Yatin K Thakur

India | Chairman - GEN Asia

Yatin K Thakur

India | Chairman - GEN Asia

Biography

Yatin is a serial entrepreneur and an active startup ecosystem developer who has been fostering innovations and entrepreneurs across India and Asia. He founded over a dozen startups in wireless technology, media, education and rural development before focussing full time on ecosystem development work.

His current focus is on developing the startup ecosystem in India by providing aspiring entrepreneurs a platform to pitch their ideas and get support in sustaining their ventures through his organization "Startup India" a social enterprise aimed at sustaining and supporting each and every entrepreneur in India from idea stage till Series A investment stage. Through Startup India every entrepreneur is being able to access their potential customers, get right legal support from incorporation to company management, access to right talent across the country, low cost infrastructure, better government support and access to global markets and providing physical shelters for validation of their ideas and enable collaborations through his co-working hubs "CoworkIn" Besides that Yatin is also the Chairman of GEN Asia and Managing Director of GEN India to strengthen India's presence globally and help India achieve international standards in entrepreneurship development.

Yatin is also passionate about farming and has a deep interest in the agriculture sector as he believes a nation like India where 60% of population resides in rural towns and is engaged in agriculture can be a major supplier of food to the world and needs better empowerment and implementation of technology. He has been actively working with farmers in different parts of the country to provide them right information technology support and create direct market linkages between farmers, market place, retailers and international markets. His prior experience has been in setting up social enterprises to create more employment opportunities for unskilled workforce in the country, where he established a security skills training company between 2007 and 2009 which creates over 50000 jobs every year. He is also an advisor to "Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)" which is a first of its kind, unified access portal which brings together women from different parts of India to realize their entrepreneurial aspirations under "NITI Aayog, Government of India" An IVLP Alum, Yatin travels around the world and supports entrepreneurship around the world and currently services over 1200 companies through his portfolio.

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