Prof. Kaustubh Dhargalkar is an entrepreneur-turned-academician and founder of three companies. He joined Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai where he introduced several innovations in the Business Design courses and established a Centre for Innovation & Memetics called Innowe. The center explores unconventional tools of Consumer Research to discover latent needs and new opportunities. He is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Innovation &Design, and as Mentor at Center for Innovation & Enterprise at IIMA. Kaustubh worked with the 30 women entrepreneurs on the areas of Need identification, Opportunity spotting, Concept generation and Financing avenues. Kaustubh is not new to mentoring, having worked with innovation centres of reputed business schools. His long experience as a successful entrepreneur brings to the table a sound understanding of the market and business realities. As an academician and educator, his access to innovative ideas and ventures, places him in enviable position to influence his entrepreneur-mentees.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations).