IIM Udaipur’s Incubation Center hosted the first “Finding Humans in Tech” event at the IIM-U campus to mark the launch its first book series, and Social Entrepreneurship Award. The tech community connects 500+ innovators, scientists, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and change-makers within on a platform to use tech for humanity and to shine a light on the exceptional journeys of people across the globe.
The incubation team and Prof. Ashok Banerjee, Director of IIM Udaipur, started the event by delivering the keynote on taking a step towards social entrepreneurship. The event was attended by prominent leaders like Rajeev Gupta, Founder CEO, Resource Development International and IIT-BHU & IMT-Ghaziabad alumni, Richa Sharma, co-founder of CurryiT, and IIMU-2014 alumni, ex-Director of Bertelsmann, ex-VP of Yes Bank, and Dr. L. Fimate, Director (rtd.) RIMS-Imphal and ZMC-Aizawl, FIAFM, WHO Fellow.
Some of the international members of the tech community were present for the occasion, namely Adonis Simo, a tech product manager at Workbud and a member of OSS Cameroon, and Anna Olizarivska, Clubhouse Icon, a Ukrainian anti-war activist and a human intelligence and customer care expert at Blend Localization.
The Finding Humans in Tech’s Social Entrepreneurship Award 2023 was given to Nelly Cheboi, CEO and co-founder, TechLit Africa, Kenya. She has been listed in Forbes’ “30 under 30” and recently won the CNN Hero of the Year Award for 2022. Her venture will be featured on the cover of the book series, and a donation will be made to “Techlit Africa” from the proceeds of the sale of the book. The event was also graced by Hanna Adeyema, co-founder of Tenacity Health and the current director of MIT Bootcamps, which is part of MIT Open Learning. She gave an insight into her experience as a part of the community.
The creator of the tech community, Lana Louphul, a tech entrepreneur and currently pursuing her MBA at IIM Udaipur, advocated for the need to use tech for good and humanity. Her venture was selected for the MIT Bootcamp for Innovation Leadership, and she will be attending the MIT Venture Acceleration Program this fall in Boston, Massachusetts. The “Finding Humans in Tech” book series will be available for sale on Amazon from March 2023 onwards.