Prateek Panda

Prateek Panda is an entrepreneur, a technology freak, a wildlife lover and a passionate photographer. He also loves to travel. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Business Administration from the highly reputed S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai. Previously he was heading the Business Development wing at GenCrowd, Inc. He is also the Founder and Managing Editor of TheTechPanda.com, a one-stop destination for tech news, startups, inspiring entrepreneurial stories and awesome products and innovations.

Previously he was the co-founder of Achillean, a startup which he initiated while in college, catering to the software needs of educational institutes and SMEs. He also had a short stint at Pluggd.in, popularly known as the Techcrunch of India, where he handled operations and also reviewed startups. Prateek writes for other blogs too, like B-School.com, KillerStartups.com and more.

Prateek has been to many of India's top institutes to speak on the benefits of spirituality, yoga and meditation in the lives of today's students and business managers. He has been a speaker at XIMB, KIIT University, Utkal University, IIT KGP, NIT Raipur, etc. He has also been a guest speaker on BBC World Service Radio show Click which focuses on the benefits of technology and how it affects people's lives across the globe.

He is an ardent follower of Sri Sri Ravishankar of the Art of Living foundation.