From Bangkok to Boston, our City Mayors are connecting the entrepreneurs around the world.
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Himank Dixit (Kolkata) wants to build state of West Bengal as entrepreneurs hub.
Chayanant Tiyatrakarnchai (Bangkok)
Chayanant or Per (as people call her) is a traveller. At last count, she has travelled over 50 countries in the world. After working 25 years in corporate, she now works in academia and manage her consulting business in Bangkok.
Soumen Das (Guwahati)
Soumen is one of those audacious breed of IIT-IIM graduate who pursue the path of least travelled of entrepreneurship. After dropping out MS from University of Michigan and leaving job with GM, he decided to go back to his native state of Assam (India) and fall in love with ideas. He run an NGO called Bhavishya and founded 'Kinder garden' - a chain of pre-schools.
Laura Künzig (Nairobi)
Having studied whatever and traveled wherever she wanted, Laura is about to turn her various experiences into her first entrepreneurial venture. One day she wants to be an organic farmer in Sweden, but for now she is fine with bringing people from different hemispheres together, while growing herbs on her tiny balcony.
Yevhen Bilchuk (Kyiv)
Yevhen, wishes to merge scientists and inventors with entrepreneurs for joint welfare society. Нe created Сivil association «Ukrainian Union Educators and Scientists» and inspired by the experience of Frederick Terman.
Alexander Guy (London)
Alex is the Global Marketing Manager for Startupbootcamp, a global startup accelerator with programs in 9 countries. An expat with a retweeting addiction, Alex previously worked as the product marketing lead for an emerging cloud computing platform. He loves Hemingway and falafel. He doesn’t understand cricket.
Angela Single (Cambridge)
A nurse by background Angela is passionate about the different that technology can make to patients lives and wants to change the world! She lives in Cambridge UK, and loves walking in the countryside and doing Pilates.
Adnan B. AlKendi (Dubai)
Adnan is among rare breed of local Emirati's whereas in United Arab Emirates (UAE) 90% of the population is an expat. He is an Entrepreneur - Founder & Managing Director of Solutions Makers Consultancy. Like most of the Arab men, he likes food and travel.
Pratap Behera (Bhubaneswar)
Pratap is an entrepreneur - having founded a successful pre-school startup, now he is working in healthcare domain. When not working, Pratap is seen collaborating with other entrepreneurs or reading about high tech start-ups and how they are disrupting their respective market. A avid rock music lover, he believes rock music originated out of chaos lives and hence, perceives chaos as an opportunity.
Matias Aycaguer (Santiago)
Matías is strategic designer and believes that entrepreneurship is the way to overcome existentialism and that together we can create better opportunities for ourselves and to help others !. And ''what better way than sharing our experiences and with a coffee in hand?''
Ilsmail Iftissen (Fez)
IIsmail is a young entrepreneur who launched www.t9dya.com an Ecommerce Startup 2 years ago in Fez. He is dream is to expend his business in different cities of the Kingdom. Ismail is ambitious, active with the spirit of innovation, creativity, and passionate relationship.
Hans C Ritschard (Zurich)
Live , think and dream (nightmares very often too) with the entrepreneurial spirit, he create , improve , develop and help business people with experience, business models , facilitation and network. Hans has founded 12 companies over the last 28 years in 3 different continents and make several business broking deals with private to public companies. His passion is to help young entrepreneurs and ancient knowledge.
Sikiru Akeem Babatunde (Ogbomoso)
Sikiru is best describe as an entrepreneur, administrator and scientist. I am Chief Operating Officer of a company I co-founded and currently in addition to this, am a postgraduate student at a leading Nigerian university.
E: akeembaba01 #at the rate# gmail dot com
Pavan Kirpalani (Central London)
Pavan Kirpalani (PK) is an MBA, a Qualified Accountant and working with one of the Big 4 Consulting Groups in London. PK loves to try different cuisines and when at home alone tries to recreate his favorite dishes which he admits, sometimes turn out 'heavenly' and sometimes 'unpalatable'. Long live Cup-Noodles!
Luis Soares (Edinburgh)
Luis is "the road runner" (he runs 10k everyday). He never turn the face to a long run, mainly when the last mile in the innovation scale arrives. His next mile is to become a Doctor (PhD doctor not the real one) and he is running towards starting his own business - The Brand Luis. Cheers !!
