Prajakt is an entrepreneur and entrepreneurship evangelist. Prajakt's personal goal in life is to encourage and assist a 100,000 people to become entrepreneurs.

Prajakt helps startups understand the dynamics of business, and assists them in developing meaningful business plans. He mentors startups on strategy, business model & monetization, fundraising and on preparing the company for growth.

Prajakt was previously a part of the founding team of The Hatch for Startups, where he established the brand as a leading player in the early-stage entrepreneurial eco-system in India. Prajakt was the face of The Hatch, and as its executive director, created the out reach programs, deal flow management processes, productized the offering for portfolio companies and built meaningful partnerships with relevant stakeholders.

Prajakt is well connected, and respected in the entrepreneurial eco-system in India. He writes extensively on Quora (http://www.quora.com/Prajakt-Raut)

Prior to The Hatch, Prajakt had co-founded Orange Cross, a healthcare services management company.

Between 2004 – 2007, Prajakt had taken a 3-year sabbatical to be the Asia Director for TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), a global non-profit organization focused on promoting entrepreneurship. At TiE, he was primarily focused on helping entrepreneurs in India connect with the emerging early-stage investor community. In that role, Prajakt helped create interconnectivity between overseas investors and Indian entrepreneurs.

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Currently, Prajakt is the VP at Indian Angel Network and Founder of The Hub for Startups.

Indian Angel Network is India's largest network of angel investors.

The Hub for Startups is a resource centre to help startups develop, refine and optimize their business plans and investment pitches.