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I moved to the US in 2007 and was pleasantly surprised and intrigued with the success of the immigrant community. So intrigued, I did my doctoral thesis on South Asian immigrant entrepreneurs and launched this show – to continue feeding my curiosity, and to share these inspiring stories that need to be told.

Now in Season 9, these amazing journeys of success and lessons learned have resonated across the globe generating 10M+ views, 1M+ engagements.

The unique combination of wisdom and hustle that entrepreneurs thrive on is captured in our one line life lessons. Simple yet profound, and often life-changing.

Nitin Bajaj

dr. nitin bajaj, host

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global entrepreneurial journeys

Shruti Deorah

Shruti Deorah

Jun 22, 2024Shruti DeorahShruti Mahajan Deorah is the Director at India Energy & Climate Center (IECC) at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy - leveraging clean energy technology and policy expertise to catalyze rapid transformation of energy systems in...

Sai Kopparapu

Sai Kopparapu

Jun 15, 2024Sai KopparapuSai Kopparapu is an entrepreneur from Bangalore, India. He founded the nonprofit WISE during grade 9, repurposing science experiments to educate underprivileged schools, expanding to serve 20,000+ students with 100+ volunteers across three...

Farrah Khan

Farrah Khan

Jun 8, 2024Farrah KhanMayor Farrah Khan is the Mayor of City of Irvine. She ensures the city is a leader throughout Orange County and California in innovation and technology, maintaining a safe environment and fiscal stability, combating climate change, and protecting...

Krutika Pranav

Krutika Pranav

Jun 1, 2024Krutika PranavKrutika Pranav is the President at the South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency (SAHARA) - serving survivors of all forms of abuse, especially within the South Asian community in Southern California. Krutika is also the co-owner at Highglow...

Krystle Kaul

Krystle Kaul

May 25, 2024Krystle KaulKrystle Kaul, a US congressional candidate and national security democrat, draws on her background in public policy and national security, having worked with agencies like the CIA and the Pentagon. She now runs Krystle Klear Communications to...

Anuj Bhalla

Anuj Bhalla

May 18, 2024Anuj BhallaAnuj Bhalla is the founder & CEO of serviceMob - leading a revolution in customer service with AI-driven analytics and redefining service experiences for some of the biggest and coolest global brands. He is an innovator in AI and CX with 3...

Kirin Kalia

Kirin Kalia

May 11, 2024Kirin KaliaKirin Kalia, the daughter of immigrants and the first US citizen in her family, shares her journey of following her passion for storytelling and assisting startup founders through her business Grow Through Story. Despite initial expectations,...

Kirthiga Reddy

Kirthiga Reddy

May 4, 2024Kirthiga ReddyKirthiga Reddy is the CEO of Virtualness - a monetization and fan engagement platform for awards, brands, creators, events, and sports - using GenAI & blockchain. She was the first employee and MD of Facebook (Meta) India. Kirthiga is...

Pranjal Modi

Pranjal Modi

APR 27, 2024Pranjal ModiPranjal Modi is the driving force behind TITLI, a social enterprise committed to transforming early childhood care and education (ECCE) by empowering women as skilled early childhood educators and caregivers. With a bold vision to train 2...

Anshu Gupta

Anshu Gupta

APR 20, 2024Anshu GuptaAnshu Gupta is a transformative figure in the realm of social entrepreneurship, renowned for his groundbreaking initiatives with Goonj and Gram Swabhimaan. With a background in journalism and economics, Gupta founded Goonj in 1998, pioneering a...

Abhijit Bansod

Abhijit Bansod

APR 13, 2024Abhijit BansodAbhijit Bansod is a pioneering force in Indian design philosophy, with over 15 years of experience shaping the narrative of Indian storytelling in product design. He began his journey at Titan Design Studio, where he infused brands like...

Rajini Kodialam

Rajini Kodialam

APR 6, 2024Rajini KodialamRajini Kodialam is the founder & CEO of E-3Tech - a diversified consortium of industry verticals offering successful SMBs their next-generation leaders and clients. Previously, Rajini co-founded Focus Financial Partners, a leading...

Vivian Shimoyama

Vivian Shimoyama

mar 30, 2024Vivian ShimoyamaVivian Shimoyama is the founder, CEO of Shimoyama Enterprise - a recognized thought leader advocating for small businesses and economic development with a focus on economic inclusion. She is a celebrated and renowned glass fusion artist,...

