U T Rao - Associate Professor & Entrepreneurship Initiatives, MICA

U T Rao

Associate Professor & Entrepreneurship Initiatives, MICA

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Pracdemic ! Associate Professor , Entrepreneurship Initiatives at MICA , Angel Investor, Start Up Mentor and Movie Producer

Dr. U T Rao is truly a Pracdemic, a rare combination of practice and academics . He is an Associate Professor at MICA , was Chair of MICA Incubator and now leads Entrepreneurial Initiatives at MICA , Entrepreneur , Angel Investor and Board Member of several start up enablers and has been on several Govt committees for promotion of entrepreneurship in India, 

As an Entrepreneur , he has co- founded Shrey Multispecialty Hospital , Shubham General Hospital , Solitaire Remedies , Sunset Boulevard Cinemagic and Openfuel Foundation Currently focusing on Innovation through collaboration at 100xstories.com . He also produced the award winning gujarati film “Mara Papa Superhero” directed by Dr Darshan Ashwin Trivedi ,elected in several prestigious international film festivals like San Diego International Kids Film Festival , Kids First Film Festival, USA , 34th International Film Festival for Children and Youth, Iran ,London Indian Film Festival , DYTIATKO International Children’s Media Festival, Ukraine, Indian Film Festival of Melbourne , Bollywood Film Festival of Norway and more ..

He has been board members of several organizations and start up enablers like ISBA (Indian STEP and Business Incubator Association) , Spinta Global Accelerator (US) , Innovify (UK) , TiE Ahmedabad etc 

Loves to interact with today’s youth and imparts training in Entrepreneurship related courses across some of India’sbest educational institutions as well as internationally as visiting and guest faculty. In the last few years he has taught at the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley, University Sains Malayasia ,Univers,ity of Waikato , Several IIT’s and IIM’s , NID ,DAIICT , TISS apart from MICA . 

Awards and honours include Start Up Gujarat – Start Up Gujarat Award , Visionary Incubation Leader , eChai Pioneer Award ,Entrepreneurship Education Excellence award etc .

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