Announcements

FOUNDER FOCUS: Meet the Visionary Cultivating the Next Generation of India's Space Innovators

In this interview, The Hungry Lab founder Bian "B" Li talks to Dr. Srimathy Kesan, founder of Space Kidz India based in Chennai. She is on a mission to educate, inspire and launch the next generation of talent for India's space exploration aspirations. B met Dr. Srimathy when they both spoke at TEDx Dharavi in Mumbai.

"Mein aapke saath hoon". Yesterday, the whole nation of India, where The Hungry Lab works across the country, watched with anticipation for the final landing of the moon rover. Kudos to the scientists at ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation for their hard work and passion. They're inspiring a whole new generation to reach for the moon.

And speaking of moonshots and the next generation, check out my interview with my friend Dr. Srimathy Kesan, founder of Space Kidz India. I got a chance to pay her a visit a couple weeks ago in Chennai. She is on a mission to create not only better innovators, but better human beings, through space education, science and reaching for the stars. From a humble start, Space Kidz is now receiving national and international recognition for their accomplishments, including being a finalist in the Google Lunar XPrize.

Dr. Srimathy invited me to the office, which was buzzing with commotion. Not only was a National Geographic documentary film crew on set, but the students - some as young as 10 - were busy preparing for a satellite launch the next day. I got to spend time with the students and was so impressed with their enthusiasm and professionalism. The future is so bright with these young people!

Check out her talk at @TEDxDharavi 

The Hungry Lab founder Bian Li named 40 Under 40 for Orange County, California

We are so thrilled and thankful to have received the news that Bian Li has been named to this list, to be awarded on Oct 3.

Per the The Greater Irvine Chamber, the 40 Under 40 list is made to recognize members “of the next generation of business leaders and advocates who are making strides in their industries and the business community in Orange County.”

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all of the people who nominated Bian for this prestigious recognition. We are so grateful to have such a supportive community.

The Hungry Lab Founder Bian Li to Speak at CWAT Bollywood Philanthropy Event

The Hungry Lab founder Bian Li will be speaking on the evolving landscape of philanthropy on April 30 at the concept launch of Charity with a Twist (CWAT), an innovative new app that allows NGOs to raise funds by monetizing audience engagement on a global scale.

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About the Event

CWAT-Charity with a twist. It's a first of its kind entertainment and messaging platform that gives 100% of its net profits to NGOs of India.

To launch this first of its kind philanthropic concept, CWAT is doing a performance filled day on April 30th, 2019. This day will see performances by the Meet Brothers, Shruti Pathak, Aanchal Shrivastav and talks by Ritu David, Hans Dalal, Mae Thomas and by Josh Talks. It'll be an 8 hours long event to encourage people to go on CWAT.in and show their support by pre-registering.

With 90+ NGOs and 60+ celebrities supporting CWAT, this has the potential of creating a record number of pre-registrations.

There will be a large number of press and media present at the event.

CWAT App:

Packed with features similar to YouTube and Messenger but 100% of the net profits is donated to NGOs of the user's choice. Imagine just chatting and hospitals being built and/or watching videos and educating a child and/or sheltering animals.

The Hungry Lab founder Bian Li speaks at IFPRI/UN FAO Global Conference in Bangkok

The Hungry Lab founder Bian Li speaks at the Global Conference on Accelerating the End of Hunger & Nutrition in Bangkok, Thailand, organized by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the UN Food & Agricultural Organization (UN FAO). Bian Li represented the private sector as an advocate for leveraging startup innovation, consumer-centric design and collaboration to solve key challenges in international development.

Bian was also interviewed for a video series on IFPRI’s facebook page. See her interview here.

Bian Li spoke on a panel on Public Private Partnerships, where she focused on how such projects can be designed with sustainable business models with a market-based approach in order to ensure longevity beyond the pilot stage.

Bian Li spoke on a panel on Public Private Partnerships, where she focused on how such projects can be designed with sustainable business models with a market-based approach in order to ensure longevity beyond the pilot stage.

Bian Li with UN Special Advisor to the Secretary General Dr. David Nabarro

Bian Li with UN Special Advisor to the Secretary General Dr. David Nabarro