Vinita Belani

Vinita Belani

mar 23, 2024Vinita BelaniVinita Belani is the founder of EnActe - putting South Asian voices in a global context by embracing Eastern and Western storytelling traditions and developing / presenting thought-provoking stories. She is an actor, director, producer  and...

Suja Subramaniam

Suja Subramaniam

mar 16, 2024Suja SubramaniamSuja Subramaniam is the VP of Intellectual Property at Roche Diagnostics - a global leader in healthcare diagnostics, providing innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies for the accurate and efficient detection of diseases. She is...

Chandar Pattabhiram

Chandar Pattabhiram

Mar 9, 2024Chandar PattabhiramChandar Pattabhiram is the Board of Directors for: Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE:DFIN), Blueshift & Osaat.org - a non-profit transforming education in rural India. Chandar has previously been a CMO at Coupa and Marketo, and VP...

Sue Malone

Sue Malone

Mar 2, 2024Sue MaloneSue Malone is the founder of Strategies For Small Business - a prominent small business advocate helping individuals access capital to start or expand their businesses. Since 2010, she has helped fund more than 30,000 businesses. Sue has authored...

Chandan Mahajan

Chandan Mahajan

Feb 24, 2024Chandan Mahajan Chandan Mahajan is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the retail and consumer packaged goods industry. As the co-founder of dotkonnekt, he focuses on driving organic growth for brands in the digital commerce space....

Shiva Bhaskar

Shiva Bhaskar

Feb 17, 2024Shiva BhaskarShiva Bhaskar is a co-founder and head attorney at Tier One Credit, specializing in consumer credit repair and restoration. With expertise in law, business, and real estate, he leads a network of attorneys nationwide and manages over 130...

Vani Kola

Vani Kola

Feb 10, 2024Vani KolaVani Kola is the Founder and Managing Director of Kalaari Capital, one of India’s leading early-stage venture capital firms. She is a proponent for India’s digital opportunity to create next-gen large scale companies, which will scale globally....

Dr. Nalini Saligram

Dr. Nalini Saligram

feb 3, 2024Dr. Nalini SaligramNalini Saligram is a seasoned public health professional and founder of Arogya World, a nonprofit organization focused on diabetes prevention in India. With over 30 years of experience, Nalini has dedicated her career to making a...

Ravi Sreedharan

Ravi Sreedharan

Jan 27, 2024Ravi SreedharanRavi Sreedharan is a visionary leader dedicated to driving social impact and organizational excellence. With a background in both corporate and social sectors, Ravi brings a wealth of experience and insight to his work. As the co-founder of...

Amar Shokeen

Amar Shokeen

Jan 20, 2024Amar ShokeenAmar Shokeen is an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader with a diverse background spanning multiple industries. As the Founder of Apollos and Welcome Group, he has demonstrated remarkable success in IT services, hospitality, and real...

Amani Kelly

Amani Kelly

Jan 13, 2024Amani KellyAmani Kelly is a versatile entrepreneur and real estate developer with a diverse portfolio of ventures. With a strong emphasis on personal values and professional integrity, Amani has established himself as a leader in real estate development,...

Pooja Bhalla

Pooja Bhalla

Jan 6, 2024Pooja BhallaPooja Bhalla, DNP, RN, is a dedicated healthcare professional with extensive experience in nursing and healthcare administration. Pooja holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Northeastern University and has a strong background in...

Trez Ibrahim

Trez Ibrahim

Jan 6, 2024Trez IbrahimTrez Ibrahim is a renowned entrepreneur, author, and coach known for her work in life mastery and personal development. As the founder of Life Mastery Solution and TI International Training and Education, she has impacted thousands of lives...

Luke Freiler

Luke Freiler

Dec 24, 2023Luke FreilerLuke Freiler is an experienced entrepreneur and technology executive with a background in software engineering. He is the CEO and Founder of CenterCode, a company that specializes in beta testing and user experience research. Luke has a strong...

Bhavin Patel

Bhavin Patel

Dec 16, 2023 Bhavin PatelBhavin Patel is a seasoned entrepreneur with a strong background in real estate and hospitality. Originally from India, Bhavin has built a successful career in Ohio, where he manages a diverse portfolio of assets, including multifamily...

Atul Satija

Atul Satija

Dec 9, 2023Atul SatijaAtul Satija is the founder and CEO of The/Nudge Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on alleviating poverty in India by providing sustainable livelihoods. He has a background in technology and business, having previously worked at Google...

