Two youngsters from Nashik, Ramesh Raskar and Milind Tavshikar, have been invited to present at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit being held at Silicon valley, next week. The summit is being organised by the US government to showcase inspiring entrepreneurs and investors from around the world creating new opportunities for investment, partnership, and collaboration and highlight entrepreneurship as means to address some of the most intractable global challenges.
The GSE 2016 is the seventh such summit that will see the innovative diaspora from across the world. More than 100 entrepreneurs have been invited to share their ideas on the global platform and nearly more than 25 to 30 of them have connections to India.
Among these are Ramesh Raskar and Milind Tavshikar, both belonging to Nashik.
Ramesh Raskar who has studied from Purshottam high school in Nashik Road and then moved to Pune to complete his engineering from Pune university. Presently he is working as an Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab at Boston. Ramesh joined the Media Lab from Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in 2008 as head of the Lab’s Camera Culture research group. His recent projects and inventions include transient imaging to look around a corner, a next generation CAT-Scan machine, imperceptible markers for motion capture (Prakash), long distance barcodes (Bokode), touch+hover 3D interaction displays (BiDi screen), low-cost eye care devices (Netra,Catra), new theoretical models to augment light fields (ALF) to represent wave phenomena and algebraic rank constraints for 3D displays(HR3D).
He has been active in promoting innovative talent in Nashik through Kumbhathon, an innovation platform for students from the city in association with MIT. Apart from many awards and fellowships, he is also invited as expert speaker at many places.
At the GES Ramesh has been invited to speak at the session on ‘Emerging Global Technologies: Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, 3-D Printing’, among other experts.
The other speaker Milind Tavshikar also from Nashik is the son of Prof M G Kulkarni who retired from HPT and RYK college. Milind did his BE and MBA, both from Pune University and then proceeded to MIT – Sloan School of Management for further studies. Today he is the CEO of SmartKargo, QuantumID, a company that he created in US. Having developed SmartKargo – World’s first Enterprise Neural Network on the Cloud for the Air Cargo Industry, Milind has been recognised for his innovative skills.
At the GSE Milind has been invited to speak as a panelist on ‘How the U.S. Government Catalyzes Investment in Emerging Markets’, a session that will see panelists examine how the U.S. government directly supports entrepreneurs to help them test innovations and become investment-ready.
Both Ramesh Raskar and Milind Tavshikar are based in Boston.