stakeholder platforms including the ‘Water for Growth’ initiative and the Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) task force seeking to develop a National Level Water Transformation Roadmap for Malaysia. He is a Climate Reality Leader trained by Al-Gore, former Vice President of the USA in Pittsburgh. Renard is a graduate of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Cambridge University.
Sanny Gaddafi (SaGad) is a technopreneur since in the University. He developed the first local Social Networking site called FUPEI (Friends Uniting Program Especially Indonesian) which boasts 200.000+ local members. From that experience, he ventured several social networking sites such as Social Networking for Beauty Enthusiast called Beautiplan.com and a Social Networking for Bottom of the Pyramid called 8villages.com.
#YouthAmbassador of World Summit Award. One of the Initiator of #StartupLokal community, mentor at Jakarta Founder Institute. Named "Top 100 young influencers in Indonesia" by Marketeers magazine. A Google's product strategy expert.
Professor Takeshi Miyazaki currently teaches social studies education at the Soka University in Tokyo, Japan. He teaches and researches social studies education, service learning, and teacher education. His past experiences include teaching social studies in numerous high schools in Tokyo for 23 years, and visiting Indiana University as a research scholar in 2011. He established SAGE(Student for Advancement of the Global Entrepreneurship) Japan with his students in 2013. Miyazaki is also one of the co-authors of three official social studies textbooks used in Japanese high schools since 2013. His other publications include “The Effectiveness of Service Learning Practice for Teacher Education in Japan: For the Support of a New Subject Called, Houshi, for a High School in Tokyo” introduced in the Journal of International Social Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2012, 91- 99.“The Intersection of Border and Place-based Pedagogies: Lenses for Studying Conflict in Japanese Classrooms” in the Journal of International Social studies, Vol 6, No 1, 2016, 53-73."The Influence of Service-Learning on the Civic Attitudes and Skills of Japanese Teacher Education Candidates"in the Journal of The International Journal of Research on Service-Learning in Teacher Education (IJRSLTE),Vol 5,2017,1-10.
Tal is the undoubted Accelerators Guru, founded 10 accelerators programs in Israel and several globally. Tal is also a renowned Keynote Speaker sharing his toolbox of knowhow with entrepreneurial ecosystems worldwide. Tal serves as advisory board and chairman in a variety of companies and technology startups. His experience enables him to establish and enhance entire startup ecosystems. Tal’s active involvement with startups, accelerators, innovation hub and major players in the entrepreneurial ecosystems stretches from Israel to Austria, Italy, Romania,Russia, Ukraine, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, India and China. Tal brainstorms with municipalities, government offices and financial leaders to format the right recipe that would serve as a wakeup call and motivation boost, to get the ecosystem engine running.
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