September, 2015

My Story Series

 by Centre for Entrepreneurship

This a talk series in which successful entrepreneurs from across sectors share their entrepreneurial journey to inspire the youth. The upcoming sessions are as follows:



1432809619img_6736.jpgWhen: 8 September, Tuesday, 4 p.m to 5 p.m

Where: Centre for Entrepreneurship, 5th Floor, Ashoka University Campus

About the speaker

Vineet Gupta, Founder and Pro Vice Chancellor at Ashoka University  is also the Managing Director of Jamboree Education, a leading education services provider which operates across 14 cities and 3 countries. He started his entrepreneurial career by setting up a successful packaging company. Subsequently, he co-founded Parabolic Drugs Limited, an API manufacturing company. He also serves as the Education Co-Chair for PHD Chamber of Commerce. Vineet holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi.



hemantkanakiaWhen: 9 September, Wednesday, 12 noon- 2 p.m

Where: Centre for Entrepreneurship, 5th Floor, Ashoka University Campus

About the speaker

Hemant Kanakia is a venture capital investor and founder of Kanakia Ventures. He is working to promote angel investing in India through India Angel Network.

Hemant Kanakia has been at various times in his life, student, researcher, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and angel investor. After graduating from IIT-Mumbai in 1975, he worked at Tata Consultancy for sometime before going to the US for higher studies. After getting MS from Case Western Reserve University and PhD in EE from Stanford University, he joined Bell Laboratories as a researcher working in the field of Computer networking and switching system. After getting bored by the inaction of AT&T in exploiting his research work for commercial gains, he decided to go out on his own to do just that. The company he founded, Torrent Networking Systems, built a next generation of fast Internet Routers. Ericsson acquired the company after merely three years of operations for $450M.





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