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. Founder of two high-growth technology startups, Dr. Kumar 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 conducted professional development workshops, presented papers, and mentored at the Academy of Management Annual Conference (AOM), the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), the International Council of Small Business (ICSB), the Australian Center for Entrepreneurship Exchange (ACERE), and the Startup Weekend, INC. Dr. Kumar has served as an advisor to several social sector organizations that are focused on large scale social change including Ashoka, The Indus Entrepreneur (TIE), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), and the New Kerala Initiative. Currently, he serves as Chief Mentor and Member of the Board of 8K Miles Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based cloud solutions firm. In September 2013, Dr. Kumar completed the Lean Launchpad for Educators Seminar certification conducted by Steve Blank and Jerry Engel at Columbia University. He serves as a student mentor for the Innovation and Entrepreneurship program at the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia University and Entrepreneur-in-Residence with the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE), University of Hawaii, Honolulu.