Ankit leads the entrepreneurial ecosystem development activities at icreate. He is passionate to develop the entrepreneurial capacity in India by bringing together the policies, structures, programs and climate that foster innovation and promotes entrepreneurship. Ankit has significant experience in creating and supporting technology entrepreneurship ecosystem, fostering startup culture, setting up incubation space and processes. Ankit takes care of all reach-out programs, branding & promotion of icreate as well handles the entire student vertical at icreate. He manages large scale ecosystem development initiatives for different stakeholders such as students, parents, faculty, aspiring and existing entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and service providers and conducts reachouts events, seminars & workshops, international conferences and Spark-Up Idea Fund, a special program to fund aspiring student startups. Ankit has been playing a versatile role in strengthening the value proposition of the centre by creating partnerships with various institutions, corporates, and academia. He has been invited in many round-table meetings held to shape Startup Policies at various forums. Ankit has also been invited to be part of many judging panels to evaluate Startup Pitches, B-Plan Competitions, Project Fairs, Open House, Start-Up Challenges, Bootcamps and Workshops. Ankit is passionate about working with people and impacting their lives by creating a social change through technology entrepreneurship and is a true evangelist of Next Gen Entrepreneurship. Ankit is a Gold Medalist in MBA from Nirma University and holds a BE in Electronics & Tele-Communication from Pune University.