Indian Education Show 2013

Mr. Prajakt Raut
Co-Founder & Executive Director, The Hatch

Mr. Prajakt has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, marketing professional and an entrepreneurship evangelist. He mentors start-ups on strategy, business model, monetization and fundraising before preparing them on the path of growth. The Hatch is an accelerator, a multi-city incubator, and a pre-seed stage fund for high-potential start-ups in India. Angel Investors Consortium provides seed capital for high-potential start-ups.

Prior to this, Prajakt co-founded Orange Cross, a healthcare service management company. Prajakt has also spent over a decade in advertising and marketing companies including Grey, Madison DMB&B and Capital.

Prajakt had taken a 3-year sabbatical (2004 – 2007) to be the Asia Director for TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), a global non-profit organisation focused on promoting entrepreneurship. At TiE, he primarily focused on helping entrepreneurs in India connect with the emerging early-stage investor community and, thus, interconnect overseas investors and Indian entrepreneurs.