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India School Fund (ISF), a startup from Harvard Business School, focuses on ensuring effective delivery of community-driven education to break the vicious cycle of poverty in rural areas of India. ISF achieves this goal by developing rural school infrastructure, creating innovative curriculum and training local teachers.
Over the years, ISF has made great progress in India and opened a second school last month. I first got involved with ISF in 2007, when I was the President of NetSAP Boston. Since then I have been advising the ISF team and more recently have been helping them manage the US operations.
The US operation helps in creating awareness, raising funds and providing strategic support necessary for running the organization and the schools in India. We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about this cause to get involved and help us. So reach out to me!
The recent quarterly newsletter is posted below so you can learn more about what the organization has been up to…
Well, you often get to hear Industry leaders, but how many times do you actually get the opportunity to network and talk to them?
Semiconductor and Electronic Devices (SED) SIG (special interest group) at TiE-Boston, of which I am the Co-Chair, is hosting its summer networking mixer and happy hour at Lobby, one of the most trendiest venues’ in downtown Boston, on Thursday, September 3rd.
It is an awesome opportunity to get out of your shells and connect. Over drinks and hors d’oeuvres, interact with other professionals and industry leaders including most of our panelists from the past – some of whom included Sam Fuller, CTO of ADI, Pete Bannon, VP of PA Semi (Now Apple), Subhash Roy, CTO of AMCC, Alex Benik, Principal at Battery Ventures, Dan Button, President and CEO of QD Vision, Dr. Bart Riley Founder, CTO and VP of R&D of A123 Systems, and Aatish Salvi, VP of Nano Business Alliance.
Here’s an interview of me, when I was the President of NetSAP Boston, and Usha Govindarajulu (ex Theatrics & Cultural Chair, NetSAP Boston) on the show “Its all about Arts” hosted by Glenn Williams. The show on BNN Live, a prominent community TV channel in the Boston area, was broadcast sometime in early October 2008. Yes, its been a while and I finally got to upload the video now. We talk about NetSAP, primarily the cultural and arts side of the organization and how we provided a platform for professionals with different interests to come together!
NetSAP-Boston was recently featured on India New England. I am glad to have been closely associated with building this organization… Click here to read more.