A blend of entrepreneur and intrapreneur, Anupam Jalote, the CEO of icreate has successfully straddled both worlds : the corporate world as well as that of innovative start-ups. Over 15 years in Telecom with companies like Escotel (Idea), VSNL (Tata Communications) and Airtel (Senior Vice President, Chief Process Officer) have given him leadership experience with national as well as international teams, along with Board level exposure. Over 12 years in his twin start-ups has given him a hands on, granular understanding of the reality of start-ups in India and the challenges that they face. The companies he promoted have been in the control systems and waste to energy domain. An MBA from Purdue University, Mr Jalote has a graduate degree in Statistics from Lucknow University as well as a previous MBA from the same institution. He is passionate about putting India on the global map of developing low cost, innovative technologies that help heal the earth. He also has a keen interest in photography, baking, western classical music, electronics, reading and meditation. His parents, wife Mamta, son Shrey and daughter Arusha are his pillars of support.