Mayank Yadav - Columbia University


November 2010

  • Organizing a TedX Invention to Venture workshop for April 8, 2011, and an elevator pitch for late February.
  • Served as a panel member in the social entrepreneurship workshop at the MCN conference.
  • Note from Mayank: "We have received feedback from many students who have new ideas or a ready prototype, but many fail to have a social impact. With the upcoming events we will bringing a larger pool of potential students and ideas in direct touch with NCIIA and help them in taking their ideas/venture forward.”


Mayank Yadav is pursuing his Masters in Engineering Management Systems at Columbia University in New York. He completed his undergraduate studies in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology in India and worked for a leading IT firm (Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai) for 2 years before joining Columbia. Apart from his academic endeavors he has contributed to several initiatives at NIT and also started his first venture with a group of four friends. He worked for Tata Consultancy Services in Mumbai, India after graduating from NIT where he was a member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), “Start-up Saturdays” where he interacted with many tech start ups. Meeting new people and exploring new ideas has always been his passion and he plans to continue this further by being the student ambassador for NCIIA at Columbia University along with taking various other initiatives in and around the campus. He also loves to swim, play table tennis and contribute to various online discussions.
Mayank's vision

My first start up while in college, was a result of a team with individuals from different backgrounds focused towards one common goal. This helped me to realize that proper execution of an idea requires a right team, an effective communication medium and a platform to showcase their idea.
I want to create an “ecosystem” where people can interact and share their ideas, identify existing problems and solve them in their own innovative ways. These solutions and ideas will eventually create new business opportunities and give rise to a new group of entrepreneurs.