Gaurav Luthra (Gurgaon)
An Alumni from IIFT, loves Networking and member of Organisations like TIE, BNI & CII-YI. What's Up Gurgaon was a culmination of his Idea to present the best in class offerings of the city in an interesting way. Someone who loves to Multitask and Socialise, He is also the Co-Ambassador of Internations an EXPAT Community.
Allan 'Big Al' Connolly (Perth)
Allan is interested Economic, Business and Community Development. He is been twice awarded one of Perth’s 100 Most Influential in small business, he am a Promoter for the Nabo Social Network, Vorian Agency, Nifnex Success Academy, The Collaborative Hub, Founder of The Buyerdirect, Whealth Group’s, City Mayor for the Global Entrepreneurs Café Network and Partner at the Entrepreneurs Institute.
Yudhveer Singh (Singapore)
Petroleum Engineer by profession, but always an entrepreneur by heart. With 4+ years experience since 2011 for oil & gas industry in India, UAE & Singapore.
Youssef EL BOUJAMAOUI (Meknes)
Youssef is a Moroccan entrepreneur for more than 3 years & also the founder of Souky Heber (Web services) , and also the founder of Souky ( Social Project ). He started this entrepreneurship with love and wanted to help all active person to start their business.
Snehal Vichare (Central Mumbai)
A passionate, dynamic and self-driven consultant. She was instrumental in setting up the startups in most innovative ways. She has played many roles over 12 years of experience in her professional life and in multiple domains like Operations, Education, Sales, and Telecom, currently in Advertising, Events and PR firm
Saurabh Shrivastava (Indore)
Saurabh's Journey started as A Engineering Student where he had first experience of Garage Startup with his friend which ended up Financing Engineering Royally for complete Team. As Team members moved to respected Organisation with Promise of coming back with Experience & Resources, Saurabh decided to become. He started City's First & Finest Lifestyle Oriented Wellness Hippie Theme Cafe & Fitness Studio. He uses Technology to boost Sales, Space usage & Time utilization all via Smart Analytics of Data Captured using Traditional Methods. Being the Best in Business for years.
Ajay Mittal (Kolkata)
"An opportunity maker, enthusiastic about personal growth and startups. I run an education consultancy firm. I am Global Shaper, an AIESEC Alumni. I spend a lot of my time with Non-profits activities at Project Life Force and HIVE India. Currently building a workshops discovery and booking platform called MeraWorkshop."
Julio A. Vargas (Peru, Lima)
I'm an entrepreneur who has develop an enterprise (www.jvcconsulting.com) to training other entrepreneurs, in addition I look forward to be involve in social matters, like sanitation and helping people to improve there incomes. Also I would like to helping other people like me to generate Ideas for making a huge social impact, in addition a look forward to learn about other people who likes makes this world better for everyone.
Surya Akasam (Hyderabad)
Surya is an entrepreneur by thought and heart, deeply interests in Authorization & Access Management space. He is on a mission to fix the counterfeiting problem of the world with his second interation, where first was failed even making it to TOP tech 30 Companies by Yourstory
He worked in IT Industry for more 13+ years with roles from Software Engineer to Business Analyst to Project Manager.
Deepu Sajeev (Trivandrum)
Mr. Deepu received his B.Tech degree in Production Engineering from Sree Chithira Thirunal College of Engineering, Trivandrum. His Masters degree was from College of Engineering Trivandrum (CET) in Industrial Engineering. He is the Coordinator and Nodal Officer of Trinity IEDC supported by Kerala Startup Mission (Former Technopark – Technology Business Incubator). Cluster Head Coordinator for Cluster 1 of KTU's IEDC Cluster Committee(13 Engg Colleges of Tvm). Freelancing Tech support for 2 startups in Trivandrum.”
Veronica Smith (Peel,WA)
Veronica is a full-time entrepreneur and youth advocate, with a vision to bring leading edge thinking to the education sector.
Believing in the value of all young people learning enterprise skills, she models these values to her own six sons as well as the other young people she works with.
Lubna Maelzer (Kolkata)
A simple, straight forward person who loves to see others SMILE.. I am also the Founder of GPE ( Girl Power Empowerment ) a community that focuses on Women Empowerment.
