Niket Desai is an Internet entrepreneur and an Investment Fellow. He had previously worked for Google in California, Motorola Mobility & was the Chief of Staff at Flipkart - the leading online shopping site in the fast growing Indian market and Amazon's main local competitor. Nowadays he's an Investment Fellow with the University of California (UC Berkeley), assisting in managing $115 Billion for the University, in thinking through and executing an innovation strategy, as well as their venture holdings.
He gives conferences on startup early days & building unique internal culture all over the world. He previously co-founded Punchd, a mobile loyalty startup, which was acquired by Google. Niket Desai was invited by the King of Jordan to develop Startup ecosystem in MENA and was a speaker at MENA ICT Forum in 2014.
He loves working with other entrepreneurs on the early parts of building companies and is a mentor and speaker at Startup, Nomadic Mentors, Founder Institute, 500 Startups and Berkley Engineering. His interests include network optimization, cognitive psychology, and propulsion systems. Although described as "droll" Niket earned a degree in Industrial Engineering from UC Berkeley.
06:00 PM - Networking and super-tasty food. You will take the dinner with the greatest community members.
07:00 PM - Fireside Chat. We will interview together a great entrepreneur.
08:00 PM - Networking. After an inspiring dialog, we will have time for more interaction. Remember we make FRIENDS, not CONTACTS.
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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 1000000 entrepreneurs in 250 cities. Founded in Silicon Valley, it has now hosted 5,000 fireside chats since its founding in 2010. To date, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users.
Join us once a month to learn from the leading entrepreneurs and game-changers, and enjoy an evening of learning, making friends, and helping one another to take the Chisinau entrepreneurial scene to the next level!
*Startup Grind Chișinău is supported by the Moldova Competitiveness Project, funded by USAID - US Agency for International Development (USAID Moldova) and the Government of Sweden (SIDA, as well as the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of Republic of Moldova within the annual grants program for youth sector. Dreamups General Partner - Orange Moldova.