Professor Rajesh Nair
Prof. Rajesh Nair is an inventor, product designer, and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in multiple startups in the Boston area. He is Professor of Practice in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Asia School of Business, a new school started by MIT-Sloan and the Central Bank of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, where he heads the ASB-Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center. He also serves as Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His research focus is on building local entrepreneurship ecosystems from the ground up. He founded three product manufacturing companies in the US. He is also the founder of a nonprofit organization, TechTop Trust, that promotes innovators & entrepreneurs among Indian youth since 2006. His work has catalyzed more than 50 student startups. His last startup, DegreeC was judged to be the Fastest Growing Company in NH by Business NH magazine. He received Entrepreneur of the Year at New Hampshire High Tech Council. He has given talks at the UN General Assembly and TEDx events on his work on catalyzing young entrepreneurs.
Professor Rajesh Nair holds 13 US patents. He received master’s degrees in Engineering & Management (MIT), Manufacturing Engineering (UMass, Amherst) and Electronic Product Design (IISc, Bangalore).