Get to know me!
I am a multifaceted individual with a diverse range of experiences across the non-profit, emerging tech (robotics, web3 & AI), and policy sectors. I consider myself a Dreamer, Innovator, Orator, Researcher, Explorer, Poet, and a hardcore Batman fan.
I am proud to have been awarded as a Top Innovator by the World Economic Forum for my startup ekatra, and to lead the non-profit organization Vruksh Ecosystems. As a community enabler, I operate across South Asia, building Misfits, a social entrepreneurs’ community with over 500 members and 100+ partners.
During my academic career, I published several research papers, delivered talks at Solar Physics conferences globally, and contributed to platforms like NASSCOM, Indian Maker Movement, Fab Foundation (an MIT Initiative), IEEE, and VARSITI (community by International Space Science Institute) in different capacities.
As a Mechanical engineer by education, I have always been passionate about making and breaking things. I am a hardcore Maker at heart and have built futuristic robots and even the Batpod (Batman’s Bike), a fully functioning replica from the Dark Knight Trilogy by Christopher Nolan, featuring Christian Bale. Being one of the key voices in the Indian Maker Movement that started around 2013, I work on inclusive projects that leverage technology to improve lives.
As a consultant, I help scale startups in their Zero to One journey, work with Investors & Venture Capital Funds to build a solid pipeline, and collaborate with universities & government bodies on Innovation & Entrepreneurship. I also served in the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation for the Swachh Bharat Mission as a Fellow with Tata Trusts, leading a nationwide hackathon on Sanitation with the Ministry, and partners like Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Reckitt Benckiser & UNICEF.
I am an active volunteer and have played crucial roles in some of the best organizations globally, including Engineers Without Borders, Vidarbha Industries Association, Global Shapers Community, The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Atal Innovation Mission, and have started a regional startup community of over 500 members in Central India.
My unique combination of skills, expertise, and passions make me an invaluable asset to any organization I work with. I am dedicated to making a positive impact in the world through technology, innovation, and community-building, and I am committed to leveraging my abilities to contribute to a better future for all.