Raghav Karnani

Raghav Karnani

International Business Relations Associate at Neotec Hub

Raghav is an International Business Relations Associate at Neotech Hub, Kolkata and is responsible for expanding the presence and networks of Neotec Hub in the EU.

Neotec Hub is a startup Incubator and a part of the AmbujaNeotia Group, Kolkata, which is active in the Real Estate, Healthcare, Hospitality, Education and Sports & Entertainment sectors in India. For Indian startups, Neotec Hub runs an Incubation program with a current strength of 20+ startups across domains. For international startups and companies seeking to enter the Indian market, Neotec Hub runs Virtual Incubation and Joint-Venture models. So far, the JV model has been implemented together with two startups from Israel and discussions ongoing with more. The various businesses of the parent company are the test- beds and first customers for the portfolio startups and JVs. Furthermore, the decades of market expertise of the parent group companies and their extended networks in the public and private sectors, are made available to the portfolio startups and JVs. Through this strategy of providing access to the right market insights and experience along with national level networks, Neotec Hub turns the challenges of navigating the high-growth Indian market, into an opportunity for its portfolio companies.

Raghav has previously studied at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, completing his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Energy Engineering. He has been actively interested in entrepreneurship right from his university days, where he gathered the experience of working at startups and participating in the university entrepreneurship society activities, which culminated with a visit to Silicon Valley and the global HQs of giants such as Mozilla, Twitter and Google. Thereafter, he has worked in the Strategic Development team of a multinational industrial automation company, where he conducted Trends Analyses and Future Mapping activities for the medium-term horizon. Apart from promoting collaboration and exchange between the startup ecosystems of India and Germany through Neotec Hub, he is also active in the renewable energy domain in Germany.

Areas of Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Renewable Energy, Sustainability

Fields of Interest: International collaboration, Digital Solutions, Cleantech, Energy, Circular Economy, Indo-German relations, Social Entrepreneurship