It is a known fact that networking and lifelong learning are keys to business success and overall development of a society. We at GPE believe that we can be a change agent by:
(i) providing networking and learning capabilities
(ii) working with companies committed to advance women
(iii) closing gender gaps and
(iv) truly investing in women
Santhosh Thannikat (Kochi)
He has more than 15 years of experience in tourism industry and is passionate about sustainable development. He won British Chevening Scholarship in 2005 (University of Wales, Bangor) and traveled to China in search of Medicine Buddha. Presently working with Rajagiri School of Commerce.
E: santhosh dot thannikat #at the rate# gmail dot com
M: +91- 9446389679
Reda Tamanine (Marrakech) - according to him 'this life is beautiful', he want to create the environment for people to make it even better.
Sofia Gonzalez (Bogota)
Sofia is a passionate for learning and entrepreneurship who strongly believes in collaboration, co-learning and global networking for human development and positive impact. She is a business consultant and she currently works for entrepreneurs and small enterprises.
Bénoni Martin (Paris)
With 12+ years of experience, Bénoni is a jack of all subjects, ranging from Finance to Quantum Mechanics, and concerned by climate issues. These days, he spends his time writing pitches and closing partnerships for the company he is co-founding.
Yvonne Herbst (Gainesville)
Yvonne is a technical writer on U.S. Federal Procurement Policies, a yoga studio owner, and since 2009 as a digital marketing consultant to small businesses. She enjoys coaching and assisting small business owners to leverage the power of the internet to grow their sales and revenue.
Paolo Bouquet (Trento)
Paolo got his master degree in philosophy in 1991, in 2000 has become a professor in computer science and since 2010 he has undertaken the exciting challenge of being an entrepreneur by starting OKKAM http://www.okkam.it/ ... Incidentally, a philosopher's name :-) For sure he had no planned all this, but things couldn't be better. And the best is still to come.
Sujata Sahu (Bengaluru - East)
Sujata has over 15 years of extensive IT experience in Project Management, outsourcing, training, R&D and currently involved in Product Marketing. She is a PMI certified project management professional. She has managed various projects in embedded system development and web based software. She has been involved in service innovation research project in NUS, Singapore and as an Academic Associate in Republic Polytechnic, Singapore. She is a focused leader with polished communication skills with the ability to adapt rapidly to organisational changes.
Chirag Gujarati (Surat)
Chirag (like any other Gujarati from his native state), is jack of all business/management subjects, ranging from Marketing, Strategy to Innovation and so on. These days, he spends much of his time training professionals on management skills and consulting organizations on marketing entry and growth strategies. When he is not working, he sings and reads.
Ittai Flores (Cuernavaca)
Ittai is a former radio broadcaster, who has worked in the creativity area, he is an active member in projects and debates about political youth policies and entrepreneurial training. He is the founder and CEO of EÓN Advertising Company based in Mexico.
Subranil Gangabasi (Bengaluru)
I am a passionate innovator and entrepreneur, which always help me envision long term business solutions for my clients. I love to learn from people and their experience. I am a passionate sports person, love home entertainment and car driving. My Friends call me " Idea shop" .... may be I can run an idea selling business :)
E: subranilg #at the rate# gmail dot com
Guido Guerberg (Buenos Aires)
Guido is an Entrepreneur, very passionate about things and always looking for the happiness! I believe entrepreneurs have the chance to rule their own life and do what the love! I think i can give and receive a little help from each other to make us better!
I love coffee, how can i be out of something like this?
Menzo de Munick Keizer (Amsterdam)
Menzo loves international connections. In particular he loves helping startup companies to find their international contacts and to build their connections. While having fun is as least as important as doing business.
Narjes Merimi (Tunis)
Narjes strives through organizing events and activities to share experience and knowledge and o bring together a community of entrepreneurs, educate users, and training operators with good practice both technically and professionally.
E: narjes.merimi #at the rate# forumelearningtunisie dot com
M: +216 20 973 933
Amey Karmali (Goa)
Amey is the Manager at Centre for Incubation and Business Acceleration, Verna- Goa. He is very passionate about redefining his journey by venturing into different sectors. He like networking with people and mentor them throughout. His only aim in life is to create beautiful lives by providing all kind of support that he can do.
Prasana Ramarathnam (Bristol)
Prasana works as an Independent IT Contractor for his own company and provide IT Services and also an Independent Business Entrepreneur interested in Networking and also exploring new business ideas and venturing in to new concepts.
Sameer Garg (Delhi)
Sameer is founder of Billionables.com . World's first website for differently abled people.