Anand Rajaraman

Anand Rajaraman

Dec 2, 2023Anand RajaramanAnand Rajaraman is a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist with a rich academic background. He co-founded Rocketship, a data-driven venture capital firm, where he applies his expertise in computer science and entrepreneurship to...

Sanjay Reddy

Sanjay Reddy

Nov 25, 2023Sanjay Reddy Sanjay Reddy is a seasoned business leader with a strong background in technology and management. He has a wealth of experience in driving digital transformation and innovation across various industries. Sanjay is known for his strategic...

Sneha Lundia

Sneha Lundia

Nov 18, 2023Sneha LundiaSneha Lundia is the founder of Step2Growth, a growth accelerator for early-stage startups, focused on helping them achieve product-market fit and develop effective marketing strategies. With a background in marketing, Sneha has supported over...

Asha Saxena

Asha Saxena

Nov 11, 2023Asha SaxenaAsha Saxena is a strategic, innovative leader with a proven track record of building successful tech businesses for over 28 years. With a strong academic background, creative problem-solving skills, and an effective management style. She has...

Matthew Spacie

Matthew Spacie

5 Nov 2023Matthew Spacie Matthew Spacie is a visionary leader and social entrepreneur with a passion for creating positive impact. As the Founder and Executive Chairman of Magic Bus, he has dedicated his career to transforming the lives of children and youth living in...

Sri Gopalakrishnan

Sri Gopalakrishnan

Oct 28, 2023Sri Gopalakrishnan Sri Gopalakrishnan is an experienced technology leader with a background in software engineering, product management, and business development. He has worked in various roles at companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, gaining...

Darnyelle Jervey

Darnyelle Jervey

Oct 21, 2024Darnyelle JerveyDarnyelle Jervey Harmon is a dynamic entrepreneur, speaker, and business growth strategist. She is the CEO of Incredible One Enterprises, a coaching and consulting firm focused on helping entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve...

Aditya Pai

Aditya Pai

Oct 7, 2023Aditya PaiAditya Pai is a public servant and practicing attorney for entrepreneurs, workers, low-income tenants in need of pro bono help. He is also a 2024 Democratic candidate for United States Representative for CA-45 (Artesia, Cerritos, North Orange...

Ashwin Bharath

Ashwin Bharath

Sept 30, 2023Ashwin BharthAshwin Bharath is a highly accomplished professional with a strong background in technology and business. Currently serving as the Vice President of Engineering at Instacart, he leads a large team responsible for developing and scaling the...

Micheal Tringe

Micheal Tringe

Sept 23, 2023Michael TringeMichael Tringe is a seasoned entrepreneur and technology leader with a strong background in the entertainment industry. As the co-founder and CEO of CreatorUp, he has played a pivotal role in revolutionizing the way content is created and...

Harshul Asnani

Harshul Asnani

Sep 16, 2023Harshul Asnani Harshul Asnani is the President, Global Technology Business at Tech Mahindra - one of the largest IT services companies in the world. Previously, he held senior leadership positions at Patni, HCL Enterprise, HP, Wipro, and several others....

Juli Mathew

Juli Mathew

Sep 9, 2023Juli Mathew Honorable Judge Juli Mathew is the Presiding judge of Fort Bend, TX County Court at Law 3 overseeing cases involving civil, criminal, guardianship, juvenile, mental health, and probate matters. She is the Chair of US DoJ Edward Byrne Memorial...

Vish Madhugiri

Vish Madhugiri

Sep 2, 2023Vish MadhugiriVishwanath Madhugiri is the Chief Strategist at Saaz Micro Inc. - leaders in advanced image sensor product R&D for space, airborne & specialty imaging. Previously, he was the Chief Innovation Officer at Lycamobile India - world’s...

Akhtar Badshah

Akhtar Badshah

Aug 26, 2023Akhtar BadshahAkhtar Badshah is a seasoned professional with a diverse background encompassing architecture, nonprofit leadership, corporate philanthropy, and purpose-driven consulting. With a PhD in architecture, Akhtar has taught at MIT and worked...

Jared Yellin

Jared Yellin

Aug 19, 2023Jared Yellin   Jared Yellin is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and founder of several successful ventures. Jared is known for his expertise in building businesses, developing high-performing teams, and creating innovative solutions. He has a passion...

