(social) entrepreneur. founded 1x social venture, 3x startups.
-founded @waterwalla (clean water for urban slums)
-founded @consigndnyc (turning influencers into retailers)
-patents from @NASA in robotics
Co-founded WaterWalla, a social venture helping people in slums get access to clean water.
I know about how to take an idea and turn it into a reality, where to get funding, and how to make a compelling case for something you care about.
I organized the first TEDx event centered around collaboration between schools of Design, Medicine, and Public Health. I've planned well over 100 events over the past 5 years with budgets totaling >$1 million.
Having done public speaking for the last 15+ years, I've learned how to communicate complex ideas effectively. At NASA, I won an award for Best Presentation for explaining with my team how our research (walk & roll mobility for robots) works.
Working with Neil has been a privilege for me as he is unmatched in ability, drive, and commitment. He is extremely organized and able to not only plan but execute with a high degree of ability and enthusiasm. He is able to motivate a group and foster a sense of teamwork and ownership amongst those who have the opportunity to work with him and I would love the chance to collaborate with him in the future.
Neil is an extremely competent individual.
Very mindful of others, easy to work with in a group capacity; I love to work with him again ten times out of ten. Neil thinks creatively and is actively focused on solving the problem at hand. Further, Neil always displays capacity for work-related activities, and maintains an impressive level of professionalism throughout the project-management process.
Wishing him the best,
Anish K. Mitra
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Neil was great to work with. Communicated ideas quickly and effectively and made the design process a breeze.