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 3 high-growth technology startups- all of which he lead to successfull exits- and Angel Investor in 5 early stage startups. 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, and INC. 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 TIE.
Suresh currently serves a Professor of Practice - Innovation and Entrepreneurship at New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ and as Senior Advisor to Board of Directors at 8K Miles Software Services - a Silicon Valley based Secured Cloud Solutions firm. Previously he served as Lean Startup mentor at the Eugene Lang entrepreneurship center at Columbia Business School and 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 designing sustainable entrepreneurship eco-system.