Dr. Malathi Acharya

Dr. Malathi Acharya

Aug 12, 2023Malathi AcharyaDr. Malathi Acharya is the Founder, Chief Medical Officer of Ayur Integrative Medicine - helping people achieve optimal health by addressing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of well-being. She is a skilled clinician with...

Pratik Gupta

Pratik Gupta

Aug 5, 2023Pratik Gupta Pratik Gupta is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in management consulting, digital transformation, and business development. He has a strong background in strategy, operations, and technology, having worked with a diverse range...

Kushal Chakravorty

Kushal Chakravorty

Jul 29, 2023Kushal CharavortyKushal Chakravorty is a seasoned professional with a strong background in management consulting, digital transformation, and business development. He is currently the Director of Business Development at ThoughtWorks, a global technology...

Megan Driscoll

Megan Driscoll

Jul 22, 2023Megan DriscollMegan K. Driscoll is a dynamic professional with a background in marketing, branding, and business development. She is the Founder and CEO of EvolveMKD, a New York-based public relations and digital marketing agency specializing in healthcare...

Ajay Prasad

Ajay Prasad

Jul 16, 2023 Ajay PrasadAjay Prasad is a highly accomplished entrepreneur and business leader with a strong background in digital marketing, e-commerce, and technology. He is the Founder and CEO of GMR Web Team, a full-service digital marketing agency based in...

Veera Mahajan

Veera Mahajan

Jul 8, 2023Veera MahajanVeera Mahajan is a dynamic professional with a diverse background in business, leadership, and personal development. Veera is published author, speaker, and spiritual teacher, known for her insightful and empowering approach to personal growth....

Himanshu Palsule

Himanshu Palsule

Jul 1, 2023Himanshu PalsuleHimanshu Palsule is the CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand, a top talent management software company. He leads efforts to empower organizations and individuals to excel through continuous learning and innovative HR solutions. Palsule is known for...

Prerna Khemka

Prerna Khemka

Jun 24, 2023Prerna KhemkaPrerna Khemka is a versatile entrepreneur with a strong background in marketing, branding, and business development. As the founder and CEO of Hairsmart, she has demonstrated innovative leadership and a passion for delivering quality products...

Raju Reddy

Raju Reddy

Jun 17, 2023Raju ReddyRaju Reddy is a seasoned technology executive and entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in the IT industry. He is the co-founder of Sierra Atlantic, a global IT services company that was acquired by Hitachi Consulting. Raju is known for his...

Purnota Dutta Bahl

Purnota Dutta Bahl

Jun 10, 2023 Purnota Datta BahlPurnota Dutta Bahl is a highly accomplished professional with a diverse background in business, finance, and entrepreneurship. She is the Founder and CEO of Cuddles Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing holistic...

Bruna Jones

Bruna Jones

Jun 3, 2023Bruna JonesBruna Jones is an innovative entrepreneur who found inspiration in teaching embroidery to her daughter's Camp Fire Girls group. Through this experience, she identified a need for a square embroidery hoop, which led her to create the Hoop-Frames....

Kunal Chandiramani

Kunal Chandiramani

May 27, 2023Kunal ChandiramaniKunal Chandiramani is the Chairman of KStar Holdings - operating businesses in EdTech, Mental Health, and SaaS with physical presence in 8 countries. He is also the Founder of dToks - a globally renowned podcast featuring billionaires and...

George Jacob

George Jacob

May 21, 2023George JacobGeorge Jacob, FRCGS is the President, CEO of BayEcotarium: Climate/Ocean Conservation Living Museum - the largest nonprofit conservation group in San Francisco that oversees 7 institutions including the Aquarium of the Bay. George has...

Shaun Arora

Shaun Arora

May 13, 2023Shaun AroraShaun Arora is a seasoned professional with a strong background in marketing and business development. With over 15 years of experience, Shaun has developed a deep understanding of consumer behavior and market trends. He has a proven track...

Bryan Pate

Bryan Pate

May 6, 2023Bryan PateBryan Pate is a visionary entrepreneur and business leader with a passion for creating innovative products that enhance people's lives. He is the Co-founder and CEO of ElliptiGO Inc., a company that produces elliptical bicycles, offering a...

Vishaal Krishan

Vishaal Krishan

Mar 25, 2023 Vishaal KrishanVishaal Krishan, the founder of Debate 4 All, is a high school student with a mission to provide opportunities for others that he was fortunate to have. Attending a private middle school with a debate program, he noticed the absence of such...