A Deloitte Fast 50 and 5 times INC 500/5000 ranked serial entrepreneur, Suresh Kumar is an engaged-scholar deeply immersed in entrepreneurial practice, research, learning, and policy. He is the key-founder of 2 high-growth technology startups- both of which he has successfully exited. Suresh completed his doctoral degree in 2011 with a study on high-growth Asian American immigrant entrepreneurs which has been widely presented and published. Suresh has presented papers, conducted professional development workshops, and mentored at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, the International Council of Small Business, the Australian Center for Entrepreneurship Exchange, the Startup Weekend, INC, and TIE. He is an advisor to several social sector organizations that are focused on large scale social change including Ashoka, South Asian Americans Leading Together, and Kerala Innovation and Transformation Alliance.
Suresh currently is a Senior Advisor - Corporate Staregy at 8K Miles Software Services - a Silicon Valley based Cloud Solutions firm. He mentor students at the Eugene Lang entrepreneurship center at Columbia University, New York and serves as lead instructor of the Lean Startup program at SBDC, Rutgers Business School, NJ. As a result of his expertise in practice, experiential learning, research, policy advocacy, and his engagement with emerging global mega-trends in the field of entrepreneurship education, Suresh has unique insights into bridging the gaps in the entrepreneurial eco-system.