Interviews

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 speaks at IN_Pact Asia 2019 at Asian Development Bank

We were delighted to have Bian Li moderate two plenary panels at the Innovation for Inclusive Impact (IN_PACT) Asia 2019 on 28 May at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Manila, Philippines.

Bian moderated two panels on Corporate and Startup Collaboration and Cultivating the Next Generation of Changemakers. Many thanks to the organizers - ASSIST Asia, Hifi and Benilde College and Asian Development Bank.

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After the event’s success in 2018, IN_PACT Asia has returned to bring together key actors from different sectors to continue the conversation on collective impact and to achieve social and sustainable impact. Watch this video and relive IN_PACT Asia 2019!

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Check out my interview with Andre Yap, Investor and Founder, IgniteX in Manila

Check out my interview with Andre Yap, Investor and Founder, IgniteX in Manila

I was honored to interview venture capitalist and IgniteX founder Andre Yap in Manila. He speaks with me about his vision and goals for IgniteX and how his organization is shaping the conversation for the future of sustainable development and social entrepreneurship.

The Hungry Lab founder Bian Li featured in "Agents of Change" interview program

The Hungry Lab founder Bian Li was interviewed by Prof. Jose Zaglul, founder and President Emeritus of EARTH University in Costa Rica for a web series called “Agentes de Cambio” (Agents of Change). This series interviews innovators and change makers across Latin America and around the world. Bian talks about the purpose and mission of The Hungry Lab and how we’re creating opportunities for young entrepreneurs.

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