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 successful exits. Suresh completed his doctoral degree in 2011 with a study on high-growth Asian American immigrant entrepreneurs which has been widely presented and published. He 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 adviser 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. He is Chief Mentor at Startup Tribes, a startup ecosystems building venture and serves on multiple startup Board of Directors. Previously, Suresh served as Lean Startup mentor at the Eugene Lang entrepreneurship center at Columbia Business School and at SBDC at Rutgers Business School.