“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.”
Pravash Dey is a serial entrepreneur, mentor and philanthropist (Rotarian). He is the founder of US India Blockchain Council, Mobile Technology Park (India) and Enterprise India Foundation (Global). He moved to London in 2005 to pursue his higher education and started his entrepreneurial journey as a founding member of Brunel Entrepreneurs Society at Brunel University, London. He holds an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Brunel University, London and has earned Master of Arts (Tourism Administration) in India. He combines his passion for entrepreneurship, technology and strategic digital innovation to help corporate, Go Global. Being part of NACUE, UK he has met and expanded his social capital with more than thousand entrepreneurs including his childhood hero Sir Richard Branson. He has been working on Global Silicon Triangle, a decentralised global blockchain technology consortium, an initiative responsible for the exchange of open source software development, sharing and exchange of technical expertise among three most famous hubs for technology companies in America, Europe and Asia i.e. Silicon Valley of California, Silicon Roundabout of London and Silicon Plateau of Bangalore. It aims to create a tech entrepreneurial hub inter-connecting the 3 main technology clusters and assists companies and individuals considering to locate or do business in the Silicon triangle by providing infrastructure support, human resource support and by facilitating introductions to the government and business community. Digital India Hack-a-thon (www.digitalindiahack.com), ‘Ideation to MVP’ in 36hours, is an initiative taken by him to inspire young developers & designers and bring together entrepreneurs and investors to empower Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India campaign.
He is a next- gen member in UK-India Business Council, StartUp Britain Local Champion for Ealing Borough, Startup World’s India Ambassador, TEDx Speaker & campaigner, and Development Ambassador to The Asian Foundation for Philanthropy. He has won the 2010 Networking champion award at ‘Bright Futures’ organised by Kingston University, London. He was also nominated as the ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year, UK’ award in 2010-11 for his contribution to the StartUp Ecosystem in the UK (The Brand Global).
He involves himself in ‘Indian Blockchain Council’ & ‘US-India Blockchain Council’ because he believes, “if the world will be an Ecosystem of opportunity then breakthrough ideas can be found anywhere" and wants to create a global entrepreneurial cluster for Start-ups without any border.
His Future plans: "To have an alternative funding ecosystem which can provide on-demand flexible finance model to established entrepreneurs where they can park their money and budding entrepreneurs can use when they most need it." Because according to him “A strong economy needs to encourage entrepreneurs to create and grow their businesses.”