Shaun Patel is Orthopedic surgeon at Harvard Medical School, Patel has dozens of scientific publications in surgery journals. Now he’s caught the entrepreneur bug. His company, OrthoNinja, aims to streamline communication between doctors by creating a mobile app that allows doctors to consult with one another. In its first year, it enabled 200 consultations from around the country.
Featured in the social entrepreneur’s category is Aditya Agarwalla, 23, Cofounder of Kisan Network, The Princeton University dropout co-founded the Kisan Network, which is an online marketplace for small-scale farmers in India.
Among the top guns in the venture, the capital sector is Anarghya Vardhana, 28, who joined the firm Maveron after spending a year at Rothenberg Ventures, where she launched a virtual reality accelerator and sourced and made seed investments in a dozen startups in the virtual reality space.
In manufacturing and industry, Neha Gupta, 28, played a role in the sale of Beats by Dre to Apple. She manages the manufacturing and supply chain for DAQRI, which makes augmented reality headsets to improve safety and efficiency for industrial workers.
Akshay Goyal, 28, is the Vice President of Starwood Capital. The youngest vice president in Starwood’s history when he was promoted at the age of 26, Goyal focuses on hotel acquisitions and has helped drive over $7 billion in deals. Recently he helped sell a portfolio of 240 US hotels to China Life for $2 billion.