Our Team

Prajakt Raut - Co-founder
  • Prajakt is an entrepreneur, mentor and entrepreneurship evangelist
  • Prajakt's personal goal in life is to encourage and assist a 100,000 people to become entrepreneurs
  • He is the founder of The Hub for Startups
  • Started a printing business at when he was 17, and later was founding member of a CRM solutions company
  • Prajakt has spent over 10 years in the advertising industry with agencies like Grey, Capital and DMB&B 
  • Prajakt was previously the Asia Director of TiE
  • Co-founded Orange Cross, a healthcare services company
  • Prajakt was head of operations of the Indian Angel Network, one of the largest angel investor groups in the world
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David Kirk - Co-founder
  • David is the founder of two startup companies, currently in stealth mode.
  • He is the Executive Producer of several innovative entrepreneurship-themed reality television programs in multiple countries, the first of which is slated to debut in 2015.
  • Before taking the leap into entrepreneurship he worked in foreign policy and was named the youngest director in the 50+ year history of the Atlantic Council, a think tank based in Washington, D.C.
  • He has built and run dynamic communications operations for several American political campaigns and worked on President Obama's first Presidential Inaugural Committee.
  • He has a global outlook – he attended university in Switzerland, graduate school in London, and has managed projects in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
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