Angelos Parmatzias (Cyprus)
Angelos Parmatzias is the founder and president of CIP ( www.citizensinpower.org). Angelos is working to promote people requirements in Cyprus and Europe through trainings, research, democratic dialogues and motivational speaking. Angelos through his extensive knowledge in educational projects, he provides trainings related to entrepreneurship and democratic dialogue. Angelos is passionate about democratic dialogue and entrepreneurship and he is dedicated to their development in Cyprus and abroad.
E: angelos_parmatzias #at the rate# msn.com
M: +357 96619661
Anzar Siraj (Doha)
Anzar started learning entrepreneurship from his family owned Business in the year 2001. Right now he manage Franchise business in International Brands in Hospitality. He love coffees and love to have healthy conversations. His passion is to open his signature cafes in every town in the world where people could come , relax and share ideas"
Shahid Ansari (Srinagar)
Shahid is the founder & CEO of Zenataur Creative Systems.
He believes one of the key skills for entrepreneurial success is innovation. And entrepreneurial innovations helps build nations. What attracts and challenges him is the continuous struggle to achieve and excel in whatever he do. He wish to help young and budding entrepreneurs achieve their dream by mentoring & connecting them with the right people.
Ejjahel Hamza (Oujda)
Ejjahel is founder of Speedjobs - a platform that aims to connect peoples over 18 years old, who look for job (occasional and determined), with individuals or companies to satisfy a socioeconomic need. He have been passionate about the Web design since a very young age, especially the user experience with respect to the Design (Concept UXD).
E: hamza.ejjahel #at the rate# gmail dot com
M: +212 60024 00 05
Abdessamad Allaoui (Agadir)
Founder and director of Lingo center, teacher of English , and students advisor. He studied Commerce, Accounting, Marketing, Sociology and Psychology with 7 years of experience. He is keen on global networking and entrepreneurship. He has a great sense of responsibility and team work. He loves sharing and learning in favour of a prosperous world.
Tushar Suhalka (Udaipur)
I am a seasoned recruitment consultant with experience of 7+ years in HR, marketing and public relations. Apart from heading an incubation centre in Udaipur, I also owns a hotel and pub in Udaipur. Talking about startups I conduct small meetups for local entrepreneurs and startup enthusiastic to promote startup culture in Udaipur.
Anas ELABED ELALAOUI (Tangier)
Anas is a passionate entrepreneur, founder of Activeo.ma. With 15+
years’ experience in the IT field, he is perfectly placed to offer
guidance on helping SME with their IT strategy. He also provides
incredible IT support through a dedicated platform prestodesk.com”
Vishal Panure (PCMC, Pune)
After B.Tech Vishal has worked with cognizant for 2yrs as 'External consultant' for a Danish company. Now he is co-founder of startup; Fvilla.in
Fvilla.in has 300+ service provider & helps you explore best Beauty & Wellness services nearby.
Marwa Khadiji (Tetouan)
I have a master degree in management of information systems and multimedia. I have the experience, commitment and ability to overcome the challenges. I’m currently working on developing my leadership skills. When i start something, I’ll do whatever it takes to finish it, I’m decisive.
Danhalit Zamalloa (Caracas)
"Founder and CEO of PagoFlash, Global Shaper, AIESEC Alumni. My passion is working with technology for social inclusion, specially in fintech. I am a world citizen born in Venezuela and I belive that technology can be one of the most powerful tools for achieving development goals"
Kruti Shah (Ahmedabad)
"Adapting, Implementing and Progressing" is my mantra to upgrade my graph of success and hard work. I am an NLP Practitioner and have treasured experience of 9 years in HR, this experience geared me up to stage of entrepreneur which gradually lead me to my destination "Krreative Cloud."
Jaouad BADAH (Nador)
Founder/Business owner at Le Financiator. I am graduate of a Master Degree in Banking & Financial Markets at the University of Sidi Mohammad Ben Abdellah - Fez, Morocco. I would Like to be part of a local network of specialized Startup who provide unparalleled access to new business perspectives, innovative strategies and actionable ideas to as much as possible of CEOs, chief executives and business leaders in my region. I do believe that Entrepreneurship can be one of the most powerful tools for achieving development goals.
Nehal Surana (Indiranagar, Blore)
Nehal is a seasoned professional with expertise in Business Process Excellence and a complex problem solver helping organizations in adding better value to stakeholders interest and helping them achieve sustained business growth.
Nehal has deep interest in equity markets and is an avid investment analyst.